Bought an I-Pad recently, and it's become my second brain almost. I can't extoll the virtues of it highly enough. I have it up and running for music, with Garage Band, Auria, Thor, and Animoog. It literally has changed my life, my PC hasn't been fired up since I got the Pad, plus it's very liberating to be able to access data, play music wherever you want to basically. I thought it was going to be a total nightmare getting it set up for music, but it simply was plug and play, after just downloading a few apps. Audio Buss has proven to to be a great help in getting things to work together, and it seems pretty stable, all in all a big success. Also the Line 6 Mobile 49 works straight out the box, and makes a great controller for the I Pad as it has a dedicated iOS socket.
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2013 16:32:31 GMT by lateburper
It's vastly superior of course, the I-pad that is.
It is similar though in a lot of ways, they are both quite one dimensional, flat, and run out of energy quite regularly, and they also pretend to be all things to all men, when exactly the opposit is true.
The future is the tablet, without doubt, people just need to adapt, and not moan about it. I think according to Moores Law, we have about 15/20 years before the current state of computing morphs into something altogether different and more powerful, so all those reactionaries and die hard hardware freaks will have something new to moan about.
Reaper isn't available for the pad right now, I did post about about it, but they have no immediate plans to release a pad version, which is a great shame. However there is Auria, which is a fully featured DAW, with a serious feature set, and compatibility with AudioBuss. Ther is also Meteor, but that isn't as well specified as Auria. m.youtube.com/watch?v=PMAxPiPtJtE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPMAxPiPtJtE