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hello well first off , hope you guys are enjoying your holidays :) ok so my questions is in regards to practicing. usually I record myself using my cell phones camera recording features and attaching a pair of headphones with a Mic. it usually works soso but not very reliable. do you guys know if there's an app for android or ipod , where I could play a mp3 so I and practice over it to hear myself, possibly record myself aswell??
 

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I have been told SmartMusic is making an app. I'm not sure if its out yet, however. Looking forward to hearing other answers
 

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Garageband for iOS. Though you shouldn't expect great results with the builtin mic on a cell phone. However, a iOS has mics you can attach and if you have the camera connector thing you can even hook up USB mics to it.
 

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GarageBand is OK, but to play back mp3 AND record at the same time on iOS without having to use iTunes on your PC/Mac to import the mp3, check out Multitrack DAW. It's a serious 24-track recorder/editor, and well worth the ten bucks:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/multitrack-daw/id329322101?mt=8

It works even better with Audiobus (also $10),

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audiobus/id558513570?mt=8

but even without that, you can just upload your mp3 into Dropbox or whatever cloud-based app you have that supports "Open In", then open in Multitrack DAW. This puts the mp3 on your pasteboard, where you can paste it into the first track of a new tune, then record yourself on track 2, using whatever audio/mic interface (iRig, etc.) you have or the internal mic (not great).

The editing tools in Multitrack DAW are much more professional than GarageBand, I use it on the iPad for all my live recording now.

No, these are not 99 cent apps, but dead cheap for professional-quality tools, IMO.

Merry Christmas, everyone!
 

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Thanks for this info. The good thing about Garageband is that you can import from your pad/phone/pod to your desk machine as Garageband files and still have the tracks available as tracks. Can you do this with Multitrack DAW or does it come over as a single mp3/WAV/AAC whatever track?
 
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