Using your iPad for live music performance; a starter kit for the performing iOS keyboard player

As with the starter kit for guitar/bass players, let's take the term 'performing' here in its broadest sense; any keyboard-playing musician who wants to use the iPad (or iPhone or iPod Touch) as a sound source. Again, the 'performance' itself might just personal practice, rehearsal/jamming with band mates or, for the more adventurous, in a live performance in front of paying punters. The first of these is perhaps a less demanding and less difficult ambition while the last requires you to be very … [Read more...]

Using your iPad for live music performance; a starter kit for the performing iOS guitar (or bass) player

Let's imagine you are interested in the idea of using your iPad for live music performance. As a guitar or bass player, what might that involve? Let's take the term 'performing' here in its broadest sense; any guitar of bass playing musician who wants to use the iPad (or iPhone or iPod Touch) as a sound source. The 'performance' itself might simply be during personal practice or, for the more adventurous, in a live performance in front of paying punters. The first of these is perhaps a less … [Read more...]