I have a particular fondness for the Guitarjack 2. Compared to the interfaces made by Line 6 or IK, it is a pretty little thing, all smoky polished metal and sharp design. It also helped that it sounded astonishingly good. But Sonoma have moved on and have just announced the Studiojack Mini – a device that offers improved sound quality and versatility while still being really, really pretty…..
I quote “StudioJack Mini: Portable Multi-Channel Audio Interface for Desktop and Mobile
Record, practice, and play live anywhere with your computer or mobile device using popular audio recording, amps and effects software! StudioJack Mini is a compact, multi-platform, device-powered, 24-bit audio interface with studio-quality sound. Includes a mono Hi-Z ¼ inch input for guitar or bass, stereo mic/line ¼ inch input for vocals or keyboards, two analog input level knobs with LED metering, a stereo ¼ inch output for headphones, plug-in power for electret microphones, and all the cables you need to plug into your compatible Mac, PC, iOS and Android system.
Studio Quality 24-bit 2-in/2-out Audio Interface
Plug in an instrument and mic/line source to record or play live with incredible sound. The instrument input is optimized for guitar, with warm, mojo-infused tone, while the stereo mic/line input is ultra clean. The 24-bit AD/DA converters by renowned audio designer, Joe Bryan, move two channels in and out with clarity and vitality.
Charge Your iOS Device While You Play
Practice, record and play live with no worries about your iPhone or iPad battery life. Plug StudioJack Mini into a USB power port, and your iOS device can be fully charged when you finish playing! Using a USB cable with StudioJack Mini won’t charge your Android device, but it does reduce power consumption.
Play and Record Anywhere on Desktop and Mobile
Lightweight and palm-sized, no batteries are required. Plug into your compatible Mac, PC, iOS or Android systems, launch your recording or amp app and play! Works with FourTrack, StudioTrack, GuitarTone and many popular third party applications.
Made in U.S.A.”
The US list price is $149, which seems pretty good, and I look forward to testing it as soon as it is available in the UK.
You can find out more here…..