WHICH Interface for LIVE performance

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WHICH Interface for LIVE performance

Postby edmundtownes » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:23 pm


I want to get a new audio interface to use with Amplitube ios.

Currently, I have the first iRig. I'm considering also purchasing a Blue Board.
My question is which IK Multimedia interface is best for live performance only. I will not be using the interface for recording. I'm looking for something that will be much quieter than the first iRig.

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Re: WHICH Interface for LIVE performance

Postby Peter_IK » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:25 am

iRig HD 2 would give great sonic results with low noise.
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Re: WHICH Interface for LIVE performance

Postby edmundtownes » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:51 pm

Thanks a lot, Peter. I really appreciate the reply and information. All the interfaces seem very similar. This info is just what I was looking for.

Now, to figure out how to minimize the latency in both my iPhone 6 and iPad 2.

I performed a test in my DAW (Reaper) to measure differences in latency between Amplitube Windows, Amplitube iPad and Amplitube iPhone. For each test version I simultaneously recorded a direct signal and the output from each of the three versions of Amplitube I'm running. I ran all without effects, amp, or cabinets.

My approximate results for latency are as follows:
Amplitube (DAW): 22 samples
Amplitube iPhone 6: 564 samples
Amplitube iPad 2: 487 samples

While the amount of latency between the iPad and iPhone is negligible, like most people, I'd like to get the least amount possible.

Is it reasonable to expect a little less latency with iRig HD 2 because it uses the lightning connector as opposed to the analog input/output on the ios devices?

Thanks again for your previous reply,
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Re: WHICH Interface for LIVE performance

Postby AndyRayZed » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:42 am

I'm hoping someone can advise if there's any update to the best interface for live / small gig/jam playing ?

I have an iPhone 5s, Samsung A-Tab ( not samsung pro compatible but android 6 ? ) and an Origin PC/Win 10 laptop with decent(ish) sound.

Most of my sound stuff is on the PC but I find the iPhone super portable for small easy plug in setup.
Really i'm just happy to go with the best quality/latency with above options and which iRig device will best suit one basic electric ( sometimes acoustic ) guitar without too much need for fx chains etc, just a good amp sound.
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