iPad Music: In the Studio and on Stage

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 12, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 128 pages
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Just as computer software changed the face of performing and recording over the past decades, Apple's iPadŽ tablet has the power to change how you produce music today. Author Mark Jenkins summarizes the iPad tablet's massive potential for music creation, explaining in detail how all iPad models can connect to musically oriented accessories and reviewing the vast range of audio inputs, microphones, MIDI interfaces, music keyboards, drum controllers, and even DJ and karaoke equipment now available.

Keyboard players, guitarists, drummers, vocalists, DJs, karaoke singers, and experimental musicians, whether experienced or just starting out, can all benefit from expanding the amazing built-in abilities of the iPad using carefully chosen musical add-ons and accessories.

Mark Jenkins explains and reviews the musical potential of iPad-oriented music equipment from dozens of manufacturers, including Akai, Alesis, IK Multimedia, Korg, Line 6, M-Audio, Novation, Roland, TASCAM, and many others. The potential of Android tablets for music creation is also examined.

Appendices list in detail the specifications for the iPad interface sockets and include links to Apple's schemes for software and hardware developers.

 

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Contents

1 Computers for Music
1
2 Interfacing the iPad
7
3 Audio Interfaces Microphones
13
4 MIDI Interfaces
33
5 AudioMIDI interfaces
39
6 Keyboards DJ Decks Controllers
45
7 For The Guitarist
63
8 Stands Cases Accessories
69
9 Apps WIST Android
83
Conclusions
99
Technical Specs Studio Stage Setup Credits
103
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Mark Jenkins is a writer for Melody Maker, Keyboard, and Music Week; a musician performing in the UK, USA, France, Holland, Germany, Brazil, and China at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, London Planetarium, and National Theatre of Brazil; and author of Analog Synthesizers (Focal Press).

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