Get ready to shred like never before with GUITAR APPRENTICE from ION.
GUITAR APPRENTICE is a full-scale, electric-guitar-style controller that transforms iPad into an amazing guitar-learning experience. Simply place your iPad into GUITAR APPRENTICE’s fitted holder, open the GUITAR APPRENTICE app, and you’re ready to go. GUITAR APPRENTICE can be played anywhere as it requires no cables or external connections. GUITAR APPRENTICE’s strings can be strummed together or plucked individually, and its 14 fretboard-fret buttons mean you can easily play thousands of songs.
Learn guitar faster than ever before: Using the GUITAR APPRENTICE app, you can follow the lighted LED’s on GUITAR APPRENTICE’s neck and become a skilled guitarist in no time. The GUITAR APPRENTICE app even includes built-in effects, so you can make your GUITAR APPRENTICE sound classic, heavy or just plain outrageous as you mix and match distortion, reverb, flanger, delay effects and more. GUITAR APPRENTICE is Core MIDI and is compatible with dozens of popular iPad apps, including GarageBand®.
Learning guitar on iPad has never been this much fun: GUITAR APPRENTICE from ION.
For more info - http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/guitarapprentice
The AmpDock harnesses the massive processing power of iPad, allowing you to unleash your ultimate guitar tone. Building upon the design and technology of the widely acclaimed Alesis iO Dock, the AmpDock is the world’s first device for guitarists that enables tonal shaping through iPad’s processor. The AmpDock fully encloses your iPad or iPad 2 in a rugged and portable device made especially for guitarists and bassists. Whether you’re in the studio or on the stage, the AmpDock helps you create “the sound in your head” with real controls and professional inputs and outputs that work with virtually any app, as well as your amp and pedal setup.
The AmpDock houses your iPad or iPad 2 in a durable enclosure that features a locking door to fully integrate your iPad and protect it on all sides. The AmpDock’s professional inputs and outputs include a 1/4″ high-impedance guitar input and an XLR-1/4″ combo input for connecting a microphone, a second guitar or another instrument. The AmpDock also includes 1/4″ outputs with Guitar/Mic and Ground Lift switches, so you can connect to your guitar amp or go straight into a PA. For use with software MIDI applications on your Mac or PC, the AmpDock also includes a USB MIDI port. A headphone output with volume control is also onboard, so you can practice and experiment with your apps at any time, day or night.
The AmpDock also comes with a rugged pedalboard controller, which enables you to control volume and other continuous controls, bypass, program changes, and other parameters. You can use the AmpDock with or without its pedalboard controller, and MIDI connections enable you to use the AmpDock with other pedal controllers and MIDI hardware.
The Power of iPad
The AmpDock gives you all the controls you need to use your favorite guitar apps while performing or recording. Fire up apps like GarageBand, AmpliTube, or JamUp, and use AmpDock’s controls to instantly switch between your presets or activate effects. AmpDock’s two assignable knobs give you instant control over whatever parameters you choose, and the AmpDock’s included pedalboard empowers you with control over your apps that was previously impossible: Use the Program Up/Down buttons to instantly switch between your presets, and use the FX button to unload powerful effects at will. AmpDock’s pedalboard even includes an expression pedal that can be used for volume control or to send MIDI control changes like wah, frequency, or delay. You’ll also have instant access to Main, Headphone, Input 1, and Input 2 level controls with dedicated knobs on the AmpDock for easy adjustment of these crucial settings.
Studio or Stage
The AmpDock is designed to help you perform in any situation. Whether you’re practicing, recording, or in front of an audience, the AmpDock is easy to fit into your personal setup. The AmpDock has a built-in kickstand allowing it to sit securely above the handle on top of most guitar amps. You can also mount the AmpDock on a mic stand using the Alesis Module Mount (sold separately).
You’ll never need to place your valuable iPad on the floor, or stomp footswitches right next to your iPad’s glass screen! And like the popular Alesis iO Dock, the AmpDock has a rock-solid 30-pin dock connector embedded in its body, so you’ll never have to worry about clumsy cables and connectors. Just slide your iPad in the AmpDock, close the door, and you’re ready to jam.
