Roland have unveiled a new GO:MIXER PRO, an upgraded model of their popular portable GO:MIXER. This battery powered device comes with a whole lot of impressive I/O for its small form-factor, but it does not arrive at a small price. The original GO:MIXER is $100 on Amazon, while the MSRP on the PRO is $170. That seems fair, given the added I/O. This little device has 9 input channels, including XLR with Phantom Power!
It does not have MIDI though, nor an official release date. But there is this pretty snazzy looking intro video!
Roland’s GO:MIXER PRO lets you produce highly engaging online videos with superior audio quality. You can connect and mix up to nine audio inputs including pro-quality microphones, guitar/bass and line-level gear. You can also make your music videos stand out with Roland’s unique apps including 4XCAMERA or the brand-new Virtual Stage Camera.
I asked Nic about the reason for Apple's removal of the classic app. This is once again a 32-bit issue, but this doesn't just affect 64-bit devices.
MidiBridge includes support for pre-CoreMIDI technology, used in the some of the original iOS music gear like the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer I and Akai SynthStation 25. The libraries for these devices haven't been updated in years, and are still stuck on 32-bit. Apple continues to eliminate apps from the App Store that have not been updated to 64-bit, but without these 32-bit libraries MidiBridge won't work.
This is bad news for folk who buy one of these devices off eBay; only to discover Apple have removed the only way to get them to play with other apps.
Clear Blue Media released Dexterity Now, a rhythm game that actually teaches you correct guitar fingering. Just hold your iPhone like a guitar neck, and try to hit the boxes as fast as you can.
Dexterity Now iTunes Description:
Dexterity Now is designed to aid in building response-time skills for playing piano and guitar. Tap the numbered box on the screen as quickly as possible and a new box will appear; tap all of the boxes as soon as you see them and replay levels to improve your overall response-time.