So, last May I bought my father a new ipad mini as a gift hoping he would find it useful for his small business work. But he only uses it to play free slots games (?) and sometime ago he kinda offered it to me for use if I wanted to, as he felt he wasn't taking full advantage of it. So I updated to the latest iOS and so on.
Then I did something I have wanted to do for some time, namely try out the Fairlight app.
-The program is generally buggy and runs quite sluggish on the iPad mini.
-It crashes every other time I try to save something.
-In Page R, recording notes in real time with the on screen keyboard is impossible due to a horrible lag that sets in after the first note. It works OK in step mode.
Either this program is horrible optimized or the iPad is a weak piece of s**t. I have not tried entering with a midi keyboard. You would think a modern ipad app would run at least better than your average early 90s mod tracker. (which were generally solid.) The good thing is Apple refunded me after I voiced these complaints to them. God knows I'm not going to pay to be a beta tester. The app certainly has a distinct unfinished feel to it.
You guys probably know I am a pretty big Fairlight enthusiast, so actually I am quite sad. To put it short, it was not what I expected for that price.