Welcome to my first instructable and it's not very good, so consider yourself warned.
If you own an i Phone or an i Pod Touch and happen to be a guitar player chances are you have already heard of either Guitar Bud by PRS or of i Rig by Amplitube.
Both products allow you to connect your guitar to your i Phone or i Pod Touch and use it as a practice amplifier via their own apps or any others that can do the same. It's also expensive and hard to find especially in Portugal.
You’ll find instructions when you download the Touch Mouse Server software on
Download i OS firmwares for i Phone and i Pod Touch.
All i Phone i OS i PSW files (firmwares) are listed below. You can download firmware for i Phone 5S, i Phone 5C, i Phone 5, i Phone 4S, i Phone 4, 3GS, 3G, 2G and i Pod Touch 5G, 4G, 3G 2G, 1G from the list Below.
How to: Check firmware version Note: If you’re using Safari web browser, make sure you have disabled auto unzip feature while downloading any of the i Phone or i Pod Touch firmwares.
On the next steps I will try to explain how to make your own cable. In the last picture you can see three cables the white one came with my i Pod Touch and has a built in microphone, the black one are my headphones that lack the built in mic, and the grey one is the one we'll be making. I have 4 pin audio conector only I dont know which wire where would be soldiered. I originally got the PRS connector and it sounded terrible with IK-Multimedia Amplitube as well as the new Ampkit apps on my i Pod touch.
If you don't understand anything feel free to contact me or ask in the comments I will try to make it clearer. - 1/4 inch male stereo jack socket or a 3.5mm stereo female jack socket. I used the 1/4 inch because I had it laying around along with a 1/4inch to 3.5mm adapter, if you prefer you can use the 3.5mm and spare yourself the adapter. This is why we need the 3.5mm stereo video cable, it has the same lugs as the white one. It definitely had issues with the input impedance mismatch.
Despite the street prices of these things they are actually pretty simple and cheap to make here's what you need. One for the mic (in this case the guitar input), and two for the headphones (in stereo were available)i have an android 2.2 and i was thinking of getting a cable that one end you plug into guitar other into ur phone... I recently got the Peavey/Ampkit i Link interface and it is a drastic improvement.
i Phone and i Pod touch owners: If you haven’t had the chance to check it out, go to the i Tunes App Store and download our cool new Touch Mouse app.
It turns your i Phone or i Pod touch into a wireless trackpad and keyboard for your computer, so you can point, click, scroll and type from afar, in any application, on a Mac or PC.