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Hoopy Frood



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iPad music apps - a question about file output new
      #979898 - 03/04/12 11:32 AM
Hi folks,

I have an iPhone, and am in the process of building my business case for an iPad

I already use some music apps on the iPhone, and am looking forward to getting stuck into some of the iPad only apps such as the Korg IMS-20 and iElectribe (although the iPad will fulfil a number of functions for me, mostly work-related rather than music).

And now, the question... all the music apps I have on the iPhone allow some sort of file export, but this generally only a stereo mix of the various channels that make up the tracks. Is this common with all iOS music apps? I would have thought that many users would be keen to create, say a drumbeat in iMaschine, and then export the individual elements separately for further mangling in a DAW - but as far as I can tell, this isn't possible.

Is this a limitation of iOS, or do the app developers not want us developing the output of their tools further on a PC / Mac? Or is this just not a problem for most people? The kind of power available in iMaschine and iElectribe means a crying shame we can't easily use them in full-blown mixes.

Cheers,

Rich

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Wimek



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Re: iPad music apps - a question about file output new [Re: Hoopy Frood]
      #979972 - 03/04/12 07:02 PM
garageband projects can be imported into Garageband and Logic Pro on a Mac. I tried it and it works fine. I think iMaschine files can be imported into Maschine, but I don't have the latter...


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Guitarman



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Re: iPad music apps - a question about file output new [Re: Hoopy Frood]
      #981067 - 09/04/12 08:52 AM
If you type the question into youtube you will find various ways of doing what you are asking.

It all comes down to what format the files are in,and how to convert them.

Tha answer is on youtube,you just need to ask the right question.

Alan


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BJG145



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Re: iPad music apps - a question about file output [Re: Hoopy Frood]
      #981076 - 09/04/12 09:18 AM
Quote Hoopy Frood:

I would have thought that many users would be keen to create, say a drumbeat in iMaschine, and then export the individual elements separately for further mangling in a DAW - but as far as I can tell, this isn't possible. Is this a limitation of iOS



It's not a limitation of iOS, and there are certainly apps which do let you export individual tracks...eg, "StudioTrack allows you to import any mix or individual track to a computer, which is always nice..."

http://www.ipadmusicapps.ca/category/ipad-multitrackers

I guess it's possible certain apps might be limited in particular ways to encourage people to purchase the full version. (You can apparently transfer iMaschine projects to Maschine via iTunes.)

Just came across this comment re: iMaschine:

"...You can only export a single audio file (wav) so the only way to get four separate tracks is to do four exports with the other three muted..."


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