Grab more details at - http://alesis.com/ampdock
The DM Dock harnesses the power of your iPad to give you an unlimited selection of sounds, a massive touchscreen for hands-on visual control, and wireless connectivity. This first-of-its-kind drum module builds upon the widely acclaimed design of the Alesis iO Dock, harnessing the tremendous processing power of your iPad or iPad 2 to give you a fully-integrated, stage-ready module with a wide array of professional trigger inputs and audio outputs.
Like the iPad itself, the DM Dock is only limited by your imagination. Thanks to your iPad’s WiFi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and 3G connectivity, the DM Dock puts unprecedented capabilities at your fingertips: change and enhance your sound library at a moment’s notice, download a new snare drum or ride cymbal to suit a venue, download a reverb or room delay to suit a particular room’s acoustics or load an entirely new kit to suit a last-minute gig. The DM Dock delivers the convenience, power and simplicity you’ve always wanted in a drum module, and works with virtually any iPad music app that permits external MIDI control.
The DM Dock is also compatible with Alesis’ and most other brands’ dual-zone drum and cymbal pads, triple-zone ride cymbals, continuous-control hi-hats, multiple-choke cymbals, and acoustic drum triggers. Plus, it mounts to any stand or rack using the Alesis Module Mount (sold separately).
BUILT TO CONNECT & BUILT TO LAST
With a hinged door on one side, the DM Dock completely encloses your iPad in its silver housing, providing complete integration and protection for live performances, while still giving you complete access to your iPad’s touchscreen. The DM Dock comes equipped with 13 1/4-inch TRS trigger inputs, all of which are dual zone. It supports multiple choke-able cymbals including triple-zone ride, and dual-zone continuous hi-hats. You also get a 1/4-inch headphone jack, a 1/8-inch mix input for connecting external audio sources, and balanced 1/4-inch stereo outputs. Traditional MIDI and USB MIDI connections, and an assignable footswitch input are also onboard so you can toggle between kits, tap in a click tempo, or start and stop sequences without missing a beat. The DM Dock powers and charges your iPad using an included worldwide switching power supply, so you don’t need worry about draining your iPad’s power during gigs.
Wireless connectivity, access to the sounds you’ve always wanted and a massive amount of trigger inputs—experience the world’s first drum module for iPad from the world’s fastest growing electronic drum brand: the DM Dock, from Alesis.
More details at - http://www.alesis.com/dmdock
The digital revolution is not only here — it’s wireless. The Mackie DL1608™ redefines live mixing by combining the proven power of a full-featured digital mixer with the unmatched ease and mobility of an iPad®. With 16 boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps and the performance of 24bit Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters, you have unparalleled sound quality. Seamless wired to wireless iPad control means you can mix from anywhere in the venue. This gives you the mobile freedom to control not only the mix, but powerful plug-ins like EQ, dynamics, effects and more. The sleek DL1608 even supports up to 10 iPad devices. Forget bulky consoles and racks of gear. The power is at your fingertips.
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
Proven Hardware That Sounds Great
- 16 Onyx mic preamps
- High-end Cirrus Logic® converters
- Ultra low-noise, high-headroom design
- 6 aux sends for monitor mixes
- Master L/R output for mains
Tons of Built-In Processing
- Powerful, touch-sensitive plug-ins
- 4-band EQ, gate and compression on inputs
- 31-band GEQ and comp/limiter on outputs
- Global reverb and delay
- Seamless wired to wireless mixing
- Tune the room from anywhere
- Get on stage to ring out monitors
- Personal monitor mixing
- Use up to 10 iPad devices simultaneously
Total Control from Your iPad
- Intuitive Master Fader app
- “Grow and Glow” visual feedback
- Preset and snapshot recall
- Record the mix to the iPad for instant sharing
- Integrate music from any app into the mix
Seriously whacked out teaser video
more info at http://www.mackie.com/products/dl1608/
Alesis was really the only company with a professional docking interface last year, however, we can expect to start seeing a lot more competition in that area throughout 2012!
