Complete Sonoma Wire Works News and Reviews Archive

4/25/13 GuitarJack 2 USB Musikmesse Video by Harmony Central:
The GuitarJack 2 USB interface works with iPad, as well as Mac and Windows, and is ready for when the Android low-latency audio spec becomes reality. - GuitarJack 2 USB Musikmesse Video by Craig Anderton of Harmony Central

04/22/13GuitarJack 2 USB for PC, Mac and mobile - Sonoma opens door for low-latency Android audio: "We reported recently on the release of Sonoma Wire Works' Low Latency Audio solution for Android devides, which should make real-time music making apps much more feasible on Google devices. At Musikmesse Sonoma announced a new audio interface called GuitarJack 2 USB. Their previous interface, GuitarJack Model 2 only supported use on iOS but this new interface supports Mac, PC and select mobile devices." - More on Soundonsound.com

Sound On Sound reviews GuitarJack 2

4/10/13MESSE13: Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack 2 USB interview by Sonic State at Musikmesse 2013. Daniel Codella shows GuitarJack 2 USB, which includes 24 bit AD/DA converters, 1/4" input, stereo 18" input, stereo 1/8" output and more. It is compatible with desktop, laptop and select mobile devices. The build quality is unlike anything else and it is critically acclaimed as a great sounding interface. Made in the U.S.A. Hear more in the video interview.

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02/05/2013 Sonic State Gives Sonoma's LLA for Android a NAMM 2013 Best Of Show Award - "Perhaps not an obvious choice, but one that could have the most far-reaching consequences and change the topography of the app market for good. Acheiving 20ms audio in to out on Android - they said it couldn't be done. But Sonoma Wire Works did it. If this gets adopted into Android devices, we should see a massive leap forward in available apps. If Sonoma can convince the device makers to roll this driver into their handsets, then the whole world of music creation apps opens up to the largest mobile platform there is. Some would argue that music creation software is what made the iPhone and iPad cool and desirable, so in my opinion they be fools not too. Game on!" Press Release, Sonoma LLA FAQ, News, Opinions and Video Interview. Subscribe to Announcements about Low Latency Audio on Android

Android Low Latency Audio Solution

01/24/13 Sonoma Wire Works 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. - Press Release, Sonoma LLA FAQ, News, Opinions and Video Interview. Subscribe to Announcements about Low Latency Audio on Android

Android Low Latency Audio Solution

11/21/12 GuitarTone 2.0 Update:
Sonoma Wire Works has released a free update to the GuitarTone iOS amp and effects app. GuitarTone 2 is universal (iPad/iPhone/iPod touch), includes double cab and a pedal board for iPad and iPhone 5, improved tone for all amps and effects, a noise gate, improved tuner, over 60 additional presets, new previews, lower latency on newer devices and more. - Learn more about GuitarTone 2.0

8/24/12 GuitarJack 2 Video Review by Geekbeat.tv "At about $149, GuitarJack 2 from Sonoma Wire Works is a really effective tool, especially if you're a guitarist looking for a way to use your iPhone as a tool for your axe."-Video with Sound Samples on http://geekbeat.tv

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8/6/12 GuitarJack 2 Review by Musicappblog "I had no problems getting the GJ2 to function with a range of other audio and music apps – Amplitube, Ampkit, Garageband and Auria included – all worked absolutely fine. Equally, I was able to record with both a guitar and a mic...What struck me most was just how clean the guitar tones were – so the tone you get here does not have any significant amount of electronic hum or interference. This makes is possible to really get the best out of your amp sims and, if recording the guitar tone in something like Garageband or Auria, the results really can be very good indeed...During my own testing, the audio quality matched the build quality with ease. For iDevice owning guitar players who...want to get the best out of their amp sims, the GuitarJack 2 is currently the most stylish solution."

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7/28/12 GuitarJack 2 Review by Peter Hodgson of iheartguitarblog "GuitarJack′s sound quality is the highest of any iOS interface I’ve used...For testing I plugged my guitar into a Radial A/B box, loaded up my favourite AmpKit preset on both my iPad and iPhone, sent each to my mixer and used the Radial to switch between other interfaces (IK Multimedia iRig and Line 6 Mobile In). GuitarJack 2 stood out in sheer dynamic range and low noise, and it seemed especially lively in the high ends, whereas many interfaces seem to dull this down. It helps to add extra realism to amp sim apps, and it provides a nice clean signal to tuner apps...If the only thing GuitarJack did was to provide a great low-noise guitar interface in a high quality casing, it’d be a no-brainer. The fact that it also includes the Mic/Line input and that you can use both at once in various apps makes it an indispensable tool for the guitarist on the go."

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7/25/12 Mental Radiation Films has created two excellent GuitarJack iOS interface demo videos:

7/2/12 GuitarJack 2 Review by osirisguitar "GuitarJack allows simultaneous input and recording from both the instrument jack and the mic/line jack...very reliable and I've gotten a great tone...there are a lot more settings available for GuitarJack [than Apogee Jam]. Settings are remembered in GuitarJack, so you can open the control panel in an app that has it then switch to another app without. GuitarJack's amplified output jack is a great feature...running it into a PA is very handy...The volume level is about doubled when using the GuitarJack output, a very welcome feature! GuitarJack's dock connector is mounted directly on the device, so there’s no cable that can go missing or break (the cable breaking is my main worry with the Apogee Jam). I'm very impressed with GuitarJack. With it’s many inputs and outputs and different settings it’s a great one-in-all device to convert your iPhone into a portable practice and recording studio. The sound quality is great and there are a lot of settings...GuitarJack clearly has more usable features [than Apogee Jam]. Recorded clips with GuitarJack compared to Apogee Jam."

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7/1/12 StudioTrack Review in Spanish by Fabio Garcia of Musico Pro (July, 2012 Issue) "The outstanding innovation of the new version of StudioTrack is the inclusion of the GuitarTone module and control panel for the GuitarJack audio interface; also includes a tuner and the equalization adjustment panel for Taylor guitars."
Spanish: "La novedad destacada de la nueva versión es la inclusión del módulo GuitarTone y del panel de control de la interfaz de audio GuitarJack; además, se incluye un afinador y el panel de ajuste de ecualización para guitarras Taylor."

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06/01/2012 "StudioTrack 1.5" by MusicTech (June 2012 Issue) "StudioTrack upgrade now offers the ability to control Sonoma's GuitarJack interface. Sonoma has added GuitarTone amps and effects, too, some included, others as add-ons. There's now a tuner and the Tayor EQ acoustic guitar song tool. All of this on top of the existing features of this eight-track recorder - including track compression, EQ, delay and reverb sends - make this one of the best apps out there for simple tape-style multitrack recording." - 9 out of 10 stars MusicTechMag.co.uk

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06/01/12 Guitarist Magazine's Trevor Curwen reviews GuitarJack Model 2 (June Issue): "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 Issue 355, Page 147, in the Quicktest Section

Guitarist Magazine reviews GuitarJack 2

06/01/12 Sound On Sound reviews GuitarJack Model 2 (June Issue): "The moment you unpack the 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, the GuitarJack presents a crisp, clean sound, which has a lot more life and vitality than that of most iOS guitar interfaces."

Sound On Sound reviews GuitarJack 2

5/21/12 GuitarJack 2 iOS Interface by Pete Weiss of Tape Op Magazine, Issue 89 - "Physically, it's a thing of beauty - and sturdy too. It feels like a nice solid block of aluminum and is about half the size of an iPhone. There's a 1/8'' mini jack on the left side, for stereo mic/line input, and a 1/4'' jack on the right side for mono guitar/instrument input. Yes, you can do simultaneous recording of both guitar and a mic'ed signal - the GuitarJack 2 is likely the smallest iOS device that allows this. The right side also has a 1/8'' headphone/line out jack, and on the "top" edge of the unit is an iOS connector that plugs into the bottom of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. I tried the GuitarJack 2 out on both my iPad and iPod Touch, using a variety of apps such as FourTrack, GarageBand, and Moog's Filtatron (a fave). Worked like a charm and sounded fantastic with both electric guitar and line-level signals. Very quiet with plenty of headroom, and not a hint of RF hum." - GuitarJack 2 iOS Interface by Pete Weiss of Tape Op Magazine, Issue 89

Pete Weiss reviews GuitarJack in TapeOp Magazine Issue 89

5/21/12 Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack Review by Trevor Curwen of musicradar.com: "(FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS) Not just for guitar; solid construction; easily portable; sound quality." - Full Review on Musicradar.com

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5/9/12 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 Audio Media GuitarJack Model 2 Review

5/01/12 DNP GuitarJack Model 2 Review by Cam Bunton of Todaysiphone.com: "The gadget itself (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

Todaysiphone.com GuitarJack Model 2 Review

4/30/12 Recording Your Guitar Pt. 2 by John Baum of Guitarify.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

Guitarify.com Recommends RiffWorks T4

4/16/12 GuitarJack Review in Spanish by Román Vega of ispmusica.com "Within its category, GuitarJack is the most powerful on the market. Because of its versatility, design, metallic finish and performance."
Spanish: "GuitarJack, hardware y software. Captura tu inspiración en cualquier parte del mundo a través de tu iPad, iPhone o iPod touch. by Román Vega: "Al poder grabar en dos pistas simultáneas, editando posteriormente en el mixer de nuestro programa maestro, podemos trabajar de una forma similar a como lo hacemos en una estación de trabajo basada en ordenador. Todo más reducido, pero portátil." Más

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4/12/12"The GuitarJack Puts Ten Thousand Guitar Effects Right In Your Pocket" by Efron Elijah of Cultofmac.com: "...the best thing about the GuitarJack is how fun it is to use! It allows me to transform my iPhone into a myriad of different amps, cabinets, pedals, and mics, right from the comfort of my couch. With one little device and the power of my iPhone, I can turn the sound of my one guitar into thousands. With the GuitarJack, your iPhone, and the App Store, you have at your fingertips sonic qualities you couldn’t get without thousands of dollars worth of equipment." GuitarJack reviewed by Cultofmac.com

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4/5/12 Mehdi Benkirane of SAE alumniTV interviews Sonoma's Daniel Codella about StudioTrack 1.5, the forthcoming GuitarTone app for iPad, and GuitarJack Model 2 at Musikmesse 2012.

