Connecting an iPad to ip2000 via cable

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I’m still having trouble finding how to directly connect my iPad to the ip2000 (not using Bluetooth).

When I use a 3.5mm to 1/4 inch cable the sound is distorted and a bit crackly - via Bluetooth the sound is great but at a much lower volume. I want to avoid using a mixer simply due to having the v2 version with built in reverb and wanting to just have my mic and iPad connected.

So... do I need. DI box? Or is there an adapter or a specific cable I should be using to connect the iPad? Please help, it’s driving me crazy!

Thanks, Andy