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Apple's new Lightning connector gets a MIDI interface with Griffin StudioConnect

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Griffin studio connect
Griffin studio connect

Apple's new Lightning connector may have thrown some accessory makers for a loop, so here at CES a lot of them are announcing new versions of their existing accessories that work with the new connector. Griffin's StudioConnect iPad dock is a music interace that supports both audio and MIDI in and out, which means musicians can hook their instruments directly into GarageBand. Griffin is also introducing a slew of other music-related iPad accessories, including a microphone interface and the DJ Connect, which provides RCA stereo output with volume control via a backlit knob.

The StudioConnect with Lightning is one of the first Lightning accessories that does more than simply provide power and audio-out — or at least it has a small chance to be, Griffin is only promising a spring release for $149.99