4/2/12 GuitarJack Model 2 Review in German by Nicolas Hemmelmann of Amazona.de
English Translation: "Overall, GuitarJack is, in terms of features, workmanship and durability, clearly at the upper end of the currently available iOS interfaces. GuitarJack is a top crafted, great sounding audio interface for all current iOS devices. The associated software is sophisticated and fun. The price-performance ratio is well balanced. Recommended. 2 Page GuitarJack Review in German

GuitarJack Model 2 Review on Amazona.de

4/1/12GuitarJack Model 2 Review - Premier Guitar Magazine April 2012 Issue by James Rotondi: "The industrial design of the Sonoma GuitarJack suggests a tiny Steinway grand piano crossed with a silver Ferrari. The laser-etched SWW logo on the glossy steel housing adds to the impression of quality—GuitarJack, in other words, comes across as a proper piece of studio gear, not a mere accessory...higher quality data transfer, less crosstalk, and better fidelity than headphonejack interfaces...The better news is that it sounds as good as it looks. That’s because it boasts a proper 24-bit AD/DA converter...It’s also the only interface in our group that features a dedicated microphone input—and, yes, you can record using both the guitar and microphone inputs simultaneously into FourTrack or StudioTrack. That's huge. GuitarJack is made right here in America, too." - Premier Guitar April, 2012 Digital Issue

GuitarJack Model 2 Review on Premierguitar.com

3/26/12Sonoma Wire Works Focus on Guitar interview by Sonic State at Musikmesse 2012. Daniel Codella shows GuitarJack, GuitarTone, and the new version of StudioTrack with GuitarTone and Taylor EQ built in. Watch video interview here.

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3/1/2012GuitarJack 2 and StudioTrack by Mike Metlay in Recording Magazine (March 2012, pg. 62: "Be prepared to be knocked on your tail. Because GuitarJack 2 uses the dock connector, all of the issues that are endemic to pushing audio through the headset jack—especially crosstalk between input and output on the same cable—simply go away. My A/B tests were uniformly amazing, with clean input, gobs of gain, and exquisitely clean output, whether I was processing guitar signals, playing virtual instruments, or just listening to tracks in iTunes. The GuitarJack 2 goes a long way toward making iOS devices sound like studio-ready audio hardware....StudioTrack is a delightful multitrack app, easy to use and good-sounding, very appropriate for capturing ideas in the style of the old cassette multitrackers. And it shines when combined with the GuitarJack 2, which was a revelation on everything we ran through it. Yes, it’s very expensive compared to other guitar I/O devices for iOS, but let’s get serious here—if we were talking about a mic or headphones and comparing a $40 device to a $150 device, what would you expect? Users interested in serious audio quality in a very portable form owe it to themselves to try the GuitarJack 2 and hear the difference a good interface makes."

Recording Magazine GuitarJack Review

3/1/12 "One Like Son Turns an iPhone Into a Recording Studio" by Curtis Silver of Wired.com: "When Sonoma Wire Works released their GuitarJack interface as well as the app FourTrack, he figured that pushing the iPhone to become a complete recording studio would be a project worth the effort." FourTrack mention by Wired.com
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One Like Son Turns an iPhone Into a Recording Studio

3/1/12 "Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack Model 2 – User Report" by Chris Negri of MyMac.com: "GuitarJack's jacks are high quality...The unit plugs directly to the 30 pin connector of your phone, or with an optional accessory cable allowing the user to decouple the iPhone/iPad from the GJ2...The sound quality of the GJ2 is very good...Additionally, the GJ2’s control panel provides a broad range of adjustment for different input levels. You can boost or pad as necessary to achieve perfect level from a variety of sources without clipping — nice! GJ2‘s control panel also allows you to adjust the mix between its two inputs, which is useful when using them simultaneously...In summary, Sonoma Wire Works GJ2 is a well made (in the USA) product. The design, construction and performance are all excellent. GJ2 is easy to get up and running, but make sure to visit the company’s website for full details on achieving setups with mics that require adaptors. In the arena of audio interface options for iPhone and iPad, GJ2 is an excellent choice."

MyMac GuitarJack Model 2 User Report

2/18/12 DNP GuitarJack Model 2 Review by Billy Steele of Engadget.com: "GuitarJack Model 2 is a handsome, well-built adapter for capturing ideas for that new EP in both instrumental and vocal form. The machined aluminum housing made the peripheral not only look nice, but it also alleviated some fears about damaging the kit in a gear bag or backpack...it really is all about being compact and mobile -- two traits we prefer when it comes to tech." - Engadget.com

DNP GuitarJack Model 2 Review

2/17/12 GuitarJack Model 2 (Video at Winter NAMM 2012) by Sound On Sound: "GuitarJack Model Model 2 has a quarter inch input, stereo eighth inch input, eighth in output, selectable impedance. We didn't skimp on anything. It's got Switchcraft jacks and it is made in the U.S.A. One of the best things about this product is it's very sturdy and solidly made."

2/10/12 Gadget Geek, March 2012 Issue by Electronic Musician: "Want to connect mics, instruments, or other audio hardware to your favorite i-devices? Check out the Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack Model 2. This upgraded iOS interface offers stereo recording and simultaneous voice and instrument recording with apps like FourTrack and StudioTrack." - Electronic Musician

Electronic Musician Magazine GuitarJack Mention

02/07/12 GuitarJack Version 2 for iPhone and iPad Review by Travis Ehrlich of GearDiary.com: "Any guitar player that uses iOS devices should probably look into different apps and hardware that allow them to utilize their devices. As far as the hardware end, the GuitarJack is a perfect solution. The rugged build alone is worth the price. I prefer gear that does not make me feel like it might break when I throw it into my gear bag. I use the jack primarily for practicing my electric while trying not to disturb my family, especially late at night. It could easily be used for musicians wanting to record demos or even complete albums. The sound quality is as good as using my multi-effects processor with headphones." - Geardiary.com

GuitarJack Model 2 Reviewed

02/01/12 GuitarJack 2: Instrumenten & Audio-Interface für iPhone, iPod touch und iPad by André Gotzens of Alles über iPhone & iPad: "An absolute must-have for the mobile musician"
German: "Rund 150 USD [deutscher Vertriebspartner den GuitarJack 2] sind auf den ersten Blick schon ein Brett, das den App-Gitarristen abschrecken könnte; als Urlaubs- mitbringsel ist das exzellente In- terface jedoch ein absolutes Must-have für den mobilen Musiker. Zurzeit ist kein besser verarbeitetes Interface um Instrumente, Mikrofone und andere Audiohardware mit iPad 1 und 2, iPhone 4 oder iPod touch (2–4) zu verbinden, auf dem europäischen Markt zu finden; Gleiches gilt für die überragende Soundqualität und die Funktionalität. Der GuitarJack 2 ermgölicht Lo-Z und Hi-Z Impedanz und neben Mono- und Stereoaufnah- men in 16-bit als einziges Interface überhaupt – in Verbindung mit der op- timierten App FourTrack – die gleichzeitige Aufnahme beispielsweise von Mikrofon und Instrument auf verschie- dene Spuren. Sonoma hat die hauseige- nen iPhone-Apps mit einer Kontrollfunktion für die Eingangssignalwahl und Lautstärkesteuerung ausgerüstet, wobei die Settings nach dem Beenden der App erhalten bleiben. Die ebenfalls dazu passenden kostenfreien Apps Taylor EQ (ein Parametrischer EQ mit Kompressor und Limiter, der Guitar Equalizer Presets speichert und z. B. den iPod um Playthrough-Funktionalität erweitert) und GuitarTone (Amp und Effektsimulation) sowie die Integration des Interfaces in den leistungsfähigeren 8-Spur-Multitrack-Recorder fürs iPad, StudioTrack, runden das optimierte Programm ab. Aber auch der Betrieb mit Apples GarageBand und anderen gängigen Recording-Apps verläuft nach der Vorkonfiguration reibungslos. Paxistipp: Wer mag, kann auch ein langes 30-Pin-Verlängerungskabel (Dock- Extender) für mehr Bewegungsfreiheit verwenden."

GuitarJack Model 2 Alles über iPhone iPad Reviewed

2/1/2012 "iPad For Musiker" - by Musikermagasinet Feb. 2012 (Sweden): "Sonoma Wire Works StudioTrack (149 kronor) är en mer avance- rad variant av den första flerspårs-appen som dök upp till iPhone. Här handlar det om ljudinspelning via mikrofon eller med hjälp av företagets egen gitarrapparat GuitarJack 2 (se även artikeln om hårdvara). Man kan även importera (och exportera) filer från ett flertal andra appar via AudioCopy/AudioPaste." & "Sonoma Wire Works har sedan en tid sålt sin GuitarJack till iPhone 3G, men den fungerade tyvaärr inte till iPhone 4 och iPad eftersom Apple ändrade på konfigurationen i 30-pinnars-dockan på de nyare modellerna. Nu finns dock GuitarJack 2 som råder bot på detta. Den Saljs än sa änge direkt från tillverkaren för 149 USA-dollar. Liksom Mobile In har GuitarJack 2 ingång för både gitarr och linjesignal, och dessutom utgång för hörlurar. Det här var min första kontakt med en gitarradapter som jobbar digitalt, och ljudkvalitén är enastående. Plötsligt låter gitarren som om den gått genom en förstärkare ... på riktigt. Mycket bra ljud – utan brus. En enda minuspoäng får GuitarJack 2 för att kontakten som går in i dockan är lite kort. Det innebär att jag får ta av skyddsfodralet från min iPad för att den ska sitta säkert. Annars är allt splendido!" - Musikermagasinet.com

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01/22/12 GuitarJack 2, de Sonoma Wire Works by Fabio García of 2496audio in Argentina: Translated from Spanish "GuitarJack 2 is optimized to work with FourTrack and StudioTrack because this way we can record guitar and vocals on two different tracks. GuitarJack also works seamlessly with other applications like GarageBand even though GarageBand does not allow recording simultaneously on separate tracks. However, we can record in stereo within a track using GuitarJack with GarageBand. During GuitarJack testing I recorded several demos using GarageBand and the guitar sound was excellent, especially given the very low level of noise - in fact I did not appreciate noise I have noticed when working with other audio interfaces for iPhone. The clean sound of the guitar body showed through."

