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Old 01-05-2021, 08:20 AM
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Question Guitar interface for iPad

Hello,

I would like to practice with my electric guitar using headphones (and not disturb everybody in the house). For this, I thought to use an interface to my iPad. For this, I did some research and found some devices which would cover this use case.

iRig 2: https://www.ikmultimedia.com/product...2/?pkey=irig-2
Roland GO:MIXER: https://www.roland.com/us/products/gomixer/

My question now: does anybody have some experience using such devices? Is a device necessary or would just a cable 6.35mm -> 3.5mm work to just plug in the guitar and iPad and use GarageBand?

MillSO Audio Adapter 3.5 mm Male To 6.35 mm Male: http://www.millso.com/product_line_M35M635.php

Are there any other recommendations?

Thank you,
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Old 01-05-2021, 09:46 AM
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I use the Apogee Jam to record electric guitar into GarageBand on iPad. I have an older model which is super simple but the newer version has a clean/drive option as well as onboard headphone monitoring, which is a great feature, especially now that newer iPad and iPhone models have dropped the headphone input.
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:07 AM
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The regular iRig is garbage. Get the iRig HD 2 instead. I have the older model and works great on my iPad.
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:13 PM
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I also have the iRig Duo. It works quite well (I use it primarily with Cubasis, the Cubase iPad version DAW).

Good thing about the duo is that one of its XLR inputs has phantom power which is great if you are using a mic that requires it.

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Old 01-05-2021, 12:59 PM
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I also have the iRig Duo. It works quite well (I use it primarily with Cubasis, the Cubase iPad version DAW).

Good thing about the duo is that one of its XLR inputs has phantom power which is great if you are using a mic that requires it.

Dave

How is Cubasis? I think I downloaded the trial version but didnít get to play much with it.
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Old 01-05-2021, 01:33 PM
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I truly enjoy it. Itís a much more powerful DAW than garage band. I do all of my audio editing on it (except occasionally using audacity on my PC to split stereo tracks to mono, which I suspect cubasis can also do).

Keep in mind, Iím a hack hobbyist (sample here: https://youtu.be/VIdt0k9A7es), but I like the interface, built in effects, crazy number of tracks, leveling, midi and audio for things like drums and other virtual instruments, etc.

Cheers

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How is Cubasis? I think I downloaded the trial version but didnít get to play much with it.

Replied without quoting you - apologies.
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:28 PM
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:11 PM
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Replied without quoting you - apologies.

Thanks thatís some good feedback. I think Iím gonna give it another go.

*edit*
Watched the video and that sounds really good. Good voice too!

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Old 01-05-2021, 10:29 PM
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Thanks thatís some good feedback. I think Iím gonna give it another go.

*edit*
Watched the video and that sounds really good. Good voice too!

Hey, wow! Thanks!

Quite happy with how Cubasis and the iRig handle the garage (and me).

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Old 01-10-2021, 01:24 PM
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Thank you all for the feedback. I understand that such a device is needed and just a direct cable wouldn't work. I will try an iRig (normal & HD) to see which one performs better.
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