MXL iBooster Guitar and Microphone Interface

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Raises any low-level input signal to the audio input level of Apple personal computers.

This compact, affordable audio interface is an essential tool for Apple home recording and multimedia enthusiasts. The electric guitar and cardioid condenser microphones (the microphone type used in professional recording environments) output a relatively low-level signal. They need to be amplified to a higher level to be used effectively with Apple Macintosh computers--both the iMac and the larger Power Mac tower systems. The MXL iboost is an inexpensive alternative to using expensive mic-preamplifiers and guitar input devices.

With a white color designed to blend aesthetically into the Macintosh computing environment, this diminutive accessory includes a power supply and a guitar adapter cable--everything needed to ensure trouble-free operation. The iBooster also incorporates a power switch and power LED to indicate when the unit is on.

With the MXL iBooster, adding dialog to a presentation, creating one's own podcasts, or recording a musical performance is easier than ever. The new iBooster is the perfect accessory for Apple Garage Band and all Macintosh users.

  • iBooster guitar and microphone interface
  • 1/4" to 1/8" power supply
  • Guitar adapter cable

Save on expensive preamps and guitar input devices for your Apple home recording with the iBooster. Order today.

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MXL iBooster Mac audio amplifier

By Imre

from Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Comments about MXL iBooster Guitar and Microphone Interface:

The iBooster is an amplifier designed for audio input for a mac computer. It does great in relation to the quality of the standard audio input. I don't know if the iBooster has extreme good quality because you connect it via the standard audio input which limits the sound quality. When connecting a microphone with low voltage that most professional artists use, the range of sound volume is great. You can start out quietly and at the end sing loud and the amplifier puts out the right audio signal. Also the sound quality is good. I have also tested the amplifier within Windows. Because of different architecture the range of volume is limited. When singing quietly you hear the sound normally. If you sing loud than the problem can arise that the sound gets distorted. It is good enough for a karaoke party when you don't have high standards. When you want recording studio quality audio you better buy a Apogee Duet. It has four connections of which you can use two simultaneously. There is also a headphone connection so all the sound you hear is already better than the build in audio output. It is more expensive than the iBooster, but if you compare it with prices of studio quality sound it is reasonable. The iBooster is designed as a good solution to amplify low voltage microphone so the standard audio input can handle it in the right way. If you want to bypass the internal sound card of a Mac than you should better buy a Duet. I give it five stars because I have not seen a better solution which amplify low voltage sound realtime in such a good way. I prefer it over the USB solutions because the data is not being send as packages which makes realtime feedback better. I only noticed a minimal delay when using Garageband. The only downside is that it uses an adapter, but if you could connect it via FireWire a problem could arise when connecting multiple FireWire devices.

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By Sean Van Winkle

from Stroudsburg, PA

Comments about MXL iBooster Guitar and Microphone Interface:

I bought this because my interface is mounted on my mobile rig, so it can be a pain in the butt to have to unload and bring it in when i need to record on the fly. This works awesome so far with my macbook pro. I have only had it a couple of weeks but so far so good. Only time will tell of durability. I use it often and I have had no problems knock wood. Would buy another if I needed to replace this one.

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