Not much I can say about this one other than, people probably are still pissed that you have an iPad and they dont, so you may not make tips . . .
Edited: September 28th, 2010
This cat thinks they can take on this apple.
Edited: April 21st, 2010
Just a rumor now, but here’s what it looks like so far:
At this point, USB audio support on the iPad is a rumor, because no official announcement has been made. Nevertheless, a lot of people are excited about the idea of connecting standard USB audio interfaces to the Apple iPad using the iPad Camera Connection Kit.
USB audio support for the iPad is “nice-to-have”, but not essential.
If you want your iPad to have audio interface support and a hardware keyboard and to be able to run desktop music applications – you’re probably better off just buying a much more powerful Apple laptop.
USB audio support may also be a distraction from understanding the unique new strengths of the iPad as a tool for music. I’m more interested in discovering what the iPad can do that is new than in trying to make it do all the stuff we can already do with laptops.
The iPad Camera Connection Kit is scheduled for release later this month, so it shouldn’t be long until the rumored iPad USB audio interface support rumor is tested out.
In the meantime – leave a comment and let us know what you think of the possibility of connecting USB audio devices to the Apple iPad!
Edited: April 16th, 2010
This is the sort of thing I have been waiting to see. Functionally it is a replica of many of the things that the Lemur is trying to offer, but for a much smaller price.
The video below is a demo of the LiveControl application for the iPod and iPad, using TouchOSC.
It allows complete auto-mapping of Ableton Live to TouchOSC.
For more info:
Edited: April 15th, 2010
Canadian cell phone providers are sitting on the fence as to the status of the iPad on their networks. Bell, Rogers and Telus were being very careful not to deny that they would offer 3G for the iPad but stopped short of committing to special service. So far, Apple has only publicly struck a deal with AT&T.
“It’s our policy not to comment on products before we’ve announced that we will carry them,” Rogers spokesman Keith McArthur said. Bell and Telus spokespeople had similar responses.
All three carriers will technically support the iPad’s 3G immediately since is unlocked, but they will require a data-only plan that could potentially be much more expensive than the special AT&T plan: a base Rogers plan provides 500MB of data but costs $30, or nearly twice the price of the $15, 250MB plan in the US. No Canadian carriers outside of Wind Mobile, whose 3G won’t work with the iPad, currently offer an unlimited plan and usually provide a maximum of 5GB.
Rogers in the past has offered a 6GB/$30 plan for iPhone adoptees, but it remains to be seen if the iPad will get a similar deal or if other carriers will follow suit.
Edited: April 2nd, 2010
Steve Jobs today introduced the Apple iPad, a handheld multitouch computer, and it’s likely to be the biggest music technology introduction of the year.
The iPad will be immediately useful as a musical tool, because it runs existing iPhone apps. As developers adapt their apps to the larger real estate, though, the Apple iPad should come into its own as a platform.
Pricing in USD:
Look at what has been happening with the JazzMutant Lemur as a malleable music controller and what has already been happening with iPhone music apps, and it’s clear that music developers are going to have fun with the Apple iPad.
Take that as a starting point – day 1 for the Apple iPad as a music platform.
The iPad won’t replace the power of a dedicated music computer – but it is creating a new platform that will support new types of mobile music making and new ways of controlling and playing music.
And, while think the iPad is going to prove to be a big deal – we’d like to know what Apple has planned for multitasking, file management, access to the iTunes library, third-party device support and more.
Check out the specs for the Apple iPad and let us know what you think.
Is this thing going to change the way you make music this year?
Apple iPad Features:
Edited: January 28th, 2010
The iPad is out, and its awesome!
Edited: January 27th, 2010