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Old 17th September 2012
Gear Nut
🎧 10 years
An iPad, guitar, headphones

I have a new iPad, an Apogee Jam, and LogiTech H800 wireless headphones. I've been playing around with AmpKit and Amplitude but have not found a way for all this to work with my headphones wirelessly. I'm mainly just looking for a way to practice around the house.....I've been using Capo and can hear the output in my headphones using Bluetooth, but it can't do any input monitoring. Works fine thru the headphone jack though, just wanted 1 less wire!!!!

Ideas? SIAP and TIA
Old 17th September 2012
Lives for gear
🎧 10 years
Try settings, bluetooth.
Old 17th September 2012
Gear Nut
🎧 10 years
Bluetooth setting on the iPad or Bluetooth settings in AmpKit? Bluetooth works fine from the iPad to the LogiTech headphones.....I can listen to music all day. It just doesn't work when I'm using AmpKit or Amplitude.....

I suppose I could try something like a Bluetooth adapter that plugs into the iPad headphone jack.......

So, just to clarify:
iPad Music => headphone jack
iPad Music => Bluetooth
Capo App => headphone jack
Capo App => Bluetooth
AmpKit (me playing guitar) => headphone jack but no Bluetooth
Old 18th September 2012
Lives for gear
🎧 10 years
For the input monitoring, you will probably have to be wired.

I have an Alesis iO Dock come with it's own headphone out.

Get a good set of studio headphones.

Old 18th September 2012
Gear Nut
🎧 10 years
Yeah, looks like you may be right.....I tried a friend of mine's iPad using his GarageBand app.......it disables input monitoring.....bummer

Was just trying to avoid the wire........I wouldn't have thought it would be this difficult.....

How do you like your iO Dock?
Old 18th September 2012
Lives for gear
🎧 10 years
The io Dock is great at what it does, it allows me to use the synth apps like external midi modules and connect with Logic via midi and audio.

I'm still experimenting with guitar tones, I also use Ampkit, and Garageband.

So far I haven't used the iPad for any of my recordings, it's just quicker for me to use my amp, and multi-effects hardware to get tone quickly.

I also use V-Control Pro to control Logic.

Old 18th September 2012
Gear Nut
🎧 10 years
This from a helpful vendor:

"Currently, Apple does not allow pairing of bluetooth devices for apps with I/O (input and output), meaning bluetooth is available for playback only. "

IOGear used to make a GBMA211 which would plug into the headphone jack and transmit to a Bluetooth device.....I might try that......it would effectively bypass the Apple limitation since the app itself would not know it was transmitting anything except sound out of the headphone jack.....hmm.....
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