Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

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Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby gmeredith » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:56 am

I've got one on order! Pretend this is yours, ok, (it's not though :twisted: ) and tell me what you would install as "must-haves" from top to bottom as a hot-shot live performance iPad, both in software apps and also in hardware add-ons and accessories.

Studio stuff as well is welcome. Everything from freeware synths apps to high end DAWS, vst plugins etc. You name it.

Also, tips and tweaks for it to get the best live performances out of it.

I already have an Edirol UM1EX MIDI-USB cable - what else is needed?

Controller keyboard? External audio interface (multi simultaneous inputs for multitrack recording?)

What about docking station/iPad monitor speaker systems?

Go on - you know you want to - blow the hypothetical budget :shock:
Make me a shit-hot iPad live workstation!

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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby sequentialsoftshock » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:56 pm

I'll just list my favorite apps...

Beatmaker
Soundgrid
Samplr
iMS20

Basically those...
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby Hugo76 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:17 pm

Waldorf Nave
Glitchbreaks
TC-11
Propellerhead Thor
iPolysix
iElectribe
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby winnebago » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:39 pm

I would have to say...

Animoog
Sunrizer (just had a great new update)
iMS20
iPolysix

I also have a small akai keyboard controller is it LPK25 or something? Nothing special but neat for messing around with if you cant be arsed to turn all your other gear on.
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby Bitexion » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:02 pm

Soundboard is also pretty essential for music

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/soundboard-ipad/

You can assign any audio clips from any ipad synth to the pads and tap them to play live.

There are several MIDI sequencer apps too, Cubasis, or Genome, they can also assign tracks to synths and play them without having the synth on your main screen all the time. They can sequence both audio and midi tracks just like Cubase.

The Arturia iMini is a good version of their famous Minimoog V clone for PC/Mac, with an optimized interface for touch screen.

Older dock units might be a problem for the ipad4, since it uses the tiny "lightning" connection plug instead of the old wide one. So you'll need an adapter, which will make it impossible to seat the ipad into the docks.
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby danbroad » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:27 pm

Thor and animoog for synths, maybe consider Alchemy, Sunrizer (and Bismark for its sf2 library import). Jamup or Amplitube for guitar. Turnado and LiveFx for realtime effects. Audiobus to tie them together.

Should get you started, but these are the most commonly praised - thor is new, but proven elsewhere, and I own all of the above so can vouch for them!
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby loungedumore » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:27 pm

AniMoog
iPolsysix
iElectribe
DM1
Genome ( especially if you use any hardware synths )
Nave
SynthX
Nlog
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby gmeredith » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:12 am

Wow this is great! I like the look of those iElectribe stuff (and the rest of the korg stuff) - i hope they end up as useful as the hardware ones.

What about hardware - any external sound devices for multitrack - perhaps 4 ins at least? Will any USB audio interface work with a lightning-USB adapter? I resume drivers are still needed for the audio hardware...
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby Bitexion » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:43 am

Sure, USB is still USB, it's just the connector on the ipad end that is different :) Just be aware of buying dock gear meant for the old connector, you won't be able to seat the ipad into the dock with the adapter on it.
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby krushing » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:53 am

Also check the Strange Agency stuff for more leftfield stuff.
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby Hugo76 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:17 pm

Also:
Korg iKaossilator
Yamaha TNR-i (Tenori-On)
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby gmeredith » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:17 pm

I'm just putting in this link to another iPad thread for my (and others) reference, since it's along the same line of topic with some good suggestions:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=70215
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby acemonvw » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:40 pm

What? No love for NanoStudio?

I love NanoStudio and it's probably one of the only all-in-one studio apps that I really liked. It was (and I think still is) fairly inexpensive for all it has to offer. Great 'studio' app for sure.
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Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Postby clubbedtodeath » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:15 pm

acemonvw wrote:What? No love for NanoStudio?

I love NanoStudio and it's probably one of the only all-in-one studio apps that I really liked. It was (and I think still is) fairly inexpensive for all it has to offer. Great 'studio' app for sure.

Hear, hear!

I have NanoStudio on an iPad 4. I also have a USB adapter for the iPad, which plugs into a standard powered USB hub. Into that hub plugs in an M-Audio Oxygen v8 MIDI keyboard. That gives me enough to do things with.

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NanoStudio is nice, because although can use AudioBus to connect to other apps, it's complete enough to use by itself. I like this aspect of it, as it reflects why I wanted to use the iPad in the first place: speed and simplicity.

Here's a couple of examples I've knocked up over the last few months:

Tears for Fares


Pearl with a Girl Earring


As you can hopefully hear, whilst these aren't top-notch in terms of audio production, it's sufficient to put ideas down, then export to PC for a full production. Being able to snatch a quiet hour in the evenings, and compose on the sofa with nothing other than an iPad and a pair of headphones, is great -- gone are the days of peace and quiet, when no children pulled at my arm going "Daddy daddy daddy..."

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