Making music on the move has long been a reality with your iPad and iPhone and now the iOS format can integrate perfectly with your recording studio, so here is MusicTech’s Essential Guide to iOS music production…
The history of music technology has always been exciting (well, to us here at MusicTech, naturally!). That’s not to say that it hasn’t had its moments of darkness – strap-on synthesisers, for example – but the last few decades have seen the technology that lies behind studio production twist and turn on a quite magical journey.
At one time, it was all about ‘digital’ technology, then ‘in the box’ plug-ins, then a swing back to ‘analogue’ – all phrases that studio boffins have come to know and love, as technology advanced and swept us all along.
But who could have predicted at the turn of this century that we would become obsessed with ‘touch’ technology – that swiping, gesturing, pinching and tapping would become so much a part of our existences and that mobile would become the latest tech to sweep the music-production world?