Shure is introducing the MOTIV™ range of digital products, a new plug-and-play microphone line aimed at individuals looking to capture high-quality, 24-bit 48 kHz audio via a Mac, PC or Apple iOS device for podcasts, YouTube videos, field recording, or to capture acoustic/vocal performances. All four members of the new MOTIV range are Apple MFi (made for iPhone, iPod, or iPad) certified devices, including three condenser models (the MV5, MV88 stereo model, and MV51 large-diaphragm model) and a sleek digital audio interface (MVi) that can connect directly to any iOS device without additional adapters or connection kits. For in-depth control, there’s also the free ShurePlus™ MOTIV Mobile Recording iOS app.
The microphones and interface come with five user-selectable DSP modes — Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, and Loud — designed to help entry-level users seeking better audio quality, and which set audio parameters on the different models behind the scenes, including gain, EQ, and compression.
“The design of the MOTIV range acknowledges respected Shure products of the past, while offering the latest in modern technology and connectivity,” comments Shure Senior Product Manager Wolfgang Bilz. “The MOTIV range was conceived to offer everyone the means to record high-quality sound directly onto mobile and USB devices. With their advanced sound quality, durable construction, powerful DSP and flexible operation, they continue the high standards for which Shure is known.”
About MOTIV Digital Products
• MV5 Digital Condenser Microphone: The MV5 is ideal for recording vocals and acoustic instruments, or for use with Skype, and comes equipped with three DSP modes, Micro-B to USB and Micro-B to Lightning cables. Engineered for quick and easy portable use, the MOTIV MV5 has a custom tuned microphone capsule and a built-in headphone output for real-time monitoring. It’s available in grey and black and ships complete with a detachable desktop stand and integrated thread mount compatible with any quarter-inch standard camera tripod.
• MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone: The MV88 allows users of any Apple iPhone, iPod, or iPad equipped with a Lightning connector to capture high-quality field recordings on the go. The mid-side microphone element is situated on a hinged, rotating mount for flexible repositioning – even in video applications, and its five built-in DSP preset modes, plus 5-band EQ, stereo width control, and other advanced features are easily accessed through the free ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App.
• MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone: Specifically engineered for high-quality digital audio capture, the all-digital MV51 connects to any iOS device, Mac, or PC, and comes with Micro-B to Lightning and Micro-B to USB cables. In addition to its five DSP preset modes for optimal recording, the MV51 includes the industry’s first touch panel control for quick access to gain, phantom power, mute, and headphone volume adjustments. The one-inch capsule element is easily monitored in real-time through the built-in headphone output, and the striking vintage design includes an integrated kickstand for desktop use, which quickly adapts for use with standard mic stands.
• MVi Digital Audio Interface: The durable, low-profile MVi connects any XLR microphone or quarter-inch (6.3 mm) jack instrument (guitar, bass, or keyboard) to an iOS device, Mac, or PC for high-quality audio capture. In addition to the five built-in DSP preset modes, the MVi also includes Micro-B to Lightning and Micro-B to USB cables, as well as Shure’s onboard touch panel control for quick access to gain, mute, and headphone volume adjustments.
• ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App: The free Recording App for iOS devices allows real-time adjustments for the best performance. The easy-to-use interface includes selectable DSP preset modes, microphone gain adjustment, and an intuitive stereo width control that adjusts the microphone pick-up pattern for optimal results, depending on the sound source and surrounding environment.
The MOTIV product line will be available in summer 2015.
Here’s the official link – http://www.shure.com/americas/stories/motiv-digital-microphones
If you could bottle and sell the ‘anticipation’ of the world’s legions of Apple fan prior to each new iPhone release, you’d be one wealthy SOB. It never fails to amuse and amaze me, just how much build up there is. And I say to myself every year, I’m not going to buy into all the leaked pre-release videos and blurry images that appear online before the official product is unveiled, but I end up scouring all the apple news related sites for all the latest news and images nonetheless.
Well the big day arrived this September (as it does most years), and we now have not one, but two new flagship iPhones, the 6 and the 6 Plus. And it without a doubt, Apple has answered many of the questions fans have been hoping for leading up to the launch of Apples redesigned iPhones.
