July 16, 2013
There is no shortage of hardware being developed to suit the iPad and other iPad users. The size of tablet means that any sort of supplemental hardware needs to match the system and layout and tablet entirely. Usually, we see gear that is either smaller than the tablet or around the same size, making it easy to integrate and store with the tablet – but today we are seeing something better than that. The Niero project aimed at installing a controller sized keyboard into the hardware of an iPad. This differs from using a controller such as the Akai LPD8, since in this case the two implements will actually become one piece.
It works by creating an integrated case for the iPad, while attaching a MIDI keyboard to the system. The benefit here is that it all wraps up into one carry along case, rather than having wires hanging outside …
March 27, 2013
Apple has successfully done something that Sony has been trying to do for a long time – and no I don’t mean sell a product that the majority of shoppers will like. Apple has already won at this effort, as the iPhone as well as the Macbook are far beyond anything that Sony has ever tried to accomplish. What Apple has done is sell their product with proprietary parts and pieces, so that it can only be used with other proprietary parts and pieces. It’s a genius plan. This is why you never find a USB port on a true Apple device.
For guys who try to shop for the best deal it kind of stinks, and it looks like we will be forced to use Apple products only; but this is where the third party guys come in, creating a product that performs and a price well below anything …
February 21, 2013
How good can a piano actually be on the iPad? It’s very questionable to think that real time piano playing would be as precise as the real deal, but it doesn’t mean that it isn’t something that cannot be pulled off. After all, a DJ who needs to rely on precise beat matching and cat-like instincts is somehow able to deal with the plethora of latency that every touch screen device has to offer. However, a turntable can be made into a finite space, even when the screen is the size of your palm. Can the iPad deliver enough room for the pianist to be able to simulate an actual piano? IK Multimedia seems to think so.
In typical IK Multimedia fashion, they have released yet another good for iPad users, as not to leave them behind the guys who produce behind a desktop. It’s called the Ilectric Piano app, …
September 13, 2012
The iRig KEYS is now available for music creators and performers who need a simple setup that involves little configuration to get it up and running. Created by IK Multimedia, this portable keyboard was designed without the extra bells and whistles; and is completely compliant with both Mac and PC devices – including the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone.
With 37 velocity sensitive keys, it provides a better tactile feel when compared to other midi keyboard in its price range. The left end of the keyboard houses two pitch/octave wheels, and the iRig is light enough to be transported in a back pack, without taking up too much space.…