This tiny little device has 1/4-inch guitar inputs as well as a built-in microphone, allowing you to plug in a guitar and sing along with your favorite Jack Johnson tunes and then keep those selfsame recordings for the police when they discover you’ve been stalking the adult-pop singer for months and that the notes you’ve been sending him have been laced with PCP.
Line 6 offers two models, the BackTrack and the BackTrack+Mic. Both record up to 12 hours of 24-bit, 48 kHz audio and record directly to .WAV. You can also record a section and loop it, adding odd effects to your solo and live sessions.
It’s not available yet – it should be out in September – and there’s no pricing, sadly. I could actually use one of these. My alt-country covers of Metallica are sounding a little ragged on my old reel-to-reel.