$5 RiffWorks InstantDrummers through June 30
Save $4.99 on all RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions. Back by popular demand, Sonoma's biggest InstantDrummer sale! Valid May 23 - June 30, 2013. Use this coupon as many times as you'd like before June 30th. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer good only with this coupon code (all caps): FIVE
RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions (Mac/Win) are royalty-free, easy to use drums for RiffWorks T4 (free recording software) & RiffWorks Standard (Standard includes 9 sessions free). Most are recordings of pro drummers. Select from over 160 sessions (about 50 MB each).
Find RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions:
Tempos (BPM): Under 80, 80-100, 100-120, 120-140, 140-160, 160-180, 180-200, 200-220, or Wide Range
Time Signature: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 12/8
Genre: Acoustic, Blues, Country, Electro, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Shuffle, Waltz, World
Famous Drummers: Alan White, Jason McGerr, John Tempesta, Lonnie Wilson, Matt Sorum, Sly Dunbar, Terry Bozzio, Tony Braunagel, All Famous Drummers
12 Most Popular: Top 2 sessions by 6 drum companies
New: New RiffWorks InstantDrummer Sessions
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GuitarJack Model 2 24-bit Firmware Update Released
A 24-bit firmware update for GuitarJack Model 2, the best sounding guitar interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, has been released. Also, with this firmware update, input level controls in GarageBand and Multitrack DAW now work with GuitarJack Model 2. This update is included in GuitarTone 2.1 which is now available in the App Store. More 24-bit info.
To install the update:
- Download the GuitarTone 2.1 stand-alone app from the App Store and launch the app.
- Connect GuitarJack Model 2 to your iOS device
- Follow onscreen instructions to update your GuitarJack Model 2 firmware.
GuitarTone 2.1 Update Adds Audiobus Support and 24-bit Firmware for GuitarJack Model 2
GuitarTone has been updated to version 2.1 to include Audiobus support. Audiobus is a separate app that makes it possible for multiple Audiobus enabled music apps to work together. Audiobus Input and Filter support allows you to record your guitar with the incredible sounds of GuitarTone in Audiobus enabled apps, like GarageBand, or filter the output of another app, like NLogSynth, before recording it.
New GuitarJack 2 USB
GuitarJack 2 USB portable audio interface for desktop and mobile connects mics and instruments to your PC, Mac and select mobile devices through a Micro USB connection. Featuring a 1/4 inch instrument input and a 1/8 inch stereo mic/line input, GuitarJack 2 USB contains the same pristine sounding 24-bit AD/DA converter and other Joe Bryan designed components as the acclaimed GuitarJack Model 2. Pre-order
News & Videos
Joe Bryan is a legend in the audio industry. Part scientist, coder, inventor, and craftsman, Joe is behind some of the most trusted and best sounding music gear of our time, including the award winning Universal Audio 2192 Master Digital Audio Interface. GuitarJack, the critically acclaimed audio interface for iOS devices, was the result of a partnership between Joe and Sonoma Wire Works. A whole new line of products based on Joe's sonic wizardry will be released later this year. We feel honored and extremely lucky to have such a brilliant innovator on our team!
Learn more in Joe's Interview
More Sonoma Staff Spotlights
April Fools!: Announcing RiffWatch
What time is it? RiffWatch time!* Sonoma Wire Works is proud to announce RiffWatch, the first multitrack recorder watch ever. With up to 9 minutes of recording time and 14 minutes of standby, RiffWatch makes it possible to record part of a song on the go. Browsing the gorgeous 1" x 1.2" interface is less than impossible with the included MiniatureStylus. Early reviews have been overwhelmingly candid:
"I guess it would be usable if you carry a microscope with you at all times." - (Name withheld by request)
"It's kinda neat to know it exists." - Doug Wright, president of Sonoma Wire Works
"If you absolutely have to record something and have no access to a computer, laptop, tablet, phone, or camera, it will do." - Anonymous customer review
Look for RiffWatch at a store near you!
*RiffWatch does not keep time
Android Low Latency Audio Solution by Sonoma
Sonoma Wire Works, makers of the FourTrack™ iOS multitrack recording app, the AudioCopy™/AudioPaste™ SDK, and the GuitarJack™ audio interface, 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.
Sonoma Wire Works’ LLA solution for Android is available for license to device manufacturers.
RiffRumble 21 Country Song Contest Winners
More than 50 people recorded original country songs on their own using RiffWorks (Mac/Win) or FourTrack (iPhone), or with up to 4 friends using RiffLink online collaboration for RiffRumble 21. Over $4000 in prizes were up for grabs! First prize goes to Handy Man by Chad Stanley (wick04), who wins a Taylor SolidBody Double Cutaway guitar, and a gift certificate towards GuitarJack, DrumCore and more. The Contestants Choice category prize goes to Ain't Got Nothin To Talk About by Jim Dye (musicmayn). The Public Vote category prize goes to Passing Strangers by Jon Andrews (JONWSM). Read the winner interviews here.
Listen to all RiffRumble 21 Songs | RiffRumble Forum | Sonoma's Facebook | RiffWorks' Facebook | About RiffRumble 21
GuitarJack Model 2 is Compatible with New iOS Devices using Apple's Lightning to 30-pin Adapter &
Sonoma's iOS Apps are Compatible with iOS 6
Sonoma's GuitarJack Model 2 high quality iOS audio interface works great with iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th gen.), iPad mini and iPad with Retina display while using Apple's Lightning to 30-pin Adapter cable with and without a CableJive dockXtender cable. Recording with FourTrack through GuitarJack's 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch inputs separately and simultaneously was tested along with GuitarJack's other features, and all is working well. Because the lightning adapter is purely digital, GuitarJack's sound quality remains incredibly dynamic and clear. Sonoma's iOS apps are compatible with iOS 6.
