The iPad is a tool with many uses. One of my main uses for it is a performance and composition tool when I’m not near my beloved desktop/MacBook. The iPad is surprisingly powerful when it comes to handling some of the tasks I have it do with regards to music, things that are probably quite CPU intensive.
There are thousands of apps out there that allow you to compose music, but I’m going to show you 10 of the greatest ways. These apps have all been of use to me at some point, and whether you’re a current producer or simply a production enthusiast, you’ll be able to get some use out of them too. (more…)
GarageBand for iPad is an amazing app for anyone with a stake in music at all. If you’ve never tried any sort of composition tool, GarageBand is the way to go. With its set of ‘smart’ instruments, it’s unparalleled in terms of ease of use. It has a drum kit/pads, a piano, guitar and an option to amplify your guitar when plugged in with something like iRig.
In this tutorial, I’m going to run through all the steps you’ll need to start using GarageBand as an extra instrument for your musical piece or as a way to compose music solely by itself.
The iPad is a wonderful machine, but do you ever find yourself stuck when someone asks you to show them what it can do? You end up showing them Reeder and Mail, apps you use everyday that, while great, don’t truly show off the potential of the iPad!
This is a roundup of apps that are guaranteed to make your friends’ mouths hang open in awe, designed to take full advantage of the amazing things the iPad is capable off. Get ready…
Apple’s iPad TV ads are gloriously seductive. They ooze minimalism and simplicity while simultaneously urging you to find this great new device a place in your life…
To have your app selected to be part of Apple’s official iPad marketing campaign, to be showcased on the actual television over that effervescent piano jam, must mark a goal for almost every iOS developer. The only further step that exists would be to have your app showcased on stage at a launch event!
The apps in the ads are often chosen for their beautifully interfaces and intriguing concepts, you don’t see third-party Twitter clients. Today I’ll take a quick look at some of the more recent apps that have featured and what makes them special – it’s going to be tempting!
Have you just bought an iPad and found yourself wondering which applications to get first? Or are you on the hunt for some brilliant new applications? Well, if you are, then here are my top 10 iPad applications of all time which are well worth checking out.
Let’s dive in…
With GarageBand installed, an iPad is a powerful and portable tool for musicians. However, just like its desktop version, GarageBand for iPad can also be employed by non-musicians too, as I’ll highlight with a step by step guide to making a podcast on your iPad, complete with accompanying music.
This How-To will be aimed towards those who have a basic understanding of GarageBand, or at least the principles behind music software in general, but I will endeavour to keep each step as beginner friendly as possible. If you have any questions or problems, please let us know in the comments and I’ll attempt to help you through it.
Ever since the introduction of GarageBand for iPad back in February, many iPad users have really immersed themselves into music creation because of how easy it is with the app. Today I’m going to teach you an easy way to create a guitar song using the built-in Smart Guitar instrument. To add to this, you can even learn a little bit more about the app in general.
Please note that this will require a little knowledge of how to use the iPad, some music terminology, and common sense on the side. Keep reading for the full guide.
In recent years, iOS music-making software has undergone a swift transition from gimmick to thriving and innovative platform. It’s capable of serious audio work, exceeding what was previously thought possible with a touchscreen device, and becoming an invaluable tool for musicians along the way.
Below, we take a brief look at a selection of noteworthy iOS apps and hardware.
There were many highlights from Apple’s launch show for the iPad 2, the Smart Cover made some huge waves! But for me, one of the most engaging moments (apart from seeing SJ take the stage) was the demonstration of Apple’s revolutionary new music software.
Garageband has been a staple piece of shipped software with Macs since way back in 2004 and, while being a solid and stable option for many musicians, hasn’t made a true impact on the use of more professional music software – and certainly hasn’t engaged with non-musicians in any hugely meaningful way.
Could this all be about to change?
Today I thought I would write a short article about those apps that truly bring the iPad to life for me.
Each of us will have those apps that make a huge difference to the usability and experience of using the iPad. I am in no doubt that we will differ.
That we differ is merely evidence of the vast and ever expanding capabilities of the iPad, as it makes significant inroads into our lives. For some, apps like Mail, Safari, and Calendar will form the basis of the iPad’s functionality. While for others, specific third-party apps are what turn the iPad into something revolutionary.
I’m going to take a brief look at those apps that make the iPad so hard to put down…