Backing Tracks from iPad to T1
I am wondering if anybody can shed some light on backing tracks for live playing.
I use an iPad from which I go out of the headphone socket using a splitter cable, mini stereo jack to left/right mono jacks, and these are going into channel 4/5 of my T1.
During most gigs I have to manually adjust the volume of some tracks as some are louder and fuller than others.
Of course I appreciate this will be due to the quality of particular tracks, some being better than others, but some seem to have audio missing when amplified.
This would indicate a possible stereo-mono issue.
I always thought that using a splitter as I've described and running direct into the T1 automatically converted audio to mono?
Have I got this all wrong?
I have the facility with my Reaper DAW to convert tracks to mono for live playing, it's a relatively simple process but it would be a painstaking task, especially with around 400 tracks to convert!
Alternatively I could invest in one of those bespoke Radial DI units which I understand sums a stereo track to mono.
I just need to weigh up the pros and cons of whether to lay out the 300 bucks for a Radial or spend a week or two converting the tracks in my DAW or even if any of that is necessary. Maybe I'm already running it correctly and just need to perhaps replace the inferior tracks with more pro quality ones.
As always any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.