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I will also work with mac, windows and other mobile OS. But its a killer controller and looks pro.
I really want this to be something I want, but I'm still having problems understanding a few things.Sonoma Wireworks GuitarJack Stage
Studio quality I/O and pedal controller for desktop and mobile.
Target street price: $199.00
Solid aluminum chasis
24-bit AD/DA converters designed by Joe Bryan
1/4" jacks for all connections, including guitar input, stereo mic/line-in, wah control pedal input, line out left, line out right, and stereo headphones
60 dB input level control at the analog
5 physical multi-purpose knobs
4 physical multi-purpose foot control switches
2 input level knobs
4 foot switch LED indicators
3 LED indicator
Comes with 3 detachable 4ft cables: 30 pin, Lightning, and USB
Allows for charging when used with iOS devices
*All pricing features subject to change. All iOS features subject to Apple approval.
Sonoma Wireworks is, and has been, in the app business for a long time. I've used their app Fourtrack for a couple years now, and it's still my go too quick recording app. I saw a few hints of this product line last year, and it got me real excited. Really glad to see them following through with it. Sonoma Wire Works really seems to put a lot of thought into the quality and usability of their stuff.The big issue here is to get the app designers on board with it and add support. Either that, or Sonoma Wireworks will need to go into the app business.
However, if they could sweet talk Positivegrid to add support in Bias and Jamup, that would be a killer combination. Those apps can sound fantastic, but controlling the apps on stage and getting the tone out without tons of noise is difficult to do with current hardware.
Have to say I do not see the need for the tone knobs on the floor unit. Why kneel down to tweak them when you can just tweak them on the iPad near you? And I don't see why these iOS device manufacturers seem fixated on only 4 buttons. I want 10; one row of 5 for presets, and the other row for turning effects on and off. Been using my HD500 like this for years and it works great.
This unit could also use another CC input for volume.
But I will be watching this with much interest. The iOS app tones are definitely there already, we just need some low noise high quality stage peripherals to control that tone and get it to the masses.