Both new models share most of the same key features, such as being powered by the new A8 2nd gen processor, which is dual core 64 bit and clocks in at 1.4GHz, plus you get the M8 motion coprocessor. There is also 1GB of RAM. They both feature a thinner, more rounded form factor and include a sleek glass front the curves to meet the rounded body. I’ve personally been longing for this shape to return since the iPhone 3. They just feel more comfortable and natural in the hand.
So while both phones perform virtually the same, the overall size of them is the main difference. The display on the 6 is 4.7 inches, and the 6 Plus offers a huge 5.5 inches, and the later also delivers 1920-by-1080 which is full HD visual specs. Naturally, the 6 Plus is wider, longer, and heavier too. Rather than bore you with any more specs, they’re all available here https://www.apple.com/iphone-6/specs.
Keeping in mind I went from my everyday phone, an iPhone 4S, straight to reviewing these two, the change was dramatic, to say the least. I’ve got friends with the iPhone 5, but that model for some reason just didn’t appeal to me personally, so I skipped that whole generation.
Even though I had both phones to review at the same time, I felt it would be sensible to ‘live’ with the iPhone 6, before even taking the 6 Plus out of the box. From day one with the 6, I knew I was going to love these new phones. From the more responsive OS (yes I kept iOS 6.4 on my 4S), to the jump from 3G to 4G, impressive battery life, and crisp screen resolution, the changes were momentous in almost every way. The 6 feels extremely thin next to my 4S, which isn’t surprising given the physical specs, but together with the curved form factor it is real improvement is design.
When I finally pulled the 6 Plus out of the box, after a month with the 6, it did initially feel a little cumbersome, but honestly, within a few days, it’s larger dimensions and added weight weren’t an issue, and I preferred it over the 6. The larger display, enhanced camera, and added battery life were some of contributing factors in this. I can however see how this model may not suit all users, perhaps females with small hands, and I won’t lie it won’t fit comfortably in every pocket/purse/bra, so lugging it around for some might be a chore.
Input/Output wise, both models feature the now standard lightening adaptor on the bottom along for charging/syncing, along with the headphone port and a mono speaker. The left hand side of the handset has the familiar volume controls and the mute button, which I personally get heaps of use out of, and hope they never remove it. The biggest change to the design has seen the sleep/wake switch relocated from the top to the right hand edge, just above the sim card slot. For many iPhone users, including myself, this takes some getting used to.
Some small, but useful, software features appear on the 6 Plus that it’s smaller brother doesn’t have including a landscape mode, but they aren’t deal breakers. And until developers start to take advantage of this landscape mode, the form factors are the main reason you would go for one over the other.
So how do these new models fit into the existing iOS music making eco-system? As you can see from the images I’ve taken of the 6 and 6 Plus side-by-side, the clear winner for any touch-based app is having a bigger display to play with, whether it for easier access to keys on a synth, or tweaking knobs on a virtual guitar amp. There is always going to be a trade-off between something that is extremely portable but perhaps not as easy to operate, then something in the tablet domain that is not as pocket friendly but is far easier to perform on. While both the 6 and the 6 Plus offer more screen real estate over earlier iPhone models, it comes down to each user’s personal needs and desired experience. For example, if and when inspiration strikes and you just have to put an idea down right there and then, you’re more likely to have your phone within reach, than a tablet. As I mentioned, after spending the first few days with the 6 Plus, the added size wasn’t even a concern. I’d pick up the 6 every now and then, and compare the two in both of my hands, and didn’t at any point feel the desire to want to go back to the 6.
One other thing important to note, while the 6 Plus is certainly entering tablet size territory, it doesn’t run iPad apps, and there is a boot load of killer music apps that are still only iPad exclusive.
So for the win, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus offer more screen real estate than previous iPhones, they offer improved processing power, longer battery life and obviously run the latest version of iOS, 8. It was no surprise to see existing music apps load faster, and show no signs of lag (unlike my aging 4S). What I’m really waiting for now, is the next wave of new music apps that truly take advantage of these enhanced features and power, so I can finally discard my 4S to my historic desk draw of outdated tech. (Actually that’s a lie, I’ve since ordered a 6 Plus for myself, as I couldn’t bare the thought of going back to what looked like a toy phone in comparison)
The creative team behind the music apps, iProphet, iMini, and the killer beat maker, iMPC Pro, Retronyms, has been busy at work a unique piece of hardware designed for making life easier when playing and performing music on your iPad. It’s simply called, Wej
Utilising Apple’s new Bluetooth LE MIDI functionality, you’ll be able to plug in any USB MIDI controller into the Wej, and supported music apps can be played wirelessly.
