Fancy yourself as a digital DJ? Then Belkin has launched just the accessory for your 5th generation iPod, the TuneStudio.

What is it? Well according to Belkin, its the first four-channel audio mixer that lets you create high-quality digital recordings directly onto your iPod.

This mixer allows the input of up to four different instruments or audio sources, and records the audio onto your iPod for instant playback.

Bands can easily attach instruments and microphones to TuneStudio and record jam sessions directly onto an iPod.

Belkin also says that podcasters will be able to use the TuneStudio to record their shows either in a studio or on location.

TuneStudio also acts as an external USB sound card, allowing the input of audio from a PC source as well as output to a PC from any of TuneStudio’s connector inputs.

Expect to be able to buy one later this summer for $179.99 in the US. Although confirmed for the UK, Belkin has yet to set a price for the mixing decks.