Connect your guitar, bass and MIDI instruments to your iPad and GarageBand.
Digital music-making has never been easier. Owning an iPad makes it easier still, taking it to a whole new level of versatility and portability. StudioConnect gives your iPad: audio in/out, MIDI in/out, and a stereo headphone jack with its own volume control so you can monitor what's going in (or out).
Whether you're a serious musician, a confirmed hobbyist, or a budding composer, you know about MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Unlike audio recording, MIDI lets you capture the digital instructions for a musical performance, and then play them back later on a MIDI instrument.
In one compact device for your iPad, StudioConnect combines both the audio and the MIDI hemispheres of the audio world.
Audio In and Out Plug your guitar into StudioConnect's mono 1/4" instrument jack and play directly into GarageBand or other apps. Or plug a recorder or mixer into StudioConnect's stereo 3.5 mm input jack and connect the whole band to your iPad.
Left- and right-channel RCA plugs give you line-level stereo audio-out. For your headphone there's a separate front-panel 3.5 mm stereo jack with its own volume knob.
MIDI In and Out For your MIDI controller or drum pad, StudioConnect's rear panel gives you a standard 5-pin DIN MIDI-in port.
For MIDI Out, there's another 5-pin DIN MIDI connector on StudioConnect's rear panel. Connect it to your sequencer, patch bay, or other MIDI gear. This lets you launch your favorite MIDI controller app and use your iPad as a musical instrument.
StudioConnect lets you connect everything for music-making to your iPad, and connect your iPad to everything musical. And as if that weren't enough, it even charges your iPad while you play.
- MIDI in and out for your iPad
- Audio in and out for your iPad
- Stereo headphone jack with volume control
- Lets you use your iPad and its apps as a MIDI controller
- 10 watt charging dock for iPad
- 1/4" mono
- 3.5 mm stereo
- Gain control
- Line-level stereo R and L RCA
- Front-panel 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack with volume control
- 5-pin DIN
- 5-pin DIN
For iPad and other iOS devices:
- 30-pin Apple dock connector with integral cable
- 10 watts (5 volts DC @ 2.1 amps)
Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.
For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.
For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.
I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)
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