updated 12:40 pm EDT, Thu July 10, 2008
Belkin today rounded out its announcements with the formal launch of the GoStudio. Effectively an all-in-one podcast studio, the hand-portable device has built-in stereo microphones and records audio directly to newer click wheel iPods as the storage medium. By tapping the iPod's built-in audio recording features, the GoStudio offloads the software work to the iPod and also lets it immediately play back recordings through integrated speakers on the GoStudio. Users can also mix in some or all the audio from up to two XLR microphones (with quarter-inch support) or a single 3.5mm microphone.
The GoStudio finds enough room for adjustments to individual gain levels and both direct monitoring and master volumes. Belkin currently requires either a fifth-generation iPod, a second- or third-generation iPod nano, or an iPod classic for full recording and says the podcast creator will ship between September and October for $120.