Jargon Busting – Sound Cards – ASIO

Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) is a computer soundcard driver that provides a low-latency and high fidelity interface between a software application and a computer’s sound card.
Most of todays sound cards have ASIO drivers as their chosen driver.

Guitar Rig Mobile and Sonuus G2M

Guitar gadgets, don’t they just make your heart wanna sing?

Ah well me neither but when you see stuff like these too little gadgets coming out you gotta admit it’s pretty damn cool.

First off the Guitar Rig Mobile at under £80 is pretty sweet indeed – The M-Audio Jamlab is only a few quid cheaper and they are becoming hard to find. And the Jamlab’s software is nowhere comparable with Guitar Rigs.

Native Instruments GUITAR RIG MOBILE Audio Interface Standard $99 @ Music123

The Guitar Rig Mobile is a USB Input and Output device and is USB powered – Remember you’ll need headphones and possibly a speaker – if you’re getting this for a laptop then I’d recomend something small and powerful.


It comes with Guitar Rig 3 LE. Latencey is apparently good – take into account the age of your laptop though

Standard guitar jack input and 1/4″ output for headphones or lineout.

At the price it seems more than reasonable and if you’ve heard of Guitar Rig then you’ll know it’s worth the punt.


The Sonuus G2M is a device I’ve seem advertised quite a lot over the last month.

And man I want one.

Sonuus G2M Guitar to Midi Interface

Sonuus G2M Universal Guitar To MIDI Converter $99 @ Musicians Friend

A guitar to midi convertor – plug your guitar in and it will convert monophonic notes into midi data.

‘Monophonic’ – means individual notes.

How cool would that be? You could play violin with a guitar – dependent on software/hardware that is.

It’s got a boost for weak pickups and a built in tuner.

By all acounts it works well and I might just have to get myself one.

Sonuus G2M Universal Guitar To MIDI Converter Standard $99 @ Music123

GUITAR RIG MOBILE Audio Interface Standard $99 @ Guitar Center

Line 6 POD studio

Line 6 POD Studio

Line 6 POD Studio UX1 with POD Farm Standard

These days the amount of choice for guitarists when it comes to virtual effects is pretty breathtaking.

The POD studio is no exception…

POD Studio™ UX2 combines the stunning sounds of POD Farm™ plug-in with a powerful USB interface.

POD Farm plug-in features every model necessary for pro-sounding tracks. Over 80 immortal and fully adjustable guitar amps, bass amps, preamps and more, from vintage classics to must-have modern monsters, are packed inside to deliver legendary POD® tone to your DAW.

UX2 is a rock-solid interface that provides exceptional home studio recording in an easy-to-use package. The incredibly quiet guitar inputs, high-quality mic preamps, complete set of ins and outs and more provide a truly pro recording experience.

Line POD 6 studio

Line 6 POD Studio UX2 Pro Tone Recording & Modelling Interface @ Dolphin Music £129.00

Line 6 Pod Studio UX2 USB Audio Interface @ Gear 4 Music £129.00


Line 6 POD Studio GX @ Dolphin Music £62.00

Line 6 Pod Studio UX1 USB Audio Interface @ Gear 4 Music £89.00

Roland Sonic Cell – Sound Module – Audio Interace

Ahh toys more toys and how…

Saw this yesterday advertised and how cool does it look?

Roland Sonic Cell - Sound Module - Audio Interace - Media Player

Roland SONIC-CELL Sound Module w/ USB Audio & Midi $895.95 @ Guitar Trader

SonicCell puts the power and legendary sound quality of a Roland hardware synthesizer on your desktop. With its dual SRX expansion bay, built-in USB audio interface, and ability to play SMFs and WAV/AIFF/MP3 files, SonicCell is a dream for computer-based musicians and live performers who seek a compact, integrated pro sound module and USB audio-interface solution.

  • 128-voice sound module with new soundset, featuring super-realistic acoustic instruments
  • USB audio interface functionality plus USB-memory host function
  • SMF and audio data playback capability via USB host function
  • SRX slot x 2
  • PC/Mac Editor and Cakewalk SONAR LE bundled

Roland Sonc Cell @ Dolphin Music £589.00

Roland Sonic Cell Synth Module USB Audio Interface @ Amazon

Sonic Cell @ Gear 4 Music £589.00

Roland SONIC-CELL Sound Module w/ USB Audio & Midi $895.99 @ Guitar Trader