How to record music on iPad Garageband from external source

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  1. bunger macrumors 6502

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    I would like to buy a completely cool sound tool from Korg called the Kaossilator and ideally would like to connect it to my iPad 2, play the Kaossilator, and have GarageBand record the input. The problem is that I have absolutely no idea how I could pull that off.

    Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    You could get an iRig to connect your device to the iPad and then in GarageBand use the audio recorder.
     
  3. erayser macrumors 65816

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    Nice, now I think I will buy an iRig and GarageBand now. I have a electronic drum set. Electric bass, and keyboards here, and would love to do some recordings on my iPad.
     
  4. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought about that and was also looking at the Apogee Jam, though not sure if the Jam is designed for instruments other than guitars.

    If you do the iRig, do you have to listen throuh headphones or will it play through the iPads speakers?
     
  5. OSMac, May 9, 2011
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    To record audio out I use imic with the camera connection kit.

    To record midi I use the camera connection kit with a basic m-audio USB to midi adapter.

    The music studio app is a great deal for a sequencer.
     
  6. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In both cases, you are still using the camera connection kit, correct?
     
  7. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Yes.
     
  8. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought I was heading down the right road - I found the Apogee Jam, talked to their support ( it would work ), and all looked good. Unfortunately, it is only a mono device.

    My guess is the iRig is also Mono and the potential only stereo option is the camera connection kit and something else....
     
  9. erayser macrumors 65816

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    I've read in another thread that iRig is mono also.
     
  10. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I am guessing as well...
     
  11. pj13, May 9, 2011
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    http://forum.harmonicdog.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6

    This is a link to a forum for the Multitrack DAW app but it has a great list of ways to get audio into the iPad. For a stereo source I use a Zoom h4 as an audio interface with a powered USB hub and the camera connection kit. Works great with GarageBand, and Multitrack. If your kaossilator has only RCA outputs then you can get an RCA to 1/4 inch stereo patch cable, (try sweetwater.com) to go from it to your audio interface.
     
  12. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great link and information!

    I wish someone would create a very portable, stereo input device like the Apogee Jam. While the other options would certainly work, I would have to carry the connection adapter, a powered hub, and whatever audio input I would choose.... Which is just a bit cumbersome. <sigh>
     
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  14. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Whoa! For $200, that is extremely sweet! I wonder when it might start shipping?
     
  15. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    If iPad 3 has thunderbolt, we'll get some good options. Maybe even 8 ins. For now, all seems kludge-y.
     
  16. pj13 macrumors member

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    i have read it will be shipped Spring or Summer of this year. though Spring is almost gone :) so sometime this summer i would imagine. i signed up at at a music store website to be notified when they are in stock.
     
  17. SiMBa37 macrumors regular

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    I have the Apogee Jam for my guitars, and its a pretty neat device. The advantage over iRig is the Jam is digital input via the dock connector (or via USB on your Mac) and the iRig is analog. I did find that the iPad speaker volume kinda sucked even with the gain cranked on the Jam. Headphones are much better.

    I do think the sounds processing and amp modelling quality is better on the Mac Garageband with the Apogee Jam compared to the iPad version of GB. Still, its fun to mess around with.
     
  18. erayser macrumors 65816

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    That is sweet. I'm gonna start saving and sign up for notification. We just bought my 8 year old an Alexis DM7 drum set to learn on a month ago... and we are very satisfied with their product.
     
  19. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I really like the Jam as well, though they are apparently a few weeks out. I noticed that it wasn't available anywhere online, so I contacted Apogee. Their initial run totally sold out and they aren't expecting any more for another 2-3 weeks....
     

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