We’ve seen lots of activity in the iPhone audio interface market this year and I doubt that it is going to stop any time soon.
Interfaces have ranged from simple cables to dock based interfaces. New Signal Process, a Portland based company brings an interface that sits right in the middle. BreakOut is rugged and features level control and a bypass too.
Here’s the press release from New Signal Process (which I think is a really cool name too):
Now you can play through all the weird new digital app-sounds, from Japanese touch-screen noise synths and T-Pain to cool 8-bit distortions, and send them into your signal chain or Marshall.
The musicians, artists, hacks and tech gurus at New Signal Process have invented an audio recording and performance interface for the iPhone and iPad called the BreakOut, that literally breaks out the next myriad ramble of sonic/artistic possibilities.
Their hardware allows you to plug in a professional grade microphone, keyboard or guitar through your iPad or iPhone and send it out analog to an amp, di, or computer.
The same size as the iPhone, the BreakOut is housed in a rugged die-cast aluminum case and made with hifi components, a true bypass and level controls.
Whether your vision requires signal processing on stage, portable field recording or just a plethora of new effects in your home recording setup – you’re in luck – the BreakOut is designed to work with all the apps out there, giving you access to hundreds of effects, amp simulators, synths, and recording software.
Bands have already begun the experiment. Check out members of Akron/Family, AU, BrainStorm, Wow and Flutter and Menomena getting crunk with it here.
The pedals are hand made in Portland, OR and available directly from New Signal Process for $100.