My husband, Butch, helped me review the Squire by Fender USB guitar a few years ago, and he found that it made recording music in GarageBand much simpler because he didn’t have to have some sort of interface to get the music from his guitar to the computer. I’ve seen a few other guitars that come with built-in USB interfaces since then, but just recently I saw Lanikai’s UkeSB ukulele with built-in USB interface. Lanikai say these ukes are the first ukuleles with a USB output. You simply plug the uke into a computer’s USB port, or into an iPhone or iPad with the camera kit adapter, or into select Android devices, and you can record using GarageBand, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Audacity, and other recording software without requiring any adapters or other interfaces. The UkeSB models have full Fishman Kula preamps with a built-in tuner. They are available with a full koa body and top in soprano ($399), concert ($429), tenor ($449), and baritone $479) sizes or with a spruce top and koa body in concert ($479) and tenor ($499) sizes. All models have real mother of pearl inlays. You can purchase the UkeSB ukuleles directly from Lanikai.
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