Griffin Introduces StudioConnect HD, an All-in-One Multi-Track Recording Interface for iOS and Mac OS X

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Mobile musicians have more options to record and perform music with new iOS and Mac OS X accessories, on display at Griffin’s CES booth, located in LVCC, North Hall Booth #5306

Las Vegas – January 5, 2014 — Griffin Technology, one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile and personal technology, is offering two exciting new products for the mobile musician at CES 2014, held January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.

Griffin, having recently expanded its offerings for musicians and announced a deal with music distribution giant Hal Leonard, now showcases StudioConnect HD and Guitar Sidekick, two products that tap into the power of Apple’s iOS and Mac OS X platforms to help enhance musical creativity.

“With the continuing impact of mobile devices on the music world, we've raised the bar for portable recording interfaces that help musicians and producers work whenever and wherever inspiration strikes,” says Ethan Opelt, Audio Line Manager at Griffin Technology. “StudioConnect HD is an intuitive, streamlined product that encourages creativity.”

StudioConnect HD, $199.99, is an all-in-one, high definition audio interface for multi-track recording, the only device of its kind that records multiple tracks simultaneously to iOS or Mac OS X. Constructed of rugged, weighted metal, StudioConnect HD also serves as a stable charging platform. StudioConnect HD is compatible with both Lightning and 30-pin iPad models and includes a Type A USB cable for connecting to a computer running Mac OS X. StudioConnect HD accommodates Core Audio recording apps for iPad, along with Mac OS X based Digital Audio Workstations, and works great with:

  • Auria (iOS)
  • GarageBand (iOS and OS X)
  • Logic Pro X (OS X)
  • JamUp / BIAS (iOS)

Designed by pro audio engineers for serious musicians and producers, StudioConnect HD provides great sounding plug-and-play convenience for microphones, guitars, basses and keyboards in one compact device. Features include:

  • Two ¼”/XLR combo inputs with individual Gain control, Pad switch, 48v Phantom Power and Signal/Clip LED indicator
  • USB MIDI and 5-pin MIDI support
  • TRS 1/4” balanced out for monitors
  • Dedicated Monitor and Headphones volume controls
  • Compatibility with iOS (30 pin & Lightning) and OS X (USB)
  • Conveniently holds and charges iPad

Griffin is also introducing the new Guitar Sidekick, $19.99, a clamp that lets guitarists, bassists and other fretted instrument players mount their smartphone or smartphone-sized media players on their instruments. Affixed to the guitar’s headstock at the end of the neck, Guitar Sidekick gives musicians convenient access to music lessons and tutorials, tablature and chord charts, and amazing tools like tuning and recording apps right on their smartphones. The adjustable clamp has no effect on tuning or playability and easily fits in a pocket or case.

StudioConnect HD, $199.99, will be available Fall 2014 at store.griffintechnology.com/studioconnect-hd. Guitar Sidekick, $19.99, will be available March 2014 at store.griffintechnology.com/guitar-sidekick. For more information about Griffin Technology visit www.griffintechnology.com.

To schedule a meeting at CES 2014 with Griffin Technology’s Public Relations representative, Heather Maurer, please email madisonmcclymonds@maxborgesagency.com or at 305-374-4404 x 146.

About Griffin Technology

Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at www.griffintechnology.com, www.facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter, @griffintech.

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