Up to now I haven’t been convinced by the Ipad 1 or 2 as being able to do anything but be a pretty browsing machine. All that changed in the last week.
I bought an Alesis IO Dock from West End Production to see if it was viable to make the music for the TeachMeet film I am beginning to spec out. I can’t afford to pay anyone to make the music so I’ll do it myself for the soundtrack. If you don’t know what the Alesis IO Dock is, then check it out – it is £139 at the time of writing.
Basically I can put a guitar, midi, XLR mikes, headphones and other controllers into the ipad and I can also use the ipad as a wireless controller for things like Ableton Live, Reason and other Mac and PC software. I have tested them all out and they all work well. A lot of the file outputs or “mixdowns” are WAV format so you can output to several platforms.
With things like the Auria 48 track DAW imminent – it means I have a full blown sound studio running off my iPad.
Here is a screenshot of just “some” of my Music Apps.
Needless to say I’m very , very impressed. This would be a good addition to an electronic music making studio in a small or larger school.
Have a look at the playlist I have built up Music Apps and other software on YouTube below. I have been using Playlists on YouTube to curate resources like this for some time now.