In the Studio and on Stage
By Mark Jenkins
Focal Press – 2013 – 118 pages
Just as computer software changed the face of performing and recording over the past decades, Apple's iPad® tablet has the power to change how you produce music today. Author Mark Jenkins summarizes the iPad tablet's massive potential for music creation, explaining in detail how all iPad models can connect to musically oriented accessories and reviewing the vast range of audio inputs, microphones, MIDI interfaces, music keyboards, drum controllers, and even DJ and karaoke equipment now available.
Keyboard players, guitarists, drummers, vocalists, DJs, karaoke singers, and experimental musicians, whether experienced or just starting out, can all benefit from expanding the amazing built-in abilities of the iPad using carefully chosen musical add-ons and accessories.
Mark Jenkins explains and reviews the musical potential of iPad-oriented music equipment from dozens of manufacturers, including Akai, Alesis, IK Multimedia, Korg, Line 6, M-Audio, Novation, Roland, TASCAM, and many others. The potential of Android tablets for music creation is also examined.
Appendices list in detail the specifications for the iPad interface sockets and include links to Apple's schemes for software and hardware developers.
Introduction & Notes 1. Computers for Music 2. Interfacing the iPad 3. Audio Interfaces & Microphones 4. MIDI Interfaces 5. Audio/MIDI interfaces 6. Keyboards, DJ Decks & Controllers 7. For The Guitarist 8. Stands, Cases & Accessories 9. Apps, WIST, & Android Conclusions Appendices 1-7: Technical Specs, Studio & Stage Setup, Credits
Mark Jenkins is a writer for Melody Maker, Keyboard, and Music Week; a musician performing in the UK, USA, France, Holland, Germany, Brazil, and China at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, London Planetarium, and National Theatre of Brazil; and author of Analog Synthesizers (Focal Press).