Sonoma Wire Works Introduces Guitar Jack for iPhone

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GuitarJack

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Sonoma Wire Works announced GuitarJack for iPhone Friday, the company’s entry into the how-can-I-get-my-guitar-into-my-iPhone market. GuitarJack adds features over IK Multimedia’s iRig, which was announced in May but is not yet shipping, by including an 1/8” stereo mic input in addition to the 1/4” instrument input and 1/8” headphone jack (see image below).

Guitar Jack is intended to be used with Sonoma’s iPhone recording app, FourTrack, and the company said it was also developing an app called TaylorEQ that will allow Taylor guitar users to control the tone of their guitars from their iPhone.

Features:

  • 1/4 inch instrument input with configurable pad, Lo-Z and Hi-Z modes
  • 1/8 inch stereo mic/line input with pad, normal and boost modes
  • Each input has 60dB of continuous level control
  • 1/8 inch stereo output with increased drive for headphones
  • Sleek and rugged metal shell
  • 30 pin connector compatible only with iPod touch (2nd and 3rd generation), iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G

GuitarJack controls in FourTrack allow recording in these modes:

  • Instrument (1/4 inch) mono
  • Mic/Line (1/8 inch) mono, dual-mono or stereo
  • Both inputs, with the instrument input and the mic/line input (right channel) recording to separate tracks

Guitar Jack works with iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G, as well as 2nd and 3rd generation iPod touch models. It will not work with iPad or iPhone 4, but the company told The Mac Observer that it is working on a model with the right pin connectors for Apple’s newest iOS devices, too.

Guitar Jack is priced at US$199, and will be available in the 3rd quarter of 2010.

The company is showing at the Summer NAMM show in Booth 408.

GuitarJack Sideview

GuitarJack sideview

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Comments

kevinlane

$199!?  Wow, that’s a lot to pay for what it does.

MacAssemble.com

Ditto on the price. I am sure they could double sales if they just took a bit off that price. Actually what struck me was the fact that there would be a 1/4” cable hanging off the dock port, which sounds very dangerous and warranty voiding. I would think a cable would have Been a better idea.

SonomaWireWorks

For a detailed list of GuitarJack features and answers to questions like “Why is it priced higher than other devices?” “What makes it different from other devices?” etc, please check out this forum post:

http://www.sonomawireworks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=9329

PD

So you can’t power up at the same time?

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