Sonoma Wire Works’ GuitarJack2 – Reviews

Following its release earlier in the year, Sonoma Wire Works’ GuitarJack2 has received a series of glowing reviews from the audio press. GuitarJack is a high-quality, iOS interface that connects a wide range of instruments, microphones and other audio hardware to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Here’s a preview of what the magazines have to say:

GuitarJack will take a guitar plugged into its standard jack input and also has a mini jack stereo mic/line input so you can record in stereo and simultaneously record vocals and an instrument when used with an app that supports that function such as Sonoma’s FourTrack… GuitarJack is ruggedly built and offers great sound quality plus robust headphone output for plenty of volume. We were able to use it with guitar straight out of the box with GarageBand and other amp sim apps as the default setting for the standard jack input is for Hi-Z with a decent level of input gain…Verdict: It’s not cheap, but if you want a rugged audio input device for iOS that will slip into any pocket and take more than just guitar signals, GuitarJack is the way to go. We Like: Not just for guitar; solid construction; easily portable; sound quality.” – Guitarist Magazine June issue.

“The moment you unpack GuitarJack 2, you can tell it’s in a different class to most iOS guitar interfaces…What makes this unit really stand out is the sound quality: using its own A-D and D-A conversion and high-quality input circuitry, GuitarJack presents a crisp, clean sound, which has a lot more life and vitality than that of most iOS guitar interfaces.” – Sound On Sound June issue.

GuitarJack Model 2 Review by Alan Branch, producer, musician, Grammy winning engineer, and writer for Audio Media – “Brilliant design, pro features and class is throughout the GuitarJack Model 2 from Sonoma Wire Works, the high quality finish and solid construction fits perfectly to the sleek design of your iOS device. Whether you’re recording voice and guitar or a stereo live feed from your gig, the speed and advantage of mobile recording cannot be matched by many others. With dedicated mic & line I/O options, 24bit AD/DA recording, and a range of specifically design IOS software to match, it’s a one stop shop for instant pro recording on your iPad or iPhone.”

GuitarJack Model 2 is beautiful. Its chunky, industrial, metallic feel mimics that of a heavy guitar pedal and should give most active performers some reassurance that it can’t be easily broken. The smoked chrome finish is perfect. In terms of inputs and outputs, on one side is a 3.5mm microphone input, on the other a 1.4-inch jack input for your guitar, and a 3.5mm stereo line out/headphone socket. All in all, it looks flipping fantagmagastic… This accessory is awesome, and is a must for anyone who wants to marry their guitar-god side with their tech-nerd persona.” –