apple so dam expensive, but they know how to make the music work without eating up all your memory and then having latenacy issues. I'm still running IOS 5, my motto is if she ain't broke no need to fix it, plus I love the interface in GB (garageband). For my act she fills in the drummer and bass and works oh so well with my mac, but super portable for live gigs.
Its a great intro into the apple world when on a tight budget and then turns into the very best that money can buy, oh yeah 16gb is more than enough to begin with and later u may choose a mac for all back up needs
This is actually my second iPad 2, the first time within the 14 day period the Microphone went bad, so I exchanged it for a brand new out of the box one and the same thing happened again (but it happened about 1 year later). So yeah. Seems to be a consistent defect, but otherwise this iPad2 is still in great shape and I use it ALL the time. Perfect for traveling, and especially now that they have DeeJay2 with Spotify integration. WIN and WIN. Who needs the mic as long as I still have functioning output, right?
the ipad 2 is not only a mobile platform for creating music, it is also a live performance controller. versatile but not too cheap to buy. definitely recommend it for those into more contemporary production using emulation apps that are so much more affordable than purchasing the modular analogue hardware!