Wej has even been designed to place your iPad on, thanks to its angled, silcon based surface which is non slip. Best of all, Wej can power all connected USB devices and even recharge an iOS device when connected via USB.
Not sure I’m won on the built in light show that Wej also features, but each to their own I guess. (I’m sure it can be turned off!)
There’s a couple of week’s still left to pre order a Wej, so if you’re interested head to this site – http://preorder.retronyms.com/
Here’s a video on Wej:
From the masterminds at Focusrite comes this natty little gadget designed to take the hassle out of video recording yourself performing live, and getting decent sound in the process!
iTrack Pocket is a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that lets you create and share exceptional videos using your iPhone.
Designed for singer-songwriters who want their YouTube videos to sound as great as they look, it lets you easily apply mastering effects and share directly to YouTube with outstanding quality your subscribers will love.
Built for YouTube Performers
Simply connect your iPhone, choose some effects, press record and edit in seconds. Your finished performance will be automatically mastered and uploaded to YouTube with outstanding quality.
Instant HD Recording
Look and sound amazing on YouTube, by recording your performance in HD video with high quality stereo audio.
Designed for Singer-Songwriters
The stereo microphone captures clear, detailed recordings of your performance: vocals, guitar, piano or any other instrument.
Great Guitar Sound
The dedicated guitar input and included amp simulation makes it easy to record amazing sounding guitar at the touch of a button.
Take It Anywhere
Fits in your pocket, powered by your iPhone and designed to sound great in any situation, so you can use it wherever you take your phone.
Officially for iPhone
Approved by Apple, so you can connect to any lightning compatible iPhone with the Lightning cable included. Officially supports iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S.
Grab more details here – http://global.focusrite.com/ios-audio-interfaces/itrack-pocket#key-features
Ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC
Grooves to go
Introducing iRig Pads, a full-featured ultra-portable 16-pad MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC.
An extremely versatile system, it lets you make beats, launch loops, mix like a DJ and a whole lot more no matter whether you’re on stage, in the studio or anywhere between.
It’s the ultimate travel companion for the mobile electronic music producer on the go.
iRig Pads is so portable that you can take it with you anywhere. It’s smaller than an iPad and less than 1” thick (23mm). It features a slim, compact and lightweight design that can be slipped into any backpack or laptop bag and carried around with ease. And for even greater portability it’s been designed with ultra low-consumption, which means it’s fully functional as soon as you connect it into its host device — You don’t need a power adaptor. Just plug it in to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via its included Lightning cable (30-pin connector sold separately) or your Mac or PC via its included USB cable and start groovin’.
You’ll enjoy incredible tactile control thanks to iRig Pads’ 4×4 grid of 16 velocity-sensitive, backlit multicolor rubber pads. Each pad lights up in multiple colors – red, green, orange and every shade in between – depending on the velocity of your playing and the MIDI information sent by your chosen music app or software.
But iRig Pads does more than your average mobile pad-based MIDI controller. Its full set of controls — two knobs, two pushbuttons, one slider and one pushbutton rotary encoder — provides a versatility that lets you be in control in any situation. All controls are MIDI assignable and customizable: Up to 16 distinct MIDI maps or “scenes” can be saved and recalled instantly for full control of apps and software. It comes with 6 pre-programmed default scenes that allow it to work with popular apps and software right out of the box.
