Apple introduced FireWire audio interface for Garage Band
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But Now Apple introduced FireWire audio interface for Garage Band; Apple is wrapping up development on a FireWire audio interface for Garage Band. Apple is developing a fire wire audio interface for Garage Band codenamed "Asteroid" or "Q97".
The breakout box will include multiple audio inputs, including two XLR microphone inputs. There's speculation that it will either be a basic Airport Express-style white box or a full-fledged transport control box, but given its price, the former seems more likely. Apple may expand music inroads with new consumer oriented hardware device.
The analog FireWire audio device, the first product of its recently created iPod division, will allow users to directly record audio using any Mac and Apple’s Garage Band music studio application.
Apple Computer is expected to introduce a new audio interface for Garage Band users. The analog FireWire audio device, the first product of its recently created iPod division, will allow users to directly record audio using any Mac and Apple’s Garage Band music studio application.
According to sources, this device will include two XLR/ TRS audio input connectors, two RCA analog output jacks, and a standard headphone jack. The device will draw power through a single FireWire 400 port and include a phantom on/off power switch.
It will be capable of automatically detecting the presence of the Asteroid device and allow users to record from 2 mono channels on 2 tracks simultaneously, or through a single stereo channel.
Typically referred to as a 'breakout box' in the music recording industry, the external audio device attaches to a computer and offers audio inputs and outputs for attaching instruments or other audio sources. Apple is reportedly building the device around Garage Band, its popular application for aspiring musicians.
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