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Yeah thanks for that Scott.

I was talking to a guitarist buddy and he says he uses an Apogee Jam , which is similar to an IRig.

I have never had a go at doing my own backing tracks before, and have always gone the easy route of just buying a midi/mp3 track.

Just thought I would try and do some using ipad garage band and the XW-P1 ?

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Are you trying to make audio recordings of complete songs you play on the XW-P1 into the iPad to be played back as backing tracks, or are you trying to record the individual instrument sounds of the XW-P1 into Garage Band for it to use in place of its own instrument sounds.  In other words, are you trying to use Garage Band as a "sampler" ?

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Are you trying to make audio recordings of complete songs you play on the XW-P1 into the iPad to be played back as backing tracks, or are you trying to record the individual instrument sounds of the XW-P1 into Garage Band for it to use in place of its own instrument sounds.  In other words, are you trying to use Garage Band as a "sampler" ?

Hi,

Yes I am trying to use garage band as a sampler I guess ? Trying to get it to record the XW -P1 instrument sounds rather than its own ?

Cheers

Mark.

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Here are several links to iPad GarageBand sampling tutorials.  The first is fairly basic, while the second is more in depth and even discusses some of the connection options.  The third is a short shot on chopping your samples:

 

http://iosmusicandyou.com/2011/07/06/using-the-sampler-in-garageband/

 

http://www.askaudiomag.com/articles/record-and-edit-your-own-samples-in-garageband-for-ipad

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_12053108_chop-samples-garageband.html

 

If you are specifically trying to get XW tones onto the iPad, then I suppose this is the quickest way to go about it, but if you are just looking for some nice synth tones on the iPad that you can play from the XW, then it would be a lot quicker, easier, and possibly more professional sounding to just install several of the nicer synth apps from the App Store, particularly the "full" synth apps that allow you to create and edit your own tones.  I say "several" as this would give you a larger palette of available sounds.

 

BUT . . . I still have to wonder why you are trying to get the XW tones into the iPad when you already have them in the XW.  If you are just looking for MIDI based backing tracks that use the XW tones, just put your backing track MIDI files on the SD Card and play them back with the XW's MIDI file player as you play along with them.  I am still not certain what it is that you are really trying to do.

 

Good luck !

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Here are several links to iPad GarageBand sampling tutorials.  The first is fairly basic, while the second is more in depth and even discusses some of the connection options.  The third is a short shot on chopping your samples:

 

http://iosmusicandyou.com/2011/07/06/using-the-sampler-in-garageband/

 

http://www.askaudiomag.com/articles/record-and-edit-your-own-samples-in-garageband-for-ipad

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_12053108_chop-samples-garageband.html

 

If you are specifically trying to get XW tones onto the iPad, then I suppose this is the quickest way to go about it, but if you are just looking for some nice synth tones on the iPad that you can play from the XW, then it would be a lot quicker, easier, and possibly more professional sounding to just install several of the nicer synth apps from the App Store, particularly the "full" synth apps that allow you to create and edit your own tones.  I say "several" as this would give you a larger palette of available sounds.

 

BUT . . . I still have to wonder why you are trying to get the XW tones into the iPad when you already have them in the XW.  If you are just looking for MIDI based backing tracks that use the XW tones, just put your backing track MIDI files on the SD Card and play them back with the XW's MIDI file player as you play along with them.  I am still not certain what it is that you are really trying to do.

 

Good luck !

Hi Ted,

Many thanks for those links.

What I am trying to do is use garage band as an eight track recorder, but get it to record some of the sounds on the XW rather than use garage bands instruments.

For example garage bands basses are very weak (IMO ) I guess the way to do this is to use an iRig as suggested by Scott ?

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I guess the way to do this is to use an iRig as suggested by Scott ?

 

Yes you need a way to get the audio from your XW into the iPad - iRig is just one way to do this.. i/o docks are better but more expensive.

Then use the Audio Recorder function in Garage band.. this will create tracks from your recording. 

This video may explain it better than i can.  :) 

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