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FDP Forum / Home Recording Forum / Set-Up For Using Pedals & Processors With iOS?

Dripping Reverb

between surf & shore

Mar 20th, 2015 04:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just got myself arranged with a simple iOS studio (Focusrite iTrack Lightning into iPad Air2). I love my guitar>pedals>amp sound and want a super simple (i.e., few pieces of gear and NO mikes) to capture that simple set-up.

So, my first question is about pedals. How can I implement my pedals with my interface/iPad to recreate what is coming out of my real amp? Can a dirt pedal drive a virtual amp to get a good blues or rock sound?

I know that processors like ElevenRack and Axe-Fx don't work with iOS because you have to download drivers for your computer. Both of these units also function as stand-alone processors. You can use them with nothing more than a guitar and amp/speakers/headphones. So why can't you use an iPad to capture the same sound that is coming throught those amps/speakers/headphones? This really puzzles me.

In reading around many seem to find upgrading from GarageBand to Auria and Amplitube yield better sound quality/tone. What is you experience?

I know these are probably silly questions to many of you. I have pointedly avoided digital recording because I do get frustrated. I'm trying to learn now, so any advise is appreciated.

FDP Data Goon

When I sin

I sin real good
Mar 21st, 2015 08:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

Use a hardware amp modeler into the interface.

I'm not a iOS guy, too rich for my blood and not swapping to a proprietary ecosystem.

That said, you can do exactly what you're describing with any of the modern amp modellers - the Boss GT-001/100, the Fender Mustang Floor, the PodHD, etc.

Some will sound better or different than others for various things; I have several different options to do just what you're describing in terms of setup with no micing required unless I want it.

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