- Ultra-portable MIDI pad controller and groove production station for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch plus Mac and PC
- Extremely small size with a slim form factor that can be taken with you anywhere
- 16-velocity-sensitive backlit rubber pads that light multiple colors depending on velocity and outgoing and incoming MIDI messages
- Two MIDI knobs, two pushbuttons, one slider and a pushbutton rotary encoder, all programmable
- 16 user-programmable MIDI scenes for instant recall of custom MIDI maps
- Features pre-programmed MIDI scenes for SampleTank for iPhone and iPad with more coming soon
- Fully MIDI class-compliant
- Perfect for making beats, cueing loops and Djing
- Lightning connector and USB cable included, 30-pin cable available seperately
- Expression/sustain pedal input
- USB port can supply power when connected to iOS devices for no battery drain
For more details – http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigpads/
Audio-video stereo field microphone for Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices
Make mobile audio and video recordings on the go with
Hollywood-style stereo sound
Now anyone can make high-quality stereo recordings while on the move: Introducing iRig Mic Field, the pocket-sized digital stereo microphone for Apple’s range of Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
Designed to be used for both video and audio recordings, it features a patent-pending rotatable enclosure that you can easily position for the best stereo image in both landscape and portrait orientations. Now you can capture pristine sound no matter whether you’re recording a rehearsal or a concert, capturing audio for videography, acquiring audio for a music project, recording instruments while on the move, saving a lecture or speech or creating your next viral video hit — iRig Mic Field lets you create accurate and faithful field recordings in any imaginable context.
iRig Mic Field’s combines high-quality components and unparalleled portability with a unique form factor. iRig Mic Field packs a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate, a 115 dB maximum SPL rating and a low-noise/high-definition pre-amp into an enclosure that’s small enough to slip easily into your pocket. Now you can get that Hollywood-style stereo sound anytime and anywhere, and you can get it in a mic that’s half the price of comparable microphones that cost and weigh twice as much and lack the flexibility of audio and video support.
And with iRig Mic Field you’ll be able to record right out of the box thanks to its powerful included iRig Recorder Free app (version 2 is coming soon). It’s the easy way to record, edit and process stereo audio while in the field. And as if that wasn’t enough, iRig Mic Field is compatible with all Core iOS Audio and Video apps including GarageBand, Voice Memo, Camera and iMovie as well as all your favorite social media video apps and services.
- Digital stereo field-recording mic that connects to iOS devices via the Lightning port
- Lightweight and pocketable design
- Rotates 90° for optimal audio/video positioning and locks in place with comfortable to use controls
- Great for music recording, video shoots or any field recording application
- Integrated headphone output for immediate real-time audio monitoring
- Gain control and multicolor LED indicator for easy and accurate level adjustion
- 2 high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules
- 24-bit, 44.1 – 48 kHz A/D conversion
- Elegant design with black finish
In news that I’m sure will come as no suprise to Apple fans across the planet. Apple has finally announced their latest phones, with the unveiling of the iPhone 6, AND, the iPhone 6 plus. Many of the rumoured features and the leaked images have proven to be accurate, but of course until we get our hands on the actually real product, we don’t know how it stacks up against the last couple of years of models. I look forward to test driving both models in the coming weeks and will give my thoughts on their general performance across everyday life as well as how they perform with music apps…… Read on for the official press release –
CUPERTINO, California – 10 September, 2014 – Apple® today announced iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design. The new iPhones feature a precision unibody enclosure of anodised aluminium that conforms seamlessly with the shaped glass of the display, resulting in a completely smooth and continuous surface. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are engineered to be the thinnest ever, delivering a bigger display in a design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use.Packed with innovative new technologies, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight® and FaceTime® HD cameras; ultrafast wireless technologies; and Apple Pay™, an easier way to simply and securely make payments with just the touch of a finger.¹ Both models include iOS 8, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, QuickType™ keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive℠.“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The iPhone is the most loved smartphone in the world with the highest customer satisfaction in the industry and we are making it much better in every way. Only Apple can combine the best hardware, software and services at this unprecedented level and we think customers are going to love it.”For the first time iPhone is available in two new sizes: iPhone 6 features a stunning 4.7-inch Retina® HD display with 1334 x 750 resolution, providing 38 percent more viewing area than iPhone 5s, while iPhone 6 Plus features an even bigger 5.5-inch Retina HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, providing 88 percent more viewing area and nearly three times the pixels than iPhone 5s. The Retina HD displays offer advanced technologies including higher contrast for deeper blacks and dual-domain pixels for more accurate colours at wider viewing angles.With second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture, the all-new A8 chip offers faster