CES Update: Belkin Intros iPod Recording StudioJan 9th, 2007 | By James Lewin | Category: Audio Podcasting, Computer Hardware, iPod Accessories, Podcasting Hardware
Belkin has announced TuneStudio for iPod 5th generation (video), the first four-channel audio mixer that lets you create high-quality digital recordings directly onto your iPod. This mixer lets you input up to four different instruments or audio sources, and record the audio directly onto your iPod for instant playback.
- Records directly to iPod in 16-bit, 44kHz quality
- Streams audio through built-in USB interface to and from a PC or Mac 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
TuneStudio is compact, portable, and designed to be tough enough to withstand life in a rehearsal room or in a garage. Bands can 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.
TuneStudio 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 TuneStudio‚Äôs connector inputs.
Belkin expects TuneStudio to be available Summer 2007, and to retail for $179.