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by sazb30; Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:16 am
The one thing that's slightly bothering me is working with no zero-latency monitoring. I guess it will be like going back to my DJ days with my headphones half on!!
Anyone using one of these? Anyone bought it and regretted it? How do you manage latency? (I'll be using it with Garageband and Loopy on an ipad 3)
by martygras; Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:43 pm
iOS Device Trouble Shooting
No audio input with GarageBand and MiC
Symptoms - If you are using iOS 4 and connect an Apogee MiC, GarageBand may display a message to connect a microphone or other input device. If you press record, you may see a message that the device does not have an audio input and that you cannot record. Resolution - This issue is resolved in iOS 5.
MiC not initialized (no blue LED) after a cold start of the iOS device
On iOS devices updated to iOS 5, MiC may not be initialized after starting the iOS device from a powered-down state. In this case, MiCʼs LED indicator is not illuminated blue (as should be the case). Simply disconnect then re-connect MiC, or connect MiC after the iOS device has completed its start- up sequence.
After sleeping then waking an iOS device while GarageBand is open, audio may become distorted
Symptoms - After an iOS device goes through a Sleep/Wake cycle, audio may become distorted. Resolution - Quit all audio apps (see clicks and pops below) and re-launch GarageBand
No input after connecting Apple headphones with mic
Symptoms - After connecting Apple iPhone headphones, or other headphone equipped with a built-in mic, audio apps donʼt accept input from MiC. Resolution - iOS devices accept audio input from the most recently connected peripheral, in this case the built-in mic. To re-establish input from MiC, disconnect and re-connect MiC.
Clicks and Pops on iOS devices
Tip - When experiencing clicks and pops on iOS devices, try closing all apps and re-starting the audio app with these steps: 1) Press the Home button to return to the Home screen 2) Double-tap the Home button to display recent apps 3) Tap and hold the affected app until the red minus appears 4) Tap the red minus to quit the app.
GarageBand and Airplay - Bluetooth - HDMI equipped output devices
GarageBand 1.01 and higher offers the capability to output to external output devices equipped, including Airplay, Bluetooth and HDMI-equipped media devices. When using any of these devices there is no support of audio input, including MiC. See the Apple Support article which describes this functionality here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4622.
Weʼve measured latency from MiC through GarageBand iPad to iPad headphone output to be 23ms. We havenʼt found instances of latency inconsistency, though there are reports from the field indicating that latency can increase.
I hope these support suggestions help you weigh your options.
One other issue (minor) to think about, but is important to me is the usb cable length of 3 meters. This is not a big issue for most people, but sometimes it is necessary to be able to monitor from the next room and usb mics will all have this limitation.
"Don't quantize me bro"!
by sazb30; Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:36 pm
by sazb30; Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:23 am
I'd love to know how the sound compares to the Apogee but it's only just come out so I'll have to wait a bit for a detailed review I guess
by Sorefingers; Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:05 am
http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-CP ... B0002CZYFC
If the link doesn't show up, it's an Audio Technica CP8201 low z-high z impedance transformer.
I'm sure the Apogee Mic is good, but this way I can choose any mic I want to use, and I can still use the Jam for my instruments as well.
Works fine on my iPad, my Kemper, a guitar amp input, etc. I don't sing, but I use it to mic acoustic guitar and harmonica.
by sazb30; Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:50 am
Thanks for everyone's input. Oh, and I'd still like to hear from anyone who's using either the Apogee Mic or any new Blue Spark Digital users
by Peter - IK Multimedia; Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:08 pm
sazb30 wrote:Hi Obik, how is the irig mic with GarageBand? I read that it didn't perform well with GB?
iRig Mic works very well with Garage Band, we tested all our products with GB as soon as it came out and we still find them working very well.