performance and is more energy efficient, delivering higher sustained performance with great battery life. With Metal™, a new graphics technology in iOS 8, developers can take performance of the A8 chip even further to bring console-class 3D games to iPhone. The A8 chip also includes a new, powerful Apple-designed image signal processor that enables advanced camera and video features.Both models include the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer, which senses air pressure to provide relative elevation. The M8 motion coprocessor can continuously measure your motion data, even when the device is asleep, saving battery life for fitness apps that use the sensors all day. With iOS 8, motion data from M8 appears in the Health app so you can see how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed, or how far you’ve walked or run. Developers can use CoreMotion APIs that take advantage of M8 and HealthKit to create apps that help you take better care of your health and fitness.iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduce Apple Pay, an easy way to securely pay for physical goods and services in stores or apps with just the touch of a finger. Users can pay securely and conveniently in stores by simply holding the phone near the contactless reader while keeping a finger on Touch ID™; there is no need to unlock your iPhone or launch an app. With Apple Pay, you can also make one-touch purchases within apps, without having to enter credit card or shipping information. All payment information is kept private, encrypted and stored securely in the Secure Element, a chip inside the new iPhones.The iSight camera gets even better with a new sensor featuring Focus Pixels for faster autofocus, making it easier to quickly capture any moment. iPhone 6 Plus users will also benefit from optical image stabilisation technology that compensates for hand shake in low light and works with iOS 8 to reduce subject motion. High-definition video on iPhone improves with faster frame rates up to 60fps for 1080p video and 240fps for slo-mo, as well as continuous autofocus, cinematic video stabilisation and time-lapse video. The FaceTime HD camera now captures over 80 percent more light with a new sensor, larger f/2.2 aperture and advanced new features including burst mode and HDR video.With faster LTE download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can browse, download and stream content faster. The new iPhones also support high-quality voice calls over LTE (VoLTE) as well as Wi-Fi calling.² With support for up to 20 LTE wireless bands—more than any other smartphone in the world—the new models make it easier to experience high-speed networks around the world. Both iPhones also include 802.11ac Wi-Fi with speeds up to 433 Mbps and Bluetooth 4.0.³The new iPhones come with iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store℠, delivering a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience and new features including QuickType keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive. With more than 4,000 new APIs, iOS 8 allows developers to further customise the user experience with major extensibility features and robust frameworks such as HealthKit and HomeKit. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users also have access to the revolutionary App Store, which offers more than 1.3 million apps* to iPhone, iPad® and iPod touch® users in 155 countries around the world.Pricing & AvailabilityiPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in Australia for a recommended retail price of AUD$869 inc. GST for the 16GB model, AUD$999 inc. GST for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for AUD$1,129 inc. GST. iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey, and will be available in Australia for a recommended retail price of AUD$999 inc. GST for the 16GB model, AUD$1,129 inc. GST for the 64GB model and AUD$1,249 inc. GST for the new 128GB model. Both models will be available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/au/store), Apple’s retail stores, and through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, additional carriers and select Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Friday, 19 September, and customers can pre-order both models beginning on Friday, 12 September.
August 5, 2014 - IK Multimedia, the global technology leader in mobile apps and accessories, today announced it’s shippingiRig® Mic HD, the first mobile digital microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. The sequel to IK’s popular iRigMic, iRig Mic HD is the perfect tool for singers, podcasters, online radio broadcasters, journalists, videographers, home studio enthusiasts and anyone else who needs to record high-definition digital audio on the go. iRig Mic HD comes in black and an exclusive silver version is available only from the Apple Store. Powerful, mobile and affordable: iRig Mic HD is the first handheld digital microphone for everyone.
Designed to perform
iRig Mic HD is the only mobile digital condenser microphone designed for live handheld performance and recording. It delivers high-quality digital sound via an electret condenser capsule, a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48 kHz sample rate) and a built-in low-noise high-definition preamp. iRig Mic HD sports an easy-to-use gain control that allows for optimum audio capture at any sound pressure level, from the quiet whisper of an ambient room to the full blast of a loud rock concert. A multi-colour LED provides at-a-glance monitoring of sound levels.
Professional plug-and-play sound
For superior recording quality on the move, iRig Mic HD plugs directly into the digital input of your iOS device. iRig Mic HD is compatible with the latest generation of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices via its included Lightning cable. An optional 30-pin connector is available for legacy iOS devices. You can also use it for instant plug-and-play compatibility with your computer using the included USB cable to connect to your Mac or PC (driver download required for PC).
