Charge Your iPad While Using USB Devices

Apple has introduced the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, a new accessory that may interest musicians using iPads for music making. The Adapter lets you power your device, while you connect USB peripherals like hubs, Ethernet adapters, audio/MIDI interfaces, and card readers for CompactFlash, SD and microSD. Compatible models include:

Apple Updates Logic Pro, Mainstage

Apple has updated Logic Pro X for Mac OS X and MainStage, adding ‘numerous fixes and enhancements. The updates include new loop content, enhancements to the Alchemy synthesizer, improved performance, support for Force Touch and Music Memo and more.

Apple Intros Music Memos For iOS, Like ‘Voice Memos For Music’

Apple today introduced Music Memos, a free app for iOS that lets you quickly capture, organize and develop musical ideas on your iPhone or iPad. Musicians and songwriters around the world have used the Voice Memos app on their iPhone to record ideas. The new Music Memos app is inspired by Voice Memos and takes the functionality even… Read More Apple Intros Music Memos For iOS, Like ‘Voice Memos For Music’

Apple Intros iPad Pro With Performance Faster Than 80% Of Mobile PCs

Apple today introduced the iPad Pro – a new iOS tablet, designed for power users. The iPad Pro offers CPU and graphic performance comparable to mobile PCs and a 12.9″ screen – which will allow for more powerful mobile music apps. “The iPad Pro is far and away the fastest iOS device we have ever made… Read More Apple Intros iPad Pro With Performance Faster Than 80% Of Mobile PCs

Camel Audio Alchemy Lives On In Free Updates To Logic Pro, MainStage

Camel Audio’s Alchemy synthesizer used to cost $249, on the high end for software synthesizers. But fans thought Alchemy was worth it, and were disappointed when Camel Audio closed shop earlier this year. As of today, though, Alchemy is back – at least for Mac users. Apple has introduced a massive free update to Logic… Read More Camel Audio Alchemy Lives On In Free Updates To Logic Pro, MainStage