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  • mhsmitty Level 1 Level 1

    While Apogee might now be a fix for Garageband in it's current version, iRig worked fine with the older versions of the software.  Many people including myself have spent money on iRig and were please with it using the older versions of Garageband.  It still works fine on the iPad 1.  Hillzie's find shows that it should be fixable on the software part of Garageband.  If I had not already invested in both an iRig for my iPad and a "M-Aduio Fastrack" for my iMac I may have bought an Apogee.  The fact remains that it needs to be fixed.


    A side note:  I noticed that when using the tuner built in to Garageband the background noise is less. 

  • Beardy man Level 1 Level 1

    Couldn't agree more. I'm in a similar position to you; I don't want to waste the money  Ispent on iRig by getting an Apogee device.


    I'm lucky in that I have access to two iPads (mine and my wife's).We're keeping the iPad2 with the old version of GB on it as that works fine. I'd like this to be fixed before one of us accidentally "upgrades" GB ;-)


    Shame it isn't possible to downgrade - I also have a different app on my old iPhone that won't work as the os is too old - basically bricked app - I'd love to go back to the previous (paid) version of the app and get functionality back! Probably get an iPhone 5 when they come out so that one is only a short term problem (I hope)

  • collor88 Level 1 Level 1


    Have the same problem brandnew iRig plus brandnew iPad3 : terrible noise using iRig in GarageBand (but NO noise while using iRig in other Recording Software). So it definitively has something to do with GarageBand New.

    Very sad.

  • teggenberger Level 1 Level 1

    Same annoying problem here.... lol, the reason I bought my iPad was for GB and recording guitar tracks. Hope they fix this soon.

  • mhsmitty Level 1 Level 1

    Having no fix in sight for the iRig/GarageBand noise problem with the new iPad, I bought an Apogee Jam today ($99).  It works great. I spent about two hours playing / recording with it today. It works well with my iMac too.  I wish I had bought it to start with instead of the iRig.  It works with amplitude and ampkit on the iPad. It didn't work with amplitude on the iPhone 4. I might need to update it.

  • djr1900 Level 1 Level 1

    New iPad, lastest GB, new iRig ... same problem. Your 4-finger solution works reasonably well. I can hardly wait for the iPad / GB fix. Anyone know if a solution is in the works?

  • Beardy man Level 1 Level 1

    As I've been able to reproduce the fault and the 4 finger mitigation ( thanks again Hillzie), I've sent bug reports to Apple.


    I think this is such a minor problem in the grand scheme of things that  Idon't see Apple doing anything about it. I would hope that behind the scenes IK (iRig manufacturers) are putting some pressure to get things changed. This must be hurting their business somewhat. I've looked on their website but as they push iRig  to be used with Amplitube, they're probably not as concerned with the GarageBand problem.


    All I would suggest is that anyone using iRig/GB and therefore having this problem, send in a bug report!

  • bingoooo Level 1 Level 1

    Hmmm the new iRig Stomp pedal is coming soon -- so why fix a problem with the cheaper iRig!? -- now we all have to buy the iRig Stomp pedal!!



    It´s all about the money!!!!

  • Beardy man Level 1 Level 1

    Missing the point here bingooo. The problem appears to be with GarageBand not iRig. The current version of GarageBand has a persistent background noise when used with iRig through the headphone/mic socket. I'm convinced this is the problem as it can be made to reduce by the 4 finger swipe. As the iStomp(?) will use the same connector this may well suffer from the same problem.


    As this problem affects too few of us for Apple to notice (despite bug reports), I had hoped that IKM would have put a bit of pressure on our behalf to get Apple to release an update to GB that solves the problem.


    Eventually I'll probably buy an Apogee Jam - I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone to buy an iRig or iStomp at the moment.

  • bingoooo Level 1 Level 1

    I agree :-)... I´ll probably buy an Apogee Jam as well --

  • Beardy man Level 1 Level 1



    Just 'upgraded' to the latest GarageBand to see if the noise issue had been addressed. Still on iOS5 at the moment.


    The problem has got a lot worse!

    The 'crackle' noise has now gone only to be replaced by massive amounts of feedback noise. So much so that the app is now totally unusable with iRig for me. The 4 finger swipe that I'd been using as a workaround no longer has any effect.


    If you want to keep using your iRig I strongly recommend NOT upgrading to Garageband 1.3(179.75).

    As I'm wary of Apple Maps at the moment, I don't want to touch iOS6 until Google bring out their app so I can't say if upgrading the OS would help. Amplitube continues to work perfectly.

  • Jimmhy Level 1 Level 1

    Too late... I already install the ios 6 & garageband update with the hope that the problem would be fixed... but nop and is worst now. My bigest problem is that I live in Chile, with no access to Apogee Jam here. Any one knows other way to record guitars in garage band? (iRig is really useless now).

  • sseguin Level 1 Level 1

    Garageband with iRig is unusable for guitar, massive feedback with any amp combo, ios6 and latest garageband update.


    Amplitube free works with no feedback, is the full app worth it?

  • Beardy man Level 1 Level 1

    SInce I now realise that Apple won't be doing anything to help with GarageBand, I've had a closer look at Amplitude Free. Very pleasantly surprised. No background noise at all, certainly no massive feedback (Apple are you listening?) I've managed to load one of my GB songs via iTunes into Amplitude.


    Works well. Not having signed up for the whole package I haven't got access to the full 8 track recording part of it but I'm very tempted at this point - certainly cheaper than chucking the iRig and buying an Apogee Jam!


    As I'm certain the problem is with GB rather than iRig, I think I'll ditch GB (except to tinker with backing tracks) and have a look at the Amplitude offering.

  • eliotb Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue. Ipad 3 running iOS 6 and the feedback generated from GB with iRig is appalling. Totally unusable. Really hope apple fix this. Best feature of the ipad and GarageBand is totally worthless.

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