Problems with Guitar to FourTrack app for Ipod Touch

Hi There! I am trying to record my guitar onto the FourTrack app for the Iphone/Ipod Touch but i cant get my cables to be recognized as an input on my ipod. Could someone please help me out here? Im running a cable from the output of my POD, to a 1/4 inch to 3.5mm adapter, to a 3.5mm to 3.5mm adapter cable, to my ipod touch. My problem is that it isnt recognized as a microphone. Another problem is that when I start recording with FourTrack, the metronome starts ticking but the counter doesnt start.

Thanks, Glaseyes

(sorry about the pictures, but i am in a rush.)

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dcodella7 years ago
Hello, Daniel from Sonoma Wire Works, the makers of FourTrack here. Microphones and Line level instruments have different impedances, it is not simply a matter of finding the right size connector. The headphone line in is expecting a microphone or lo-z device. The main problem though is that there are 3 rings, not two, and you are not getting to the third ring which is the microphone. There are several cables out there for connecting your guitar to your iPhone/iPod. We have our own audio interface, the GuitarJack coming out. As regards your other problem, please email us at and we will do our best to assist you! Thank you for using FourTrack!
caitlinsdad7 years ago
It seems you need a special cable made or purchased to plug your guitar directly into the ipod. Quick look at posts point out you have to have a certain model of ipod to figure out what the input mic jack is capable of, unusual 3-ring plug to activate the mic jack, and how it handles impedance of the instrument/mic plugged in. Don't know about the app.
GlasEyes (author)  caitlinsdad7 years ago