Gibson Memory Cable
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THE GIBSON MEMORY CABLE™
A SMART CABLEPOWERED BY TASCAM
NEVER LOSE A CREATIVE MOMENT AGAIN
with the inspiration insurance that only Memory Cable™ can provide.
IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME
You’re playing guitar, and come up with an amazing song idea. Then it’s gone. And you can’t get it back. But Memory Cable™—a premium-quality instrument cable for guitar or keyboards—can capture your inspiration so you’ll never lose a brilliant creative moment again.
A STUDIO QUALITY RECORDER / PREAMPFOR THE PRICE OF AN OUTSTANDING CABLE
The cable’s built-in, super-compact recorder (designed by TASCAM, the undisputed leader in portable recording) saves up to 13 hours of your playing to commonly available, inexpensive Micro SD cards. And with CD-quality 44.1kHz/16-bit resolution, the audio quality is ideal for transferring over to computer-based, multitrack recording programs.
MEMORY CABLE™APPLICATIONSTHE WHEN, AND WHERE OF USING THE MEMORY CABLE
SONGWRITINGMemory Cable™ doesn’t have to be plugged into an amp—just plug into a guitar, bass, or keyboard, and start recording.
IT'S A CABLEMemory Cable uses premium cable for pristine sound, and doesn’t even need power to work as a conventional cable.
RECORD REHEARSALSPlug into the output of your PA mixer to record your rehearsals.
COMPUTER RECORDING “INSURANCE.”Patch your guitar to a computer’s audio interface through the Memory Cable™—if you forget to record-enable a track, think an earlier take was better, or the computer crashes, your performance will still be safely tucked away in the Memory Cable™.
PRACTICINGRecord your playing for later analysis.
EASY “RE-AMPING.”Compared to standard re-amping solutions that often involve multiple cables, boxes, and signal splitting, the Memory Cable approach is simple and effective.
SPECIFICATIONSIT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS
Stores over 13 hours of audio with 4GB MicroSD card (included)
Continuous or auto recording (records only when you’re playing)
Handles guitar, bass, drum machine, synthesizer, etc. and line-level signals
Uncompressed recording—CD-quality 44.1kHz/16 bit fidelity
Mac/Windows/iOS/Android compatible WAV file format
Ultra-simple user interface, with included reference card
Insulated ends minimize the chance of shocks
Transfer files directly from MicroSD card to computer using a card reader, or even insert the MicroSD in a compatible smart phone and access the phone via USB
Recording technology from TASCAM, the undisputed leader in hand-held portable recorders
Uses AA main battery (standard or rechargeable, approximate 8 hour battery life) and LR44 battery for Real Time Clock functions (approximate 1 year battery life)
Premium quality, low-capacitance cable
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWE HAVE THE ANSWERS
Does the cable still work if the battery loses power?
Yes. The cable works regardless of battery strength or whether the recorder is enabled.
I’m concerned the cable will affect my guitar sound.
Don’t be. The cable is premium quality. If anything it will probably sound better than what you’re using.
What advantage is there over a regular hand-held recorder?
The biggest advantage is that you have to use a cable anyway, so the recorder is always at your fingertips.
Does the Memory Cable™ work with acoustic guitars?
Yes, if the guitar has a ¼” output jack.
Will you make a model for electronic instruments, like keyboard synthesizers?
The Memory Cable™ is already compatible with almost any instrument or sound source that has a ¼” output jack.
If I record a really great lick, how do I find it?
You can insert a tag after the end of something really cool. This closes that file, and starts a new one. This way you know to always go to the end of a file to find the good stuff.
What happens if the MicroSD card becomes full?
The Memory Cable™ starts deleting the oldest files to make room for more inspiration insurance.
What’s the RTC battery for?
It allows time/date-stamping your files. The cable can still record without this battery.
I have long silent spaces when I record; this wastes a lot of memory.
Select Auto mode instead of Cont(inuous), and the Memory Cable™ will record only when you’re playing.
How can I play back sounds or transfer them to a computer?
The MicroSD card is compatible with MicroSD card readers (typical cost is $2 - $5), which connect to Windows or Mac computers via USB. Some computers have slots for standard-sized SD cards and the package includes a MicroSD-to-SD adapter. You can then copy files from the card to the computer, and play them back through your computer’s sound card. Some smartphones store data on MicroSD cards. You can temporarily insert the Memory Cable’s™ MicroSD card and use the smartphone as a USB driver; consult your phone’s documentation for details on how to do this.