updated 01:45 pm EDT, Mon September 11, 2006
MusicJam Mixer for iPod
iPods have been used in the creation of music as well as its playback: Numark's iDJ garnered attention for replacing vinyl records with the small music players. Those who would prefer to use iPod-based music for karaoke or as part of a multi-instrument performance now have the option of the MusicJam Mixer, announced today by Virginian company Cerventis. The device features both standard electric guitar and microphone inputs, allowing musicians to sing and play over music from the iPod, relaying the resulting output through standard RCA connections. MusicJam owners will also have access to KaraokeVideos, a program that can convert songs into karaoke music videos that complement the MusicJam Mixer tiself. Cerventis expects to take orders soon for $229.