CES: Griffin Technology introduces StudioConnect HD, Guitar Sidekick.
Griffin Technology is offering two new products for the mobile musician at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Ethan Opelt, Audio Line Manager at Griffin Technology. “StudioConnect HD is an intuitive, streamlined product that encourages creativity.”
The US$199.99 StudioConnect HD (pictured) is an all-in-one, high definition audio interface for multi-track recording. It records multiple tracks simultaneously to iOS or Mac OS X. Constructed of weighted metal, StudioConnect HD also serves as a stable charging platform.
The StudioConnect HD is compatible with both Lightning and 30-pin iPad models and includes a Type A USB cable for connecting to a computer running Mac OS X. StudioConnect HD accommodates Core Audio recording apps for iPad, along with Mac OS X based Digital Audio Workstations, and works with Auria (iOS); GarageBand (iOS and OS X); Logic Pro X (OS X); and JamUp/BIAS (iOS).
Griffin is also introducing the $19.99 Guitar Sidekick Guitar Sidekick, a clamp that lets guitarists, bassists and other fretted instrument players mount their smartphone or smartphone-sized media players on their instruments. Affixed to the guitar’s headstock at the end of the neck, Guitar Sidekick gives musicians access to music lessons and tutorials, tablature and chord charts, and tools like tuning and recording apps right on their smartphones. The adjustable clamp has no effect on tuning or playability and fits in a pocket or case.
The StudioConnect HD will be available this fall at store.griffintechnology.com/studioconnect-hd. The Guitar Sidekick is due March at store.griffintechnology.com/guitar-sidekick.