Mobile Producer or Studio Rat?
Whats up MM. AG back with another post. I wanted to take a look ahead in this one. Mobile devices are now doing to the producer what Serato did to the DJ. You now have the capability to produce an entire album on an Ipad. Would you ever do it? Or will you be like the greats before us shying away from technology as long as you can?
Im gonna be honest with you guys, the whole reason I made the switch from PC to Mac started with an Iphone. I wanted to experiment with making beats on the go and there were no good music production apps for Android at that time (not sure if there still is). So I seen that Ios supported apps like iMaschine, iMpc, Moog, ikmultimedia and several others. So when my contract was up the next phone I copped was the Iphone 4s and never looked back since.
The one app that helped me make a decision was Beat Maker 2. This is like a sample based producer‘s dream app. Almost anything you can do on a MPC, Maschine, SP1200 whatever.. you can do it on there. I have actually sold several tracks that were produced totally in this app. I see companies like Steinberg (Cubasis) now offering full fledge DAWs for Ios as well. Im sure they are still somewhat limited compared to the computer software but just the fact that its in existence is dope to me.
Before you had to lug around bulky equipment to leave the studio. Now most of us use the laptop and midi controller such as Maschine or MPC Renaissance etc. Tomorrow there is gonna be just a tablet. Don’t count it out. Im not saying go sell all your equipment and focus on learning the ios platform but I am saying don’t get left behind because you don’t want to change. Plus the one cool thing is that its touch screen so you still are able to beat the pads.. GENTLY. Have you guys experimented with any beat making apps? If so, drop a comment letting us know your thoughts. Until next time catch me everywhere @AGGOTBEATS Watch the vid by the homie and MM member Jay Ellyiot on Beat Maker 2.
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