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I can't find a good way to play my guitar along with music on my iOS device. The problem with GarageBand is that I can't adjust the guitar and the music separately, because I want loud guitar and quiet music. Also the music gets a nasty echo effect.

There is another app called David Ellefson that allows me to select a song from my playlists to play along with, but music quality is awful and the guitar is too quiet even at 100% volume.

Is there any difference when connecting the guitar via the headphones jack vs. with a USB cable and the cam. connection kit?

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garage band is basically a DAW (Digital audio workstation). This question may be better suited to AV stackexchange, since the "musical practice and performance" is incidental to the question. – horatio Sep 3 '13 at 17:46
Poll questions are off-topic, I'm going to edit this to ask about your problem directly. – Matthew Read Sep 3 '13 at 19:21
About recording, not about music performance, so it belongs elsewhere. – user1044 Sep 4 '13 at 13:50
Recording music is on-topic, though horatio is right that you may be better served by – Matthew Read Sep 4 '13 at 23:36

Plug the guitar into a pre-amp first, then out from the pre-amp to the iOS. A trip to Radio Shack for headphone jacks may be in your future. (1/4" to 1/8" for example)

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