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.
- 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.