Alright, folks, this one is long but VERY worth reading!!!
I took my sonic port and ipad mini out on a gig over the weekend and it performed beautifully. I play bass in a acoustic trio and already use the ipad mini for my sheet music. I figured that I could also use it as my pre-amp for my bass. Unfortunately Mobile POD does not have a bass amp nor can you sleep the screen and keep playing. Sonic port does work perfectly with Jam Up Pro. I was able to tune my bass, setup my sound in Jam Up Pro and switch over to Forscore for reading my music. And when I didn't need the music, I could put the screen to sleep and keep playing. It only used 20% battery life for a two hour gig.
Wish list for POD Mobile:
sleeping the screen does not stop the sound
bass amps and effects
So, Squeegy and all others....
found out about the whole "unable to play Mobile POD in the background" thing. I subsequently decided to load some music to the ipod to play along with. When I went to sync my ipad, it didn't sync and i started troubleshooting like a mad man. While I was in settings trying to mess with my ipad, I noticed that Mobile POD had an app-specific setting tab at the bottom of the settings menu (on the left hand side).
Well, long story short...
Settings -> Mobile POD -> Background Audio -> set to "On"
And, right underneath it, it says:
"Allows Mobile POD to continue to process incoming audio while running in the background. This is useful if you intend to use Mobile POD while operating other audio applications at the same time. Note: If an Audiobus connection is active, Mobile POD will continue to process audio in the background, regardless of the Background Audio setting."
Also, Squeegy -
great to hear another bassist is using this app/interface! I haven't tried it with a bass yet, but I'm pumped to give it a go now! Were you playing a passive or active bass? I run with the active crowd and I've got an 18V setup... worried about toasting the input...
And, to Line 6 -
We need to be able to power our ipads and play too! How can we get that working?
Also, why do we not have a plain ol' USB cable to connect this awesome portable I/O to our computers?!?!?