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Fender SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface

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SLIDE provides everything you need to start using your mobile device or PC as a recording, performing or guitar instructional workstation. Along with...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
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
 
3.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

  • Limited functions (6)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Home studio (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Novice (4)

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

    Great product don't forget to download the iOS driver

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Forgotten iOS/PC/Mac Audio Interface: A hidden gem

    By Rising

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

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

      First off, my rating of this product has nothing to do with any of the apps or software that are supposed to accompany the product. If you are buying this interface, take the supposed bundled software with a grain of salt. The merit of this product lies in the interface hardware and cables, plain and simple.

      In any case, so far it's been as solid of an interface both on iOS and the PC and Mac as any of my other interfaces. This device is core audio compliant and so connects effortlessly to my iPad, iPhone, and Mac. One con is that Fender could have been a little more helpful in directing the user to the drivers for Windows. The drivers for Windows must be downloaded off Fender's website. You can find them by doing web search for "Fender Universal ASIO driver".

      Though lighter weight, the build is pretty solid. The large volume knob works smoothly and is a BIG plus next to the competition. The cables supplied seem to be higher quality and longer than some of the competition's with a slightly matte/rubbery feel to them.

      Finally, and most importantly, is the sound quality. Within the mobile and stationary environments I've tested this unit on, I have experienced minimal noise if any at all. As for sound quality, most of my guitars and basses sound as they are supposed to. Monitored with a variety of headphones and monitor speakers, so far I am pleased with the sound

      A great choice for the beginner and even the somewhat more seasoned musician looking for an iOS AND laptop guitar interface. Poor marketing and naming by Fender (the Fender SLIDE???) I think is more to blame for it's failure, compared to. the competition, than the actual performance and quality of this interface.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Total Trash

      By Satisfied!!!

      from Vancleave, MS

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      Pros

      • Garbage Pail Kids Gear

      Cons

      • Head Phone Jack Doesn't Even Work
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • None

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

      It has a bad delay when trying to play and headphone jack does not work. Save yourself time and money, this is not what you are looking for.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      SLIDE iOS, Mac, and PC Audio Interface

      By Yepper, man...

      from Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't work worth beans...
        • Limited Functions
        • Pricey / Poor Value
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • sell to your enemies

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

        Both me and a buddy each bought one. I have a lot of experience with USB interfaces, DAW's, etc and I couldn't get it to function at a usable/acceptable level/performance. My buddy, that doesn't have much experience couple get his windows pc to recognize the device to use even with the help of phone support. That's two bads for two here locally, so - unfortunately - my advice is to stay away from this product.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

          Simple, Effective, Unobtrusive

          By Dakotah

          from Athens, GA

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          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

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

            I recently acquired an alectric guitar, but I didn't purchase an amp at the time.Shopping online, I found a huge selection of practice amps, but I also found this product.I then remembered that Garage Band and Amplitube both exist. Hooray! I rushed off to buy this as soon as I could. Now I have a headphone amp that's way more versatile than any other on the market! What's more, I have made several recordings via this little interface, and they sound great. And because it allows monitoring of the signal, I can even run it into a larger setup, so if I finally get that great keyboard amp or what have you, I can run it into the auxiliary input most have, set up my iPad, and I'm ready to rock. I already, it turns out, have a pretty good effects processor (the iPad). This just facilitates things. The one thing I'll mention about performance is this: using a dedicated set of pedals, a multi-effects pedal, or a preprocessor involves less fiddling about than tapping about on an iPad to dial in the right effect. But if you're willing to deal with the slight complication, this will totally work for you in a lot of settings and for only a little money.

             
            1.0

            Not supported by fender

            By Robo

            from Florida

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Limited Functions
            • Not Supported by MFR

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

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

            I wanted an interface to use amplitube with my ipad into a PA or guitar amplifier, to use as a usb interface for various PC software for recording. It's a joke that it's adevertised as including software that is the same trial stuff available to anyone. Then there is no mention of the product of the Fender website, and any links mentioned in the manual are long gone. How hard is it to leave a page with drivers and direct links? As to the device itself, It's worth the cheap SDOFTD price, but heck Fender have a little pride and give this thing a proper burial instead of tossing it in the dump. I will think hard before buying any Fender sound equipment besides used guitars, and I recommend others not to buy this on principle alone, and buy a focusrite interface (also bus powered) or as mentioned by others, Rocksmith (which is revolutionarily awesome) with usb cable.

             
            3.0

            Great for playing not for recording

            By RichP

            from Tacoma, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

            • Limited Functions
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

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

              Works well if your goal is to practice in private but there's not enough input gain and the record level isn't adjustable. Too bad because I had hopes for this product as it was bus powered.

               
              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

                  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 Droopy

                    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 Arkansas

                      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 SamIAM

                        from USA

                        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.

                         
                        4.0

                        Cool interface for iPad

                        By EJ

                        from Malvern, PA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio

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

                          I bought this as a Stupid Deal of the Day for a really great price, and wanted to see how this woouod work with my iPad and the Rock Prodigy app. When I recieved it, I followed the instrctions to get the app from Fender, but the website would not recognize the serial number on the Slide. I called Fender, and the guy was super friendly, but admitted that he knew nothing about this product. He sent my info over to the Rock Prodigy guys who sorted it all out. The guy on the phone mentioned that I should be able to use the interface with Garage Band, and I have had a blast using all the different tones (amplifiers) and pedal combinations that you can use with GB. I'm running the iPad to my Pignose, and getting all kinds of cool sounds. Lots of fun for very little cost!

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice interface

                          By Coemgen

                          from Wellesley, MA

                          About Me Experienced

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                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio

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

                            I use it for transcribing music "by ear" and practicing along with recorded music.

                             
                            4.0

                            Slide Works

                            By richbark67

                            from NY

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio

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

                              I bought this for a friend who was just starting to use his iPad for music. He loves it.

                               
                              4.0

                              Tough installation instructions

                              By Ratzo

                              from Mass

                              About Me Experienced

                              See all my reviews

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

                              I got this as 'deal of the day' and was reasonable. I consider myself savy with computers and install & use technical programs in my work everyday. The support for this product was very limited, incomplete in fact. Fender should just include an installation CD. Instead you need to search quite a bit online, on Fender forums, just to get the link to download support drivers, ect.

                              First installation failed to work on my laptop. Next installed on a desktop PC and finally got it working correctly. The free Amplitude software is limited , unless you buy the more expensive packages.
                              This will take some time to learn how to make tracks, but it seems to function correctly. Amplitude software is also not very intuitive. Time will tell. It is a cool way to record directly to PC.

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