Apple announced a couple of apps with the iPad 2, namely iMovie and GarageBand. While iMovie isn’t supported by the first generation iPad, GarageBand is. GarageBand is essentially a music production app made by Apple that supports a lot of advanced features like connecting a synthesizer via a USB/MIDI cable and connecting guitars using special cables (or with line-in, I suppose). You can also play with on-screen guitars, drums, keyboard, recordings, samples etc and mix it all together. I played a bit with my synthesizer connected to the iPad this evening and filmed part of it for your amusement. It’s basically just me messing around and doing nothing constructive, as my musical abilities are rather non-existent. I warn you that the resulting composition I make might cause permanent hearing damage, mental problems, and various other trauma including mutation and spontaneous combustion. If that doesn’t scare you, the video will show you a few different features of GarageBand and what it can do if. Just imagine it in the hands of someone who didn’t just clear out all animal life in a 10 mile radius. If you want to try the app yourself, it’s $4.99 in the app store.
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