Griffin Technology will be showing off some great products at CES 2013. The first is the StudioConnect with Lightning . This is an all-in-one audio interface for music creation and is now compatible with iPad 4 and the iPad mini. You can plug-in a musical instrument like a guitar into the 3.5 mm jack and listen to it through a pair of headphones. The headphones have their own volume control. You can also connect a MIDI controller through the five pin Din Midi import connector. There is also a MIDI out which allows the iPad or iPhone to act as a MIDI controller. It will accept a sequencer, patch and other MIDI gear. There is also a line level RCA output so you can connected to a stereo system and share your music with others. It will be available for $149.99 in the spring of 2013.
Griffin Technology will also be introducing the DJ Connect. The DJ Connect allows DJs to create to their music and beat mix in advance. It works with the award wining vjay and djay apps. It has its own volume control. It has detachable cables and can be use with both iOS devices using a 30 pin connector and a Mac computer with a USB port. A DJ can connect their headphones to the headphone port and external speakers to the RCA line level outputs. The underneath of the volume button glows giving the VJ or DJ some ambient light in a dark club or environment. The DJ Connect will be on sale in May 2013 for $99.99.
If your vocalist or podcast you may be interested in the MicConnect. The MicConnect allows you to connect an XLR microphone to an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Simply connect the MicConnect to the iOS headphone jack with a 3.5 mm audio cable then connected an XLR Microphone to the XLR input. Fire up GarageBand or other compatible apps and you are ready to go. The MicConnect has phantom power so it can be used with a studio microphone for high quality recording. It can also be used to record acoustic instruments. It will be available in June 2013 at $39.99.
Now that you have all this audio equipment you may want to listen to it o with a pair of stylish headphones. Griffin has that covered too with their Wood Tone Audio line of Headphones. Joining their popular Wood Tone ear buds, Griffin Technology will be introducing over the ear headphones and aux cables at CES 2013. The wooden housings are made from responsibly harvested Beech, Sapele and Walnut trees. The wood is then hand turned and polished to produce a smooth satin finish. Each headphone has its own unique color and markings. These wooden enclosures improve the acoustic quality and allows the user to listen at lower volume level while still enjoying the same caliber of sound. With the plush ear pads the over the ear headphones can be worn in comfort for an extended period time. You can detach the cable and fold the headphones flat for easy travel and storage. Both the over the ear headphones and ear buds are equipped with a built-in mic which allows the user to take calls, interact with Siri and control audio playback. The Wooden Tone Over-The-Ear Headphones with control Mics will be available in February 2013. They’d join the Wooden Tone ear buds with control Mics that are currently available through Griffin at $29.99.
If you want to see more of the Griffin Technology products then come to LVCC North Hall, Both 5212.