The iPad & Musicians
How millions of musicians are using the iPad to learn, compose and perform.
- How are musicians using the iPad?
As a tuner: Cleartune; eTuner.
To DJ: Baby Decks.
As a synth: iElectribe; Anymoog.
As a midi controller: Minipad.
To create beats: Easy Beats 2.
To layer loops: Loopy.
Perfect speaker setup: Speakerangle.
For guitar effects: Amplitude; Stompbox.
To create a press kit: Presskit.to.
- Learn and practice.
To learn the accordion: Accordion; Piano Accordio.
To learn tabs: Tab Toolkit.
For ear training: Karajan.
To practice scales: Scale tapper.
To learn guitar: Guitar Lab.
- How many musicians are using iPad?
Number of musicians with an iPad: guitarists - 1m (that's 6.97% of guitarists); bassists - 402k (that's 6.27% of bassists); drummers - 455k (that 7.84% of drummers); vocalists - 2.4m (that's 7.56% of
vocalists); pianists - 558k (that's 8.73% of pianists).
- To assist with writing and performing.
As a metronome: Tempo.
To show setlists: Setlist App.
To record: Garage Band.
To display sheet music: Airturn.
To score music: Sibellus.
To produce music: Propeller Head.
To display lyrics: My Lyric Book.
As a control surface: Ac-7 Pro.
To connect music apps: Audio Bus.
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An infographic by Kensington.
Sources: Facebook advertising tool; http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun10/articles/applenotes_0610.htm; http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/how-musicians-are-using-the-ipad-