I spend a lot of time in the car and on the odd occasion a song idea forms.
that happens, I pull over and quickly sing it into the iPad. Once, the idea I had was
developed enough that I was in the lay by for 1/2 hour and by the time it was done it had
the virtual guitar, bass and drums on there too. But mostly it's just a vocal and I'll
sing out the melody for speed.
Not getting the idea down tends to mean it'll
just go (seems we're all of a certain age!). My DAW at home is Reaper so I actually start
again - none of the iPad streams go in there so, for me, it's purely a 'get a rough idea
down before it's gone forever' tool.
It's obviously capable of far more but my
home rig has a half-decent FireWire interface and various USB devices to polish the turd
that I create.... So my reason for NOT using it for more is really that I'm already
sorted. I have a couple of synths on the iPad too, but it's purely been curiosity.....
I'm a guitar player who sings and getting Alchemy on the pad was purely to see how cool it
was. And it is IMO.
Of course, as the facilities on the mobile devices
continue to improve and my home rig gets older then my position may well change but
further time investment in IOS is not worth it for me at the moment - my brain can barely
understand all the toys in my main rig