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By pressing the Song Tools button in FourTrack you can access a bunch of features that look like app icons. There are two pages’ worth, including: AudioCopy, AudioPaste, File Import, PromoTracks, GuitarJack (control panel), Taylor EQ, Settings, Metronome, Duplicate, Bounce, Mixdown, and MasterFX. The GuitarJack control panel, like everything else, is pretty intuitive and simple to use. Here you will find three tabs called: 1 /8" Input, Both Inputs, and 1/4" Input. In the 1/8" Input tab you can select Input Modes: Mono (L), Dual (L/R) and Stereo, Gain (L) with a continuous virtual horizontal fader that ranges from –48 dB to 0 dB, and three buttons: Pad, Normal and Boost. The second tab, called Both Inputs, enables both hardware 1/8" and 1/4" inputs, and here you can select gain for both, Impedance for the 1/4" input (Lo-Z Pad, Lo-Z, and Hi-Z; the software actually switches analog components inside GuitarJack!), and 1/8" Range offers three buttons for signal adjustment: Pad, Normal and Boost. When you choose this tab, tracks are record-enabled in adjacent pairs. The third and last tab, called 1/4" Input, has only the gain and impedance controls relevant to the 1/4" input. I was particularly happy with how easy it is to integrate Sonoma Wire Works’ other apps, such as the InstantDrummer packs with their very high-quality loops. After you create a drum track, you go to the familiar Song Tools tab and simply press AudioCopy. Then, when you’re in FourTrack, you press AudioPaste and it will recognize the saved drum track, import it at the correct tempo, and you’re all set to record to your backing track. And so GuitarJack is the best sounding device I’ve heard in its class, and the additional apps from the same manufacturer are ideal complements—I just wish they had an amp simulator app that integrated seamlessly within FourTrack. A good workaround is to simply use a dedicated hardware amp simulator like one of Line 6’s POD products in the signal path after your guitar and before reaching GuitarJack. This hardware/software system is worthy of applause for the creative possibilities it offers and for its high quality. I have had a blast playing with it, and look forward to future Sonoma products! Prices: GuitarJack, $199; FourTrack, $9.99; Taylor EQ, free; InstantDrummer Tropical Sun, free More from: Sonoma Wire Works, www.sonomawireworks.com Fernando Curiel (fernando@musicopro .com) is the Editor of Recording’s Spanishlanguage sister publication, Músico Pro, and an avid guitar gear junkie.
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Talkback
Recording’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide
Theme Music for TV—A Production Report
Royer Labs R-101 Ribbon Microphone
Recording SFX—A Career Option?
Primacoustic IsoTools
Avenson Audio IsoDI
Getting Your Music Heard In Today’sCommercial Culture
Preview: Yamaha AvantGrand
It’s Your Music—Know Your Rights.Chapter 9: Trademark Basics
Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack Model 1and FourTrack 4.0.1
Readers' Tapes
Advertiser Index
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Recording - December 2010 - Recording SFX—A Career Option?
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Recording - December 2010 - Primacoustic IsoTools
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