New from BEHRINGER, the iSTUDIO iPad Docking Station is the perfect music production tool for both home studio and live recording. So much more than just a convenient way to recharge your iPad, iSTUDIO lets you create, produce and perform music using your favorite audio gear and musical instruments. iSTUDIO also includes two phantom-powered Mic/Line inputs (one switchable for Hi-Z inputs such as electric guitar or bass, no DI required), so you can use studio-grade condenser mics for stunningly professional results.
MIDIConnect joins Griffin’s GuitarConnect Pro in providing compact, go-anywhere input solutions for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. StudioConnect is the ultimate tracking, editing and overdubbing companion for GarageBand. The desktop unit serves as an all-in-one interface for audio, MIDI-In and MIDI-Out as well as a charging dock for the iPad device.
“GarageBand has put powerful audio production tools within reach of any musician with an idea and an iPad,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology. “We’ve made it easy to connect your real instruments with GarageBand and control every aspect of your project.”
The multipurpose StudioConnect for iPad combines both audio and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) recording into one compact device that also simultaneously charges your iPad. StudioConnect takes recording music on the iPad to an entirely new level, giving aspiring musicians a chance to produce professional sounding recordings.
With StudioConnect the audio in and out is simple:
• Audio In – Complete with its own gain control. Plug your instrument in through a mono 1/4″ jack or plug a mixer into StudioConnect’s stereo 3.5mm jack.
• Audio Out – Left and right line-level RCA plugs. Also a 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack with its own volume knob helps monitor what’s going in and out.
MIDI in and out is equally straightforward:
• MIDI In – Connect your MIDI controller through a standard 5-pin DIN MIDI-in port.
• MIDI Out – A second 5-pin DIN connector accepts a sequencer, sound module or other MIDI gear, allowing your iPad and favorite MIDI apps to act as a MIDI controller.
Specifically for MIDI, Griffin’s MIDIConnect adds a MIDI input and output to iOS devices. It’s easy to use, and allows you to plug MIDI keyboards and other MIDI-capable devices into an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone. Use it to play your MIDI instrument straight into GarageBand or other popular MIDI apps. Both MIDI in and out ports are industry-standard 5-pin DIN connectors, compatible with most commonly-available MIDI cables and connectors.
NAMM last week was filled with a suprising amount of iOS friendly product announcements, which only goes to prove that Apple’s mobile and tablet platforms have become serious contenders in the music world. I’ll continue to sift through the interesting news that came out of the show all this week, but let’s kick things off with this collection of innovative new mixers from Behringer.
Just in time for the 2012 NAMM Show, BEHRINGER unveils three small format premium mixers that directly interface with the ever-popular iPad. Drawing on the power of the most ubiquitous mobile digital device, the XENYX iX Series mixers are designed to handle live performance and provide state-of-the-art tools to create professional recordings. Users can also sync performances to video by utilizing the iPad‘s video out capability.
The new XENYX iX Series, which include the XENYX iX3242USB, iX2442USB and iX1642USB, feature a built-in iPad docking station designed to send signal to and from the iPad with a wide range of routing options.
The innovative feature set included in the new XENYX iX Series USB mixers makes it possible to record and mix on a professional level thanks to the built-in, stereo USB audio interface. Connect these mixers directly to a PC or Mac computer via a single USB cable to record any signal source connected to the mixer.
All iX mixers include the new dual-engine KLARK-TEKNIK FX processor with 32 editable, studio-grade presets such as reverb, chorus, flange, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects. In addition to literally thousands of apps, the iX mixers use the iPad to control the new KLARK-TEKNIK FX Processor App, enhancing the mix by allowing the user deep control of EQ’s, compressors and reverbs and a full spectrum analyzer.
The iX series mixers also feature high performance XENYX mic pre amps, which represent a major step in the evolution of audio technology. Comparable to far more expensive, stand-alone mic preamps, XENYX preamps offer a staggering 130 dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to 200 kHz for transparent, crystal-clear performance.
