For the musicians, podcasters and amateur journalists amongst you who have always wanted to have the opportunity to have your day in the recording studio but have never been able to do it then the TuneStudio 4 Channel Audio Mixer from Belkin will be of great interest.
The Belkin TuneStudio 4 Channel Audio Mixer is fully portable, extremely hardy and provides the opportunity for every budding singer, musician or emerging band or group to record their work directly onto an Apple iPod MP3 player. The Belkin TuneStudio 4 Channel Audio Mixer is compatible with iPod 80GB and 160GB Classic, third generation iPod 4GB or 8GB Nano’s, fifth generation 30GB, 60GB or 80GB Video iPod’s and second generation 2GB, 4GB and 8GB iPod nano’s. The recording levels are delivered within the iPods sound gamut with the 44KHz sampling and 16-bit quantization CD sampling rate. The power enabled Phantom XLR inputs allow for mic gain of 60 Db, and the stereo compressor provides enhanced audio whilst still remaining within the iPod range.
Connection of instruments and microphones to the Belkin TuneStudio 4 Channel Audio Mixer is simple, and the portability of the device makes it ideal for taking on the road to jam sessions out on location, gigs in pubs or clubs, impromptu mini rock concerts or just about anywhere where you will be performing. The TuneStudio has an integrated USB port which allows for connection to a computer and provides streamed audio.
The Belkin TuneStudio is reputedly the first 4 Channel Audio Mixer that has been developed specifically for the fifth generation Apple iPod. Although not a new device by any stretch of the imagination it is certainly worth including here for those that may not have already discovered it. This useful gadget costs under £100 which is cheap in comparison to a day’s hire of a recording studio.