Some new and unexpected applications for 1394 (FireWire) are on display this week at the Audio Engineer Society (AES) Conference in New York: a FireWire guitar and a link that triples some audio I/O channels.
BridgeCo, which unveiled the products, said its FireWire Guitar uses its ARM-based DSP-enhanced audio processor IC and bundled BeBoB firmware in linking the technology to PCs or Macs. The FireWire Guitar enables musicians to utilize each string to be recorded as a separate track.
Rolf Spuler, designer of instruments, played a key role in the design of the FireWire product in conjunction with BridgeCo, which is developing consumer electronics based on proprietary networking and signal processor technology. The company has received investment from Intel Capital in multiple rounds.
In another announcement Friday, BridgeCo said its new BeBoB 3.1 1394 audio interface software more than triples the number of audio I/O channels supported by the firm’s DM1500 processor IC. Along with the new software, BridgeCo announced its DM1100 processor, which is aimed at the amateur musician market.