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I am looking at getting a iPad air for music production on the train. I probably be using GarageBand, Cubasis, Animoog and Korg synths.

Do you think I would be able to survive on 32 GB or will I need the 64. I will have tethering from the iPhone for possible cloud storage.

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.



Jul 2, 2012
Buy the most storage you can afford. As time goes buy you will use more storage and not less.


macrumors 68040
May 15, 2007
The best value is the 128GB version. So if you have any inkling of purchasing the 64GB version i'd pay the extra $100 and go for the 128GB model.

Btw, Best Buy has the Air's on sale again this weekend. ;)


macrumors 65816
Apr 24, 2010
I use a 32gb iPad Air primarily for making music using those apps and many more, and I survive perfectly fine.

Yes, data can accumulate over time, and wav files in a DAW can get big, but the real question is if you have a Mac/PC as well, along with something like DropBox perhaps? This is how I periodically offload my work from the iPad for easy archiving and/or further production in Logic Pro.

I don't buy the biggest baddest capacity, because pushing the limits of the hardware making music, I have upgraded my iPad every year (except skipped the 4 and waited it out) and a 32gb is easier to recoup than the 128gb on the second hand market. Mobile processor tech is moving too fast, nobody here is gonna be "buried" with their iPad Air, that is unless you happen to die in the next year or two. ;)

It might not be a bad idea to save $100 and put that money towards iPad music software.
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