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WNAMM13: Sing, Play And Practice With iOS Devices
Roland introduces the CUBE Lite MONITOR 23/01/13
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Roland tells us that, featuring mic and instrument inputs, iOS interfacing, and a quality 2.1 Channel audio system, the CUBE Lite MONITOR is perfect for enjoying music at home with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Connect your iOS device to the i-CUBE LINK jack, and then launch the free CUBE JAM app to play, record, and take advantage of practice tools like speed/pitch adjustment, Center Cancel for minus-one tracks, and more. Roland says that stereo speakers and an integrated subwoofer provide rich sound that fills the room, while onboard effects offer pleasing ambience for singing and playing instruments. Here's more details directly from Roland...
Tabletop monitor amplifier with a stylish look for home living spaces
Great-sounding 2.1 Channel audio system, with stereo speakers and integrated subwoofer
Stereo 1/4-inch phone jacks for connecting microphone and musical instruments; stereo reverb and echo effects
i-CUBE LINK jack provides simple audio interfacing with Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Free CUBE JAM app for iOS plays songs and minus-one tracks, and offers many features for music practice and learning
Includes cable for two-way communication (playback and recording) with iOS devices
Ideal for home use, offices, classrooms, recreation centers, and more
Attractive white finish
Sing and Play with High-Quality Sound
The CUBE Lite MONITOR is equipped with two ¼-inch inputs for plugging in a mic and mono instrument or one stereo instrument. Easy-to-use reverb and echo effects provide a satisfying ambience for singing and playing. The powerful 2.1 Channel sound system features stereo speakers and an integrated subwoofer, delivering amazingly rich and full sound for a compact monitor. For silent practice, you can plug in headphones to mute the onboard speakers.
Easy iOS Device Integration with i-CUBE LINK
i-CUBE LINK lets you easily integrate your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the CUBE Lite MONITOR for music practice, song playback, and recording. With a single-cable connection, the CUBE Lite becomes an audio interface for your iOS device, allowing you to play and/or record music with any audio app. Simply use the included cable to connect the iOS device to the i-CUBE LINK jack, and then use the CUBE Lite MONITOR to blend your mic/instrument with the iOS audio. The versatile i-CUBE LINK jack can also be used as a simple stereo input, enabling you to hook up nearly any music player or audio device and play it through the CUBE Lite.
CUBE JAM App
The free Roland CUBE JAM app turns your iOS device into a powerful tool for audio recording and music practice. Via i-CUBE Link, you can play and sing along with music from CUBE JAM through the CUBE Lite MONITOR, then capture your performance into the app. After you're done, you can adjust the volume of your performance and backing music independently in CUBE JAM, then export your mix as a 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV file to share with friends and family. Also on tap are a number of cool features for music practice and learning songs, including tempo change, pitch adjustment to change the song key to suit your voice, and Center Cancel to create minus-one tracks for karaoke-style singing.
Normally, recording from the CUBE Lite MONITOR into CUBE JAM or another app captures the sound as you hear it, with the onboard reverb/echo effect applied. Activating the CUBE Lite's Direct Mode feature lets you capture dry sounds while monitoring with the effect sound. Recording dry tracks in this way gives you the option to experiment with other processing later, using the audio app of your choice. Direct Mode also allows you to use real-time processing in any app, monitoring the live output with the CUBE Lite MONITOR.
Stylish Design for Modern Living Spaces
With its compact, tabletop design and attractive white finish, the CUBE Lite MONITOR blends in nicely with any living space in your home. In addition to being a great amp for mics and instruments, it also doubles as a high-quality home playback system for your digital music library. Use it in your living room for home entertainment and karaoke parties, your bedroom for music practice, or in your office as a high-quality sound system for your PC.