As per usual I’m mentally buried in re-thinking how I might approach making music. This is the usual headspace I end up in after a long period of not enough time to be creative, with our second child arriving 7 months ago music making has been thin on the ground. I’m also in the midst of considering how to separate my musical projects (which are currently on my work laptop) from my actual work (which funnily enough is also on my work laptop)
The iPad has been out in the world for a while now and the apps just keep on coming, I’m starting to seriously consider using one as my main music making machine. There are a few different parts to the creative process at a basic level ; drawing inspiration, creating ideas (ideation) and then implementing them. Applied to music this can be considered as listening to music, generating musical ideas and then capturing, editing and mixing those ideas.
My feeling is that the iPad could probably cover generating ideas and capturing them, I’d probably still look to use a desktop/laptop machine for actually editing and mixing but that’s really less of the creative part and more of the implementation side. So this post is primarily a rant to myself to crystalize these ideas, its also a place I’m going to post some Videos of iPad apps that make me consider this a possible scenario in the first place.
Also not embeddable but fairly awesome is the Apple Garageband promo video