Using iRig mic with ipad and cck to an imac

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by chalamindia, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. chalamindia, Jul 29, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014

    chalamindia macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Most you may think I am nuts, but I want to use what I have with little additional hardware expense hence this question.

    1. I have an ipad2 with an Irig mic, works fairly well.

    2. I also have a iMac 21" which has only USB ports.

    3. What I want to do is to purchase a ipad camera connect kit, plug in into the ipad and use the irig mic into its regular headphone/mic jack. If I connect a USB cable between the apple CCK and the imac usb can I get the audio which the ipad hears into the iMac ? Plan is to use it with Logic Pro X and garage band, so next question is how to configure audio streaming via Apple CCK to garage band and Logic Pro X.

    Sounds crazy ? Will it work, cause all I then need to buy is a CCK which is much cheaper than all the external usb audio interfaces out there and I have seen benchmarks that the quality is rather great.

    anybody with a similar setup ? Even if the apple internal mic can be recorded into garage band in this way the rest should work.

    First time post, sorry if I sound stupid.

    Cheers
    Chalam
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Is there a way to make the iPad stream the audio over WiFi? Then you don't need the USB connection. I doubt USB would work.

    Really the best way is to get a real audio interface for the iMac. Good ones start as low as about $60 or there Lexington Alpha.
     
  3. chalamindia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPad audio via USB using apple CCK

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for your inputs, I am trying to record vocals into my iMac which will be running GarageBand and later Logix Pro X, I do not see how WiFi can sustain the throughput and offer this with latency.

    If you check any of the links below you will see that folks have got audio out of the USB. If this is correct the next question is "how to get that audio into GarageBand and Logic Pro", once I figure out the setting to get audio from an external USB audio device am guessing the method should be the same, any comments ?

    1/ http://grrrr.org/2013/01/13/ios_5-usb_audio/

    2/ http://www.macworld.com/article/1150850/ipadcameraconnectorsurprises.html

    3/ http://www.maclife.com/article/feature/seven_hidden_features_ipad_camera_connection_kit

    Cheers
    Chalam
     

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