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01/20/12 GuitarJack 2 Reviewed - Is it the Best Yet? by ipadcreative.com: "In our opinion, audio recorded via the GuitarJack 2 sounds better, cleaner, more dynamic and more reliably useable than that of any other audio interface we have used for iOS devices. If you are serious about your sound, if you want the best possible start and quality of audio recording that you can reasonably expect on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, then we think you should sell something else and/or scrape together the pennies to buy yourself the GuitarJack 2." Audio Examples: GuitarJack sounds better than AmpkKit Link and iRig Mic. "GuitarJack 2 is far superior and offers the cleanest signal we have heard so far, even without a Noise Gate." (Sonoma says, "Noise Gate Coming Soon")

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01/17/12 Rockers One Like Son Record Full Album Using Only iPhones by Jay Donovan of TechCrunch: "As a former "four-tracker" myself, I have to say the results are surprisingly good. Poff clearly has a flair for writing pop punk/rock songs and he and his remote bandmates are adept at using some of the audio tools we have reviewed here at TechCrunch. Here is an example from the new release so you can hear the quality – "Glory Days by One Like Son." Here is Start the Show, the full album.

The First Album Recorded Entirely on the iPhone is Here by Joann Pan of Mashable: "The band primarily used iPhone applications such as FourTrack, MultiTrack DAW, AmpKit and ThumbJam. GuitarJack allowed the band members to record their music by plugging in real instruments and microphones to an iPhone."

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01/13/12 Review: GuitarJack 2 for iPhone and iPad by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop: "The design of the GuitarJack is stunning. It's sleek, attractive and something you would be proud to carry around with your Apple device. But this is a guitar device, so the proof is in the sound...it worked beautifully...the quality of the signal was evident...a clean, clear signal for your guitar. I’ve been a fan of Sonoma Wire Works for many years. They are a company that cares about its users and they make very high-quality software and hardware products. If you’re looking for a device to play your guitar on the iPhone or iPad, I highly recommend GuitarJack 2." - Loopinsight.com

GuitarJack Model 2 Reviewed

01/10/2012 "Mobile Audio - GuitarJack Model 2 Review - by Bjorgvin Benediktsson: "GuitarJack 2 is everything that GuitarJack 1 was, and more. The sound quality is really good. Some of the apps are free, and FourTrack is well worth the extra ten bucks... If you’re in the market for a mobile audio interface, you should seriously consider checking out GuitarJack." - Audio.Tutsplus.com

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01/10/2012 "GuitarJack 2 para iPhone/iPad: primeiras impressões - by Marcus Padrini of MusicApps.com.br in Brazil:
Translated from Portuguese: "Check out this small music studio with iPad 2, iPhone 4, GuitarJack, and AKG K240 MKII headphones. Audio generated by iPad being recorded in stereo with the iPhone 4 MultiTrack DAW, always in digital quality and no noise. Monitoring is done with GuitarJack 2, which provides more volume for the handset to your ear than the iOS device's output." "GuitarJack 2 para iPhone/iPad: primeiras impressões, and later articles: iPod Touch, iPhone, Guitar Jack 2 e iRig MIDI, Gravando Guitarra e Baixo com a GuitarJack 2, StudioTrack para iPad recebe atualização com amplificadores e efeitos GuitarTone

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01/10/12 Rolling Stone's John Dioso says, "GuitarJack Model 2 remains the top-of-the-line instrument-to-iPhone interface: GuitarJack connects via the iPhone's or iPad's 30-pin dock...impeccable sound with no discernible noise. Its solid aluminum body also has a 1/8-inch input for a microphone, so you can record on two tracks simultaneously, using the company's FourTrack or StudioTrack app." (Rolling Stone's January 19, 2012 Issue)

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01/01/2012 "GuitarJack Model 2" by MusicTech (January 2012 Issue) "Mobile pioneer Sonoma Wire Works has updated its iOS interface GuitarJack (see our review issue 92) to make it compatible with iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad and iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation) - which means that Model 2 is also now compatible with StudioTrack on the iPad. The new version adds an AD/DA converter, remembers your settings even if the iOS device is asleep, and includes a spacer near the Dock connector to keep it flush with the iOS device." - MusicTechMag.co.uk

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12/26/11 GuitarJack Model 2 Unboxing and Review by Dom Esposito of Macmixing.com: "THIS THING IS BUILT LIKE A TANK! The entire device is solid metal. It’s got some weight to it but thats a good thing especially when you hear the sound quality from it! GuitarJack Model 2 is definitely a must have for your new or current iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. If your serious about music-making, this thing will not disappoint." Macmixing's Review of GuitarJack Model 2

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12/24/11 GuitarJack 2, Pictures, Thoughts, Amazement by Palm Sounds: "But what really strikes you is the quality of the GuitarJack Model 2. Not just the external build quality, but the sound quality through the device. I can't remember where I read it, but I remember that someone had written that they thought that there was something wrong with the guitarjack when they plugged in their guitar because there was no noise, but it wasn't broken, just noiseless. Well I found that too. The line in is great too, it works very well to have a stereo in for the iPhone or iPad." Palm Sounds Review of GuitarJack Model 2

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12/21/2011 Sonic Touch - iPad Music Show Ep 5 Gaz Williams and Nick Batt comparison review video of several iOS interfaces. Gaz says "This is the Rolls Royce...the GuitarJack Model 2... it's made of out metal...it's a completely different kettle of fish from the other ones. This has got a guitar jack in, a headphone output, and it's also got a stereo input. If you use Sonoma's own software, you can actually record multiple inputs simultaneously...it works beautifully with an iPhone and with an iPad... a [dock extender] cable with an iPad 2 makes a nice join. Look at the quality of that, it's just beautiful, it's just gorgeous. It sounds great. The converters on this are designed by someone who's famous for Universal Audio front end stuff, so it's got good heritage. You can really feel the quality." - GuitarJack in Sonicstate Comparison Video

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10/28/11 FourTrack Version 5.0 Released: FourTrack has been updated to version 5.0. This new update adds rich new features and song tools including the GuitarTone song tool, support for GuitarJack Model 2, Song Tools status indicator lights, and full iOS 5 support. Learn more about FourTrack

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10/24/11 New GuitarJack Model 2 Promotional Video: Sonoma Wire Works has just released a new promotional video for the GuitarJack Model 2 audio interface for iOS devices. In addition to showcasing GuitarJack's unmatched quality, the video gives a sneak peak of the upcoming GuitarTone songtool in FourTrack. GuitarJack Model 2 Video

10/20/11 Handheld Studio: Song Recorded with Just an iPhone 4S, Sonoma FourTrack; Here's How: "Sonoma Wire Works created an app called FourTrack which is the app Partin used for the recording process... FourTrack iOS allows you to bounce tracks, so we were able to do several guitar tracks, mix them on the iPhone 4S, and then bounce them down into one track. You can then send those files to your laptop to make room for more tracking, as well as for back up and a final mix. " Watch Video on Create Digital Music

Handheld Studio: Song Recorded with Just an iPhone 4S and FourTrack

09/30/11 GuitarTone Amps and Effects for iOS Inspired by Legendary Gear: "GuitarTone is a free iOS App inspired by the ultimate collection of guitar amps and effect pedals. GuitarTone includes three free amps ('60 Slant, Custom and Tweed Blues) and three free effects (UltraPhase, Drive+ and Va-Room), with additional tones available for $9.99 per 12-pack. Sonoma's GuitarJack Model 2 iOS audio interface activates $19.98 worth of GuitarTone amps and effects for free while connected. GuitarTone will be added to Sonoma's FourTrack and StudioTrack Apps, allowing musicians to capture great sounding guitar tone in critically acclaimed multitrack recording Apps." GuitarTone Press Release

GuitarTone amps and effects iPhone app

09/30/11 GuitarJack Model 2 Audio Interface Now Compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch: "The GuitarJack Model 2 audio interface connects a wide range of instruments, microphones, and other audio hardware to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via 1/4 inch instrument and 1/8 inch stereo mic/line inputs. GuitarJack Model 2 offers stereo recording, simultaneous voice and instrument recording, 60 dB of continuous level control, configurable Pad, Lo-Z and Hi-Z modes, and increased drive for headphones. GuitarJack Model 2 is compatible with iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation)." GuitarJack Model 2 Press Release

GuitarJack audio interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

06/10/11 Sonoma Wire Works DrumCore 3 Review by Doug Doppler for M Music and Musicians Magazine: "A great collection of audio loops, sampled kits and MIDI loops played by a host of killer drummers. In a word, DrumCore v3.0 is flexible. You have your choice of dragging audio loops or MIDI files onto the timeline in your favorite recording application. The latter affords you some incredible options, like hearing Terry Bozzio laying down a fat 5/4 groove played back through Matt Sorum's sampled drum kit. Whether you want to kick some funky grooves with Zoro, or get down and dirty with John Tempesta or add some Latin flavor with Luis Conte's congas, you'll be hard-pressed to find a single collection that offers this depth and functionality." M Music and Musicians Review of DrumCore 3 (PDF) - mmusicmag.com

Doug Doppler M Music DrumCore 3 Review

5/3/11"Pocket Power Tools" iOS App Reviews - May 2011 Issue by Rich Tozzoli:
"You can take it much further and do some decent recording with Sonoma's FourTrack iOS app. I've written a lot of songs with this. " - Full article on premierguitar.com

FourTrack on Premierguitar.com

4/14/11 "Sonoma Wire Works Unveils GuitarJack for iOS Devices" (Video)" by Sonicstate.com: "Sonoma Wire Works managed to gather a bunch of independent Developers on their booth at Musikmesse, each showing Apps which made of the Sonoma Wire Works' AudioCopy/Paste standard, which allows iOS music apps to exchange audio data between them - which is cool. But there was also a neat bit of hardware on display too - a high-end Audio Recording Interface and software (GuitarJack), which looks like it will give the market leaders a run for their money... A 24-bit AD/DA and a bunch of pretty impressive specs round up what looks to be a pretty capable device. " - Video on http://www.sonicstate.com

Sonicstate.com Interviews Doug Wright

2/6/11"Doyle Bramhall II: Songwriter/Player/Producer" by Guitar.com:
"My home studio is my Pphone and my studio application is FourTrack. I've actually done pretty much everything, all of my production ideas including the entire Sheryl Crow album, on my iPhone. We actually used some of the files from the FourTrack off my iPhone and it ended up making the final cut of Sheryl's album. I travel all the time so my home studio is my iPhone." -Doyle Bramhall II - http://www.guitar.com

Guitar.com Interviews Doyle Bramhall II

1/20/11"App Smart Extra: GuitarJack" by Bob Tedeschi of The New York Times:
"The GuitarJack plugs into your mobile device's 30-pin connector, unlike other devices, which connect to the headphone port. Sonoma's president, Douglas Wright, said the device filters noise more completely as a result, and my informal tests supported his assertion... it's meant for more serious musicians who'd like a mobile recording studio in their pocket." - http://www.nytimes.com

GuitarJack New York TImes

12/30/10KPFK FM Radio (Los Angeles - Santa Barbara): For The Record With Sam Brown featuring Barry Rudolph, Jace Nuzback and Dave Banta: Both RiffWorks and GuitarJack were praised on a KPFK FM radio program discussing gifts under $200: "Live collaboration, playing together over the web...Fender has a system they've been trying to get off the ground. RiffWorks has that! RiffWorks online collaboration, where up to 4 people can collaborate together online in real time. [Sonoma Wire Works] has been doing it for 2 years!" and "The third [iOS accessory], the Cadillac, is the GuitarJack from Sonoma Wire Works. Not only can you get your guitar sounds, you can also throw a vocal on there or whatever. There's a FourTrack recorder. Sonoma Wire Works is a great company. They're the same ones that do RiffWorks with the online collaboration, where 4 people can log on and record together, write together and jam together."

