Join 3,433 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Guitar -> ??? -> iPad -> audio files
April 25, 2011 12:35 PM   Subscribe

What connection kit and software do you recommend for amp modeling and recording guitar on iOS? I'd like to plug the guitar into the connector, pick an amp, record stuff, then get the audio files either off the device or into other apps for mixing.
posted by ignignokt to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
I use iRig to connect for effects, but I don't play a guitar so I have no thoughts on the modeling side.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:42 PM on April 25, 2011


iRig works great in combination with Amplitube.
posted by monospace at 1:35 PM on April 25, 2011


The moment you plug your guitar into iOS, you're compromising the quality of the signal conversion from analog to digital, and limiting your tonal options. Unless you have a very compelling reason NOT to plug into some high quality software (like Guitar Rig) on a laptop, please reconsider this path (and I'm deeply into my iPad, FWIW, and am investigating all the higher-end softsynths on that platform).
posted by dbiedny at 1:50 PM on April 25, 2011


Well if you have an ipad 2 you can get garage band. it has the effects and recording stuff that you might be looking for. I have garageband and an ipad 2 but i have never connected my elec guitar to it to try it out.
posted by majortom1981 at 3:33 PM on April 25, 2011


The moment you plug your guitar into iOS, you're compromising the quality of the signal conversion from analog to digital, and limiting your tonal options. Unless you have a very compelling reason NOT to plug into some high quality software (like Guitar Rig) on a laptop, please reconsider this path (and I'm deeply into my iPad, FWIW, and am investigating all the higher-end softsynths on that platform).

If I were to plug into a laptop, I would also be converting from analog to digital. That is how software like Guitar Rig gets a hold of the signal in order to do its processing.
posted by ignignokt at 4:46 PM on April 25, 2011


Apple is advertising the Apogee JAM Guitar Input on the iPad Garageband page, for whatever that may be worth.
posted by Remy at 7:14 PM on April 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The iRig works with GarageBand as well.
posted by monospace at 7:34 AM on April 26, 2011


The Apogee Jam Guitar input that Remy mentions is what I'd recommend. Apogee makes some fantastic pre-amps and digital converters. My friends who are working musicians use Apogee products for their work all the time.
posted by AskGMoney at 8:22 PM on April 26, 2011


« Older looking for clarification on t...   |  we can’t figure this out… is t... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.