Last summer at ISTE 2010, I had a blast at the IEAR Birds of a Feather session. Not only did I get a chance to share some of my favorite apps with the attendees, hang out with my IEAR colleagues @smeech and @jepcke, but I also got an opportunity to create some musical soundscapes with @kevinhoneycutt during an impromptu jam session. Ever since that event, I’ve been wanting to build my own portable music production system that lets me create, record, produce, and perform music with my iOS devices.
This week, I took a major step toward making that happen. I finally broke down and purchased a variety of hardware that I can use both at home and when I’m on the road giving presentations. With the current configuration, I can plug up to 5 iOS devices into a small mixing board and either run the sound out to a small amp for a live performance or into a laptop, desktop or iPad with Garageband or Audacity for recording purposes. I’m looking forward to embarking on my expert knob twiddling adventures and I’ll be sure to keep Raised Digital readers in the loop. For now, here’s a quick run down of the equipment I’ve started to assemble.
- Behringer XENYX502 5-Channel Mixer
- B.C. Rich Amp – Purchased at local Guitar Center for around $24.99
- Hosa CMP110 Stereo 1/8 Inch M to 1/4 Inch M Phone 10Ft
- Hosa CMP105 Stereo 1/8 Inch M to 1/4 Inch M Phone 5Ft
- Hosa CSS105 1/4 TRS Interconnect Cbl 5 Ft