iPad: Making music?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nightlong, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. nightlong macrumors 6502a

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    Are you making music on your iPad?

    Using it as a controller or input device?

    What apps, interfaces do you use?
     
  2. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    I use tons of iPad apps. Animoog, PPG wave generator, music studio.
    There's a Yamaha controller that connects to ableton on the computer really easily.
    You can check out some of the stuff I've done in my sig.
     
  3. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    I use mine as both a controller & a input device.

    I use midi control apps like MidiTouch, TouchOSC, and Lemur to control My Hardware Synths and Samplers and MSSIAH App to control MSSIAH Mid Synthi Cart on my Commodore 64.

    For Music Making on the iPad I use apps like Korg iMS20, Magellan, Animoog, PPG WaveGenerator, NanoStudio, BeatMaker2, Sunvox, Electrify, and Auria to name a few.

    For a mobile interface I use a 16bit Behringer U-Control UCA222 that's Powered by the iPad. At home I use A 24bit CakeWalk interface that needs external power.

    I use a M-Audio UNO midi interface to sync with my Hardware.
     
  4. nightlong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What are the advantages for you of using the iPad over using just a mac?

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    Your sig isn't appearing at the bottom of the post or on your profile ...?
     
  5. DoghouseMike macrumors regular

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    Pianist pro is pretty cool as a ghetto midi keyboard, AC-7 kinda does the same job as Touch OSC, but it looks more like a physical desk/controller. Synth has some pretty good sounds in it too, and/or can be used to control the sounds in your computer via midi.
    Garageband can be good for getting ideas down quickly before they vanish, optimal tuner is handy if you have your iPad/phone with you but forgot your actual tuner.
     
  6. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    My bad, It should be fixed now.

    Basically there isn't an advantage besides the weight, and carrying around stuff. iPad's can be used as a sketchbook sort of. It is great for a quick idea, or just messing around with. The apps are the thing that a Mac, doesn't have. They have tons of music making apps, that have insane sounds
     
  7. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I really hope that Logic X integrates native iPad support. The possibilities are endless.

    Im using Garageband as a tool for expressing quick inspiration demos/ideas. I really like to take it outside in the nature and just fiddle down some emotions into melodies.
     
  8. nightlong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How are you exporting from iPad ... Through iTunes in a Mac? Do you finish things off in a Mac? Even the 64 gb iPad hasn't got much storage, so that must be limiting? Unless you are using iPad only as controller.
     

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