Archive for January, 2006

CDM: NAMM: StealthPlug, Digital Guitar Cable

stevecooley | January 23, 2006 in news | Comments (1)

NAMM: StealthPlug, Digital Guitar Cable (1/4″ to USB):

When is a digital cable better than a digital guitar? When it actually solves a problem guitarists have. We’re still not sure what’s so great about Gibson’s Digital Guitar, even after hearing it played at NAMM but we immediately grasped the utility of IK Multimedia’s new StealthPlug. It’s a compact audio interface built into a cable that makes it dead simple to plug a guitar into a computer and take advantage of software-based amp and effects modeling.

One side of the StealthPlug has a standard 1/4″ jack, while the other has a USB plug. It also includes volume adjustment buttons, an indication LED, and a 1/8 stereo output for headphones, powered speakers, or an amp. Ed: note that the headphone amp makes this a great practice amp — or an in-ear monitor feed. -PK

The StealthPlug includes AmpliTube Live and LE, with  guitar amp and effects models based on modern and vintage classics. It is expected to ship first quarter for a price yet-to-be determined.


Even I could be persuaded to pick up a guitar if I had one of these to plug into garageband…  please oh please <$100…

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holy schmoly

stevecooley | January 20, 2006 in news | Comments (0)

So last night, I hung out with Dobox Recordings founder Derek Scott, and internationally known music producer Qorser. I was easily the squarest peg in the room… maybe a square with rounded corners. The first 2/3 of the night was just a ridiculously amazing show and tell of technologies and music that we’re working on. Derek and Qorser completely blew me away with the sheer volume of materials in the works. The last 1/3 was a ridiculously amazing show and tell about music we’ve found on various places on the interweb. Then, the bonus round was all about the loose game plan. I threw out the idea that Some Sounds We Like might be a good place to post links to musicians we find. So, hopefully in the coming weeks, you’ll be getting more good posts from these guys… stay tuned. :)

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