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Instrument to Mac & iphone for practice with backing tracks / Hardware?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by hsp-sandiego, Dec 4, 2017.


  1. hsp-sandiego

    hsp-sandiego

    Oct 22, 2014
    San Diego
    While mainly a live player, i would love to be able to simply play along with backing tracks both through my studio monitors and through headphones (late night shedding). Also wouldn't mind being able to use my iphone while traveling. Any suggestions on what to purchase? A simple 1/4 to 1/8" cable or a more of a interface/preamp?

    thanks for any advice.
    -Harry
     
  2. You might try the Irig HD2 and AmpliTube software.. probably be 100 for the IRIG and another 20-100 by the time you purchase the sounds and features you want.. I use them both and enjoy them.. be aware that the Mac and iOS versions are separate purchases.. hope that helps
     
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  3. hsp-sandiego

    hsp-sandiego

    Oct 22, 2014
    San Diego
    checked that out just now - question: can you play along with backing tracks from youtube? i.e.. Amplitube will work in the background or do you need mp3 files? (obviously for the speedtrainer - which is cool).

    thanks
     
  4. To be honest I don’t know... AmpliTube will work in the background with certain apps but not sure if YouTube is one of them.. I always import music from my library into AmpliTube... try emailing ik multimedia and see what they say
     
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  5. bobton5

    bobton5

    May 16, 2014
    I havent tried youtube either. I import from my library. Working late tonight and an early turn around in the morning or I'd experiment for you. I'm using amplitube.
    Bob
     
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  6. LarryBama

    LarryBama Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    You don't need AmpliTube or anything else. Use the free GarageBand. You can import your songs from iTunes as a track and play along/record with it.

    Been doing it for years.
     
  7. LarryBama

    LarryBama Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    You might use the Downie app (I use in Safari) to record the YouTube clip to your Mac as a mp3 file.
     
  8. hsp-sandiego

    hsp-sandiego

    Oct 22, 2014
    San Diego
    Cool - I didn't know you could save youtube clips as mp3 - will get the Downie app. I did find another TB'er archived post who mentions using the iRig and Amplitude to play in the background when learning tunes using Youtube... nice to have the scrolling changes for some of the jazz standards users have graciously put together. thanks Larry

    Harry
     

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