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Anyone else having "Noise" problems with iRig/Garageband/iPad "3"?

30304 Views 99 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2013 4:43 AM by charleesatch RSS
  • evildedd Calculating status...

    i also wanted to make sure everybody understands that it is in no way a problem with the iRig. i have a griffin calble that i found at target on clearance, and it has the same issue with garageband. i think anything u plug into the headphone jack is not gonna work with GB. i am trying to figure out how to roll back to GB 1.2 cuz 1.3-1.4 has the problem. before the last two updates it worked fine on ipad3...

  • Joel.O Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Yeah, its been a bit stressful, but we recently announcend our new iRig HD which will use the dock connector for a cleaner sound that is entirely digital. Should be out soon too. Til then our support is aways here to help however we can. Too bad the update didn't work for everybody.

  • evildedd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    very cool, i am checking it out now. that is of course a much better interface. and i like that it can use 30 pin or lightning cable. i wanted to get an iStomp for my bday next month, but i imagine it will have the same issue since it uses headphone jack?

  • M0skus Calculating status...

    Ok, I've been following this discussion, partly unwillingly (I get this notification in my e-mail whenever someone posts a new reply to this thread, argh...). Anyway: I too was happy with the I-rig at first, then came the infamous update, and everything went to ****. I was moaning and complaining, then I got sick of that, and bought an apogee-jam. Problem solved, and the some. Even before the I-rig got messed up, the sound I got from I-rig could never compare to apogee-jam. With apogee I got perfect, absolutely perfect, clean tone, both with the clean-amps and the metal-amps (my favorite amp in garageband is punk rock, although I absolutely don't play punk rock, ha ha). I know the apogee-jam is a bit more expensive, but just bye it, and you won't regret it for a second, I swear.

  • Joel.O Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Yes, I assume the iRig Stomp would suffer from the same issues with Garageband, but with AmpliTube would work fine. Also the iRig HD is really cool because you'll also be able to use it with your Macbook or iMac as a guitar/audio interface for recording on the go and at home in your studio. Plus the whole Made in Italy in the same city as Lamorgini and Ferrari is great testament to our quality standards.

  • Butchwr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The update didn't make any difference for me. Giving up.

  • iManoj Calculating status...

    Hmm...if it's a "Noise" problem, I'm not sure.  However, if it's a "feedback" problem with a high-pitched squeal then I might know the cause of the problem. 


    On the iRig device, it looks like both the guitar signal and the headphone/speaker output are going through the same wire to the computer/iDevice. My guess is, because of physics, increasing the volume of the headphones or increasing "gain"/"output" on the amp will cause the electromagnetic waves coming out of the headphones/speaker port on iRig to interfere with the guitar input signal going into iRig...and this create a feedback loop electromagnetically within the wires.


    So options for the fix if using headphones:

    1) reduce headphone volume on computer/iDevice until the feedback is gone.

    2) or reduce gain/output/master on the amp within garageband


    Best option for computer speaker:

    - move the computer volume to around 30-40% and control the loudness through your Speaker system rather than through the computer/iDevice.



    The trick is to find the balance between computer volume, amp gain, amp output, and amp master volume.


    Hope this helps!

  • Joel.O Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    At this time if you want to ensure compatibility across devices, both backward and future, you should take a look at our digital iRigs like iRig HD/iRig Pro.


    The newer iRig Pro comes with a 30 pin, lightning and USB connector so that it is guaranteed to work across all Apple devices. iPads, iPhones, Macbooks and iMacs...

  • charleesatch Calculating status...

    I'm pretty annoyed too.

    iRig simply doesn't work with distorted patches.

    I first tried iPad 2/iRig/Garageband and I have and unnaceptable level of feedback. In some brutal tones noise itself its louder than guitar sound.

    Jamup XT has the same problem. People thing it gets solved but its and illusion. Try to pull of the noise gate effect, you'll see a mad feedback exactly equal as GB. The only thing is that in Jamup XT the noise gate is so well implemented that you don't notice the noise.

    But that's not all. I recently tried MacBook Pro. Guess? Not only GB has the same feedback issues. Logic and MainStage has the same problems. Nine Inch Nails use this live? I can't believe. Just they don't use iRig right?

    I can't find the point. I understand that you can't expect pro sound with iRig. But it should be working at least. You CAN'T use distortion at all.


    I think I'll try a brand new soundboard and conect to MBPro via USB. Bye to all that ad-hoc guitar mobile devices conectors. That's been enough.

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