iPad Music Production: Inputs, Mics, and MIDI

with Garrick Chow
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iPad Music Production: Inputs, Mics, and MIDI
Video duration: 0s 1h 6m Beginner Updated Jul 26, 2013


This course shows off the latest techniques and devices for recording live music with the Apple iPad. Author and musician Garrick Chow explores real-world recording scenarios, including the iPad's built-in input options (and why to avoid them), and shares alternative methods of getting your audio in and out of the iPad. The course covers instrument input devices like the Apogee Jam and Alesis iO Dock, compares microphones, and shows how to connect and play MIDI devices through the iPad.

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- Hi, I'm Garrick Chow, and welcome to the first in our series on iPad music production. This course is called "Inputs, Mics and MIDI" and in it, we'll be exploring many different options and accessories that make it possible for you to record just about any type of sound or musical instrument into your iPad. (guitar plays) The iPad, accompanied with an explosion of apps and accessories and other equipment has become a legitimate and powerful tool for recording audio just about any time and any place. But before taking a look at specific apps, I thought it was really important to start off in this course to really focus on how to get audio into the iPad.

So, throughout these movies, I'm going to be showing you a selection of accessories that I found to be the coolest and most useful tools I've come across. And to help us out, I've asked some of my musician friends to come by and play some music for us so I can show you these accessories in a real-world scenario. We'll be looking at accessories for plugging guitars, basses, and other instruments into your iPad. I'll show you multiple options for recording audio through all types of microphones. You'll see how to connect MIDI devices like keyboard controllers and drum pads to the iPad.

(piano plays) And we'll also look at how to import existing sounds into the iPad, as well as how to export your recordings to your computer for more work, or to share with others. And by the end of this course, you should have a much better understanding of all the different ways you can get sounds and music into your iPad. So, let's get started.

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