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Best Android tablet for live performance? Studio Monitors
Old 15th April 2018
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Best Android tablet for live performance?


I'd like to use a tablet as an instrument to be able to play chords live for accompaniment.

So far, this is the only app I've found that does this well:

Real Guitar - Guitar Simulator - Apps on Google Play

Real Guitar - Guitar Simulator on the App Store

It has a 'Mix' mode which allows for one-handed 'no look' playing. I can use it to accompany myself with my feet also.

However, the paid version will not activate on iOS. I've tried several devices and accounts. I've tried to contact the developer with no response.

So what are the best Android tablets that have low latency and good sound for live performance?

If there's a way to trigger touch sensitive chords with a controller or foot controller that might work also.

Last edited by ttblum; 15th April 2018 at 03:11 PM.. Reason: whitespace
Old 16th April 2018
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An 8" tablet size seems to work well. I'm thinking about a Huawei MediaPad M3, or MediaPad M5 (although the M5 doesn't have a headphone jack)

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Old 19th April 2018
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Old 23rd May 2018
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I tried the Huawei MediaPad M3 (Kirin 950 octacore CPU (quad-core 2.3 Ghz Cortex A72 active, quad-core 1.8 Ghz Cortex A53 power save), Android 7.0). I found there was significant latency between when I touched the screen and when I heard a sound.

I then tried a Lenovo Tab 4 8 (Snapdragon 425 quad-core 1.4 Ghz Cortex A53), Android 7.1.1. The latency felt at least twice as fast as the MediaPad M3. I have read there were latency improvements in Android 7.1.

It was still a little laggy, though. After using this Game Booster app ( the latency is acceptable.

I e-mailed an Android developer, and he thought that the higher-end Samsung tablets had better sound libraries with less latency, but Samsung doesn't make 8" tablets any more.
Old 25th May 2018
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Ipad latency is really good, just go for that, you have an absolutely huge catalogue of software to choose from for nusic stuff, Android is still a fools economy unfortunately.
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