Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Essential accessories, part of iPad Music Production: Inputs, Mics, and MIDI.
A lot of the input devices I'm going to be showing you throughout this course are created so …you can plug your instrument or microphone into that device and then plug that into …your iPad so you can start recording right away. …But I want to take a couple moments here to show you a few accessories that I found sort …of essential to the process. …These are accessories that make it a lot easier to do your recordings and in some cases just …make it possible at all to your recordings. …One of the first things I want to get is a decent set of headphones or ear buds. These …over-the-ear types of the headphones are probably the best kind to get, because they block out …a lot of bleed, and also you are going to find that a lot of the apps that you use on …the iPad will disable the built-in speaker …so there's nobody hear what you're doing unless you have headphones plugged in.…
I would discourage you though from getting the Apple ear buds that have the microphone …built in, sort of like these here. …
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 7/26/2013. What changed?
A: We added three brand new movies to cover a few exciting new iPad accessories that have emerged on the market: the Griffin StudioConnect and Apogee Quartet input devices, and the MiC microphone from Apogee. We also updated the movies covering the Spark Digital microphone.