iTrack Solo Review

Pro audio company Focusrite brings higher-end recording to the iPad

by Alan Watt With decades of experience recording audio on 2″ magnetic tape to the latest digital audio workstation (DAW) and everything in-between, using an iPad to capture sound is a different experience for me. The upshot is that iTrack Solo gives prosumer engineers like myself a whole new analog/digital interface at their fingertips. An input allows you to plug in a guitar, keyboard, drum …

Grain Audio

Walnut sound equipment approved by the pros

New York-based outfit Grain Audio is determined to make some noise. Launching today on Kickstarter, the small start-up resolves to stand out with a range of goods to fulfill all of your critical listening needs—from the petite Bluetooth-enabled PWS (Packable Wireless System) to the PBS (Passive Bookshelf System) as well as both in-ear and over the ear headphones. Grain puts the speaker first, letting function …

RØDE iXY

A new compact mic that hooks seamlessly into your iPhone for on-the-go recording

At CES this week RØDE announced a new product to their lineup, the iPhone-compatible iXY microphone. This miniature stereo microphone snaps into your iPhone’s docking port and using RØDE’s Rec app lets you capture high quality audio directly to your device. Every year we see innovative tools emerge for a wide array of media professionals. The RØDE iXY has very clear applications across several disciplines. …