Hi, having decided to keep his greasy mits on my money for the last 12 months, the tax man has decided to reimburse me some of my hard earned cash in a little lump sum. I’ve been thinking of treating myself to a new toy and was thinking perhpas a laptop/notebook. The justification to my myself is that I could load up cubase LE (I assume version 6 will be to memory hungry) and Live LE etc so I have a small project pc for ‘on the go’ to get notes ideas down etc and do some very minor mixing/rweaking etc on the train. An alternative is the IPad. I’ve just seen the AC7 Core mixer for IPad which looks pretty cool but wondered is there anything else in IPad land that is DAW related (excluding Logic of course) that can assist in making music. I’ve seen gimiky sort of guitar and keyboard stuff and I like the idea of a touch screen controller but I do not play live or DJ etc so it’s not a massive hardship to use my existing controllers in the studio. Also, I would like to have cubase etc on the go so I think the lap top has the upper hand here. Also, with my portable audio interface I can use it for site and field recording etc. Question is; is it IPad, or laptop? Can I put some of my existing tools (cubase LE, Live and Reason etc ) on an IPad (if they exisit) or do I have to buy again a new platform version? I can see things moving in the IPad world but don’t want to jump on the band wagon for the sake of gimicsville and find myself wanting for a pc base system that I can carry around with me and create on the move.
What’s everyone eles’s thoughts and experiances here. Does anyone know if Steinberg are thinking IPad?