eXtream Software Development has announced it is finalizing its work on integrating support for USB audio devices in Audio Evolution Mobile, its leading multitrack audio app for Android.
To overcome the limitations of the Android system, a USB audio driver was developed from scratch to get professional level audio into the hands of millions of Android phone and tablet users. Low latency, high resolution audio and multichannel connectivity will finally be achievable, making for a very affordable mobile audio solution. A release is expected by the end of May.
Supported Android devices include the Google Nexus 7 and 10, most Acer and Asus tablets and phones like the popular Samsung S3 and Sony XPeria Z. Requirements are Android 3.1 or higher and a device with USB host mode. No rooting is required.
The USB audio devices need to be class compliant. Over 100 devices are currently on the compatibility list including the Apogee One, Behringer USB mixers, Blue microphones, FocusRite 2i2, M-Audio Fast Track, RME Babyface, Zoom H4n and many others.
The app is available to purchase from Google Play, priced at 5.75 EUR.
IK Multimedia has announced it is now shipping the iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit, a collection of 6 high-quality cables, also available separately, designed to give users of smartphones, tablets, MP3 players and laptops the tools they need to handle any mobile-audio cabling situation.
The iLine cables are perfect for use with IK accessories like iRig, the most popular guitar and bass input adapter of all time; iRig HD, the new high-definition digital interface, and iRig MIX, the ultra-portable DJ mixer that’s small enough to hold in one hand.
iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit
6 high-quality cables:
Mono Output Adapter
Input Output Extension
RCA Output Adapter
Mono Output Splitter
24K gold-plated connectors for maximum connectivity in all environments.
High-purity copper conductors for the best-quality signal transfer.
Low-capacitance insulation to preserve transients.
High-density shielding to guard against EMI.
Carrying case included.
Made in Italy.
Compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and most high-end audio equipment.
Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Cables can be purchased individually.
Free interactive companion app, iLine Cable Kit for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and for Android.
The iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit is available to purchase for 49.99 EUR. Individual cables are sold starting at 11.99 EUR. The iLine Cable Kit App is a free download.
IK Multimedia has announced the release of the iRig Recorder, a powerful audio-recording app that turns any mobile Android device into a professional field recorder, and makes it easy to capture interviews, music performances, rehearsals, lectures, and more.
iRig Recorder for Android is a free app and provides Android phone and tablet users with recording, multiple effects, and sharing features. It’s a powerful yet simple audio-capture app that can be expanded via in-app purchase to include waveform editing and additional effects processing.
Designed for ease of use and packed with real-world useful features, iRig Recorder is a simple yet powerful recording and audio-processing app that works with Android compatible IK accessories like the iRig MIC, iRig MIC Cast and iRig PRE as well as other compatible input devices.
iRig Recorder features
No set up required – just launch the app and hit record.
Auto record feature – the recording immediately starts as soon as the app is launched to catch the moment.
No recording time limit – the recording time is determined by the available space on your device.
Recordings are automatically grouped by recording date and tagged with geo location info for quick locating.
Extremely easy to use – simple editing lets you cut and crop your recordings.
Non-destructive editing – the original recording file is always kept as a backup.
Export your files in OGG compressed format and WAV uncompressed format.
Files can be sent via E-Mail, FTP upload, Bluetooth, copying from the phone via USB cables or from SD card or shared and stored via apps installed on the device.
High-quality audio processors automatically optimize levels and tone.
iRig Recorder is available now on the Google Play Store app for free. Editing, and additional effects processing can be added via in-app purchase for $4.99 USD / 4.49 EUR.
Sonoma Wire Works announced it has developed a low latency audio (LLA) solution for Android devices.
Typical input to output latency on Android devices is between 100 and 250 milliseconds. Sonoma Wire Works’ LLA solution brings latency down to approximately 20 milliseconds.
Latency is the time it takes for sound to go into a system and back out. Low latency is essential to musicians if they want to use a device for real-time processing (e.g. guitar amp models and effects or input monitoring during recording). Latency above 25 ms is generally considered too high for input monitoring and live effects. Sonoma Wire Works’ LLA solution achieves low latency on Android with analog input to output measurements comparable to what is currently available on iOS.
“Musicians have been clamoring for a fix for high latency on Android. Sonoma Wire Works is proud to offer a solution that can broaden the device options for mobile music production.” – Doug Wright, president of Sonoma Wire Works
Sonoma Wire Works’ LLA solution for Android is available for license to device manufacturers.