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1st Gen iPad for music apps.

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:16 pm
by Arddhu
I'm hoping someone can help me with this. I'm heading to the US soon and wanted a gizmo for playing with while away. I thought I'd come to the dark side and invest in an iPad, albeit second hand 1st gen so I can afford a 64gb model. I'm pretty much completely befuddled with iPad revision differences and wondered if a 1st gen iPad will handle most of the new music apps? I read that Arturia's new iMini won't work but the main ones I was interested in were:

Animoog
Samplr
iMS-20/Electribe
Tenori-On
Maybe PPG
Some pseudo DAW/Sketchpad to record things via Audiobus

Am I likely to come across processor or any other issues using Audiobus with an older iPad?

Help, I'm confuzzled!

Re: 1st Gen iPad for music apps.

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:23 pm
by Hybrid88
Just be processor speed and updates I imagine would be the only potential issues, and of course new apps that only run on the latest ones like you say.

Aparts from that should be fine.

This could be useful too;

http://www.apple.com/au/apps/garageband/

And check out Rebirth as well for some old school 303/808/909 action. 8-)

Re: 1st Gen iPad for music apps.

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:30 pm
by Bitexion
The iMini will work, but it starts glitching out in polyphonic mode. The processor speed on the 1st gen ipad isn't that great. Also, some apps are tied to IOS version.

I think a good idea is to google each synth you wanna try separately. like "Will animoog work on ipad 1?"

There are usually forums elsewhere that asks the same questions, and you'll find them in google search. Or that Yahoo ask thingie.

Re: 1st Gen iPad for music apps.

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:25 pm
by haj
get at least iPad2 even if it's 16 or 32GB. And if if it's your first tablet you won't end up with only music apps ;)

Re: 1st Gen iPad for music apps.

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:03 am
by Hugo76
haj wrote:get at least iPad2 even if it's 16 or 32GB. And if if it's your first tablet you won't end up with only music apps ;)
+1

Re: 1st Gen iPad for music apps.

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:26 am
by Arddhu
Thanks for the advice, folks. Though if Apple allowed simple storage expansion for audio, this wouldn't be a problem. A new 16gb model would be fine just fine!

Cheers,