|Mobile In @
The recently released Mobile In guitar interface, and completely free iOS app, Mobile POD, have arrived with a new iOS guitar interface/app marketing strategy that may be perfect for some players. By releasing a free app that only works with Line 6′s Mobile In, users don’t have to purchase the interface and the app. Sure it costs more that an iRig, or an AmpKit Link, but the audio quality of the Mobile In is far more superior, making it totally worth it. Also, Mobile POD doesn’t have any in-app-purchases! AmpliTube and AmpKit+ on the other hand, do.
The Mobile In is priced at $79.99, while the GuitarJack Model 2 is (currently) $149.99, normally $199.99. That’s a pretty big price difference… So, if all you’re looking to do is play with a higher quality (up to 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio) interface, go with the Mobile In. It’s also compatible with any Core Audio iOS app, like GarageBand, if you’re not into Line 6 gear. The Mobile In also has a 1/8″ stereo in with a 98 dB dynamic range, for keyboards, MP3 players, or any other standard mono or stereo line-level audio source. The guitar input features a 110 dB dynamic range. Now, if you’ve got the iPad and are looking to do some serious recording, don’t bother with the GuitarJack or the Mobile In, get the Alesis iO Dock ($199.99). You can do soo much more with the iO Dock than you can with the GuitarJack. If you’ve only got the iPhone though, I’d say go with the Mobile In. But if you really need the highest quality iPhone interface out there, get yourself a GuitarJack.