Brian Moore Guitars introduced the newest model in their line-up of technology based guitars, iGuitar.USB, at the 2005 Winter NAMM Show.
"The iGuitar.USB is the first guitar to offer on-board, Class Compliant USB audio to streamline the guitar to computer connection eliminating the need for an external audio interface" says Brian Moore Guitars President Patrick Cummings. "This is what's next for the guitarist venturing into the digital home studio for learning and composing."
Why USB? The direct USB connection of the iGuitar.USB models allow instant access, on both Macs and PC's, to popular recording software, like GarageBand, Logic and Pro Tools. It gives direct access to guitars effect programs like Guitar Rig and Amplitube. It delivers a line level signal that does not require an external audio-interface or amplification. It is Class Compliant, meaning there are no special drivers to load. It is also bus powered so there are no 9V batteries required.