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Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Record, perform, or learn guitar anywhere on your mobile device.

SLIDE provides everything you need to start using your mobile device or PC as a recording, performing or guitar instructional workstation. Along with simple and flexible connectivity, SLIDE includes two complimentary versions of IK Multimedia's AmpliTube, amp and FX modeling software, along with the lite version of Rock Prodigy, the most complete and effective way to learn guitar. Plug your guitar or bass into SLIDE with a standard 1/4 in. instrument cable, and use either included data cable (SLIDE connect L for iOS devices* or SLIDE connect A for Mac/PC**) to connect to your device. Monitor with headphones or fill the room with sound by connecting to an amplified system. AmpliTube download links are listed in the owners manual. To obtain your Rock Prodigy license, you'll have to visit Fender's website and follow a few prompts.

FEATURES
  • Premium AD/DA converters - More accurate sound into and out of your device
  • Dynamic Range Extension circuitry - Maximum dynamic range and signal-to-noise-ratio
  • Bus-powered - No need for batteries or external AC adapters
  • Lightweight ergonomic design - Seamless integration with your performing or recording rig
  • Bi-directional audio - Allows for simultaneous input and output monitoring
  • Separate volume and mix controls - For quick adjustment of your personal mix
  • Mix control lets you incorporate dry signal to overcome device latency
  • Soft-touch controls - The ultimate tactile experience

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SPECIFICATIONS

SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface

  • Electronics
    Controls: Volume, Mix
    Inputs: One - 1/4 in.
    Line Out: One - USB Mini-B, One - Stereo 1/8 in. (Headphone/Line)
    Hardware
    Specifications: Audio - Up to 24-bit/48 kHz
    Miscellaneous
    Unique Features: Premium AD/DA converters for more accurate sound into and out of your device, Dynamic Range Extension circuitry for maximum dynamic range and signal to noise ratio, and better translation of your performance, Sturdy ergonomic design for seamless integration with your performing or recording rig - balanced for skid-free tabletop operation and intuitive access to controls, bi-directional audio allows for simultaneous input and output monitoring, Separate VOLUME and MIX controls for quick adjustment of your personal mix - mix control lets you incorporate dry signal to overcome system latency.
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FenderSLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface
 
3.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Compact (8)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Amateur recording (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple interface for fast recording

Very simple user interface, works great with Garage Band directly onto iPhone 6. I have a library of over 100 Casio Workstation songs I wanted to convert to high fidelity polyphonic M4A or MP3...Read complete review

Very simple user interface, works great with Garage Band directly onto iPhone 6. I have a library of over 100 Casio Workstation songs I wanted to convert to high fidelity polyphonic M4A or MP3 files so I can leave the piano at home for gigs. The MIDI files direct from the piano are of course not useful standalone. I tried several other devices which were too complicated for me, though obviously good products themselves. The SLIDE through garage band easily creates excellent sounding M4A files which I can play directly on any iPhone interface, or email around etc. It fit my specific need perfectly and at a very low cost. I can also of course, just plug in my guitar anytime and record tracks to my iPhone as well. Highly recommend for simple recording interface with iOS devices.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I would refuse to buy this again and again

My plan for this device was to use it for recording on my PC with Windows OS. I installed the "free" software package that comes with it, though it's really just a...Read complete review

My plan for this device was to use it for recording on my PC with Windows OS. I installed the "free" software package that comes with it, though it's really just a microtransaction platform (which seems to have some really good options).

Before I could use the Amplitube program, I was prompted to register the device. As usual, the registration prompt asked for a serial number. The prompt required a certain number of digits in three groups. I search everywhere for that number, but it was neither on the Slide, the packaging, or anywhere in the shipping information. Without that serial number, there's no way to use Amplitube. Without Amplitube, this device starts to feel more like a paperweight than a piece of recording gear (although, in all honesty, it's far too lightweight to serve as an effective paperweight; so no good there).

