So my parents got me an ipad air for my birthday. My primary use is going to be recording on the fly, as well as using music apps and so on (Rehearsal, Synths, etc.) Itt'll be a nice fresh start getting away from clogged computer hard drives and DAW programs that go way over my head, I understand it will be limited compared to the plethora of Mac and Windows based stuff but I'm looking forward to it. I've got the midi down, and I'm enjoying experimenting with Audiobus and various apps... Now I've just got to get my instruments, analog stuff, and voice into this little thing... There seem to be alot of options, though not everything is compatible with the new ******** proprietary "lightning" Ipad cable. I've got no idea where to start, I've got the lightning to usb convertor, so should I just start looking at USB pre-amps? I'd imagine the main thing is just to have direct monitoring and a decent sounding XLR in, I've got a Sansamp for bass and would probably just use a good mic for guitar and vocals, the amp simulators sound like garbage to me, and I'd rather just use a real amp. If anyone has any experience with this I'd be glad to hear it?