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