(Apologies if this should be part of another post or in another forum - I did search first, I promise!)
I’ve been getting heavily into iOS music making - on a range of devices from my crusty old iPhone 4, 4s and iPad 3rd gen to my moderately less crusty iPhone 6 and sparkling new iPad Pro 10.5" - and am fascinated to hear/read if/how other people are utilising iOS devices in their process.
All three 30-pin units I have we’re either gifts or given in trade for something I didn’t need or a skill I could offer that I didn’t feel comfortable taking money for (despite the recipients of said service being adamant that I take some kind of payment).
I’ve got a Tascam iM2 mic for the iPhone 4s (which thinks it’s a field recorder) the 4 lives in an Akai Synthstation 25 (and thinks it’s a strange-looking Mellotron, basically) and the iPad 3rd gen has an Alesis ioDock to call home, which makes it really useful as a MIDI device (both sending and receiving, depending on what’s needed). I’ve just got an iTrack Pocket for the iPhone 6 and am looking to get a Zoom U44 for the iPad Pro.
By selling unwanted vinyl and no longer needed pieces of equipment I’ve add controllers to the setup, most recently a Launchpad Mini Mk2 and a Roli Lightpad Block M (which I’m immensely happy with/excited about).
I’m about to freeze my setup in a bid to stave off GAS and have a small amount of credit for the app store that I’m looking to part with before the big chill touches down. I feel like I’m well covered in most departments, but there’s every chance that I’m missing some apps that more learned individuals have come to see as indispensible (or certainly highly useful/desirable).
Any recommendations would be most appreciated.