#1
I am looking for two things:

1. A cost effective way to input my guitar into my ipad.
2. A cost effective way to use my ipad as a loop station to layer guitar tracks as I play them in real time.

This would be for private use and does not need to be anything fancy. Ideally I would be able to control my ipad with my bare foot as I played. I would really appreciate your advice on a cost effective set up! Thank you in advance.
#2
Quote by apbluegrass
I am looking for two things:

1. A cost effective way to input my guitar into my ipad.
2. A cost effective way to use my ipad as a loop station to layer guitar tracks as I play them in real time.

This would be for private use and does not need to be anything fancy. Ideally I would be able to control my ipad with my bare foot as I played. I would really appreciate your advice on a cost effective set up! Thank you in advance.


i think 'cost effective' needs to be defined quantitatively to get better advice.

the irig HD is new and costs around 100 bucks. apogee and line 6 seem to have similar products. there is also the older irig for around 40 bucks and other similar contraptions that can be even cheaper

http://www.sweetwater.com/c1062--iPad_iPhone_Guitar_Interfaces_FX

the difference between the cheaper and more expensive products seems to be how the signal is sent to the idevice. the cheaper ones just send an analog signal it seems and uses the idevice to digitally encode it while the more expensive ones seem to perform the A/D conversion and then send it to the device. so the more expensive ones are like full blown audio interfaces while the cheaper ones just facilitate a line-in to the idevice.

there also seems to be footswitches available to control software on idevices.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/iRigBlueBoard/

this thing has switches and a 1/4" input for 50 bucks

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StompBox/

as for software, there seems to be lots of audio loopers (and plenty of free ones) that are available. just google ipad audio loop and you'll get plenty of hits
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