Does anyone use an apogee one with iPad 2? Help?

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  1. razorblade_beat

    razorblade_beat Member

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    Hey guys, I'm thinking of buying an apogee one, I have an iMac and iPad 2 but would really like to use it with the iPad 2? Does anyone do this? How is it? Do you need a particular type of USB hub? Any help would be great! Thanks!
     
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    IIRC, it needs to be a powered hub. And since the iPad has no way to choose between the instrument and mic input, I believe you're stuck with the instrument input.
     
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    On the ipad my band mate runs it through the earphone input and he does have a special cord for that. On the iMac he runs his bose preamp to the mac then the apogee to the preamp. That sounds much better, just that the mac can be fickle when detecting the apogee.
    We have not used it in quite a while because he got sick of messing with it, but don't let that confuse you, he is not the most tech savy and most likely did not take his time to study how to set up properly.
     
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    Theres a video on you tube from ipadproaudio.com where the guy appears to be using the mic to record his flute? So are you sure you can only use instrument input? Thanks!
     
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    A couple ideas... Apogee makes a mic for the iPad shown here. It looks like the apogee one is Mac only. The MiC can be used with the Mac also, is cheaper than the Apogee One, but no instrument input support.

    http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/mic.php

    I have an iPad 2 an installed the Tascam 4 track app (portastudio) for the old school 4 track recorder. Tascam also makes a condenser mic that interfaces with the iPad;

    http://tascam.com/product/portastudio/

    http://www.gizmag.com/tascam-im2-stereo-microphone-for-idevices/20590/

    Last but not least is the Alesis iO dock, which has both xlr and 1/4 jack inputs, as well as a switch for mic/instruments. if you're running drum machines or other apps that need to interface with the Mac, this thing is pretty nice.

    http://www.alesis.com/iodock

    Alesis offers a free iPad 2 adapter for their iPad dock. There are reviews on amazon as well.

    I saw the above and bought my ipad 2 for that reason. Hope these help!
     
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    I use the ONE with an ipad 1. I use the camera connection kit, plugged into a powered USB hub. You do have to switch the input on your mac if you want to use the mic on the ONE. It does work but there are a few things that you have to do!
     
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    There is a detailed video of how to do this on youtube.
     

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