Audio Tools on iOS

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Gold
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Re: Audio Tools on iOS

Post by Gold » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:47 pm

I don’t do a lot of portable either but enough to make it worth while. It seems like every time I go somewhere the audio system is either not set up or unsuitable to use. That was the only hold up with the recent lathe installation. The audio system wasn’t ready to go and wasn’t as easy to set up as he expected.

The other use is to use it for setting up my second lathe. Eventually I’ll need to run Sequoiatude on a PC. Until I’m sending out invoices for that lathe I’d rather use the iPad.

The Auria DAW seemes quite capable and only $25. The major hurdle for that is that IOS only supports two output channels. It supports 24 input channels. I need four output channels for the lathe automation. Until that’s changed for more outputs I would have to use two iPads. Digital out of the source files into digital in to a second iPad running a DDL. Plus test and measurement with the DAW.

Gold
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Re: Audio Tools on iOS

Post by Gold » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:09 pm

I’m going to see how well the $99 USB interface works with AudioTools. The iAudioInterface2 is $450. The iAudioInterface2 has TRS connectors for Line In and Line Out. They can be configured as balanced single channel or stereo unbalanced. If I have it configured for unbalanced stereo I can use the PTS preamp card as a balanced to unbalanced converter with gain available and. JLM Dingo Pup as an unbalanced to balanced output with gain.

For the DAW setup a pair MTC II’s for input and Dingos on the output with a montitor volume knob would make a powerful portable audio system for a lathe or any stereo setup.

Gold
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Re: Audio Tools on iOS

Post by Gold » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:37 pm

I’m getting more comfortable with the FFT in AudioTools. I don’t have experience with using FFT on the bench so it will take a while to adjust thee FFT module and the Smaart module. Each one seems like it has strengths and weaknesses.

I have two channels of the Sontecish EQ’s going. I have most of the casework done for it so it should be ready for listening tests soon.

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