A full spread of apps
For immediate recording, iRig Mic HD comes fully equipped with a suite of powerful IK apps: iRig® Recorder for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a straightforward audio and editing app for field recording and interviews. VocaLive™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a powerful vocal effects and multi-track recording app with a suite of 12 professional real-time vocal effects. AmpliTube® for iOS, Mac and PC is the industry-standard guitar studio app that features ultra-accurate digital models of some of the world’s most desirable guitar amplifiers and effects. EZ Voice for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is an easy-to-use vocal recording app that lets you sing-along and record with any song in your iTunes music library. iRig Mic HDis also compatible with a wide variety of third party apps, like GarageBand, Cubasis, ProStudio Vocal FX, MultiTrack DAW and more.
The iRig Recorder App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/irigrecorder
The VocaLive App is available from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/vocalive
The EZ Voice App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/ezvoice
The AmpliTube app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/amplitubefree
Register and download AmpliTube FREE for Mac and PC from the IK Multimedia site or at www.ikmultimedia.com/
Pro sound at an affordable price
iRig Mic HD is so affordable that now anyone can capture high-quality digital audio on the go. Whether it’s broadcast interviews in the field, home recording in the studio, memo recording for the office or anywhere else audio needs to be captured.
Pricing and Availability
iRig Mic HD is now available from music and electronics retailers worldwide for $129.99/€99.99 (excluding taxes). Anexclusive silver version is also available from the Apple Store.
For more information, please visit
More than just a mixer, the Alesis iO MIX is a four-channel audio interface that delivers safe and secure iPad integration. Together, your iPad and iO MIX serve up a totally integrated recording studio that can accompany you down the street—or around the world. Simply slide in your iPad, attach the 30-pin or Lightning dock connector, and lift the hinged door into position. Your iPad is now safe and secure in a road-ready package that offers unlimited access to the multi-touch screen. Load up your iPad with any compatible Core Audio app—including GarageBand—and your studio is open for business.
- Record up to four channels at once—individually, or as a stereo mix
- 4 mixer channels; each with pan, level, peak LED indicator, plus Hi and Lo EQ
- The multi-touch color iPad display provides extensive control
- 4 XLR+1/4″ combo inputs feature low-cut filters and gain controls
- Phantom power, switchable for use with condenser microphones
- Guitar/line level switch on Channel 1 allows direct guitar or bass recording
- Main stereo outputs with level control; headphone output with separate level
- Direct mode for latency-free input monitoring while recording
- Core Audio-compliant: works with virtually any audio app in the App Store
- Hinged door completely encloses and protects your iPad
- Power supply also charges your iPad
- iO Mix
- Power supply
- Apple 30-pin dock connector
- Apple Lightning dock connector
- Quickstart Guide
- Safety & Warranty Manual
For more details on pricing and availability – https://www.alesis.com/io-mix
newest microphone, the NT-USB — a studio-grade microphone with the convenience of a digital USB interface.
The NT-USB is fully compatible with MacOS, Windows and iPad.
While RØDE’s Podcaster USB microphone was released in 2007, its primary focus is to provide broadcast-
quality voice recording, with its end-address configuration. The NT-USB on the other hand is a highly versatile
side-address microphone that is ideal for recording musical performances in addition to spoken applications
The microphone is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac
OS based computers, as well as the Apple iPad using RØDE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that
accepts an external microphone. Use on the Apple iPad requires a suitable USB connection adaptor, such as
The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows
users to monitor the microphone input in realtime, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix
between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input.
A premium pop-filter is included, which fits onto the base of the mic, positioning the filter the ideal distance
from the capsule to minimise plosives (hard ‘B’, ‘T’ or ‘P’ sounds that produce a harsh sound) during singing or
speech. Also provided is a high-quality stand mount with industry standard 3/8” thread, desktop tripod stand
that allows the NT-USB to sit at a comfortable height on a tabletop, and a pouch for storage of the microphone
The NT-USB is supplied with an extended 24 month warranty, which is free of charge to customers that
register their microphone on www.rodemic.com.
For more information please visit www.rodemic.com/nt-usb.