RiffWorks and GuitarJack mentioned on KPFK

12/28/10Beat Magazine December 2011 StudioTrack Review: "Mit acht Spuren inklusive Equalizer und Kompressor sowie durchdachten Master- und Trackeffekten ist StudioTrack aber nicht nur ein vollständiges Taschenstudio und somit bestens zum mobilen Aufnehmen akustischer Instrumente oder Vocals geeignet, sondern die mit Abstand vollständigste und professionelleste Recording-App, die es derzeit zu kaufen gift. Zu den Effekten zählen neben Equalizer auch Kompressor und Reverb. Dazu werden alle DAW-Funktionen wie Mix, Bounce, Export und sogar WiFi-Sync geboten."

English Translation: "With eight tracks, including EQ and compressor and thoughtful master and track effects, StudioTrack is not only a full pocket studio, and therefore ideal for mobile recording acoustic instruments or vocals, but by far the most complete and professional recording app available. Among the effects are in addition to EQ and compressor and reverb. StudioTrack includes DAW functions like Mix, Bounce, Export, and even Wi-Fi Sync."
- http://www.beat.de/

12/27/10"Just got an iPad? The best apps, accessories, and tips" by Paul Miller of Engadget: "There are plenty of ways to make music with the iPad, but you can record music as well. StudioTrack is a full-on multitrack recorder with a price to match, complete with effects chains and in-depth mixing. It's perfect for "sketching" out song ideas -- with instruments you play on your iPhone, naturally." - http://www.endgadget.com

StudioTrack Engadget

12/16/2010 "iPad, iPhone Mature as Recording Studios with AudioCopy/Paste" - by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm: "Sonoma Wire Works has been quite busy of late; in addition to rolling this program out, the company announced a new version of StudioTrack on Thursday with support for both AudioCopy and AudioPaste. So far, over 40 mobile apps for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad have been released with support for Sonoma's AudioCopy/AudioPaste feature. The protocol appears to be spreading rapidly, in part because it lets users know which other programs they can use with it from right within the app." - http://evolver.fm

Evolver.fm

11/24/10 GuitarJack, the promising contender to the AmpKit LiNK and iRig: "I can safely say that there is no way you can cause any unwanted feedback on the GuitarJack. On the AmpKit LiNK, I could still cause it to oscillate at some extreme settings, but on the GuitarJack, I absolutely could not...You cannot cause the output to oscillate even on extreme gain and volume, simply by design...What I hear with the GuitarJack is a more open, less compressed sound, compared to the AmpKit LiNK. There is also more low end. So much more low end. Have a listen for yourself (AmpKit LINK vs. GuitarJack). To my ears, GuitarJack does sound quite a lot better." - by YK Teng on teh Loft

tehloft GuitarJack AmpKit Link comparison Review

11/19/10"GuitarJack is the best sounding device I've heard in its class, and the additional apps from the same manufacturer are ideal complements...This hardware/software system is worthy of applause for the creative possibilities it offers and for its high quality." - by Fernando Curiel in Recording Magazine (December 2010, pg. 62): Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack Model 1 & FourTrack 4.0.1

Recording Magazine RiffWorks Review

11/9/2010 "EQ Magazine - GuitarJack Review" - by Craig Anderton of EQ Magazine December. 2010: "GuitarJack is ideal for musicians on the go. But it's also a clean, clear, robust audio interface that far outpaces the audio capabilities of the iPhone/iPod Touch itself - if you're into listening to music on the road, plugging your phones into GuitarJack beats plugging directly into the host... this is a durable, hi-fi winner." - http://www.eqmag.com/

EQ Magazine

11/8/2010 "GuitarJack vs. Ampkit LiNK" - by Big-Geek.com: "Contrast that with the GuitarJack sample and you'll hear a much deeper, more resonant guitar tone that isn't competing at all with the background hiss present in the AmpKit sample... Listen to the samples though and I'm sure you'll hear there is a clear difference." - Big-geek.com

Big Geek

10/26/2010 "iPad For Musiker" - by Musik Magasinet Nov. 2010 (Sweden): "Detta är den enda seriösa må ngkanaliga ljudinspelningsapp jag har hittat. This (StudioTrack) is the only serious multi-channel audio recording app I have found." - Musikermagasinet.com

http://www.musikermagasinet.com/

10/25/2010 "Sonoma Wire Works' GuitarJack Interface and FourTrack App" - by Dan Coplan: "As a package, GuitarJack and FourTrack provide a solid way for guitarists to easily lay down multiple track recordings via the convenience and portability of an iPhone." - Sharemyguitar.com

Sharemyguitar.com

10/20/2010 "GuitarJack - Get Audio In and Out of Your iPhone - by Bjorgvin Benediktsson: "It's a great sounding little device and it's built to last. The sound quality is much better than if you were to plug your guitar directly into your phone, since the engineering of the device is built around maximizing sound quality as well as being able to communicate efficiently with the software you are using. For iPhone and iPod users that are in need of a great little pocket recorder to record their ideas on the fly, I would definitely recommend the GuitarJack along with their FourTrack software. You can take your guitar anywhere and record your inspirations on the spot without having to drag a laptop or a microphone with you." - Audio.Tutsplus.com

Audio.Tutsplus.com

10/20/2010 "GuitarJack" by MusicTech (November 2010 Issue) "Sonoma has done a lot for the mobile tech movement, devising a well thought-out standard called AudioCopy/AudioPaste which is currently supported by 34 apps for copy/paste audio transfers. It also created the FourTrack app, which we gave 9/10 in Issue 87 for its great performance as a standard multitrack recorder. Now Sonoma brings us the GuitarJack interface for high quality connectivity... This is the best iOS audio device we've heard..." - MusicTechMag.co.uk

MusicTech

10/19/2010 StudioTrack for iPad- Should You Buy It? By iPadCreative.com: "As it is at the moment, we have to say we would highly recommend StudioTrack to those who are after the nearest thing to a professional solution for the iPad and who can afford it." - In depth StudioTrack review on iPadcreative.com

iPad Creative

10/6/10Stephen Poff's video review. "Using the GuitarJack and FourTrack for the iPhone. Stephen Poff takes some backing tracks on the road to the local Guitar Center." "Why would you use GuitarJack over something like the iRig, iLink, .. The big reason is that you can control the inputs. The GuitarJack, because it goes through the dock connector, is a much cleaner signal than trying to go through the headphone jack. Also you have control over the volume. One of the other things I really like about the FourTrack update is the audio monitoring." Stephen Poff's Video Review of GuitarJack

10/04/2010 AppMinute Podcast 20: Interview with Douglas Wright of Sonoma Wire Works: RiffWorks looped recording software (Mac/Win) helps guitar players get their ideas down quickly. "RiffWorks has an enthusiastic user base with a song sharing community called RiffWorld ... FourTrack on the iPhone was a runaway success. We followed it up with StudioTrack for the iPad. Now the GuitarJack hardware interface for plugging your guitar, line input or a microphone into the iPhone 3G, 3GS or iPod touch (2nd or 3rd gen.)...I use a stereo XY pattern mic from Rode that sounds amazing and gives me stereo." - More on Sam Levin's AppMinute.com

AppMinute

09/24/2010 GuitarJack Unboxing by Donald Bell of CNET.com: "Unlike some of the guitar-specific or mic-specific accessories we've tested in the past, GuitarJack distinguishes itself with a uniquely durable aluminum construction and the ability to accept both 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch inputs simultaneously." - CNET.com

CNET  GuitarJack

9/22/10 Review: GuitarJack, FourTrack and TaylorEQ for iPhone by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop: "Sonoma Wire Works is one of those companies that you know is going to release quality, innovative products every single time they put something out. The latest hardware and software releases for the iPhone are no exception. - Loopinsight.com

GuitarJack, FourTrack, and Taylor EQ Reviewed

09/17/10 Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack Review by Barry Rudolph for Music Connection's New Toys Section: "GuitarJack works with Sonoma's FourTrack iOS recording app ($9.95) and is also compatible with other audio-based iPhone OS Apps--I have three guitar amp/stomp pedal modelers/tuners and they all work and sound great using GuitarJack...I especially liked the TaylorEQ app. For each track I recorded, I could carve the sound wonderfully with this six-band, semi-parametric equalizer--you just drag around the overlapping band faders until it sounds good. Sonoma Wire Works puts is all together with GuitarJack: solid hardware, rock steady software and great sound."

Barry Rudolph GuitarJack Review

09/01/10 "Plugging Into the Palm of Your Hand: iPhone & iPod Guitar Interface Roundup" by Jordan Wagner: "GuitarJack is in a functional category of its own. The weighty gadget plugs directly into the data jack on the bottom portion of the iPhone - or iPod Touch - to provide the highest quality recorded sound (in stereo) and lowest latency possible...Because the GuitarJack doesn't have to rely on the iPhone's conventional headphone/mic input jack, it's capable of commanding its software with more precision and features. The 1/4" instrument input can be switched to either Hi-Z or Lo-Z modes, and also sports a pad feature for guitars with hotter output signals that would normally clip the device's input, which kept clipping to a minimum...The GuitarJack's dual inputs (1/4" and 1/8") mean that you can record both your guitar and vocals to separate tracks."

