FourTrack and GuitarTone Updated With New Features and Improved iOS 7 Compatibility
FourTrack 7 adds a variety of user requested features and improvements including:
- Updated compatibility with iOS 7
- Dropbox Sync: Upload and store your mixes and projects to your Dropbox account, then share your music by emailing download links to friends.
- AudioCopy 2: Copy and paste audio between other AudioCopy 2 enabled apps
- Playback in background
- GuitarJack Model 2 Control Panel updates
- Updated SongTool Graphics
GuitarTone 2.7.1 adds some essential updates including:
- Updated compatibility with iOS 7
- GuitarJack Model 2 Control Panel Updates
Get more Amp and Effects packs in GuitarTone and they'll be activated in FourTrack and StudioTrack automatically.
Note: GuitarTone 2.7.1 fixes some crashing on iPhones and improves in-app purchasing.
A StudioTrack update is coming soon.
GuitarJack Stage Chosen as "Best of Show" Winner at Macworld/iWorld 2014
GuitarJack Stage, the forthcoming multi-platform pedal controller and audio interface from Sonoma Wire Works, was one of 11 products chosen as "Best of Show" at the Macworld/iWorld 2014 convention.
A video highlight reel of Macworld "Best of Show" winners is available online. An article featuring GuitarJack Stage and preview videos can be found here.
GuitarJack Stage will be available Spring of 2014 and is compatible with Mac/PC/iOS. Learn more about GuitarJack stage here.
Sonoma's Official Macworld 2014 Show Wrap Up
DrumCore 4 Preview Videos
Sonic State captured this preview video of DrumCore 4 at Musikmesse. Sonic State says, "DrumCore 4 uses real recordings of drummers to build a library of component audio building blocks of grooves and fills which can be seamlessly joined together to form your drum track.
Based on audio, there's a limit of how far you can timestretch audio blocks recorded at one tempo, to fit within a target track at a different tempo, but the software handily highlights which selections might not quite work within your composition, so you can be sure of crafting a track which fits together perfectly.
In addition, the audio segments can be presented as MIDI information too, so you can swap out sounds easily."
Sweetwater previewed DrumCore 4 and had this to say, "For many years, DrumCore has been one of the staple drum virtual instruments music producers and professional composers have turned to consistently. Loaded with 20GB of exciting content including over 100 fully sampled drum kits and countless stellar performances by world-class drummers such as Alan White, Terry Bozzio, Sly Dunbar, and many others, DrumCore 4 offers greater versatility than ever before."
Audio Interface and Pedal Control for All of Your Devices
GuitarJack Stage is an audio input/output accessory for Mac, PC and select mobile devices. It offers 24-bit AD/DA converters, 1/4" jacks for all connections, and physical knobs for input level control. Four foot control switches allow you to change presets, adjust tempo, and start and stop recording with your feet, all while playing guitar. Five amp control knobs give you instant access to amp settings without having to be on the amp control screen. More details coming soon. Subscribe to Sonoma News for product announcements.
GuitarJack Stage won Best in Show at Macworld 2014. Watch the interview here.
Audiofanzine captured this GuitarJack Stage video at Musikmesse 2014.
Sonic State captured this GuitarJack Stage preview video at Musikmesse and says, "You might be aware of the high quality yet teeny tiny Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack audio IO devices for iOS/usb devices ... well, it looks like there's something in the water out Sonoma way, as their latest offering has bulked up somewhat. The new GuitarJack Stage is designed for the rigours of on-stage use, so it's gonna get a bit of foot-booting. Looks like it can handle it though. It's a pedal controller and audio interface, compatible with Mac, Windows and iOS - device powered, but if you do plug it in, it'll charge your iPhone/iPad."
Sweetwater captured this GuitarJack Stage preview video at NAMM and says, "If the original GuitarJack iOS interfaces were any indication, then it’s clear that Sonoma Wire Works is passionate about capturing great-sounding guitar tone. Now they are about to release four new audio interfaces that take the same concept one step farther. While the GuitarJack Stage and GuitarJack Mini are focused on mobile guitar processing and recording, the StudioJack and StudioJack Mini models let you take studio-quality recording capability on the road."
DrumCore 4 Coming Soon: Pre-order Now and Save!
DrumCore 4 Lite, DrumCore 4 and DrumCore 4 Ultra are available for pre-order. Pre-order now (for a limited time) and get $30 - $99 in bonus content packs!
DrumCore 4 development is making great progress. Sonoma is working hard on completing it as soon as possible. A beta version may be released soon for select pre-order customers.
DrumCore 4 is an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in instrument with royalty-free 24-bit audio loops, MIDI loops, and multi velocity sampled drum kits.
DrumCore 4 Preview Videos from Musikmesse and NAMM.
New DrumCore 4 Features (subject to change)
• Improved interface
• 64-bit compatibility
• Updated plug-in formats AAX/VST3/AU
• Rhythmic similarity search powered by iZotope®
• Mixer view with insert effects
• Song timeline for assembling loops
• Online store for easily finding and purchasing content directly in the plugin
• Much more!
DrumCore 4 Pre-order and Upgrade Offers
Pre-order DrumCore 4 Lite, or upgrade to DrumCore 4 Lite from KitCore or KitCore Deluxe, and get a $30 coupon good toward these DrummerPacks and KitPacks.
- Pre-order DrumCore 4 ($199 US or equivalent), or any DrumCore 4 upgrade, and get $69 off KitPacks or DrummerPacks from this list.
- Pre-order DrumCore 4 Ultra, or any DrumCore 4 Ultra upgrade, and get a $99 coupon good toward KitPacks or DrummerPacks from this list.
- Order DrumCore 3 (for at least $199) or DrumCore 3 Deluxe from Sonoma or an authorized dealer, and get the DrumCore 4 Upgrade for free ($99 value). Plus get a coupon for $69 off KitPacks or DrummerPacks from this list. Note: DrumCore 3 works with 32-bit hosts only. Restrictions apply.
Offers good for a limited time.
GuitarJack 2 USB Review
"As a guitar input/output interface using an iOS device as the "brains" (e.g. for guitar effects processing), or simply for guitar recording, the GuitarJack 2 USB has the same killer audio quality and tone as the original [GuitarJack Model 2]; if you’re serious about getting great sound from your guitar to your iOS device or laptop and hearing it back out again, these interfaces have few peers[...]it can be used with iOS devices, Windows PCs, and Macs equally handily, and it’s sturdy and sounds dynamite. As a portable recording/listening solution for any and all audio computer devices out there, it’s hard to beat." - Mike Metlay Recording Magazine (January 2014 issue)
GuitarJack 2 USB Now Works on iPhone 5
As of iOS 7 GuitarJack 2 USB has added compatibility with iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c! It continues to work with Mac OS, Windows and iPad.
GuitarJack 2 USB is Compatible with:
- Mac OS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8
- Windows XP, Windows 7* and Windows 8
- iPad 4, iPad mini (and iPhone 5, 5c and 5S as of iOS 7) using Apple's Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (not included)
- iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad using Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit (not included)
- Android devices to be determined.
GuitarJack Model 2 is Compatible with New iOS Devices using Apple's Lightning to 30-pin Adapter
Sonoma's GuitarJack Model 2 high quality iOS audio interface works great with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, 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.
GuitarJack Model 2 Reviews
Mental Radiation Films has created two GuitarJack Model 2 iOS interface videos:
Sound Quality Test: Hear examples of why "GuitarJack Model 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 Model 2 - iPhone: GuitarJack Model 2 in action with FourTrack and other apps. He recorded his own song for this video.
"GuitarJack Model 2 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 Model 2 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 Model 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
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.
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