Improved Drum & Amp Preview Players
Preview players have been updated for DrumCore, KitCore, Discrete Drums and GuitarTone product pages. The players load faster and work on all popular desktop and mobile browsers.
Making a Positive Impact on the World
Sonoma's Social and Environmental Responsibility page lists how we strive to make a positive impact on consumers, employees, communities and the environment. We continue to find new ways to integrate responsible practices into our business operations. Thank you for supporting our company. Comments are welcome at email@example.com.
Reviews of Sonoma Products
Mental Radiation Films has created two GuitarJack iOS interface videos:
Sound Quality Test: Hear examples of why "GuitarJack 2 provides a louder and clear sound to your guitar tone." GuitarJack's mic/line input for recording drums or vocals while recording guitar.
FourTrack Demonstration with GuitarJack 2 - iPhone: GuitarJack in action with FourTrack and other apps. He recorded his own song for this video.
"GuitarJack will take a guitar plugged into its standard jack input and also has a mini jack stereo mic/line input so you can record in stereo and simultaneously record vocals and an instrument when used with an app that supports that function such as Sonoma's FourTrack... GuitarJack is ruggedly built and offers great sound quality plus robust headphone output for plenty of volume. We were able to use it with guitar straight out of the box with GarageBand and other amp sim apps as the default setting for the standard jack input is for Hi-Z with a decent level of input gain...Verdict: It's not cheap, but if you want a rugged audio input device for iOS that will slip into any pocket and take more than just guitar signals, GuitarJack is the way to go. We Like: Not just for guitar; solid contruction; easily portable; sound quality." - Guitarist Magazine June Issue
"The moment you unpack GuitarJack 2, you can tell it's in a different class to most iOS guitar interfaces...What makes this unit really stand out is the sound quality: using its own A-D and D-A conversion and high-quality input circuitry, GuitarJack presents a crisp, clean sound, which has a lot more life and vitality than that of most iOS guitar interfaces." - Sound On Sound June Issue
GuitarJack Model 2 Review by Alan Branch, producer, musician, Grammy winning engineer, and writer for Audio Media - "Brilliant design, pro features and class is throughout the GuitarJack Model 2 from Sonoma Wire Works, the high quality finish and solid construction fits perfectly to the sleek design of your iOS device. Whether you're recording voice and guitar or a stereo live feed from your gig, the speed and advantage of mobile recording cannot be matched by many others. With dedicated mic & line I/O options, 24bit AD/DA converters*, and a range of specifically design iOS software to match, it's a one stop shop for instant pro recording on your iPad or iPhone." - Alan Branch
"GuitarJack Model 2 is beautiful. Its chunky, industrial, metallic feel mimics that of a heavy guitar pedal and should give most active performers some reassurance that it can't be easily broken. The smoked chrome finish is perfect. In terms of inputs and outputs, on one side is a 3.5mm microphone input, on the other a 1.4-inch jack input for your guitar, and a 3.5mm stereo line out/headphone socket. All in all, it looks flipping fantagmagastic... This accessory is awesome, and is a must for anyone who wants to marry their guitar-god side with their tech-nerd persona." - Todaysiphone.com
"I think the easiest, and most fun program to learn to record guitar on is RiffWorks T4. RiffWorks, which is made by Sonoma Wire Works, is basically a "mini-DAW", designed specifically for recording guitar." - RiffWorks T4 recommended on Guitarify.com
Over 133 iOS Apps Support AudioCopy/AudioPaste
133 apps by 68 companies now support AudioCopy/AudioPaste, allowing users to share audio between compatible iPhone/iPad apps. More are coming!
Apps that support AudioCopy/AudioPaste include a pasteboard history of up to 12 items with audio previews. Make up to 12 copies of audio, then launch an AudioPaste app, and paste any of those 12 copies. The AudioCopy/AudioPaste pasteboard includes tempo, file format, name of app copied from, duration, and more.
FREE* Discrete Drums Sample Collection Offer
Download 5 free sessions of studio-recorded drum samples, mixed into stereo wav format - Over 200MB!
Styles include rock, metal, country and world.
Download these loops by going to this Free Discrete Drums Sample Collection website, and clicking to post to your Twitter or Facebook page. Then you'll get a download of these sessions:
- Chaos from Rock Series 1 Pro Set
- Fast Yoak from Kickin' Country Pro Set
- Funk Juice from Rock Series 2 Pro Set
- Tropical Sun from EarthBea Pro Set
- Vortex - Heavy Mental 2 Pro Set
Over 100 GuitarJack Dealers Worldwide
GuitarJack, the best sounding guitar interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is now available at over 100 dealer locations worldwide. Look for GuitarJack at a store near you in Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK and the USA. Dealers in more countries are coming soon. Sonoma's Online Store ships everywhere except Canada, Europe, Australia and NZ (see dealers for those locations). New: Amazon ships all Sonoma's products in U.S. and internationally.
GuitarJack Model 2 Promo Video!
In addition to showing off the quality of the GuitarJack Model 2 audio interface, this video also highlights GuitarTone amps and effects in FourTrack. All guitar audio featured in this video was recorded with GuitarJack Model 2, the FourTrack app, and a Taylor SolidBody Standard guitar.
Free Software & Drum Content
Free MacOS/Windows Software: RiffWorks T4 free guitar recording software, 3 free RiffWorks InstantDrummers, DrumCore FREE plug-in and drum loops, and KitCore Demo free drum kit plug-in and MIDI drum beats.
Free iOS Apps: GuitarTone (free amps, effects and tuner), Taylor EQ and InstantDrummer: Tropical Sun.
All Free Downloads