chuskey Posted January 1, 2017 Share Posted January 1, 2017 Wanted to get some input on maybe changing my Helix setup a little bit. Right now I a Digitech Jamman that I run through one of the loops on the Helix for backing tracks. The features I use are: Selecting different tracks Playing back whole tracks (one shots) Playing back songs on multiple tracks (intro, middle, end) On this part I have the intro and end as one shots and loop the middle. Once I trigger the intro I can immediately select the track with the middle loop on it and it will finish playing back the intro before switching, so I don't have to worry about timing. Once I'm finished looping I select the end and once it finishes playing the middle loop it switches. On the Helix I have a volume pedal after the return block for the Jamman so I'm able to fade out the loops That's pretty much what I use the Digitech for. If I'm just doing a live loop I usually use the Helix looper. In addition I have a tablet on a stand that I use for lyrics using BandHelper. My question is this: Is there a way to use an iPad with the lightning connector to USB to accomplish all of this with just the Helix and iPad? A couple of things that I've looked into: Loopy HD. Doesn't do one shots and can't select load sessions via MIDI. The one shots is a deal breaker, and having to go into the app to change sessions for different songs would be a pain. I've looked at some backing track programs, but they don't seem to have a lot of midi control and doing a setup where it's one shot, going into a loop, then to another one shot seems to be elusive. In a perfect world it would be awesome to find an app that could play back the way that the Jamman does and be midi controlled. I'd love to be able to create presets for each song and have midi select the right loops when I load the preset (that may be asking for too much). Reason being I'd prefer not to have to jump from app to app on the iPad to go from lyrics, to selecting loops, then back to lyrics in between songs. But even if I can find something that mimics what I'm able to do with the Jamman and eliminate a pedal that would be awesome! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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