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Several companies are premiering new Apple-oriented music products at CES, among them IK Multimedia. The outfit has announced a full three new iRig peripherals, such as the Stomp, a stompbox guitar interface. The unit bridges iOS signal processing apps with pedals, pedalboards, amps, or PA systems using regular quarter-inch guitar cables. A battery-powered output circuit is said to improve headroom, and a bypass switch can be used to turn on or skip effects in the AmpliTube iOS app. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a large input knob. The Stomp should ship in the second quarter for $60.
In brief: Several users of Line 6 hardware have started a new forum for discussing Snow Leopard related issues. Line 6 allegedly has yet to announced any official support for the new OS and this group hopes to provide a location for users to meet and help resolve problems. The group also hopes to help push the company in the direction of offering official support. Meanwhile, Intego announced that it has joined forces with several other Mac security software developers to offer a new bundle. The Mac Security Bundle includes 12 different applications that can help users protect their Macs.
Line 6 recently announced two new products, with the POD Studio KB37, a USB audio keyboard that allows for up to 24-bit, 96kHz recording along with a 37-key MIDI controller, and the X2 XDR955 handheld and wireless microphone system with rack-mountable receiver. The former offers the ability to conduct professional-level recordings with near-zero latency thanks to Line 6 ToneDirect monitoring and the lowest noise ratio for recording guitar riffs.