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"Basically, the really cool thing about the iPad, it may sounds kind of obvious, but you can change the interface whilst you are using it. Before I started using the iPad, I was using things like 8 x 8 button-grid controllers to play drum patterns, chop up samples or things like that. The problem with that is you can't change the amount of buttons on the grid. When I'm using the iPad for step-sequencing or sample chopping, I can change what the grid is, which is especially useful when using different time signatures. The iPad definitely opens up a hell of a lot of possibilities for live music applications that I wanted to do for ages. It’s been really cool to be able to realize a few of these, thanks to the iPad!"more
Regarding Gorillaz album, "The Fall," Albarn says, "I've made it on an iPad – I hope I'll be making the first record on an iPad," he said. "I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I've made a completely different kind of record." Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/gorillaz/53816#cSS5pC5XTiQM5OoR.99more
"How are you incorporating the iPad into the chain? There are a few ways to incorporate it. What I am doing is using the internal mic inside the iPad to capture audio on the fly, and then route it back through my pedal board. I am not using it in line for the moment. Dino J.A. Deane hipped me to a really amazing app called Samplr. So I’ve been utilizing this quite a bit lately, capturing my audio and playing this unit and finding new sounds that can then be mutated, distorted, looped, harmonized, etc. with my pedals."more
"Hardware: Custom PC (Windows 10, Intel i7 8 Core), MSI Ghost 4K Laptop, iPad, LG Ultrawide Monitor, Dell Touch Screen Monitor (For Virtual Mixer), Oxygen49 Keyboard, Tascam US-1641 Recording Interface, Scarlett 2i4 Recording Interface, Electro-Harmonix POG Pedal, BOSS Harmonizer Pedal, BBE Sonic Maximizer, Blue Microphones Baby Bottle, CAD GXL 2200 Microphone, Audio-Technica M50x Headphones, M-Audio Studio Monitor Speakers"more
I just love the fact that I can take a bunch of music apps that have lots of diferent instruments and sounds! When I realized that Gorillaz made an entire álbum mostly with iOS apps I decided it had to be a part of my music production set, live and studio.
Lighting fast, totally reliable and multi-functional. Combined with a number of apps dependant on the kind of show I'm performing, my trusty iPad never leaves my side!
Great affordable way to own MANY synths and instruments..wouldnt be able to afford the hardware, (although that is my preferred route) so this is an adequate medium.