MacMice, a divison of DVForge, Inc. announced its new GuitarPlug and MicPlug plug-in form factor USB audio converters, which will be shown at the Macworld Conference & Expo, January 11-14, 2005.
"With more people using recording software, like Apple's GarageBand or Logic, to build music tracks at home, we realized that an entirely new approach was called for to connect instruments and microphones to the computer, something much smaller and simpler than anything else that's available," said C.J. Sorg, Manager, Music Products for DVForge, Inc. "Our patent-pending approach to creating small, but high quality digital interface products has resulted in the GuitarPlug and the MicPlug, for connecting an electric guitar or dynamic microphone, respectively, to any modern computer using a simple USB cable."
Both GuitarPlug and MicPlug are cylindrical, 2.3" by .7" in size, are USB bus powered, have an on-off switch, and have a blue LED power indicator. They convert mono analog audio to 16-bit, 48KHz digital USB audio, and are class compliant, plug and play devices.
The GuitarPlug has a 1/4-inch guitar plug for use with any analog electric guitar or bass, and the MicPlug has an XLR plug for use with any dynamic stage microphone.
Both products will begin shipping in late January at a MSRP of $39.99.