"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
Among the key pieces of gear are the Roland Juno-106 synth (which Dikiciyan first used way back on Quake 2), a Moog Slim Phatty for arpeggiated bass parts, the highly-desirable, retro-futuristic OP-1... and an iPad. Dikiciyan calls the iPad "a legit tool to use as a music pro" and notes that he used the Animoog app on "pretty much every single cue."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.
iPAD is all you need to begin to create your own music. iOS ++++, Screen Quality ++++, Battery Life ++++, Design ++++, ... and a lot of very good iOS music app (see below) ! I love create rythm on my iPAD with CAUSTIC or FIGURE. Here is some of the best iOS music app : CAUSTIC, FIGURE, FL STUDIO MOBILE, GARAGBAND, iMACHINE 2, iMini Synthesizer, iMPC Pro, KORG Gadget, KORG iKaossilator, KORG iM1, KORG iELECTRIBE, KORG Module, Notion, Tabletop, Thor Polysonic Synthesizer, ThumbJam, Traktor DJ.
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.
The iPad is the best tools of a nomadic musician. Thanks to its large screen, it's ideal for your trips and allows you to do some of what a computer offers. For me, singer and songwriter, I use it to compose into software like GarageBand or FL Studio Mobile. But it's specially convenient to note down your ideas and record demos so you don't forget them with the Memo App.