Griffin introduces the StudioConnect with Lightning connector


Griffin‘s StudioConnect with Lightning connector is a new version of the existing interface between an iPad and your guitar/bass or a MIDI instrument or controller.  The StudioConnect has Audio-In connectors where you can plug your 1/4″ guitar plug to play directly into GarageBand or other recording apps and a 3.5mm audio plug that lets you connect a mixer or recorder to “connect the whole band to your iPad”.  Audio-Out connectors include a 3.5mm headphone jack with its own volume control or left-and-right RCA connectors for line-level audio output.  StudioConnect also has a 5-pin DIN MIDI-in port for your MIDI controller or drum machine and a 5-pin DIN MIDI-out port that lets you connect “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.”  The StudioConnect with Lightning will sell for $149.99 and will be available soon.  If you are still using an older iPad, there’s a version of the StudioConnect with a 30-pin connector;  it sells for $129.99 and is available now.

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