Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Griffin Technology StudioConnect & MIDIConnect for IOS

Griffin Technology is coming out with some cool and innovative products for music enthusiasts that create solutions to common problems. Their newest creation is the StudioConnect and MIDIConnect IOS devices that allow users to connect their iPad, iPod, and iPhones directly up to MIDI devices for recording, playback, and all around music creation. The StudioConnect works with GarageBand to allow users to edit, track, overdub and make music on their iPad on the convenient Charging dock. There is also MIDI-in and MIDI-out AND audio-in and audio-out as well. The MIDI connect is a smaller cable version of the StudioConnect that still has the MIDI-in and MIDI-out connections that will work with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch to plug in MIDI keyboards and other devices. The MIDIConnect will cost $80 while the StudioConnect will run around $150. Check the full press release below.
Griffin Technology Introduces StudioConnect and MIDIConnect for iOS
Compact and portable solutions that enable musicians to create and edit music on-the-go and at a fraction of the cost of a recording studio
Las Vegas – January 10, 2012 – Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, is excited to unveil two new additions to its lineup of music creation accessories.
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 the 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 in your instrument 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.
MIDIConnect will be available this spring for $79.99. StudioConnect will be available in February for $149.99 at www.griffintechnology.com.