The instructions (printed in 0.06 point font) directed me to Fender's support site, so I figured I would at least try that before I gave up completely. Fender's support page is terribly disorganized, but once I found the area I thought would be helpful, I gave it a shot. First, I was prompted to select a product from a drop-down menu. The Slide shows up exactly nowhere in the menu options. That ended my only chance of getting it to work on PC.

I also searched through online forums and found a few places where people had posted similar questions to mine. All of those questions went unanswered.

tl;dr This is probably a great device, but Fender no longer supports it, so if you have even the slightest technical glitch, you're completely on your own. Thanks again, Fender!

I'm going to go play my Schecter now...

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple interface for fast recording

By Peter C

from Phoenix AZ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Simple Simple Simple

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface:

    Very simple user interface, works great with Garage Band directly onto iPhone 6. I have a library of over 100 Casio Workstation songs I wanted to convert to high fidelity polyphonic M4A or MP3 files so I can leave the piano at home for gigs. The MIDI files direct from the piano are of course not useful standalone. I tried several other devices which were too complicated for me, though obviously good products themselves. The SLIDE through garage band easily creates excellent sounding M4A files which I can play directly on any iPhone interface, or email around etc. It fit my specific need perfectly and at a very low cost. I can also of course, just plug in my guitar anytime and record tracks to my iPhone as well. Highly recommend for simple recording interface with iOS devices.

    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great

    By Jeanaben007

    from Cloverdale VA

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface:

    Great product don't forget to download the iOS driver

     
    1.0

    It hasn't worked for me (yet)

    By novice

    from ma

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • great concept

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface:

      What I was looking for was a tool for interactive instruction and portable amp. This may do what I am looking for, but I have not successful downloaded Rock Prodigy or a usable amp. The serial number for Rock Prodigy did not work. Fender contacted Rock Prodigy and they sent me a link to download a long licence agreement. At that point I was already annoyed and gave up. IK Multimedia's AmpliTube trial version does not seem to allow for output. I think that I bought an expensive USB sound card.

       
      4.0

      Great device!

      By Lefty Joe

      from NY, NY

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface:

        Got this via a Stupid Day special, and love it. Sound quality is good, maybe not great, but for what it does, it's more than sufficient. Great with bass, too.

         
        5.0

        Great product!

        By Beardo Dennis

        from Ellensburg Washington

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface:

          Love my Fender slide! I plug my phone and my bass into it than run it to a mixer and out to a powered Alto 12in pa speaker.......instant light weight bass rig! Works great!

           
          5.0

          Practice Riffs on your iPad

          By Dukedbk

          from Eugene

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface:

            I realize I am behind the times when it comes to Computers and Guitars, but this thing is great for plugging into my iPad and jamming using different amps, effects, etc....while sitting on the couch - and NOT bugging my WIFE!!!

            Love it!~

             
            4.0

            Sweet unit

            By Droopman

            from Philadelphia Area

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface:

              After you figure out the wet dry knob is a tone pot and theget over the Ampitube downloads don't work this is a good unit.

               
              5.0

              Awesome little Device

              By Rayhawk

              from Rector AR

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface:

                Was researching audio interfaces with programs like Amplitube then i seen this on the Deal of the day so i figured it was worth a try and oh man is it worth it! i run my mixing board into this and lay down track after track of home recording.. you can also have alot of fun with amplitube and other programs,this little device is worth its weight in gold.it was the missing peice i needed for home studio recording.works great with a mic plugged in too for vocal tracks,again Amazing little Device!!

                 
                4.0

                Very nice for the money

                By InHisService

                from Idaho

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface:

                I like the fact that you can blend the dry signal with the already recorded tracks so there are no latency issues. I do not like that you have to pay extra to get a 30 pin cord for an older ipad. Seems to work well with Garage band app.

                 
                1.0

                Disatissfied

                By IG

                from Atlanta, Ga

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface:

                When I purchased this item I was under the impression that I would get a basic version of tehe IKAmplitude software. However, once I downloaded it I discover it is a trial version that expires after a limited timeframe.

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