The iPad seems to have almost universal appeal, especially with creative professionals. One as of yet oft overlooked niche of iPad users has been musicians who use their prized tablets to create sweet sweet beats. Griffin has stepped into this market in a large way with their musical iPad accessory lineup. So far they have two very cool accessories for musicians, and one nifty app for making music. Check them out below…
StompBox for iPad
The StompBox gives iPad users a physical pedalboard for their digital music apps. There are four assignable foot switches and a 1/4” expression pedal input as well on this sweet accessory. Essentially it turns your iPad into a programmable effects board and practice rig with an actual pedalboard. Switches can be assigned and configured with the free app called iShred LIVE which allows the musician to control the tuner, metronome, playback controls, and a large variety of effects and presets with their feet. You can even connect a wah-wah pedal and other input effects like volume and expression using the included 1/4” input.
StompBox Key Features:
-Studio-quality 4-channel effects pedalboard for use with guitar, bass, and other instruments
-1/4″ jack accommodates variable input effects like volume, expression, or wah-wah pedals
-Brings a true pedalboard experience to iPad; interfaces with iShred LIVE App to allow user’s foot to switch between effects -and presets, and control metronome, playback, tuner, and more
-Heavy-duty dock connector cable links StompBox to iPad or other compatible iOS device
-Every StompBox includes a Griffin GuitarConnect Cable
-Developed for use with Frontier Design Group’s iShred LIVE app
Mic Stand Mount for iPad
If the StompBox weren’t enough, now there’s even a mic stand mount for the iPad so musicians can easily read the sheet music, lyrics, tabs, or otherwise on their iPad while performing! The mount holds the iPad securely on the corners without blocking access to the ports. The mount rotates and locks into either portrait or landscape view and tilts up to 90 degrees.
StompBox will retail for $99.99, and the Mic Stand Mount will retail for $39.99. Both will be available in the first quarter of 2011. iShred LIVE is currently available in the App store.
Mic Stand Key Features:
-Mount your iPad on a mic stand
-Screws onto industry standard (5/8″ 27-thread-per-inch) microphone stands
-Fully adjustable tilt and swivel; locks safely and positively into landscape or portrait orientation
-Rubber inserts securely grip your iPad on its four corners
-Full access to volume controls, dock connector, and audio jack
Coming Soon at Griffin.