It is always exciting to see what new gear is on the horizon during CES. One of my favorite categories is audio accessories. Whether it is new ways to create audio and music or new ways to consume it, there is always something fun and interesting being released. Griffin always has a fresh lineup of interesting devices that promise to spice up anyone’s audio gear bag. Their latest releases include a way to create music on the go and some awesome new headphones.
With StudioConnect the audio in and out is simple:
- Audio In – Plug instrument in through a mono 1/4″ jack or plug a mixer into StudioConnect’s stereo 1/8” (3.5mm) jack.
- Audio Out – Left and right line-level RCA plugs. The 1/8” (3.5mm) stereo headphone jack, with its dedicated volume knob, helps monitor what’s going in and out.
MIDI in and out is equally straightforward:
- MIDI In – Connect a MIDI controller through a standard 5-pin DIN MIDI-in port.
- MIDI Out – A second 5-pin DIN connector accepts a sequencer, patch bay or other MIDI gear, allowing the iPad and MIDI apps to act as a MIDI controller.
The updated StudioConnect with Lightning will retail for $149.99, and it will be available in Spring 2013 from select retailers.