Feeds

IK caters for mobile musicians with iOS peripherals

Mic, stomp, mix

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

CES 2012

Smartphone accessories are ten a penny at CES 2012 this week, so it comes as little surprise that iOS peripheral specialist IK Multimedia has a few newbies up its sleeve too.

The company introduced some entries into its iRig line, with products to cater for the mobile musician.

iRig Mic Cast,

First on the list is the iRig Mic Cast, a trimmed-down version of its predecessor with similar noise-cancellation capabilities. The iOS microphone throws in a stereo mini-jack headphone output used for live monitoring, a "bumper-friendly" - it works with handsets in cases - mini-jack connection port and an adjustable desktop stand.

There's also a couple of free apps for recording and post-production effects. The iRig Mic Cast will be available later this quarter for €30 (£25).

For the ambitious axe-men out there comes IK's iRig Stomp, an iOS guitar pedal for hands-free use. The iRig Stomp connects to amplifiers or PA systems through a quarter-inch jack, while a 3.5mm port is also present for headphone listening.

iRig Stomp

The iRig Stomp promises to reduce feedback and crosstalk when recording through its active battery-powered output circuit. This apparently comes handy when used with high-gain amplifiers in the free AmpliTube app, which can now be bypassed through an integrated switch. The iRig Stomp will hit shelves in Q2 at the price of €45 (£37).

Finally, the iRig Mix, touted as the world's first mobile mixer for DJ's to use their iOS devices as traditional input controllers. While it sticks a middle finger up to those who grumble about DJs who don't use vinyl, the iRig Mix would certainly benefit the encumbered jockey who can't wait to ditch the LPs in favour of a digital collection.

iRig Mix

The iRig Mix rolls out from February with an expected price of €75 (£62). ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?