Quote ken long:Quote Richard Graham:
If you don't think iPads are rubbish, you've got a funny way of showing it!
Don't think I ever said they were rubbish. What I have argued, and still do, is there is no *need* for them. Try not to confuse the words need and want. We are on a recording forum. There is nothing the iPad does currently, that can't be done on a computer. The same can't be said the other way around. The iPad can no do what computers currently do. So, frankly, if it speeds up your workflow on Excel or liberates you in your approach to emails or other office tasks, metadata, calendar, etc, then great*. But it would need to be able to tackle my everyday uses - namely, the processing of audio and midi data to the better than persent day DAW standards - before I could even start contemplating the need.
The second half of my post wasn't aimed at you, I'm sorry, I should have made that clear rahter than tarring all the haters and skeptics with the same brush!
*and I'm very much aware of the enhanced user experience of the device
One thing I would say is that you would be highly surprised to see how much less you will use a laptop or mac book once you get an iPad. If its not capable of doing something you once done on your mactop you will find a work around. Having said that in the context of a music studio the iPad is still a toy, but then is many of the instruments that people still have around them in studios.
I certainly would not say that the iPad is not needed, it's a post pc device. What I would say is that it has a long way to go before it can replace a conventional computer in a studio.
As for large amounts of on board GB (not in kens post), this is another mid conception. First how any blue rays do you want to watch on A train? The apple format can do a blue ray quality movie in 3GB apparently. On the 16gb model this is enough for 3 full length movies. They are not devices that you keep stuff on, they are devices you generally connect to wifi and use to browse the net and use custom made applications. The applications for the most part don't need the Internet.
I personally don't know how anyone can fault a iPad, they are great and if you don't own one then you really do not know what you are commenting on, only owners experience will give you a proper impression weather it's for you or not and if it changes your work flow.
Edited by Gary M (16/03/12 12:48 AM)