Topic: Wish list for new Guitar Jack
I have recently purchased Guitar Jack 2 and absolutely love it. I still can't believe something connected to iPhone/iPad can produce this type of sound quality. I also love that it is so sturdy and built like a tank (even though I don't like connecting it directly to the phone - it's much easier with the extension cable so I'm using that and it works great).
However, even as I'm enjoying the current device I can see new features which would take this type of a device to a whole new level. Here are few things I think would be especially nice to have:
1. Add MIDI port and perhaps even expression pedal port
2. Build in a high quality mic (similar to Appogee One) - but also preserve the mic port for external mics
3. Add looping functionality to FourTrack (that should be added asap anyway for use with current devices - regardless of what type of new hardware you come up with in the future).
4. Consider partnering with makers of Ampkit and/or Amplitude so that their amps and effects can be purchased from within FourTrack (and obviously easily integrated and used within FourTrack to avoid messing around with copying sound files between apps - it is cumbersome to deal with this which I think is the main reason most people will otherwise gravitate towards GarageBand which has a lot of this as well as looping provided within the same app).
If these features could be added you would have an amazing smallest in the market all in one device for recording but also live performance.
I would easily pay $300-400 for this type of device (perhaps many others would not but you could consider releasing 2 models in the future - one high end with all these new features and the other a more basic device which mostly keeps only current functionality).