Belkin introduces the TuneStudio Four Channel Mixer For iPod 09/01/07
Currently on show at CES in Las Vegas and Macworld Expo in San Francisco is Belkinâ€™s new TuneStudio for 5th generation video iPods. The company say that it is the first four-channel audio mixer that lets you create high-quality digital recordings directly onto your iPod. This mixer allows the input of up to four different instruments or audio sources, and records the audio onto your iPod for instant playback.
With phantom-powered XLR inputs and 16bit/44.1kHz audio quality it looks like TuneStudio could be a useful little piece of kit. It also acts as an external USB sound card, allowing the input of audio from a PC source as well as output to a PC from any of TuneStudioâ€™s connector inputs.
A Belkin spokesperson had this to say, â€œTuneStudio is compact, portable, and tough enough to withstand life in a rehearsal room or in a garage. Bands can easily attach instruments and microphones to TuneStudio and record jam sessions directly onto an iPod. Podcasters can also use this device to record their shows either in a studio or on location.â€� Features
Records directly to iPod in 16-bit, 44kHz quality
Streams audio through built-in USB interface to and from a PC or MacÂ® computer
Each channel is equipped with 3-band EQ, pan and level controls
Phantom-power-enabled XLR inputs provide up to 60 dB of microphone gain
High-quality stereo compressor with makeup gain enhances audio dynamics and keeps audio levels within recording limits of the iPod
Features one-knob compression control
LEDs indicate master audio level, power status, peak indication, compressor activity, and recording status
Pricing and Availability:
Available summer 2007 with launches in Asia, Europe, and Australia to follow.
$179.99 USD More information: