For a number of years, music professionals led by front of house (FOH) engineers and custom installers in the residential consumer electronics market have utilized the convenience of Studio Six Digital‘s growing line of iOS software products like its AudioTools suite that includes RTA, FFT, test tone generators and SPL meters, as well as its hardware solutions.
Recently the Boulder, Colo.-based company announced several updates to both its hardware line and AudioTools software suite. Studio Six Digital’s new 7.4 AudioTools release is highlighted by its update to its language capabilities to aid professionals that are using the app for calibration purposes.
The company also announced its new iAudioInterface2 with Lightning and USB. This outboard box connects to an Apple iOS device and includes an XLR 48-volt mic preamp, a 1/4-inch mono balanced or stereo input, a 1/4-inch balanced or stereo handphone amplifier output, Toslink digital PCM or 5.1 (with software option), and a level control.
Studio Six says the interface is compatible with all Lightning iOS devices, Macs and PCs (using drivers), and it is powered by an internal Li-ion battery.
In addition, the Rocky Mountain company says its iPrecisionMic has passed IEC 61672-3 Type 1 testing, and it is shipping. The iPrecisionMic incorporates a metal diaphragm removable 1/2-inch capsule, and the company states it offers a flat +/- 1dB frequency response from 10Hz to 20kHz.
With the microphone Studio Six Digital adds that users can send the results of their tests to West Caldwell Labs to create detailed IEC 61672-3 Type 1 certificates and reports.
Pricing for the microphone starts at $1,100, and the price of iAudioInterface2 is $500. Additional calibration support for the microphone is also available.