Thursday, 3 July 2014

Jim's Tips & Tricks: using iConnectMIDI2+ to route audio 

In this video I wanted to demonstrate some useful audio routing features pertaining to the iConnectMIDI2+.  I wanted to use the audio passthrough to send the output of JamUp Pro (from positive Grid) digitally to my DAW.  I thought I would lose the ability to use my guitar interface, but I found out that I could route the guitar that was already coming into my DAW through the iConnectMIDI2+ digitally to my iPad.  The resultant processed sound could then be digitally sent back to my DAW for recording.  Thanks to Derek Jones from Music Inclusive for assistance with this!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Jim's T&T iPad/Mainstage Part 2 - WiFi MIDI, Multiple Keyboards

This tutorial is a second part to my previous video on integrating iOS devices with Apple Mainstage.  Topics explored in this video are using multiple iPads, as well as using your Mac to create an Ad-Hoc network, eliminating the need for a router for a network.  We are then able to use WiFi MIDI to link the iPad's with Mainstage without needing MIDI interfaces

I also use three keyboards to further explore the options that are possible using Apple Mainstage.  Thanks for watching!

Jim's T&T Integrating iPad into Keyboard Rig with Mainstage

Jim McLaren of INCURA here. This video explores how to integrate an iPad or external MIDI sound module, into a standard keyboard rig using Apple mainstage.  Using Audiobus, I load up three powerful synthesizers in the iPad and then use mainstage to switch between them and integrate them with other sounds within mainstage.

Using this technique, you never have to do any switching on your iPad and you can use the same keyboard controller that you would use to control mainstage. You can also adjust splits and layers the same way you would with any other patch with the mainstage. Very useful and powerful options here!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Jim McLaren : Muse - Panic Station Cover (recorded on iPad)

Jim McLaren of INCURA- New Video Song - MUSE - "Panic Station" (cover)

This is my first video in awhile, I recorded this song's audio entirely within the iPad.  Recorded in Cubasis, then mixed with Auria, I utilized BIAS amp modeling as well as Sampletank and Arturia iSem.

Instruments used were Fender Stratocasters and a Fender Jazz Bass, as well as a Moog Little Phatty.  Recorded with an iRig Pro using an iPad Air.

Jim McLaren of the Canadian Rock band "INCURA"