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Playing Bass and learning songs on iPad

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by 513rocks.com, Jan 10, 2014.


  1. 513rocks.com

    513rocks.com Supporting Member

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    I need help and Mods if this is the wrong spot for this, please move it.
    I just got an iPad and was wondering if you can plug your bass into the iPad to learn songs? I can't remember the name but I saw a dock on Sweetwater that you plugg ur bass in. It says it works great with garage band but was wondering if I could use it to practice along with music on my iPad, YouTube, iTunes, just off the net in general. I have a Korg Pandora Mini but would like to see if I could do the same thing with iPad.
    Thanx Y'all
     
  2. 513rocks.com

    513rocks.com Supporting Member

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    Griffin StudioConnect is what I saw @ Sweetwater
     
  3. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    See if this fits your bill;

    http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irig/

    I bought one in case I want to plug into and practice through my iPhone. That and I grabbed the free version of AmpliTude. It lets me pull songs from my phone's library, converts them into a format that allows you to play them back as fast or slow as you like without distorting the pitch (I'm assuming a .wav file…they're on the large-ish side).
     
  4. 513rocks.com

    513rocks.com Supporting Member

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  6. Skeeter1

    Skeeter1

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    You will get much better sound quality if you use a interface that uses the 30 pin? connector like the Apogee Jam. there are others but I tossed the irig when I got the Jam. Also here is the IOS threa with more information than you may want on the subject.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=941283
     
  7. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    The iRig is cheap and basically disposable. I have one and it is fine for learning songs, basic recording, etc.

    Likely a good introduction to playing thru your iPad though. I think it is $30-ish.

    +1 on Amplitube too. The free version will get you up and running/recording and is pretty cool.
     
  8. Hugh Jass

    Hugh Jass

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    Love my Apogee Jam. No hum, great sound. Would work for exactly what you want.
     
  9. thorski

    thorski

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    Jamup works for me.

    Nice affordable amp and effects packs, too
     
  10. joegrant413

    joegrant413

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    I use Apogee Jam and jamup. I also recommend Anytune Pro, which I just discovered. It appears to be a great way to slow down, loop, and change the key of music that you want to learn.

    Cheers, Joe
     

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