Premier Guitar

08/20/10"Home Studios to Go" by Mike Kobrin of Rolling Stone: "Transform your iPad into an eight-track recorder with StudioTrack, packed with features like multiple effects, wireless syncing, and beats by Death Cab for Cutie drummer Jason McGerr."- Rolling Stone Magazine September 2, 2010 Issue

Rolling Stone Magazine

7/28/10 "iRecord" by Dan Daley of Grammy.com"Smartphone music apps seem to be catching on with both artists and producers in the studio. While making Leticia Wolf's debut EP in Nashville in 2008, producer/engineer Mark Hornsby used Sonoma Wire Works' FourTrack, a 4-channel multitrack app containing a hardware interface. Wolf quickly recorded and e-mailed Hornsby a small vocal part to replace a Pro Tools session file that had become corrupted in his studio computer." - GRAMMY.COM

7/24/10 FourTrack iPhone app demo on "Adam Curry's Big App Show" in a 3 minute on screen demo. Get the free "Big App Show" app to see the live demo of FourTrack."Whip up a real song with multitracks right on your iPhone or iPod touch. It's really quite affordable when it comes to having a multitrack recording machine in your pocket."

7/01/10 StudioTrack ist das "musikalische Notizbuch" für das iPad: ein Achtspur-Harddiskrekorder mit eingebautem Mischpult und 44.1-kHz-Unterstützung."

6/20/10Paul White of Sound On Sound interviews Sonoma Wire Works about the new GuitarJack audio interface for iPhone 3G, 3GS/iPod Touch (2nd Gen) at Summer NAMM 2010."We've been working on GuitarJack to go with FourTrack on the iPhone. Both of the inputs have 60dB of gain control, controllable via software, that can be used simultaneously to record on two seperate tracks, or individually the mini can be used in stereo, mono, or dual mono modes. Be spontaneous at the beach, on a mountain, or wherever, and record without having to haul around all your gear."

6/20/10Sound On Sound interviews Sonoma Wire Works about StudioTrack for iPad at Summer NAMM 2010."An iPad is a cool device, but wouldn't it be cooler if you could use it as an 8 track recording studio? StudioTrack! That looks like a really tasty piece of kit." - Paul White of Sound On Sound

6/20/10Jordan Wagner of Premier Guitar Magazine covers Sonoma Wire Works' new GuitarJack audio interface for iPhone 3G, 3GS/iPod Touch (2nd Gen) at Summer NAMM 2010: "The GuitarJack connects instruments, stereo line inputs and microphones to the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod Touch (2nd generation) via 1/4 inch instrument and 1/8 inch stereo mic/line inputs. GuitarJack makes both level control and input monitoring possible when using a GuitarJack enhanced app like FourTrack."
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06/18/2010 "GuitarJack: Summer NAMM 2010 New Gear - Editors' Pick Day 1" by Premier Guitar "This pocket-sized GuitarJack plugs directly into the docking jack of either the iPhone or iPod Touch, and provides extremely high recording quality."

Premier Guitar GuitarJack

06/18/2010 "GuitarJack puts studio in your pocket" by CNET Crave "GuitarJack looks to be one of the highest-quality solutions for recording instruments with your iPhone or iPod Touch. The GuitarJack offers a 1/4-inch instrument input, stereo line input, and headphone output, all in an adapter that fits in you palm. More importantly, the line and instrument inputs offer selectable gain pads, 60dB of continuous analog level control, and can be separately assigned for simultaneous dual-mono recording. Construction quality is above and beyond any iPhone recording accessory we've seen, including a casing made from anodized aluminum, and a 1/4-inch input from Switchcraft made from a nickel-plated brass."

CNET  GuitarJack

05/20/2010 "FourTrack" by MusicTech (Issue 87) "All FourTrack functions worked flawlessly as we sketched out a four-track song idea all the way through to exporting the project. To take your projects a step further, the RiffWorks T4 program for PC/Mac lets you import and mix your projects. Verdict: 9 out of 10 stars."

MusicTech FourTrack

04/23/10"StudioTrack: Beautifully Presented Multi-Track Recorder" by iPad Critic: "Imagine the beauty of Pro-Tools and the functionality/portability of a four track recorder (not just prohibited to 4 tracks though), stuff it in your iPad, pepper in a bunch of incredible options/features/effects, and StudioTrack is your new multitrack recording friend." iPad Critic StudioTrack Review

iPad Critic

04/19/10"What I'm Excited About by Trey Anastasio" by Rolling Stone: "I'm obsessed with this recording app on my iPhone- the Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack. It's like you have a superpowerful studio in your pocket. I can record basically anywhere." Trey Anastasio Raves About FourTrack in Rolling Stone Magazine

Trey Anastasio raves about FourTrack in Rolling Stone magazine

04/07/10"iPad Apps: Creativity unleashed" by Paul Miller of Engadget: "We were frankly impressed with how good looking, responsive, and intuitive the app is (StudioTrack) -- GarageBand could really learn a thing or two -- and we multitracked our first session in minutes. $39.99 sounds like a lot, but when it bests anything on your laptop for "jotting down" song ideas, it's probably worth taking note of."
StudioTrack featured on Engadget.com

StudioTrack featured on Engadget.com

02/02/10"Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies" by Bob LeVitus: "As a wannabe singer/songwriter, I am in love with FourTrack, an app that turns your iPhone into a genuine four-track audio recorder for less than ten bucks. The sound quality of FourTrack is excellent, and you can make it even better if you use a decent headset or external microphone (such as the Blue Mikey) instead of the built-in iPhone mic. A band called The 88 recorded an entire song called "Love is the Thing" using an iPhone running FourTrack. Links to The 88's song and other recordings made by FourTrack users. FourTrack's audio quality and feature set blow me away."
Get "Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies"

Incredible iPhone Apps for Dummies

02/01/10iPhone Apps | The New "Assistant Engineer" by Sarah Benzuly:
"Offering pan controls, FourTrack lets you upload tracks to your computer as WAV files (or directly to the company's RiffWorks software for Mac and Windows) using Wi-Fi sync. Recording at 16-bit/44.1kHz, a clip light ensures that input levels do not cause distortion while calibrated meters monitor record and playback level. A Slide to Record feature prevents overwriting of tracks; track length is unlimited. Other features include an "onboard" compressor/limiter and the ability to bounce tracks, duplicate songs, internal metronome and packaged sounds, including three beats by drummer Jason McGerr (of Death Cab for Cutie) on his signature Ludwig kit recorded in his Seattle-based studio, Two Sticks Audio."

Incredible iPhone Apps for Dummies

12/26/09Go Phish! by Michael Hamersly of the Miami Herald: Trey Anastasio of Phish (pictured left) recently told the Miami Herald how much he uses FourTrack:
"I get up in the morning and I write. I do it all the time," he says. "The greatest thing that's happened to me over the past two years is the invention of the iPhone. There's an app you can get called FourTrack. It's a multitrack studio on your phone. Writing on this thing is unbelievable. Everywhere I go, 24 hours a day, I have this functioning multitrack studio with drum machines, and you sing right into it. That's all you need."

Miami Herald
Miami Herald Phish

12/02/09The Digital Edge by Guitar Edge: "...FourTrack has huge advantages over any of its competition... we think this is a must-have for any musician looking for a simple app to record all those ideas... especially the ones that might slip away because you don't have an app like this." FourTrack featured on Guitar Edge

Guitar Edge features FourTrack

11/15/09Laying Down Tracks on the Go with an iPhone and a Browser by Ars Technica: "But the simplicity makes FourTrack one of the best musical scratchpads we've ever seen... Bottom line: FourTrack is simple but awesome, and if you're a songwriter and don't have an ultra-portable scratchpad tool like this, you should rectify the situation immediately." FourTrack featured on Ars Technica

Ars Technica reviews FourTrack

11/12/09Ten Apps Every iPhone User Should Own by Smartphone Daily: "The best music app for the iPhone, FourTrack is a true music sequencer in that you can record one track - say, a guitar or bass part - and then hear that track as you record vocals or other instruments. The app gets special attention because it is so easy to use..." FourTrack featured on Smartphonedaily.co.uk

Smartphonedaily reviews FourTrack

10/12/09The Beat Goes On For Another Paul Allen Accidental Business by Ty McMahan on The Wall Street Journal Blog : "Last week, an endeavor born to support Allen’s hobby found an acquirer when DrumCore sold to Sonoma Wire Works, creators of the popular RiffWorks and InstantDrummer software as well as FourTrack and InstantDrummer iPhone applications. "We had no idea of doing anything public-facing with it,” said Chris Purcell, vice president of Vulcan Technologies. “But we thought, ‘Hey, we really have something here.’ It shocked us with the success it had."

Smartphonedaily reviews FourTrack

9/23/09Band, iPhone Make Beautiful Music Together by KNBC Los Angeles: "The 88's popularity is steadily rising. When a friend of Adam's from Apple asked the guys to put the iPhone music app (FourTrack) to the test, the band went from club favorite to viral video sensation (Video of The 88 recording "Love is the Thing" on an iPhone with FourTrack"
Watch The 88 Interview on KNBC

KNBC FourTrack Featured

9/22/09How To for Filmakers: ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement) on the Go" features FourTrack iPhone App by Taz of Hand Held Hollywood: "What can you do if your perfect film production is made less perfect by some lousy audio? Very often, an actor's lines will be unusable because of extra noise, background sounds, or a variety of technical glitches. But, don't despair. You can easy replace that bad dialogue with the help of your iPhone, and we're going to show you how." Featuring the FourTrack iPhone App & Blue Mikey." Watch "How To: ADR On The Go"

Hand Held Hollywood FourTrack

8/27/09Recording Your Song On An iPhone by John Brandon of Macworld.com: "As an amateur musician, I'm always looking for ways to get a song from my head into my computer. With Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack, it's easy to compose an entire song, record the basic parts, and then export the audio to your Mac for further editing." FourTrack featured on Macworld.com

MacWorld FourTrack Featured

8/25/09Butch Walker recording "Don't Move" using Mikey & FourTrack iPhone App by Blue Microphones: "I'm Butch Walker and we're at my studio in Santa Monica. We're about to lay down a track using the new Blue Mikey. I put an acoustic guitar track down,...used a Mikey on a bass amp...then a Nashville tuned acoustic guitar track, then a Casio sampling keyboard track,...a piano track, lead vocal part, and a lead harmony part..." Used FourTrack iPhone App as the recording software.
Watch this and more movies of Artists using FourTrack

