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Recording an ipad/iphone?

Post by terryb » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:22 pm

I want to track some ipad instruments in my daw.
I've tried, but the signal is really really low. How can i bring the level up?

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Post by kslight » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:55 am

Audiopile sells an 1/8" input DI box...try that?

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Post by egr » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:10 am

I record a lot of toy sounds (gameboy, old casios, walkmans, etc) and the headphone amps from these guys work fantastic as a "pre-amp" for that stuff:

http://www.electricsumo.com/shop/catego ... mplifiers/
Datathrash Recordings
http://datathrash.com

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Post by terryb » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:19 am

I did come across this:

http://endhits.portlandmercury.com/endh ... our-iphone

it allows you a 1/4" in for a mic/di line into the ipad/phone and then has a 1/4" out for amplification.
I assume that if the signal leaving the device it at an appropriate level to feed a guitar amp, then the level should be perfect for feeding DI into my interface.

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Post by getreel » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:57 am

I have used a stereo Y-cable from my iPhone's 1/8" mini jack then with the correct cables and adapters into a dual channel mic pre using it's DI inputs. Using a good mic pre brings up the level very well and makes it sound better too.

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Post by junkstar » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:49 am

Old thread, I know (in the world of iPad) but the iRig is now the input/output connector of choice as I see it. I just got the Tascam 4-track (portastudio) and bought the iRig to support it. Totally fun.

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Post by austingreen » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:24 am

I just got one of these:

http://www.newsignalprocess.com/site/nspbreakout/

and enjoying it very much. It's a breakout box that gives you a 1/4" input and output to your phone/pad, needs to be stereo though. I think they're working on a new version.

My favorite part about doing stuff on the phone is being able to easily copy and paste audio between my 5 or 6 favorite apps and most record for looping or tracking.

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Post by joel hamilton » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:38 am

I just crank the level through some old compressor or whatever you have with a pot on it for cranking stuff.

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Post by nick_a » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:05 am

joel hamilton wrote:I just crank the level through some old compressor or whatever you have with a pot on it for cranking stuff.
yeah!

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