updated 01:45 pm EST, Mon January 8, 2007
Belkin launches TuneStudio
Belkin today launched its TuneStudio (site not updated) for Apple's fifth-generation video iPod, which it claims is the first four-channel audio mixer enabling users to create digital recordings directly on the portable player. The supports up to four different instruments or audio sources, recording the audio onto a connected iPod for instant playback. The TuneStudio is designed as a compact, portable mixer with a rugged enclosure to withstand life in a rehearsal room or garage. Belkin's TuneStudio also acts as an external USB sound card, handling input as well as output audio from a computer via the mixer's inputs. Belkin plans to launch the TuneStudio in the U.S. in the summer of 2007, with scheduled launches to follow in Asia, Europe, and Australia (pricing was unavailable).