Will it work with GarageBand and will it work on my iPad? Two questions we get asked more and more frequently. There is a growing band of people who want to make music on their iPad, and build a neat mobile recording studio. So I thought I’d just have a quick look at some products that really lend themselves to the iPad market. First the mighty Samson Meteor Mic. What’s not to like about this fabulous little beauty. Crisp audio recording quality, cool shiny looks, neat self-contained design, the only other thing you need to connect it to your iPad is Apple’s USB connector (link to Amazon product). It’s never been easier to start recording… it’s spot-on for voiceovers and multimedia creations, great for home video production, perfect for podcasting, and essential kit for professional recording results. You can monitor through the mic with headphones, there is full control over the volume, you literally don’t need anything else but your imagination!
Then our other iPad favourite must-have is IK-Multimedia iRig Keys – a slick little keyboard for music making on the go. With 32 low-profile, velocity-sensitive mini-keys, edit button, octave/data up/down , pitch bend and modulation, and a sustain button, this little keyboard has all the features of its much bigger brothers but in a handy rucsack size! Perfect for direct connection to iPad, and hey presto, you have a mobile studio.
If you read our article on all-in-one recording studios you will see there are some that are perfect for iPad.