Another year, another update for Griffin’s StudioConnect. Now, the all-in-one audio interface offers owners a revamped design along with multi-tracking, making it possible for both iPad and Mac users to take their audio-recording system outside of the studio.

The product also has a new name, too: StudioConnect HD. It’ll set customers back $199.99 later this year once it goes on sale, and as Griffin explains online, the refreshed StudioConnect “is the best mobile recording rig, whether you’re on the road, at rehearsal, or at home.”

Both iPad and Mac users can enjoy up to 24-bit and 96k recording using StudioConnect HD, and there are inputs for microphones, instruments, and MIDI devices, as well as outputs for MIDI devices, monitors, and headphones. Connections include Lightning, 30-pin, and mini-USB (cables for each are included), and a built-in power bank will charge up your iPad while StudioConnect HD is in use.

StudioConnect HD.

Here’s a list of features, as outlined by Griffin:

  • Up to 24-bit / 96k HD recording on your Mac or iPad
  • Inputs for mics, instruments, and MIDI devices
  • Outputs for monitors, MIDI devices, and headphones
  • Includes Apple Lightning Connector, Apple 30-pin Connector, and USB to mini USB cables
  • Dedicated monitor volume control
  • Charges your iPad while in use

StudioConnect HD is compatible with the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad Air, as well as with both generations of the iPad mini. Compatible iOS apps include GarageBand and JamUp XT.

Griffin is offering StudioConnect HD from the fourth quarter of 2014, so we’ve got some time to wait until music makers can get their hands on the new product. As mentioned, it’ll be available for $199.99.

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