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swampboy1965 Calculating status...
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Mar 10, 2011 12:18 PM
What are some of the ways to plug a guitar into the iPad version of Garage Band? Will the iRig work? Does Apple sell a device to do this?
MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.6), Using Lion preview (10.7)
  • Eposx Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2011 1:12 PM (in response to swampboy1965)
    The iRig works.
    IPad, iOS 4
  • JUiCEJamie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 10, 2011 1:23 PM (in response to swampboy1965)
    Is anybody else getting awful feedback using iRig in GarageBand?
    iOS 4
  • NatSci Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Mar 10, 2011 4:30 PM (in response to swampboy1965)
    The Fender Mustang Amp has a usb out. I just tried it with the camera connector for iPad and worked. (Pick a "clean amp" on the Fender.)
    MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), MacBook Air, iPhone, iPad
  • Logic Expert Calculating status...
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    Mar 10, 2011 4:59 PM (in response to NatSci)
    Apogee JAM and soon Mike.

    Unlike products that use the analog input on the ipad, this one is digital and made for guitar. iRig unfortunately, is analog and the analog input on the iPad just wasn't designed for guitar.

    http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/jam.php
    17" MacBook Pro (unibody), Mac OS X (10.6.5), Apogee Ensemble, One and Duet Audio Interfaces
  • isteveus Level 5 Level 5 (4,125 points)
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    Mar 10, 2011 5:17 PM (in response to Logic Expert)
    The iRig is a terrible design the i/o is extremely prone to crosstalk. I've been using the peavey link that works pretty well. Sonoma Wire Works has a guitar jack the uses the 30 pin connector on the ipad/iphone/touch. It's a little more then the Apogee.
    20" iMac 2.4 /  2.4 Aluminum Macbook / iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Brian @ IK Multimedia Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2011 12:41 AM (in response to swampboy1965)
    iRig and iRig Mic are both working perfectly with GarageBand.
    iOS 4
  • merman93 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2011 5:38 AM (in response to isteveus)
    I have tried the Griffin Guitar Connector and it is a good clean audio connection. I love Apogee gear, and ordered the Apogee Jam as soon is it was available, but won't ship til April 1. Tried my Gio and one, via the camera connector, but it didn't work, ( didn't really expect it to), but the griffin imic did work through the camera input.

    I bought the Sonoma but returned it as it was not compatible with iPhone 4. However, it sounded GREAT with my iPod touch. I don't think it is compatible with iPad.

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    mcb pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • robman_84 Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2011 7:07 AM (in response to swampboy1965)
    I've tried:
    * iRig - a bit noisy and feedback
    * Alesis USB guitar cable via Camera Connection Kit - better, no feedback
    * External USB soundcard (with mic pre-amp) cia Camera Connection kit - best quality.
    ipad, iOS 4, 32gb
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    Mar 11, 2011 9:25 AM (in response to swampboy1965)
    I've looked at all the available guitar interfaces, JAM is the one that's getting me interested in buying the new IPad, i have the mac so if I am understanding correctly i can use JAM with both, that's cool. I love garageband as well.
    2.53 Intel Core 2 Duo / 4gb ddr3 ram
  • roseng Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2011 10:11 AM (in response to lythamboy)
    I've been in the professional recording industry for a very long time. Take it from a Pro, Apogee has been a leader producing the BEST A/D and D/A converters for years. It all starts with the front end input and Jam and Apogee are the way to go. Why buy anything other than the best.
    iPAD, iOS 4
  • lythamboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2011 11:45 AM (in response to merman93)
    Hey, I have the ONE and wondered if it works with the IPAD, I went to apogee site and used the live chat, they told me yes but it needs more than just a camera adapter. You also need a powered usb hub ( ipad does not supply enough power). also you need maestro software to change the selected input on ONE. all in all it works but they do not support the set up.
    2.53 Intel Core 2 Duo / 4gb ddr3 ram
  • Ajg1234 Calculating status...
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    Mar 13, 2011 5:00 AM (in response to lythamboy)
    Light snake guitar USB cable works through the iPad USB camera connector but the monitor function does not play through the iPads internal speaker. Looking for a workaround. The Mac has the same issue and requires a midi composite setup hopefully the iPad can be setup to input from USB and output to it's internal speaker or external headphone jack.
    iPad, iOS 4, Ipad1
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    Mar 13, 2011 6:22 AM (in response to robman_84)
    robman_84 wrote:
    I've tried:
    * External USB soundcard (with mic pre-amp) cia Camera Connection kit - best quality.


    @robman_84

    sorry if I sound like a noob but what options are there for: "External USB soundcard (with mic pre-amp) via Camera Connection kit"?

    My searches seem to all lead back to the Apogee Jam (which isn't available as of this date).
    Mackbook, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPad 64GB Wi-Fi, iPod Gen III, Kodak Zi8
  • TEXASFEEL Calculating status...
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    Mar 13, 2011 9:04 AM (in response to isteveus)
    Everyone seems to be on the iRig band wagon... try Ampkit's Link... it work.

    Message was edited by: TEXASFEEL

    Message was edited by: TEXASFEEL
    iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.4.4), iPhone4, Ampkit, Amplitube Fender
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