8/24/09Malbec recording "Summer" using Mikey & the FourTrack iPhone App by Blue Microphones: "We're Malbec, and we're going to be doing a stripped down version of our song "Summer" using the Blue Mikey and the iPhone application FourTrack".
Watch this and more movies of Artists using FourTrack

8/24/09 "Pro on the Go: Applications for Our iPhone World" by Russ Long of Pro Audio Review: "This app takes mobile recording one step further, allowing an iPhone to be used as a 4-track recorder. The app works perfectly as a songwriting and practice tool. WiFi sync allows FourTrack recordings to be downloaded to any desktop computer running RiffWorks recording software (available free on the Sonoma website) or with any browser." - FourTrack mentioned on Proaudioreview.com

Proaudioreview.com feature of FourTrack

8/21/09 InstantDrummer App Adds Drums to iPhone by The Loop: "InstantDrummer includes professionally recorded drum loops that can be built into drum tracks for songs. Recorded by Death Cab for Cutie drummer, Jason McGerr, this version of InstantDrummer is the first in a series of apps that will be released by the company." - InstantDrummer iPhone App mentioned on The Loop

InstantDrummer app adds Drums to iPhone

8/20/09FourTrack for iPhone Review by John Brandon of Macworld.com: "FourTrack is an amazing iPhone app for musicians, songwriters, or anyone who likes to record audio... FourTrack is an exceptional app, one I highly recommend for musicians and non-musicians alike. " FourTrack reviewed on Macworld.com

MacWorld FourTrack Review

7/28/09 Tips for Recording High Quality Audio with an iPhone by Phil Dotree of Associatedcontent.com: "...if you're serious about recording audio with your iPhone you might want to check out an application like FourTrack, an app that I can't recommend highly enough, which is essentially a mini-recording studio with functions like panning thrown in for good measure. " FourTrack mentioned on Associatedcontent.com

Associatedcontent.com mentions FourTrack

7/27/09 "Retronyms: Specializing in Smartphone-Sized Sound Studio" by John P. Mello Jr. of MacNewsWorld.com: "A program like FourTrack can be very liberating for a music maker, maintained Doug Wright, president of Mountain View, Calif.-based Sonoma Wire Works. "Normally, you're tied to a computer and a desk," he told MacNewsWorld. "Maybe you carry your laptop into a slightly nicer environment, but you still have to deal with, do I have enough power, do I have this, do I that? The phone is on you all the time," he continued. "You can be on the tour bus. You can be on the subway. You can be wherever and come up with a tune." FourTrack mentioned on MacNewsWorld.com

MacNewsWorld.com mentions FourTrack

7/23/09 "Best Ways to Produce Music on an iPhone" by Eliot Van Buskirk of Wired.com: "Retronyms is working with Sonoma Wire Works to allow recording from DopplerPad into the FourTrack Audio Recorder app -- a powerful cocktail that could create music people actually want to buy." DopplerPad featured on Wired.com

Wired Blog Best Ways to Make Music on an iPhone

7/16/09 "Recording Studio in Your Pocket" by Kurt the CyberGuy of KTLA: "When the band The 88 decided to record a song on their iPhone they never knew it would become their best-selling single. The CyberGuy gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the technology that is transforming the music industry and giving bands a recession proof way to top the charts." FourTrack in KTLA Video Interview of The 88

KTLA

7/11/09 How the iPhone Has Changed Music by betanews: "Recording tasks that were once executed by huge studios are being accomplished in smaller and smaller settings: the demo studio was supplanted by the home studio, which was in turn replaced by the even smaller PC/laptop studio. Indie pop band The 88 made the next step down and recorded with just an iPhone. The band recently released a single called "Love is the Thing" that was recorded entirely on the $9.99 iPhone app by Sonoma Wireworks called FourTrack. The group recorded sixteen individual audio tracks entirely with the iPhone's standard mic and dumped them to Pro Tools for mixing via the software's Wi-Fi export feature." - How the iPhone has Changed Music by betanews

betanews - How the iPhone Has Changed Music

7/09/09 Top 5 iPhone Guitar Tools Roundup by CNET: "FourTrack is a deceptively simple-looking multitrack recorder and mixing console. If you're a songwriter looking for a way to sketch multi-instrumental song ideas on the go, FourTrack acts as a fully baked portable recording studio." - CNET

cnet - Top 5 iPhone Guitar Tools Roundup

7/6/09 The Official GatorReview of Sonoma's FourTrack! by GatorBlog: "Like most dudes I learn best by messing around with something. So I jumped right in to try and write something quick on the fly and record it. For me, RiffWorks is the best songwriting tool on the planet. FourTrack to me is the best "I'm in the car and have this idea" songwriting tool on the planet. And you can take your stuff right into RiffWorks or any other DAW. " - GatorBlog

GatorBlog's Official Review of FourTrack

7/2/09 Band Records Complete Song on iPhone by Ben Rogerson of musicradar.com: "Thanks to Sonoma WireWorks' FourTrack and its recently-acquired bounce feature, the band was able to record a total of 14 different parts for new song Love Is The Thing, including live drums, guitars, bass, piano and backing vocals." - musicradar.com

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6/30/09 The 88 Records Entire Song on Their iPhone by USA Today: "Who needs expensive recording equipment anymore? That's what Adam Merrin, the keyboardist for indie rock trio The 88 thought when he read about FourTrack, which lets you record music directly into the iPhone. The 88 Tuesday released "Love Is the Thing," a new song recorded directly onto the iPhone. The tune was recorded at Zimitti's Los Angeles house. The trio (guitars, keyboards and drums) used the iPhone mic for each instrument, plus four-part harmony, which is displayed on the bands "making of" video on YouTube." - blogs.usatoday.com

USA Today The 88 Records Entire Song on Their iPhone

6/30/09 The 88 Use iPhone to Record New Single by iPod Observer: "This Spring, we were on tour opening up for the B-52s, with shows all around the East Coast," the band said in a post on its site. "One day while we were driving, Keith was browsing through the applications on the iPhone and came across FourTrack. We thought this app would be a great way to record song ideas while we are away from home." Once they downloaded it, the band decided, "it would be a neat experiment to record the full band on a phone." They documented the process in a video." - iPod Observer

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6/30/09 The 88's new single recorded entirely on the iPhone by The Loop: "What do you do when you're on tour with the B-52s? If you're a member of The 88, you break out the iPhone and Sonoma Wire Works' FourTrack app so you can sit down and record a new single. The band documented the process of recording a new single on its Web site, including tricks like covering the drum set with a sheet, so the volume wouldn't overpower the iPhone mic." - The Loop

The 88's new single recorded entirely on the iPhone by The Loop

6/24/09The Making of Love Is The Thing by The 88: This is a video of The 88 recording "Love Is The Thing" on an iPhone with the FourTrack iPhone application. The 88 documented the recording process on their website.
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6/1/09 iPhoning It In (with FourTrack review) by Electronic Musician: "My favorite of the bunch is FourTrack, which provides solid functionality and is the only one of the 4-track apps with pan controls. It also lets you upload tracks to your computer as WAV files (or directly to the company's RiffWorks software for Mac and Windows) using Wi-Fi sync." - Electronic Musician

Electronic Musician Magazine iPhone Music App Review

5/27/09 A Music App for Every Occasion by East Bay Express: "FourTrack is an elementary yet intuitive four-track recording program - handy for demoing songs or recording new ideas on the go. Without any real instruments handy, I put it to the test: a fork hitting a plate, snapping fingers, low humming, and a little singing. After a few adjustments to level and channel, my mini-song sounded just fine." - East Bay Express

East Bay Express iPhone Music App Review

3/30/09Todd Rundgren's "Arena" Recorded with RiffWorks by Todd Rundgren:
"I found a program called RiffWorks that allowed me to connect through ReWire to Reason. I could set up a loop and grab takes, then continually loop over that section until I was satisfied. Id export the takes that I wanted and clean them up in Audacity. I discovered I had a lot of flexibility with this system that would have been much more difficult in ProTools. Using RiffWorks was a fairly easy and straightforward way to get things done. Since then I've had interaction with Sonoma Wire Works, and I've given them some feedback. They were incredibly receptive [and have since upgraded RiffWorks based on my suggestions]." Watch this and more movies of Artists using RiffWorks

3/6/09 "10 of the Coolest iPhone Music-Making Apps" by Music Ally: "FourTrack is an app many of our muso friends have been raving about. The idea is to capture your song ideas anywhere, recording either via the iPhone's own mic, or by plugging in your own. Once your four-track song is done, you can download it to your desktop to do whatever you like with." - Music Alley

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1/27/09 Sonoma Wire Works RiffWorks and FourTrack by Electronic Musician: Video clip demo of the Sonoma Wire Works' Mac, Windows and iPhone recording apps from the 2009 Winter NAMM Show Video Clip of FourTrack Review by Electronic Musician

Electronic Musician Magazine RiffWorks Review

1/26/09 7 simple steps to iPhone music-making enlightenment by Tom Porter, of musicradar.com: "Cutting the killer from the filler, we've assembled the iPhone music-making apps ... we couldn't live without in 2008, and expect great things from in 2009 ... Sonoma Wire Works' CD-quality FourTrack recorder, which, does exactly what it says on the tin. Four tracks of unlimited length (depending on your available memory, of course) easily transferred to your favourite DAW." FourTrack Review by Music Radar

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1/21/09 "RiffWorks Review: Rock Out" by Tim Cox of MacApper.com: "FourTrack is a must have iPhone app from Sonoma Wire Works...[and for the desktop] RiffWorks is a great way to put down musical ideas with the minimum amount of instruction. Throw in RiffLink, the online collaboration feature, and you’ve got a feature filled app that any songwriter can use. From first launch, musicians will be able to instantly create some cool stuff." FourTrack Review on MacApper

Electronic Musician Magazine RiffWorks Review

01/17/09 "How to Record Audio on an iPhone" by Chris Pirillo: "FourTrack (iTunes link) is a well-designed app for the iPhone that records, mixes and plays up to four tracks at once. There's no way it'll replace your main recording setup, but then again, you can't put your main recording setup in your pocket." FourTrack Review by Chris Pirillo

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01/02/09 "FourTrack is a Big Step in Music Production on the iPhone" by Georges Papas of AppCraver.com: "FourTrack (iTunes link) is the closest anyone has gotten to creating a rich-featured, studio-quality multi-track recording app for the iPhone. It allows you to create songs on the go, without the need to carry around any other hardware." FourTrack Review on AppCraver.com

