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2011 - News and Reviews

Music Connection Magazine
Review by:
Barry Rudolph

Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack Model 2
"Like the original, GuitarJack Model 2 is a premium quality audio interface for connecting a wide range of instruments, microphones or any analog audio hardware source to iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation) iOS devices. GJ2 plugs into and is powered via the docking port of those popular products and turns them into professional audio tools."
Review by:
Dom Esposito

GuitarJack Model 2 Unboxing and Review
"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 you're serious about music-making, this thing will not disappoint."
Review by:
Ashley Elsdon

GuitarJack 2, Pictures, Thoughts, Amazement
"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."

The New York Times
Review by:
Bob Tedeschi

Some New Little Treasures for the iPhone and App Smart Extra
"Using an external device like...GuitarJack, guitarists can plug their instrument into the iPhone and add layers of stomp-box sound." - - A version of this article appeared in print on December 22, 2011, on page B7 of the New York edition with the headline: Some New Little Treasures for the iPhone.

Sonic State
Review by:
Gaz Williams &
Nick Batt

Sonic Touch - iPad Music Show Ep 5
Gaz says, "This is the Rolls Royce...the GuitarJack Model 2... it's made of out'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 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."

Rock and Roll Geek Show
Review by:
Michael Butler &
Sam Levin

>Rock and Roll Geek Show - GuitarJack
"Here's a jpgt idea for the musician in your family...Works with the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and iPads. This thing is really solid and well built. I use it for microphone recording. You can use it with FourTrack and with other apps as well. I love the product!"

Sonoma Wire Works

FourTrack Version 5.0
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.

Sonoma Wire Works

New GuitarJack 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.

Create Digital Music
Review by:
Peter Kirn

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."

Sonoma Wire Works

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."

Sonoma Wire Works

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)."
Review by:
Fabio Garcia

Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack 2 y GuitarTone
Translated from Spanish "The new version of GuitarJack offers even better sound and, as expected, was designed to work iPhone 4, iPhone, iPad 2 and iPod touch de2da, 3rd, and 4th generation. They also announced the arrival of a new app designed to process the tone of the guitar amps and vintage effects. GuitarTone will be included free with FourTrack and StudioTrack. The free version will provide 3 amps ('60 Slant Custom and Tweed Blues) and 3 effects (Phaser, Drive + and Va-Room). Also available are 12 more amps and effects for free, while you are connected GuitarJack. Models are also available for $ 9.99 (pack of 12 models)."

M Music Magazine
Review by:
Doug Doppler

Sonoma Wire Works DrumCore 3 Review
"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."

Premier Guitar Magazine
Review by:
Rich Tozzoli

"Pocket Power Tools" iOS App Reviews (May 2011 Issue)
"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."

Sonic State

Sonoma Wire Works Unveils GuitarJack for iOS Devices
"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."

Doyle Bramhall II: Songwriter/Player/Producer
"My home studio is my phone 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

The New York Times

App Smart Extra: GuitarJack
"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."

Sonoma Wire Works

Billy Martin's Retro Drums: 60's Volume I Released
"New DrumCore DrummerPack by Billy Martin, the internationally acclaimed drummer and multi percussionist for Medeski, Martin and Wood. Well known and highly respected for his innovative rhythms, creative approach, and manic improvisational skills over a wide range of styles, Billy continues to push the art of drumming and rhythm to a higher level."

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"DrumCore is so handy and so very easy to use! It's very close to having a live drummer with you."

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Anthony Gonzalez of M83

"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."

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Trey Anastasio of Phish

"Just tried out Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack plus the new upgraded FourTrack app. Beautiful crystal clear sparkling audio in iOS!"

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Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater

"RiffWorks is an incredible tool to get songs done stupid fast!"

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Johnny "Juice" Rosado of Public Enemy