It’s been thirteen years since the patent for Bluetooth was issued – and the technology continues to change how we stream and listen to music. Apple’s AirPods – love them or hate them – aren’t the only innovation using Bluetooth technology to push the audio equipment industry forward, but they’re certainly the one shaking up the internet and creating a sea of buzz around this alternative method of streaming and listening.
Now that Apple has taken a sizable step to Bluetooth-first technology, we’ve rounded up the latest in Bluetooth-enabled products and broken down some must-have’s:
This wireless, all-in-one speaker is perfect for busking or small venue shows. The tower, including a subwoofer and top speakers is Bluetooth-enabled for playing pre-recorded backing tracks or just for listening; the speaker is compatible with most mobile devices. It delivers clean, crisp sound across an entire venue for an optimal listening experience.
Perfect For: The musician on-the-go who is looking for
lightweight and compact audio equipment.
Perfect For: Performers and creative producers and sound
The Samson Expedition Series is a lightweight, all-in-one solution that combines versatility with clear, clean audio. Its battery-powered, Bluetooth-enabled, portable speakers make it usable virtually anywhere – including the outdoors.
Perfect For: This bundle of DJ equipment is perfect for mobile
DJs or anyone looking to deliver a professional presentation in an environment
that lacks power outlets.
The MD-BT01 from Yamaha includes a Bluetooth Midi Adapter
that converts a wide range of music applications to wireless. Compatible with
any instrument with a MIDI IN/OUT terminal, it connects with devices using an
iOS or MAC
Perfect For: Musicians and producers looking to clean up
some wires and declutter.
Line 6 Amplifi Series
Line 6 offers a full line of Bluetooth products that enable musicians to play and record music wirelessly. One of our favorite products is the Line 6 Amplifi Line of Guitar Amplifiers
The Line 6 Amplifi series of amplifiers are all Bluetooth enabled guitar amps. Not only can you wireless control effects and shape your tone through the app for iOS and android, but you can wirelessly stream audio from your device via Bluetooth, turning your guitar amp into a great sounding wireless speaker.
Perfect For: All skill levels of guitar players.
As Bluetooth technology advances, all of the top brands are taking note and pushing the envelope with new, wireless solutions compatible with mobile devices. Fewer wires and more portable equipment makes life easier on the road, in the studio, and on stage, and manufacturers are taking notice – certainly only further pushed by Apple’s power play in removing the headphone jack on all iPhones.
If you are interested in learning more about using your mobile device to enhance your producing or listening experience, Chucks is more than happy to point you in the right direction. Give us a call (301.946.8808) or shoot us an email, so we can get you mobile today.