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iOS Product Reviews
With more mobile and wireless music production and performance apps showing up every day, make The HUB your destination to find out about the latest and greatest iOS and Android-compatible music gear. We cover all they key mobile music making equipment you need to keep your sounds on the go using mobile mixers, i-Pod, i-Phone, and i-Pad-friendly adapters and sound processors. Our Hands-On Reviews and Product Spotlights will guide you to the right gear to move your music productions between your tablet or smartphone and your computer. Harness the power of cool new modeling software and hardware that can morph the sounds of your guitars and keyboards as well as tools to integrate your MIDI music production with your mobile audio apps.
By Chris Loeffler
Harmony Central Associate Editor
Line 6 has been in the game of pushing the boundaries of what a guitar player can do with digital technology by marrying a reverence for classic tones and “the way things used to be” with a desire to break through the limitations imposed by “traditional” gear. Having built and maintained their reputation as the industry leader in affordable guitar, amp, and effect modelling almost two decades ago, Line 6 has been conspicuously turning their focus on integrating the guitar experience into consumer-focused devices and tapping in to the rich ecosystem of mobile devices, tablets, and laptops. The Line 6 Sonic Port VX is their latest foray into this world and features a price-point, feature set, and ease of use that’s sure to raise eyebrows.
By Ara Ajizian
Harmony Central Editorial Director
I was cleaning out the dark corners at the back of my closet recently and came across an ancient relic among the cobwebs and old papers—my old four-track “portable studio.” It was massive in size and weight, with a strange rectangular insert people once called a “cassette tape.” As I studied this long-forgotten piece of recording equipment, and recalled the days of yore when I would actually use this artifact to lay down musical ideas, I took stock of just how far we’ve come in the past 20 years technologically. Thanks to the ever-decreasing size of laptop computers and the advent of mobile technology like smartphones and tablets, the “portable studio” is now truly a reality. All that’s needed is your favorite recording software and a compact interface, and you have more recording power at your fingertips than ever before. With its palm-sized profile and powerful capabilities, the Fender® SLIDE™ interface makes mobile recording as seamless as ever. As a bonus, it’s also designed to be a learning tool when used in conjunction with the included Rock Prodigy Lite app. It all adds up to an affordable, versatile and very functional tool.
Guitar and bass oriented audio interface for iOS devices and Mac / PC computers
Stream your multi-effects’ signal directly to the Apple iPad
Transform your iPhone into a full-blown audio and video recording studio with this awesome little iOS interface that makes recording, editing, jamming and sharing your music dead simple.
Transform your iPad into a fully-functional drum module loaded with sounds and training tools to sharpen your chops.
Mobile DJing gets a little smaller and more portable with the iRig MIX
Sophisticated amp and effects modeling software and audio adapter / interface for Apple mobile devices