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Anyone using their iPad live?

delayman

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Hey guys, I got an iPad for Christmas and am looking into trying to use it for some musical purpose live. What types of things are you guys using yours for, any apps I should look at, etc?
 

Stratm69

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Digitech has a new thing out specifically made for an Ipad.

You should check out their site!
 

mcdes

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you so could!! hook it up! thru garageband you could play acoustic, piano! amazing! haha
 

pa_anoid

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Stratm69 said:
Digitech has a new thing out specifically made for an Ipad.

You should check out their site!
If i'm not mistaken that digitech ipad unit is not really ipad-optimized? What the ipad does when u place it in the digitech alot ia to just display the parameters of the digitech multifx so really, the sounds you hear are really from the digitech unit itself, not the ipad.

I still doubt the ipad to properly deliver a quality live sound when using it as a guitar processor. I've used it as a synthesizer for a couple of shows, and for that it works really well with the audio being sourced out from the ipad's 30-pin dock connector.
 

B-Squared

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I use the GigBook app for charts and set lists. I'm using it today at my church gig, as a matter of fact.

Backlit charts are awesome. :D

BB
 

leftty

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I use it with songbook for lryics and chord progressions on some songs i have not played in some time, works great.
 

hanales

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I use it for synths with a keyboard controller. The moog app is very cool and there are several others.

When the fishman wireless midi controller for guitar is released, I will probably drop the keyboard controller completely, as I'm a lousy keyboard player.
 

jtw

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Our current drummer has his loaded up with jpegs of all the charts to our songs. He's been using it for too long now and doesn't interact with the rest of us at all. His drumming sounds like a math problem. I'm pretty tired of seeing an iPad on our stage, in our situation.
 

delayman

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Sounds cool! I'll def check out the moog app. And look into garage band. Do I need any special cables or interfaces to do this?
 

acrane13

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Another cool app for live use is called morphwhiz created by jordan rudess. I have been using it off my ipod for a while in both my bands live shows and for some worship songs.
 

hanales

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Sounds cool! I'll def check out the moog app. And look into garage band. Do I need any special cables or interfaces to do this?
Several people make interfaces.

I have the apogee Jam which lets you hook up a guitar directly, and the apple camera connection kit allows for USB midi devices. It's become very useful in my band and on stage! My rhythm guitar player uses one to auto tune his voice.
 

delayman

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acrane13 said:
Another cool app for live use is called morphwhiz created by jordan rudess. I have been using it off my ipod for a while in both my bands live shows and for some worship songs.
What does the app do? I'm intrigued
 

pa_anoid

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There's been issues using external usb midi controls with the ipad. The iOS only allows certain amounts of mA out of it, and most usb midi controllers require more. For example i can't use the KORG microKEY directly with the ipad via the camera connection kit without having to bus power it with a hub coz the microKEY requires more mA than the ipad is allowed to outsource. But when i used the 1st gen nanoKEY, it works well with all apps due to its low mA requirement. Excellecnt to use with Garageband and Animoog.
 

hanales

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There's been issues using external usb midi controls with the ipad. The iOS only allows certain amounts of mA out of it, and most usb midi controllers require more. For example i can't use the KORG microKEY directly with the ipad via the camera connection kit without having to bus power it with a hub coz the microKEY requires more mA than the ipad is allowed to outsource. But when i used the 1st gen nanoKEY, it works well with all apps due to its low mA requirement. Excellecnt to use with Garageband and Animoog.
Yes I had the same problem with a 49key I tried. Most 25 keys seem to work fine though. Just in case I picked up a powered USB hub for like 15 dollars in case I use any other hardware.
 

empressTIM

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I would use it for charts/songsheets...or non-guitar applications, like the already-mentioned Moog. Korg also makes the iElectribe and iKaossilator apps, which look awesome--for certain applications :)
 

MiguelO

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Our current drummer has his loaded up with jpegs of all the charts to our songs. He's been using it for too long now and doesn't interact with the rest of us at all. His drumming sounds like a math problem. I'm pretty tired of seeing an iPad on our stage, in our situation.
Yup. I don't allow anyone to use sheet music when we play. They are expected to memorize everything. And they do. Plus music on stands clutters up the stage IMO.
 




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