Trainer tool, does it exist?
I've got a question, more along the lines of does something like this exist....
First off, No suggestions of iPad/iPhone/iRig etc... ;) I've got an iPod, and a good Android tablet and DO NOT WANT a 'smartphone' :D
What I'd love to find is a portable practice device that combines the portability of a Pandora with the abilities of a Tascam bass trainer/GB-10. Sounds simple when I say it like that, but what I'd really like is a portable device like the Pandora WITH it's AUX-IN connector that allows me to store MP3's onboard like the Tascam's do. I need the Aux-in to connect my tablet for the streaming things I can't DL, but I'd rather interface with something stored than always using my iPod or tablet. Effects aren't really needed, but other typical training options would be good.
So quick listing of wants and desires...
Portable bass/amp processing
Inputs for the bass, and AUX inputs (iPod or tablet)
Onboard/SD card storage.
Or a Tascam with Aux-in or a Pandora with storage! I know, I'm not asking much, but seriously does something like it exist?
I am not sure exactly what you want in terms of the features that are found on the Tascam bass trainer. Many of their recorders have the ability to loop and slow down passages without changing the pitch. The recorders have aux inputs. You would of course need a headphone amp with one to be able to plug your bass in. Would that do it for you?
Otherwise, it sounds to me like all you need is some way to record your streaming audio files so they can be loaded into the bass trainer. There must be dozens of ways to do that. Is there a recording app for you tablet? The bass trainer itself will record from its quarter inch input so if you can get a cable or a set of adapters that will allow you to safely connect your tablets stereo output to the mono input on the bass trainer you should be able to record your streaming audio files. Note that you probably need some kind of pad in line because it may not be safe to short the two channels of the tablet output together with a direct mono to stereo adapter.
I run my ipad/irig into my tascam trainer fron tine to time because it allows me to record songs off of youtube and overdub with my bassplaying. this comes in handy if I'm not playing an identical bass line.
Recording the streaming files isn't the problem. I can do that easily on my home machine. The streaming files are usually for a song we need to play that weekend that is not normally in our list, so it's shared through a hosting tool that allows us all to work on it before rehearsal. Usually a one off that we'll never play again.
The thing is I can, and have been doing what I need for some time, it's just I have a little money in my 'fun' account and was looking for a simplier way.
I DO use my Nexus 7 tablet for most of the stuff now, I just have to go through a headphone amp/mixer to tie the bass and tablet together into my headphones.
The use of a headphone amp to handle the recorder, and a practice tool, and a tablet... you get the idea. I was just curious if someone had a device that allowed for all the features in one handy device. I think toolmybass probably has hit the nail on the head folks not willing to make a hand held when a ton of apps do a lot of it. Honestly I'd be happy if I could get a MP-BT1 or GB-10 with Aux-in or a Pandora PX4B with storage! :)
Like I say there are probably many ways to do this. Look at what you already have and then think creatively about how it might be used to get both your bass and your streaming audio into a trainer.
Ahh, Yes, I see that now in the GB-10 specs... I've not owned a GB-10, just the MP-BT1.
The Korg tools are great, just was hoping one might have some storage capability...
As I said, I've been doing it with what I have, just looking for other ways. Honestly didn't know if something like this already existed..
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