I have my own band and now venturing into solo work and have two gigs booked. I will be using my existing PA equipment and playing acoustic guitar and also utilizing backing tracks which I plan to play with my IPad first addition. My questions for those in a similar boat are:
1) Are you plugging your acoustic direct to the PA and if so are you utilizing a DI box in between? If so any suggestions on which model/brand to buy?
2) Are you using the 1/8 headphone jack out of your IPAD or laptop to go into the PA for the backing tracks or using some audio interface? If so any suggestions on brand/model?
3) When going into the mixer from the IPAD or laptop are you using RCA plugs or 1/4 into a line in on the channel?
4) From a soundcard perspective would the sound coming out of a typical newer latop be superior to that coming out of the IPAD?
All help and suggestions would be appreciated.