Originally Posted by marcgood
So for Xmas I finally got an iPad 4. My only goal for it is to incorporate it into music production. But how to do it? Ideally I'd like to be able to sync application based synths and drum machines with my hardware (Minibrute for example). And of course to then run it all into a DAW to record it.
So what else do I need to make my dream come true? What apps and accessories for the iPad do you recommend?
So far I've picked up Audiobus, iMS20, iPolysix, and DM-1 apps.
Those apps you have are, in my opinion, the best for iPad; except for AudioBus, which I was excited about and bought, then realized it was useless for me because I don't like the DAWs for iPad. "MultiTrack DAW" for example, is useless for me.
DM-1 is awesome because it gives you the option to export all tracks individually, to DropBox. Then you can use them in your DAW.
I think developers have to find ways, like DM-1 did, so that we can create on the iPad, then move seamlessly into a DAW; instead of trying to keep everything contained on the iPad.
Think of the comfort of making drum patterns lying on the bed instead of using Ableton and a mouse (if thats ur setup).
One more thing.... I've noticed that I enjoy making tunes in iMS-20 more than Ableton sometimes, because the limitations can bring out your creativity.
But... I would like the option to export tracks individually in Korg apps too... so I could get them sounding the best I can on the iPad, then do some EQing etc in Ableton.
Btw, I would love to run DM-1 and iMS-20 together. ::cries::
Anybody run like, two DM-1s on two iPads ?
Ah... Also TC-11 Multitouch Synth is pretty amazing for iPad.