LiveMix allows you to mix input (instrument through adaptor or microphone) with music from Anytune. Play along with your favourite song at any tempo and tuning. Use headphones to practice without sharing your sound.
You can also use LiveMix to save a different volume level for individual songs. Great to ensure consistent levels across a playlist.
LiveMix does not work with Bluetooth. The audio latency/delay is too long. It will make you crazy. See below.
Reveal LiveMix controls on iPhone, iPad
On iPhone: Tap the (or ) Mode Selector and select LiveMix mode.
On iPad: Tap LiveMix Controls.
Live Mix Controls on iPhone
- Tap LiveMix button to toggle LiveMix on and off.
You must Tap/Click Play once before you will hear Audio from Input. Once connected you can pause and play the music while continuing to hear you input.
LiveMix Controls on Mac
Selecting input source
On iPhone, iPad:
- Tap and hold the LiveMix button to reveal the Input Device menu.
You can select the source for input and the preferred device.
- Right-click theLiveMix button.
- Choose Input Device or Latency value.
These are also available in Anytune Mac > Preferences > Audio Devices > Input Devices.
Balance (Mono) is the default setting for Input.
Adjusting Gain and Balance
You can control the gain and balance/pan both the input (e.g. guitar) and the music for the perfect mix. Most adaptors also have a gain control.
The gain for input and music are independent. Reduce the music gain if your input starts to distort before being heard over the music. Most adaptors have a gain control to adjust the gain of your input.
There are three balance or pan modes to adjust the left and right output channels (L/R):
Balance decreases volume in one channel (left or right) to hear more of the selected channel.
Balance (Mono) combines both input channels and allows you to decrease volume in one channel. Default for input.
This is useful for single channel instruments like a guitar or most microphones. Use Mono to hear your input in both channels.
Pan directs audio from selected input channel to both output channels. Listen to the left or right channel in both ears. This works great to focus on an instrument that is not center stage.
On iPhone, iPad:
- Use the selector to choose Gain or Pan and use the slider to adjust the selected parameter.
- Tap and Hold the Pan selector to change the Pan mode.
- Click and drag the Gain and Balance control (knob).
- Right-Click the Balance control (knob) to change the Pan mode.
Note: You can save a different gain/volume adjustment for each song. This allows you to normalize the volume of songs that have been recorded at different levels.
Allow access to input (microphone)
Anytune must have permission to use your device’s microphone. If you dismissed the request prompt in Anytune you need to enable microphone access in your device's settings.
- Tap the Home button
- Open Settings
- Find and Tap Anytune
- Enable Microphone
- System Preferences > Security & Privacy
- Choose Privacy and Microphone
- Enable Anytune
Your device will use the last device plugged in as the input. Therefore if you plug-in your Adaptor then head phones with a mic, you will be using the mic in the headphones as the input.
You can change the input by long tapping (tap and hold) or Right-Clicking the LiveMix (microphone button) to reveal the Input Device menu.
LiveMix does not allow you to record yourself with the backing track. The ability to record yourself with and without the backing track is being considered for a future update.
You can use Anytune's Recording capability to record your own performance when LiveMix is enabled. If you want to record the input (you) while playing along to the backing track you can use the Delayed Start capability and quickly start Recording.
- Long Press or a Tap and Hold the Play button to reveal the Playback options.
- Set the Delay Time for 30 seconds and Enable Delay Time
This will delay playback each time you tap the Play button. You can also leave this disabled and use the Delayed Play 30s button, which leaves the default playback behaviour unchanged.
- Return to the Playback view
- Go to Tunes and Tap + Add
- Choose Record
- Tap the Record Button
Bluetooth: LiveMix is disabled when using Bluetooth audio prior to Anytune iOS 4.3. The audio latency/delay makes LiveMix unusable. As of Anytune iOS 4.3, LiveMix will operate with Bluetooth. The latency is unusable unless you add OEM transmitters and receivers using aptX LL an BT 5 to replace the native Bluetooth. AirPods Pro make improvements but 144ms is still too much delay.
See Ken Koran's Bluetooth Latency Testing report for the details.
- Allow Anytune access to the input (microphone).
- LiveMix is ON (blue)
- You Tapped Play at least once on iOS.
- Long-Tap/Right-Click the Pan button and set to Balance (Mono)
- Set the LiveMix Gain up and Music gain down.
You can hear your guitar even when music paused.
- Make sure the EQ for Input is off.
- Check audio settings or preferences.
Make sure Input is set to your adaptor and output is correct.
- Restart your device. The Mac audio system is quite complex and sometimes there are conflicts. Try stopping all apps, restart your device and try it again with only Anytune running.
- Re-check your device's audio settings or preferences.
LiveMix should work great with any adaptor that works with your device. These adaptors have been tested in the lab or confirmed to work with LiveMix by customers like you:
- iRig HD: Anytune was featured as the iRig HD “App of the Week“
- Apogee JAM: See Apogee’s compatibility list.
- Apogee MiC: See Apogee’s compatibility list
- Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 (Note: Anytune 3.9 and greater)
- Camera Connection Kit USB Audio Devices
- Griffin Technologies Studio Connect
- Rocksmith Tone Cable
If your device is not on the list and it works with other iPhone or iPad apps, if will very likely work with Anytune as well.
Some adaptors have firmware updates required to work with new operating systems. Check with your manufacturer.
Contact Us if you have a new working adaptor to report or you are having trouble getting your adaptor to work.