NAMM 2014: iConnectivity 4 In Production Audio Model Soon

Prototype on display      25/01/14

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The iConnectivity 2+ we reviewed in our Sonic Touch show blew us away. The only solution for getting iOS audio into the computer directly and allowing integration of the iPad into an existing setup together with MIDI integration is nothing short of groundbreaking.

However, we have been pining for news of the much delayed iConnectivity 4, which lets you hook up two iPads (or other usb audio hosts) routing their audio to another computer via aggregate audio on the Mac (native on the PC). It also boasts 4 MIDI io ports and a network connection for RTP MIDI - allowing direct MIDI over an existing network. $199

News is that its at the factory and will be shipping real soon.

Also on display was a prototype of the iConnect Audio - which combines the features of the other devices together with a 4x4 audio interface with mic preamps. This dispenses with the need for aggregation as it can act as your sole audio interface.

Available in the Summer, price not yet fixed.




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7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Koshdukai    Said...

So can we slave an iConnectivity 4+ to the new iConnect Audio to get 4 analog+1+3 digital devices audio ?

25-Jan-14 11:56 PM

John P Shea    Said...

Great scoop Nick!

iConnect Audio is the best news @ NAMM this year by far.

L-o-n-g wait until June/July tho.

Regards, JPS

26-Jan-14 12:00 AM

Lu    Said...

The best thing is being computer free. Just use your instruments and don't touch a computer at all.

But yeah, I'll believe it when I see it. It's been a long time promised

26-Jan-14 12:40 AM

Velocipede    Said...

My understanding was that the audio model lacks a couple of features of the MIDI 4+. No ethernet connector was one. Only one pair of MIDI din connectors was another. There might be more (less USB?).

26-Jan-14 04:12 AM

gg    Said...

As usual, they are showing product 'ideas' that you might see in a year or two, or maybe not at all.

The only real innovation is Audio PassThru, something that is only cool if all your sounds come from the iPad. If you record instruments like most people, than you still need a conventional audio interface. So why would you wait for their new audio interface when you could by one from a manufacturer that has been making them for years.

Spend your money on other companies that actually have products available.

26-Jan-14 08:57 AM

JSD    Said...

What these guys are doing is not a trivial task. Audio pass thru from an iPad is a huge deal. The earlier review that Sonicstate did on the iConnect 2+ showed that these devices are truly a game changer. I have worked for other audio companies in the past and know that getting a product to market has many challenges. Kudos to these guys for attempting something as big as this.So cut these guys some slack. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

28-Jan-14 01:21 AM

guest    Said...

Nick, I'm concerned about the MIDI-to-audio latency. Could you measure it?

03-Feb-14 12:48 AM

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