Inspiration can strike from anywhere, and now you can use a proper musical instrument to channel it with MIDIConnect, available from Griffin Technology for $80. The unit allows you to twang, pluck or tickle a MIDI instrument on the go directly into GarageBand and other iOS music apps, and also reverses the flow -- allowing your Cupertino device to send a MIDI signal and become keys, drums or a guitar itself. For hygiene's sake, however, we probably wouldn't take our portable composing quite as far as the video below the break shows.
Griffin's Music Gear will be showcased at Summer NAMM July 12-14 in Nashville at booth 308
Nashville, TN – July 10, 2012 – Griffin Technology, one of the world's foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, is excited to announce the availability of MIDIConnect, a MIDI in and out interface for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.
"MIDIConnect offers musicians a compact and portable solution to create and edit music on the go, at a fraction of the cost of a recording studio," said Ethan Opelt, Line Manager of Griffin's Audio category. "We are excited to be showcasing MIDIConnect as well as Griffin's lineup of music products at Summer NAMM, taking place in Nashville, our home town."
MIDIConnect adds a MIDI input and output to iOS devices. Intuitive to use, MIDIConnect allows you to plug MIDI keyboards and other MIDI-capable devices into an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone. Play your MIDI instrument straight into GarageBand or other MIDI-capable apps, or download MIDI Controller apps to use the MIDI out port and your touchscreen in performance, as a MIDI controller. Both MIDI in and out ports are industry-standard 5-pin DIN connectors, compatible with most commonly available MIDI cables and connectors.
MIDIConnect is now available for $79.99 at www.GriffinTechnology.com. To see the MIDIConnect in action, check out the video here.
The MIDIConnect will be on display at Summer NAMM in Nashville from July 12-14, 2012. Visitors can stop by Griffin's booth #308 to check out Griffin's latest music gear, some of which includes:
StudioConnect – a compact and portable solution that enables musicians to create and edit music on the go, combining two worlds of recording - audio and MIDI.
GuitarConnect Pro – analog to digital instrument interface for iPad and iPhone 4.
DJ Cable – combined with algoriddim's djay app, the DJ Cable enables Split Output mode, giving DJs full audio control over pre-cueing
To learn more about Griffin's music accessories, visit www.griffintechnology.com/music.
About Griffin Technology
Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house, and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at www.griffintechnology.com. Follow Griffin Technology on http://www.facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter, @griffintech.