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Line 6 intros MIDI Mobilizer II portable MIDI interface for iPhone & iPad

Line 6 has introduced the MIDI Mobilizer II, its latest portable MIDI interface that connects all classic and modern MIDI equipment to Apple® iPhone® and iPad®.

Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II

Descended from the first-generation MIDI Mobilizer (the world’s first MIDI interface for Apple iOS devices), MIDI Mobilizer II is the ideal MIDI interface for GarageBand® for iPad® and other CoreMIDI music apps.

“MIDI Mobilizer II makes portable music production easy,” remarked Chris Grigg, Line 6 mobile products manager. “Anyone with an iPhone or iPad and a MIDI controller can connect MIDI Mobilizer II and be recording and playing music in seconds. And with new apps being developed all the time, users can access an incredibly wide variety of instruments, software and more.”

MIDI Mobilizer II is compatible with CoreMIDI, the new standard for iOS music apps. This allows users to connect their MIDI gear to the latest crop of music apps like GarageBand for iPad and many other exciting music creation and education apps from developers all over the world.

MIDI Mobilizer II features

  • Compatible with iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPhone (iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS), iPad and iPad 2
  • Compatible with all MIDI devices with standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connections
  • MIDI In and Out signal-active LEDs
  • Connects to the 30-pin connector on the bottom of iPod touch, iPhone or iPad
  • MIDI In and Out on MIDI Mobilizer via 2.5mm TRS connections
  • Includes a pair of 5-foot, 2.5mm-to-5-pin DIN Planet Waves MIDI cables
  • Powered by iPod touch, iPhone or iPad — no batteries or power supply required
  • Third party free and paid apps also available on the App Store.
  • Line 6 MIDI Memo Recorder app is free on the App Store
    • Records all MIDI data received including notes, controllers and SysEx
    • Time-stamps MIDI data
    • Saves standard MIDI File format that’s compatible with virtually all DAWs
    • Access MIDI Memos via email or iTunes File Sharing

MIDI Mobilizer II is available to purchase for a suggested retail price of $69.99 USD.

More information: Line 6 / MIDI Mobilizer

Planet Waves Guitar Tools, free (limited time) App for guitar players

Planet Waves Guitar Tools App

Planet Waves has released Guitar Tools, a suite of guitar tools developed by Audiofile Engineering.

Guitar Tools is the ultimate hand-held utility kit for guitar players of any style or skill level, brought to you by Planet Waves, one of the D’Addario company’s family of world-renowned musical instrument accessory brands.

Enjoy the full functionality of the Chordmaster and Scale Wizard apps, the core features of ProTune and ProTempo, plus reference tools that make it easy to find the nearest music store or instructor wherever you may roam.

Developed exclusively for iOS by the minds at Audiofile Engineering, Guitar Tools packs a wealth of easy-to-use, professional-grade guitar utilities into one elegant application for your iPhone or iPod touch.

Guitar Tools features

  • CHORDS — Explore a library of more than 7,000 guitar chords by simply tapping and strumming the touch screen. View chords in every position up and down the guitar neck and hear each one played back in pristine audio. There’s even a “lefty” mode for the oft-neglected southpaw.
  • CHORD FINDER — You know how to play it, but what do you call it? Select frets and finger positions to discover the proper name for your chord.
  • SCALES — Improve your technique by choosing from thousands of scales, modes and arpeggios to practice. Try multiple positions and alternate tunings to boost your versatility. Use “big stretches” for unique, challenging fingerings.
  • TUNER — Keep your instrument in tune with a professional-grade digital tuner, powered by Audiofile Engineering’s precise AETune™ pitch detection technology. Choose between strobe or needle interface and access dozens of presets.
  • METRONOME — Keep in time with a hyper-accurate and visually stunning digital metronome. Set tempos numerically or by tapping the touch screen. Choose from multiple sounds and time signatures.
  • TEACHERS NEAR ME — Looking for lessons? Access an international list of music instructors and find the ones nearest you. Powered by The Lesson Room, D’Addario’s online hub for music education, resources and valuable content (www.thelessonroom.com).
  • STORES NEAR ME — Broke your last string? Need some picks? Find a nearby music store in seconds, whether you’re out on tour or close to home.

The Guitar Tools App is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store through 17 July, 2010. It will then be available to purchase for iPhone and iPod touch for $8.99 USD. Android and iPad versions coming soon.

More information: Planet Waves / Guitar Tools App