, audio equipment
, IK Multimedia
Posted in news
on Apr 05, 2013
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
- Stereo Aux
- Headphone Splitter
- 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.
More information: IK Multimedia / iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit
Roland has announced it is shipping the UM-ONE, a super-compact, affordable, and easy to use MIDI interface ideal for hobbyists, musicians, and educators who need MIDI connectivity to control or record music with a computer.
The UM-ONE is a bus-powered 1-In/1-Out MIDI interface with LED indicators for MIDI I/O signal monitoring, and conveniently integrates both USB and MIDI cables for easy compatibility with today’s computer-based music systems. The UM-ONE features high-performance FPT processing, which provides superior MIDI transfer rates with lower latency and tighter clock timing.
The UM-ONE is perfect for hobbyists who want to connect a MIDI keyboard to a computer, and is also ideal for small studios or academic settings where only one MIDI device will be connected in close proximity to the computer. In live performance settings, the UM-ONE can also be used to control a synth, drum machine, MIDI light set-up, master recording console, or any other MIDI device from a computer.
The UM-ONE is available now with a suggested retail price of $49.99 USD.
More information: Roland / UM-ONE
Just noticed this article over at BBC News.
The world’s biggest mobile phone makers and network operators have backed plans to create a universal phone recharger.
Most manufacturers now produce chargers which work only with their own devices.
The re-charger will consume 50% less stand-by energy than today’s models, the GSM Association (GSMA), an umbrella group for the industry, said.
Firms to back the plan include Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, T-Mobile, Orange, 3, AT&T and Vodafone.
Yes please! All these different chargers and cables are teh suck! Would be nice if digital camera manufacturers take notice as well.
, random posts
Posted in random posts
on Apr 01, 2008
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on April 1st, 2008:
- Pocket Piano Arduino Shield – A board for making the Arduino into a portable stand alone music synthesizer. It plugs directly into the Arduino board and provides 25 multiplexed keys (2 full octaves), 4 pots, status LED, reset switch, digital to analog converter IC, and a RCA audio jack.
- FET Preamp Cable – A phantom powered discrete FET (Field Effect Transistor) preamp built into the plug of a guitar cable. It provides almost all the advantages of an on-board preamp with none of the disadvantages.
- Reprap – n. any open-source rapid prototyping machine that can manufacture a significant fraction of its own parts; v.t. (in lower case: to reprap) to make something in a RepRap machine. Arduino was chosen for the next stage of RepRap development.
- Hackers Publish German Minister’s Fingerprint – To demonstrate why using fingerprints to secure passports is a bad idea, the German hacker group Chaos Computer Club has published what it says is the fingerprint of Wolfgang Schauble, Germany's interior minister.
, K.M. Krebs
, Kevin Kelly
, Leonard Cohen
, random posts
, tips and tricks
Posted in random posts
on Mar 10, 2008
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 9th, 2008:
exc012: 833-45 – Tunguska (download here)
- Meal of the Week 2 – Deep fried onion loaf. Yummy!
- Hallelujah – It Doesn’t Matter Which You Heard: the Curious Cultural Journey of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
- Charles & Marie: Hot Cold Mug – PRESALE – At plain sight it is a standard black mug as they come a dime a dozen and in big white letters it say COLD. Nothing fancy, but once you add the hot beverage of your choice, the mug changes color and is turning white and in big black letters it states: HOT
- Top 10 Ways to Get Cables Under Control – I’ve made a good start by wiring my extension cord under my desk.
- Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy Powered by Ableton Live – … this real-time music production software is used for instantaneous sound effects and music clips needed in the fast-paced world of two popular game questions. What is … Ableton Live?
- 1,000 True Fans – Kevin Kelly writes: A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living.
- Netscape 9 Users: Time to Flock or Firefox – No idea how it ever lasted this long.
Can you tell the difference between music that passed through a pricey Monster stereo Cable, and a coat hanger?
Monster Cable or Coat Hanger, does it matter?
The Consumerist has a story about a guy from the Audioholics Home Theater Forum who says his brother ran an experiment on him and four other audio aficionados listening to a new CD from a new group blindfolded.
Guess what happened…