Avid Technology Inc. subsidiary M-Audio has introduced
iControl, a USB-based hardware interface for GarageBand. The device features dedicated transport buttons and jog wheel, eight rotray encoders that can be assigned to track functions like volume and pan (or GarageBand’s EQ or any other Audio Unit plug-in). Also included are dedicated mute, solo and record-enable buttons, plus a master volume fader. It costs US$179.95. System requirements call for any Mac running GarageBand 2.