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01/01/09 "FourTrack is a Big Step in Music Production on the iPhone" by Jonathan Wilson of MacUser: "FourTrack's ability to keep song elements together and instantly reload them with all settings intact is what you expect from a multitrack recording app. If you want to juggle numerous works in progress, this is the app you need. FourTrack also looks fabulous and fully embraces the iPhone's tactile poke, stroke and slide interaction." FourTrack Review by MacUser

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12/27/08 "12 Favorite Apps of the Year (Includes FourTrack)" by Olly Farshi of AppleBlog: "Where some may feel that BeatMaker is geared towards electronic music producers, "FourTrack (iTunes link) will appeal to acoustic musicians (especially guitarists and singers). This is a four track recorder for the iPhone with panning, punch in and out, levels, multiple song storage and even easy sync to desktop. As a composer and producer, this is my ultimate essential tool whenever I stray from my Macbook Pro." FourTrack Review on AppleBlog

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12/18/08 "My favorite iPhone apps (week of 12.15.09)" by Jay Donovan of MobilitySite.com: "I am an upright bassist, guitarist and wannabe drummer and am constantly tracking out little sketches of songs and the like. It's not that big of a hassle to go to my laptop to multi-track them, but FourTrack is super portable and cuts a lot of time out of that process to get a basic idea down. For that convenience, I didn't even flinch at the $10 price. You'd be surprised how good good an acoustic guitar can sound thru that little onboard mic too. Plus, it just looks so f***ing cool!" FourTrack Review on MobilitySite.com

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12/16/08 "Top 5 Disruptive Music-Making Technologies" by Eliot Van Buskirk of Wired.com: "[The iPhone's] large touch screen, tilt sensors and ability to install applications have already made it a handy device for going beyond music playback into the realm of music creation. FourTrack ($10) replaces the hardware four track recorders of yore that used to cost hundreds of dollars. Talk about disruptive technology." FourTrack Review on Wired.com

Wired Blog FourTrack Audio Recorder for iPhone, iPod Touch

12/15/08 "RiffWorks Makes You a Better Guitar Player" by GuitarVibe: "What is RiffWorks? In a nutshell, it's the world's simplest guitar recording software. You can select from standard drum tracks, set a tempo and then record multi-track guitar parts with different stomp pedal effects visually dragging and dropping sections to make up a song. It's so easy that you can download it and be up and recording in 15 minutes. " RiffWorks Review on GuitarVibe.com

GuitarVibe RiffWorks Review

11/21/08 "The Week in iPhone Apps" by John Mahoney of Gizmodo.com: "Remember how Keith Richards always said he recorded the riff to Satisfaction on a hotel answering machine? Well, now, budding Keefs can multi-track their sudden inspirations for songs about not getting sufficiently laid. Four Track offers all the controls you would want for a basic deck, has no track length limit, and can sync via wi-fi to import you recordings into Garage Band or Pro Tools. Awesome. It's $10." FourTrack Review on Gizmodo.com

Wired Blog FourTrack Audio Recorder for iPhone, iPod Touch

11/20/08 "Who doesn't want to play with this?" by John Mahoney of 37Signals.com: "Totally lickable UI. FourTrack." Blog Comments:
"That app gives me a fond seizure."
"Wow! Great interface. Just what I've been looking for to quickly record a guitar lick or song idea that seems to always appear when just relaxing on the couch with no recording equipment."
"The very intuitive interface makes for an app that is so fun to use, that it actually makes me inclined to want to use it and lay down quick tracks. And the fact that it's portable and on my iPhone makes me inclined to use it to get quick ideas down."
FourTrack Review on 37Signals.com

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11/6/08 iPhone is now a CD-quality four-track recorder by Ben Rogerson, of musicradar.com : "Apple's iPhone already had software to turn it into a synth, sequencer and drum machine – now Sonoma Wire Works has released a four-track audio recording application." FourTrack Review by Music Radar

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11/6/08 "The New Hotness: FourTrack Audio Recorder for iPhone, iPod Touch" by Eliot Van Buskirk of Wired.com: "The FourTrack app (iTunes link) is the work of Sonoma Wire Works, which makes the desktop recording software RiffWorks, and The Retronyms, which makes Recorder, the top-selling single-track recording software in the App Store. After a few days of pre-release testing, we've seen that this is a solid, functional app, well worth the $10 asking price for musicians and anyone else who messes around with audio, despite -- or even because of -- its rudimentary, four-track-like functionality. It's stable, easy to use and useful." FourTrack Review by Wired.com

Wired Blog FourTrack Audio Recorder for iPhone, iPod Touch

11/6/08 "FourTrack multitrack audio recorder available for iPhone" by Jim Dalrymple of Macworld.com: "[Record four tracks] at 16bit, 44.1kHz...unlimited in length, until your iPhone is full. The interface shows meters for recording and playback levels, recording clip lights, faders for each channel, and pan controls. FourTrack also features a Compressor and Limiter, latency compensation and Wi-Fi sync so you can get your recordings off your iPhone or iPod. Sonoma Wire Works said future versions of FourTrack will include integration with its RiffWorks [Mac & Windows] software. Development on the integration is already underway." FourTrack Review by MacWorld

MacWorld.com FourTrack multitrack audio recorder for the iPhone

11/6/08 "Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack - Pocket money four-track on your iPhone!" by Chris Mayes-Wright of Sound On Sound: "A lot can be done with four tracks, and using the FourTrack's GUI, users can start laying down tracks very simply. Just arm a track, slide the Record control, and away you go. In post production, the level of each track can be altered, as can its position in the stereo field, and a compressor/limiter can be used to "automatically fatten the sound of the output mix". What's more, your recordings, as 16-bit/44.1kHz data files, can be sent to a wi-fi enabled computer for further editing!" FourTrack Review by Sound On Sound

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10/01/08 Todd Rundgren Recorded Arena (iTunes) (Amazon) with RiffWorks. Rundgren says in Guitar Player Magazine's October Issue, "All I needed aside from the tools I was used to using - Propellerheads Reason Version 4, Line 6 GearBox, and Line 6 TonePort (now named Pod Studio), which was my audio interface for guitar and voice, was something that would allow me to record samples. I used this program called RiffWorks [guitar recording software], which allows you to specify a loop in Reason that'll play over and over, and essentially just keep recording takes using the Reason file as background. Then I would clean them up with Audacity, which is a free audio program."

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8/3/08 RiffWorks T4 was chosen by Apple as a Featured Download and a Staff Pick on 7/29/08 and landed on the Apple.com Top Downloads. Mac and Windows users worldwide are having fun recording songs on their guitars, and collaborating online together. There's nothing like it!

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7/28/08 New Free RiffWorks Music Making Software Does Quick Songwriting, Online Collaboration by Peter Kirn, CreateDigitalMusic.com: "[RiffWorks] is a number of steps ahead of most other [online music collaboration] tools - the real draw is the software editing and effects, as combined with community features...The difference is, you need real client software to be able to do near-real-time collaboration, which is what [RiffWorks] is...I don't think the others have full-blown client software with multi-tracking / recording / arrangement / guitar effects quite in the way that this does."

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7/18/08 Free guitar recording software lets you collaborate online by Ben Rogerson of musicradar : "Sonoma Wire Works has released RiffWorksRiffWorks T4, a free version of its RiffWorks guitar recording software. This enables you not only to record songs on your own, but also to collaborate with other musicians from around the world."

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7/18/08 "RiffWorks T4 - Music Collaboration for Everyone!" by Jon of GuitarNoize.com: "This is a pretty amazing piece of software to give away for free, you could be jamming with other musicians in a matter of minutes! Make sure you check out RiffWorld.com to hear some of the online collaboration possibilities already happening."

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7/17/08 Music Goes 2.0 by Lawrence Chen on Wikinomics: "With RiffWorks T4, musicians can record ideas, use drums and guitars, and add effects to quickly create songs. Most importantly, users can easily collaborate with peers around the world - all for free!"

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7/1/08Get your novel into print - online by Dave Thompson on Stuff.co.nz: "I use software called RiffWorks to record my music. Once done, the software also allows me to upload my tracks to a podcasting site so that others, no matter where in the world they are, can hear how terrible it is. I also listen to everyone else's music ... We can even join in and play on each other's tracks (a global jam session)."

Stuff.co.nz RiffWorks Review

4/12/08RiffWorks RiffRumble X Moms Rule Contest: J. Irving-Giles Is Going To Demoralize You by J. Irving-Giles of GearWire.com: "Of course, I am going to dominate this contest, and to add insult to injury, I'm going to write my song about your mom. $40 worth of flowers from 2Flowers.com's International Flower Delivery Service are up for grabs as well as $10 in RiffWorks Logo Items (t-shirts, guitar picks, stickers) for the winner as selected by participants. "

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3/28/08RiffWorks Wins a "Studio-Ready" Award by Dan Halberg of GuitarGearHeads.com: "Riffworks is a decidedly clever application. What I like best is that they changed the rules and created a lightweight application that mirrors the creative process of song writing. Around this concept, Sonoma Wireworks has constructed an easy-to-use, single screen interface to compliment this process. When you add in the many features such as InstantDrummer, built in effects, Amplitube 2 Live, looping, and ReWire support it creates a very compelling package. As such, I am proud to award Sonoma Wire Works the GuitarGearHeads "Studio Ready" award to for 2008."

GuitarGearHeads RiffWorks Review

3/8/08RiffRumble IX Song Contest: $2500 in Prizes for Songs Made with RiffWorks by EQMag.com: "Contestants will compete for $2500 in prizes including a Line 6 Variax Acoustic 700 Guitar, TonePortTM UX2 USB audio interface, Riffworks InstantDrummer sessions by Submersible Music, Recording Magazine subscriptions, and RiffWorld.com online collaboration memberships."

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1/21/08RiffWorld.com Offers Song Collaboration for Musicians by Jim Dalrymple of Macworld.com: "RiffWorks-maker Sonoma Wire Works unveiled a new collaboration portal called RiffWorld that allows Mac and PC musicians to work on songs together."

MacWorld RiffWorks Review

11/1/07 RiffWorks Standard Reviewed on Guitar Player TV by Jimmy Leslie: "Riffworks is a really straightforward software program designed for guitar and bass players. The interface is designed to have the familiar real world look and feel of guitar gear rather than a typical confusing, complicated digital audio workstation."

