IPad as DAW/recorder?

Discussion in 'Model 24/16/12' started by singaiya, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. singaiya

    singaiya New Member

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    I'm trying to connect the Model 24 to an iPad air (2019 model) in order to use the Tascam as the front end input and the iPad as the record device. I thought this would work based on something I saw on Youtube but now I can't find the reference.

    Has anyone gotten that to work? I'm connecting the iPad's charging cable to an adapter that takes the USB-A plug to a USB-B plug, which is what the Tascam has. But I see no evidence on the iPad that anything is connected. I even tried putting the Tascam in USB/Storage mode but nothing.
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    Logrinn New Member

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    Have you downloaded the Tascam’s dedicated software to the iPad as it says in the manual?
  3. singaiya

    singaiya New Member

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    No, I didn't see anything about that in the manual. It talks about drivers that will be needed for Windows but nothing about ipad. Somewhere on the web I saw reference to "class compliant" for iPad, as in no additional software needed. I'll check Tascam's site to see what's there...
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  5. singaiya

    singaiya New Member

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    I got it to work with the iPad. What worked is using the official Apple lightning to USB 3 cable. Before that I had been trying little connectors I got from Monoprice. One has female USB-A on both sides, so you can connect two male USB-A connectors together. The other has that one one side and a male USB-B (for the Model 24) on the other side. Obviously, the cheap way doesn't work (connectors were $1 each, Apple cable was $39).

    No drivers or downloads were needed on the iPad. Plugged it in and the Model 24 was recognized. I recorded a track from Model 24 input #4 to Garageband. Now I just need to find out how to play the track recorded in Garageband BACK on the Tascam. (setting input 4 to PC didn't work).
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