XENYX mixers’ 3-band channel EQ is based on the same circuitry used in British consoles that allows users to create signals with incredible warmth and detailed musical character. Additionally, “one-knob” compression is available on all mono channels. Dial in the perfect amount of compression for instruments and vocals, creating powerful mixes with punch and clarity.
“The new XENYX iX mixers demonstrate the innovation that stems from our massive investment in Research and Development,” says Mark Wilder, VP of Marketing Communications. “These are the first of many more ground-breaking products to be announced at NAMM 2012.”
More info here - http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/iX1642USB.aspx
On paper it sounds like the killer DAW app for iPad, but will Machine Labs’ recently announced Auria be able to deliver on it’s feature rich list of can-dos? I sure as hell hope so!! Here’s what we know so far about this impressive looking app…
- 48 mono/stereo, 24-bit/44.1kHz tracks, with recording for up to 24 tracks (you’ll obviously need a USB audio interface that can do that – see notes below)
- 64-bit, double precision mix architecture (something even Pro Tools only just acquired)
- Full delay compensation
- “Vintage-inspired” channel strips, with a desktop-like UI and VU/RMS switching
- Plug-in support (Out of the gate, PSPaudioware, Overloud, Fab Filter and Drumagog all work. You need to do custom wrapping of plug-ins for this host; standard plug-ins won’t work. The format is based on VST, but it’s not VST in the traditional sense in that they have to be custom-wrapped for sale through the app. See developer notes below.)
- Dropbox, SoundCloud, AAF, MP3 export
- Advanced channel strips, EQ, expansion/compression and dynamic controls ready to go
- Convolution reverb. (Really.)
- AAF import/export, making one definite application using this as a satellite for your desktop DAW (more on that notion below)
This teaser video gives a great overview of the app -
For a full rundown on the specs - http://www.auriaapp.com/Products/auria
Brainwave is a clip based MIDI sequencer. Bring your melodies and drum beats into life with the streamlined and intuitive MIDI clip editor. Assemble and arrange entire songs with the Arrangement editor. Control up to 16 instruments using the built-in sampler. Use the built-in audio samples to quickly get up and running, or use your own samples for even more creative sounds. Then produce and export MIDI files to be imported to your favourite Digital Audio Workstation software. All this inside of an ergonomic and minimalist user interface that will help get your inspiration to fruition.
* Support for IOS5
* Support for background
* Added “Also send by email”
* Added the ability to “Open using Brainwave” from other applications
* Added ability to open attachment when Brainwave is in the background
* Added control for Audio Latency
* Added setting note length using music notation standard
* Changed the behaviour of instrument/clip swap to move
* Now disables the screensaver
* Added more accuracy to the gestures, not accidentally entering events while pinching/panning
* Better memory management
* Smoother orientation
* Now disables the screensaver
* Cosmetic Changes
* Selection of events no longer use white outline, but plain white
* Fixed some trivial UI issues
* Fixed refresh of start and end range play in song and part view
* Fixed chopped notes when looping a part
* Fixed “ghost selection” bug when changing parts in the arrangement view
This app is a beatbox allows you to compose and play 64 beat patterns.
You can also record the patterns.
S4-Rhythm composer is a beatbox allows you to compose 64 beat patterns.
To check all beat patterns in a bar immediately, use the large screen of iPad.
Use various Effect Functions while playing a beat; you can enjoy the beatbox as you play the beat actually.
The beat patterns can be exported as WAV files. You can use the files on various DAWs by importing them into PC via iTunes.
- 10 PCM sound sources (Kick, Snare, Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, HandClap, HHopen, HHclose, Ride, Crash)
- Tempo (40-280 bpm), Tap Tempo, Swing, Groove functions
- Step Sequencer (up to 64 steps)
- Various Part Effect functions (Compressor, Roller)
- Various Master Effect functions (Delay, BPM Delay, Compressor, Distortion, Chorus/Flanger, LPF, Slicer, Roller)
- Audio Export function
- Real-Time Recoding function
- Wireless Sync-Start Technology (WIST) is supported
S4-Rhythm Composer is an app only for iPad; NOT for iPhone/iPod Touch.