Musician’s looking for an all-in-one iPad instrument connection solution are about to get it with Griffin’s StudioConnect for iPad. It’s an iPad stand with Audio and MIDI Ins and Outs. You can connect your guitar or your keyboard, your bass or your electronic drums. It does it all. It even charges your iPad. If you’re just interested in the MIDI capabilities, Griffin’s MIDIConnect makes it easy to control GarageBand and other audio apps with your MIDI keyboard or other controller.
StudioConnect will be available in February for $149.99 and MIDIConnect will be debuting sometime in spring for $79.99.
Griffin isn’t the first company to take a stab at MIDI to iOS adapters, but they look like they are going to do it right. The MIDIConnect adapter is a dongle adapter for iDevices that connects via a standard dock cable with a MIDI breakout on the other side. There you’ll find MIDI ports for In and Out. You can connect standard MIDI cables to control GarageBand and other iOS apps via a MIDI controller.
If you need more than MIDI, Griffin’s StudioConnect does it all. There’s a 1/4 inch input for your guitar with gain control, a 3.5mm jack for your stereo audio source, MIDI In and Out, a headphone jack with volume knob and a dock connector that makes it all work while charging your iPad. Furthermore, all of these connections are housed inside of an iPad stand. They really thought of everything.
And just in case you need a fancy cable to connect your headphone port to an audio system, Griffin also announced their Premium AUX Cable in five colors for $29.99.