Gibson Memory Cable

Audio Cable with integrated MicroSD recorder, 1/4" TS Male - 1/4" TS Male, with 4GB MicroSD card - 16'
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Gibson Memory Cable
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You'll Never Lose a Song Idea Again!

You're playing guitar and come up with a killer lick. Then it's gone. Like, forever. Sweetwater has a cable for that - the Memory Cable, from Gibson. Engineered by Tascam, the innovative Memory Cable is a 16' premium audio cable with an in-line MicroSD recorder. It'll record 13 hours of your musical ideas with uncompressed 16-bit, 44.1kHz CD-quality onto the included 4GB card. Use an inexpensive card reader to transfer files to your computer. Ideal for guitar, bass, drum machines, synthesizers, and all line-level signals, the Gibson Memory Cable is a must-have addition to your rig.

Inspiration can be fleeting. Record everything.

Are you a songwriter? The Memory Cable is inexpensive insurance against losing that mega-hit song idea. You don't even need your guitar amp to record. And if you miss a punch-in when recording to your DAW, you've still got that killer lick. Wish you had that earlier (better) take? You got it. The Memory Cable is also great for reamping, which gives you major flexibility. With the cable in record, play through your amp, then transfer the direct guitar signal to your DAW for processing through a different amp or an amp simulator.

Gibson Memory Cable Features at a Glance:
  • Stores over 13 hours of audio with 4GB MicroSD card (included)
  • Continuous or auto recording (records only when you're playing)
  • Handles guitar, bass, drum machine, synthesizer, etc., and line-level signals
  • Uncompressed recording-CD-quality 44.1kHz/16-bit fidelity
  • Play through an amp for inspiration, while recording the dry signal for re-amping later
  • Record rehearsals via a mono bus on your PA mixer
  • Ultra-simple user interface, with included reference card
  • Insulated ends minimize the chance of shocks
  • Transfer files directly from MicroSD card to computer using a card reader
  • You can insert the MicroSD in a compatible smartphone and access the phone via USB
  • Uses AA main battery (standard or rechargeable, approximate 8 hour battery life)
  • Uses LR44 battery for Real Time Clock functions (approximate 1 year battery life)
  • Premium quality, low-capacitance 16' cable
  • Superbly cost-effective when compared with non-recording premium cables
  • Recording technology from TASCAM, a leader in hand-held portable recorders
  • Mac/Windows/iOS/Android compatible WAV file format
Gibson's Memory Cable: think of it as inspiration insurance!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Cable Buying Guide
Portable Recorder Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Audio Interface Yes
A/D Resolution 16-bit/44.1kHz
Simultaneous Rec Tracks 1
Simultaneous Play Tracks 1
Memory (internal) 4GB
Memory (removable) 4GB
Power Supply AA Battery
Max Battery Life 8 Hours
Manufacturer Part Number GC-R05

Customer Reviews

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memory cable is awesome

great cable and there are many ways to use both pre and post effects

Works like

This cable does exactly what they claim it does - it records whatever signal it detects running through the cable - and does so effortlessly. Extremely useful to capture those perfect riffs or mistakes that sounded great, which you might otherwise have trouble reproducing. Very solid construction. The only reason I haven't given it a 5 is that there is no volume control. However, its propose is to capture the moment without you having to think about it... like an insurance policy - not necessarily at the perfect level as well. However, all the recordings I have tested seem perfectly usable if I ever needed to.
Music background: Singer/Songwriter

Great Idea!

Very easy to use I did install a Lithium battery for longer life and I can upload to my laptop card reader and create folders for song ideas of different guitar riffs that happen when you practice, normally they would be lost but now I save them to a folder.
Music background: Pro musician composer Recordng engineer

micro SD adapter included, nice surprise

Haven't actually tried re-amping yet but the sound files look and sound like direct guitar signals should. Saw one or two incidents of clipping in the waveform. I'll report more when I actually reamp.But mostly I wanted to point out that a micro SD adapter is included (!) even though it's not mentioned in the literature nor is it mentioned on the box. It's taped to the inside of the inner packaging, so you have to look for it. Very nice surprise.
See also: Portable Recorders, Gibson, Gibson Unbalanced Cables: TS to TS, Gibson Portable Recorders