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Building an iDevice Guitar Interface Cable

A few months back, I purchased the ultimate unnecessary-but-awesome gadget: the iPad 2. With the availability of apps like Amplitube, AmpKit, and Garage Band, it’s immediately obvious how this device...

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Simple JFET Preamp for an iDevice Guitar Interface

Following up on Part 1, it’s time now to get into the heart of the project: In this video, I talk about how JFET’s work, then work up a circuit diagram (as shown at right). Then, I prototype the...

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Assembling the iDevice Guitar Interface

Update: 10/19/2011, added links to part #s at radioshack, mouser and mammoth. Here’s the exciting conclusion to the series, following up the intro in Part 1, and the electronics course in Part 2.   The...

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A POD in your Pad

The new Mobile In iOS guitar interface and Mobile POD app from Line 6 claims to put the POD sound library in your iPhone or iPad. This interface connects to the 30-pin dock, which as I described in my...

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GarageBand feedback resolution

Some users of guitar interface cables like my DIY cable project have noticed an unreasonable amount of feedback when using Apple’s GarageBand iPad app.  Good news- Apple rolled out an update to...

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New Amplitube iRig HD interface

In my series on building your own iDevice Guitar Interface, I demonstrated an interface which connects through the headphone/microphone jack.  This is similar to the commercial products like IK...

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Set List Maker

I’ve been using the Set List Maker iOS app since 2013.  This app has a wealth of features for the practicing / gigging band and has become an invaluable timesaver. Prior to Set List Maker, I would...

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