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iPad Apps & Accessories for Music Making

Idea exchange, product reviews, questions and thoughts about iPad apps and related accessories for making, storing, sharing and performing music.

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iPad Air Mic stand holder... 6 Replies

Looking for some recommendations for a mic stand hold for my iPad Air. Anyone using one for gigs?ThanksPhilContinue

Started by Phil Manuel. Last reply by Randy Lee Hano May 20, 2015.

Songwriter's Pad ...a little pricey (ipad version) but might jump start the procrastinating budding songwriter!! 5 Replies

So The Songwriter's Pad is a neat app and with all the features ithas i want to love it. I actually comes in 3 versions:Songwriter's Pad LE for iPhone(free)Songwriter's Pad for…Continue

Tags: Songwriting, App, iPad, Pad, Songwriter's

Started by lauren. Last reply by lauren Feb 25, 2013.

Are you singing on Pitch?? Or trying to commit to vocal practice?? Try Do Re Mi Voice Training...Or

This iPhone app - Do Re Mi Voice Training $4.99 - is great for finding outwhat your vocal range is as well as the 'place' you can sing comfortably.It's super simple with piano key graphics on the…Continue

Started by lauren Feb 19, 2013.

Simple little App for learning songs called Slow Down Music Player...(little turtle on a guitar pick icon)

A great little app and FREE for slowing down (or speeding up) songs you may betrying to decipher called 'Slow Down Music Player'. I mostly use it for raising and loweringpitch to see how i might need…Continue

Tags: Slow, Down, Music, Player, Music

Started by lauren Feb 19, 2013.

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Comment by Phil Manuel on March 21, 2014 at 11:46am
What are you using for keeping your songs documented? At this point, I create custom PDF docs or pages documents. I've got a subscription to Songster, which is OK, but is missing a lot of artists music I play. Also, you can't import, transpose, print or share with it.

So, what do you use? Just FYI, I use an iPad Air.

Thanks for your input.
Comment by Phil Manuel on December 10, 2013 at 9:23am
Got n invite from Martin guitar's new site, Nice collection of music, info, and community. Seems to be optimized for iPads. If you want an invite send my your email, and I'll get one to you.
Comment by lauren on July 12, 2012 at 4:40pm

I just acquired a little gadget called the Tascam iXZ Microphone and Guitar cable interface (iPad/iPhone- Amazon $30.27, GuitarCenter 49.99 in store). So far I've used it with garageband for iPad(1) and it works very well. Though I have to admit it took a few tries because the garageband app is completely new to me.
Interesting fact is that if the mic out setting in GB is not exactly right you can't monitor sound at all through headphones...that may account for some of the critical reviews that complain it just 'wasn't working'.

While I would not expect this to be a professional option for recording it does pretty darn well for a consumer gadget that is under $50.00. You can use a XLR mic input (phantom power is possible too!) or a 1/4 inch cable for guitar. They
 need to be recorded separately not together.

On my ipad in GB guitar recording was excellent using the AMP option (i used clean). For vocals I used the microphone recording option(mic icon) with a smidge of reverb and adjusted GB's gate option to get rid of 'noise' and it sounded really great. I'll upload or link examples next week after guitar camp. When hopefully I'll have some original material of which I'll be happy.

So I'll be using the Tascam iXZ, iPad(1) as well as the Tascam DR-07 recorder all next week to record my own song ideas(for songwriting workshops) at Richard Thompson's music camp Frets and Refrains( in Big Bear, NY...Very EXCITED!!

Hoping to document a full account of the workshops, jam sessions and more through images and recordings etc. so it will be an 'app' trial by fire. If it works well and fast it's in - and if too much fiddling is required or if it's too temperamental it's out!

The Apps I anticipate using: Onsong, Garageband, EZcomposer and some others to do some on the fly song composing and recordings.

For still images and video: camera connect adaptor, iPhone, iPad, Sony HandyCam (older model) digitalvideo camera...simply because it just doesn't quit and has amazing battery life!


Comment by lauren on April 7, 2012 at 5:27pm

Hi Group,

Sorry for delay ...I've been crazy busy but I have been using OnSong and

SongBook and will post reviews/thoughts on those on this coming Wednesday.

As well as gadgetry for securing ipad I and iphone to standard music stands.

Thanks for being patient!!!,




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