An iPad with real magic
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Anyone who isn’t a complete fanboy groaned after the iPad announcement. Not because there’s anything in particular wrong with the iPad, but because techies had hoped for so much more. I probably don’t need to point out that the iPad isn’t made for producers; it’s made for consumers, and many of us had hoped for a tablet running a full version of OSX, perhaps with a touch interface to help it along.
Steve Jobs tells us the iPad is magical. But I believe real magic comes in creating — not in consuming. Perhaps I didn’t invent the OSX iPad, but here’s something I haven’t read anywhere else the I believe the iPad should be able to do:
Logic Pro is arguably the most powerful digital audio production suites available. But creativity doesn’t flow as freely in the studio as it does other places — outdoors, for example.
A “magical” iPad would run Logic (at least a stripped-down version) that would allow a musician to plug in (perhaps with Amplitube’s iRig) and record while out in the wild, on the back porch, at the beach. And even better? Your session would merge or transfer to your Mac at the next synch, so you’re ready to do the hard-core mixing when you get back to the studio.