We've heard "there's an app for that" countless times now, but is there
an accessory for that? If "that" is talking about a MIDI interface,
well, there is now. Line6--which is well known throughout the guitar
and music industry as a high-quality company that products guitars,
amps, effects and accessories--has just introduced the MIDI Mobilizer,
which is said to be the only one of its kind.
It's the most portable MIDI system ever, and it's compatible with the
iPhone and iPod touch (all models). When connected to the Dock
Connector port, it can be used to play, record and backup MIDI
information anywhere; it basically transforms your iPhone or iPod touch
into an on-the-go MIDI capsule, which will enable you to record quick
song ideas or back up the settings of your MIDI gear on the fly.
Of course, this couldn't be compatible with the Apple devices without a device to go with it, so the MIDI Memo Recorder is available to record and play back any MIDI data.
And because of the Mail app, you're able to send files to
collaborators. Have a look at the video demo below if you're still
unsure, but chances are this is all you if you're a music lover and an
LINE 6 ANNOUNCES MIDI MOBILIZER The only MIDI interface for Apple® iPhone™ and iPod touch™
CALABASAS, Calif.—March 1, 2010—Line 6, Inc. (line6.com), the industry leader in digital modeling technology for music-creation products, announced today the release of MIDI Mobilizer™, the only MIDI interface for Apple iPhone and iPod touch.
“We’re very excited to announce MIDI Mobilizer, the first MIDI interface of its kind,” remarked Marcus Ryle, SVP of New Business Development at Line 6. “It will connect MIDI musicians to the most portable platform ever, and allow them to play, record, and store any MIDI information.”
MIDI Mobilizer, a low-profile piece of hardware that fits into the standard 30-pin connector of an iPhone and iPod touch, together with MIDI Memo Recorder, the free app available for download at the Apple App Store, will present MIDI musicians with a host of solutions related to performing, recording and data backup.
MIDI Mobilizer is compatible with millions of pieces of classic and modern MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) devices such as synthesizers, digital pianos, effects processors, and even Line 6 guitar amps and POD® products. Virtually any gear with standard MIDI 5-pin DIN connectors can now be directly connected to an iPhone or iPod touch.
Musicians who rely on computers to store and recall MIDI data during performances will celebrate the ease and reduced setup time afforded by an iPhone or iPod touch, and the simple interface of MIDI Memo Recorder. Plus, no longer will musicians need to travel with the extra weight and fragility of a computer.
The size and simplicity of MIDI Mobilizer make it ideal for inspiration capture as well as performance support. Whenever inspiration strikes, MIDI Mobilizer will allow for the capture and review of even the most fleeting of keyboard ideas. Recorded inspirations can then be emailed as an SMF (Standard MIDI File) and opened and edited within virtually any Mac or PC-based digital audio workstation.
MIDI Mobilizer can also be employed as a safety net for performing musicians. During equipment failure, or when using rented gear for a gig, MIDI parameter data stored on an iPhone or iPod touch can be imported into replacement keyboards or other MIDI equipment to quickly restore the exact settings and sounds needed. MIDI Mobilizer is the most portable and affordable solution for transferring MIDI information.
MIDI Mobilizer ships March 19, 2010.