Guitar Player TV RiffWorks Review

10/23/07 Sonoma Wire Works RiffWorks Standard 2 by Music Radar: "Sonoma Wire Works have set a fine standard here - their software is genuinely different from everyone else's and all the more appealing for it. A fine sequencing solution for guitarists, particularly those who fancy a bit of online collaboration action." Rated 4.5 out of 5!

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10/19/07 "RiffWorks Makes Songwriting Easy!" by Jon of GuitarNoize.com: "This is a really fun bit of software, it really takes me back to when my brother and I got our first 4-track (Yamaha MT100II) and started recording song after song. The key to RiffWorks is that it has been tailored to creating songs by Riffs (not suprisingly!). So you can just keep adding layer after layer without touching the computer and it keeps each take which you can also set to mute as it finishes so that you can do multiple takes."

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10/15/07 "RiffWorks: Real-Time Loop-Based Online Music Collaboration" by Eliot Van Buskirk of Wired.com: "RiffWorks allows up to 4 people to work together on multitrack recording projects online in "what feels like real-time" using a loop-based system, with "no worries about latency or distance," using an add-on called RiffLink that enables online collaboration within RiffWorks."

Wired Blog RiffLink Online Music Collaboration

10/1/07 "RiffWorks Makes The Work of Guitar Players Easier" by Ümit Mericler of BEAT Magazine in Germany: "RiffWorks does really make the work of guitar players easier as it plays to their way of thinking. It offers a lot of possibilities for the money. Clever concept." Informationen über RiffWorks auf Deutsch

BEAT Magazine RiffWorks Review

9/1/07 "RiffWorks: Your Ideal Sparring Partner" by Andrea Scheffler of Sound & Recording Magazine in Germany: "RiffWorks keeps its promise: The software is easy and fun to use. All essential steps are intuitive. Smooth workflow. Informationen über RiffWorks auf Deutsch

Sound & Recording Magazine RiffWorks Review

7/27/07New Drum loops available for RiffWorks by Jim Dalrymple of Macworld:
"Jason McGerr, drummer for indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, recorded the new loop packages specifically in the RiffWorks format."

MacWorld RiffWorks Review

7/1/07Sonoma RiffWorks by Trev Curwen of Guitarist Magazine July 2007:
"Once you get going with RiffWorks it's all too easy to lose yourself in the moment and get carried away with playing as you add on increasing layers."

Guitarist Magazine RiffWorks Review

6/1/07 RiffWorks in Stuff You Want Column of Skinnie Magazine June 2007:
"The cost effective RiffWorks presents an easy-to-use interface for recording your guitar ideas at the moment of inspiration."

Skinnie Magazine RiffWorks Review

6/1/07 RiffWorks Standard Product Spotlight in Guitar World June 2007:"Looped recording, automatic track creation, InstantDrummer, 7 guitar-oriented effects, AmpliTube 2 Live, RiffLink online jamming, and RiffCaster instant podcasting make RiffWorks the easiest, most creative guitar recording system ever produced."

Guitar World Magazine Product Spotlight RiffWorks

6/1/07 RiffWorks Standard Reviewed in KEYS Magazine June 2007 in German: "The concept behind the program makes perfect sense and it can therefore be picked up extremely fast...RiffWorks has abandoned the well-worn timeline path of sequencers such as Cubase or Logic and is built around the basic musical components of a song...RiffWorks does keep its promise: intuitive usage and a lot of fun."

KEYS Magazine RiffWorks Review

5/1/07 RiffWorks Standard 2.1 Reviewed in What's New Section of Electronic Musician Magazine May 2007: "RiffWorks rolls digital recording, real-time effects, a virtual drum machine, and online collaboration into an affordable solution for computer-savvy guitarists."

Electronic Musician Magazine RiffWorks Review

4/20/07 RiffWorks Eases Mac Song Creation by Jim Dalrymple of Macworld: "One company has taken a new approach to helping musicians create music and, in the short time Iive been using it, I have found that it really works for me. With the release of RiffWorks 2, Sonoma Wire Works has changed the way I think about building a song."

MacWorld RiffWorks Review

3/27/07 Douglas Wright of Sonoma Wire Works Discusses RiffWorks by Chuck Joiner of MacVoices: "RiffWorks not only lets the musician capture their works easily, but also frees them to play and create wherever their motivation takes them."

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2/1/07 Long Distance Relationships (online version) (PDF version) by Jason Scott Alexander of ReMix Magazine: "RiffWorks looks and feels like a vintage multitrack tape setup, complete with a suite of vintage guitar VST effect plug-ins. The software is extremely easy to use and acts as your stand-alone sketch-pad recording environment and online collaboration client. Clicking on the RiffLink button [takes you to the] collaboration service, where any musician (as many as 4 at a time) can join your session and work with you on the same song. Each instrument layer is streamed to participants' computers, as well as saved on the Sonoma server for users who wish to contribute later. As song changes are made, they are instantly uploaded by that user's RiffWorks client and displayed to the other musicians only when fully downloaded. It all happens behind the scenes, appearing transparent and instant."

ReMix Magazine RiffLink Online Music Collaboration Review

12/1/06 In Spanish: RiffWorks de Sonoma Wire Works - Programa para Complementar al Guitarrista by Musico Pro Magazine December 2006: Información sobre RiffWorks en Español

Musico Pro Magazine RiffWorks Review

11/16/06RiffWorks Standard 2 by Mike Miller in Music Tech Magazine Issue 45: "Guitarists have traditionally shied away from loopbased recording, believing it to be more suitable to electronica and hip hop genres than to styles more commonly associated with the guitar. However, with more and more musicians turning to the digital realm for inspiration, even the most thick-skinned guitarists are beginning to use elements of loopbased music in their compositions."

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11/1/06RiffWorks - A New Way to Meld Guitar Playing with Your Computer by Recording Magazine November 2006: "The RiffWorks user interface is well designed and very detailed. I found RiffWorks to be appealing and simple to navigate. One of the most gratifying features of RiffWorks is the diversity and quality of drum loops available."

Recording Magazine RiffWorks Review

10/4/06 RiffWorks Version 2 by dB Masters on Home Recording Connection

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10/1/06 Sonoma Wire Works RiffWorks Standard v2 - Rated 9 out of 10 and Won Performance and Innovation Awards by Computer Music Magazine October 2006: "RiffWorks installation takes around 30 seconds, and although instructions are provided, you probably won't need them...just start up RiffWorks, plug in and play. Verdict: Extremely easy to use, highly productive, good effects and useful backup section."

Computer Music Magazine RiffWorks Review

9/25/06 Top 3 Music Programs for Musicians Podcast by Jim Dalrymple of MacWorld & MacCentral

MacNotables Jim Dalrymple RiffWorks Review

9/26/06 Cool Gizmo Alert: RiffWorks on MusicDish.com by Lou Lombardi

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9/20/06 RiffWorks v2...Para crear tu cancion sin trabas En espanol by Fabio Garcia of audiomidilab.com

9/12/06 Pro Review: Sonoma Wire Works RiffWorks by Craig Anderton of Harmony Central & EQ Magazine

Harmony Central RiffWorks Review by Craig Anderton

8/2706 Make your own kind of music on these Web sites by Eric Gwinn of The Chicago Tribune: These programs show you how to plug your guitar or keyboard into your computer and use the Internet to jam with musicians worldwide."

Chicago Tribune RiffWorks Review

7/28/06 Riffworks Guitar Recording Software Comes to the Mac by Jim Dalrymple of MacWorld.com

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7/28/06Version 2 of Fun Recording Software for Creating, Collaborating & Podcasting on GuitarPlayer.com

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7/26/06 Sonoma Releases Riffworks Standard Version 2on FutureMusic.com

7/25/06 Sonoma Wire Works Launches RiffWorks Standard on HarmonyCentral.com

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4/6/06 Sonoma Wire Works' RiffWorks Standard Will Include AmpliTube LE (Now AmpliTube 2 Live) on MixOnline.com

2/6/06 Sonoma Wire Works, Discrete Drums Collaborate on Mix Online

1/24/06 Riffworks Guitar App Coming to Mac OS X on MacWorld.com and

1/09/06 Jammin' at MacWorld in Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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1/05/06 Sonoma Wire Works Announces Version 2 of RiffWorks Recording Software Coming Soon in EETimes

12/05/05 Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker in Holiday Buyers Guide, Alternative Press Magazine

12/05/05 Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker USB guitar interface and recording software by Emile Menasche, Guitar World:"On behalf of every guitarist who has seen inspiration vaporize in the face of technology, Line 6 has set out to remove every possible obstacle between imagination and reality with its new GuitarPort RiffTracker [with included RiffWorks recording software by Sonoma Wire Works]."

Guitar World Magazine Product Spotlight RiffWorks

12/05/05 GuitarPort RiffTracker Hands-On Product Review, by Mishan Aktzanian, Musician's Friend

11/05 GuitarPort RiffTracker from Line 6, by Barry Rudolph Music Connection (New Toys Section)

Music Connection Magazine RiffWorks Review

11/05 LINE 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker, by Orren Merton, ElectronicMusician.com

Electronic Musician Magazine RiffWorks Review

10/05 RiffWorks Software Perfect for Writing Songs by Jordan Kolasinki, CreateDigitalMusic.com

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9/05 GuitarPort RiffTracker & RiffWorks Receive Performance & Innovation Awards in Computer Music Magazine

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6/05 GuitarPort RiffTracker & RiffWorks Receive 5 Stars & Best Buy in Total Guitar Magazine

Electronic Musician Magazine RiffWorks Review

6/05 GuitarPort RiffTracker & RiffWorks Receive Guitarist Choice Award in Guitarist Magazine

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5/05 New Broadcasting Service, Competition for RiffWorks Users by Guitar Player Online

5/05 GuitarPort RiffTracker from Line 6 by Barry Rudolph of Music Connection

2/05 Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker by IGN Entertainment

11/04 Sonoma Wire Works Announces RiffWorks and Sonoma 7 VST by Electronic Musician

11/04 Sonoma Wire Works Releases 7 New Effects for VST Hosts by Harmony Central

11/04 Line 6 Intros RiffTracker Recording Package by Harmony Central

11/04 Line 6 RiffTracker Announcement by Bob O'Donnell of KSFO Talk Radio

11/04 New Hardware/Software Recording Rig For Guitarists by Sonic State

11/04 New Guitarport Rifftracker Announced by Vettaville



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