Hate The Apple iPad? We’ve Got Something For You – Pure Apple iPad Destruction!

The Apple iPad is the new shiny. We’ve been covering the best of the new iPad Music Software, because we think it’s clear that the iPad is an important new platform for electronic music.

But here’s something for all the people that think the iPad is evil, that we’ve been brainwashed by Steve Jobs, and that we should change the site name to iPadtopia –  a minute and a half of pure, unrelenting Apple iPad destruction.

So, next time you think we’ve run one iPad music app post too many….. remember that we’re thinking about you, and that we’ve got more iPad-free electronic music news on the way.

via Blendtec

41 thoughts on “Hate The Apple iPad? We’ve Got Something For You – Pure Apple iPad Destruction!

  1. I don't hate the iPad but I would like a lot more non iPad articles. Also, I hope the iPad doesn't deter developers from making more iPhone and iPod Touch apps (especially since no app has yet to be as fun as the Korg DS-10).

  2. Look I don't expect anything to change based on this post, but I'm just trying to give you a bit of an insight into my world.

    You can count me as one of "the haters", but it's not the iPad I hate at all, it's just the massively overhyped coverage that I can't stand.

    This product does not deserve anything like the orgy of Apple mania that has been going on around the blogosphere lately. In the last (roughly) 24 hours, of the 76 news items in my Google Reader, 29 have been about the iPad.

    That's nearly 1/3rd of all news from 14 different music production and tech news blogs that is iPad related, and it's been that way for at least the last 2 weeks solid and has been building up to that level for months prior.

    Honestly, if it wasn't for the blog world going totally spastic over the iPad I would NEVER have even heard of it. I have not encountered the term iPad in any other place in my life than on blogs. I have not heard the word come out of a single person's mouth in conversation, I haven't seen it on TV or in a paper or on a billboard. Granted I live in Australia and it's not launched here yet, but still.

    I don't care if the iPad is every single thing that biggest fan boy says it will be. The entire tablet market from go to whoah is still only a tiny fraction of the music and tech world. Not 1/3rd.

  3. Look I don't expect anything to change based on this post, but I'm just trying to give you a bit of an insight into my world.

    You can count me as one of "the haters", but it's not the iPad I hate at all, it's just the massively overhyped coverage that I can't stand.

    This product does not deserve anything like the orgy of Apple mania that has been going on around the blogosphere lately. In the last (roughly) 24 hours, of the 76 news items in my Google Reader, 29 have been about the iPad.

    That's nearly 1/3rd of all news from 14 different music production and tech news blogs that is iPad related, and it's been that way for at least the last 2 weeks solid and has been building up to that level for months prior.

    Honestly, if it wasn't for the blog world going totally spastic over the iPad I would NEVER have even heard of it. I have not encountered the term iPad in any other place in my life than on blogs. I have not heard the word come out of a single person's mouth in conversation, I haven't seen it on TV or in a paper or on a billboard. Granted I live in Australia and it's not launched here yet, but still.

    I don't care if the iPad is every single thing that biggest fan boy says it will be. The entire tablet market from go to whoah is still only a tiny fraction of the music and tech world. Not 1/3rd.

  4. I don't ' hate ' the iPad, just getting a little annoyed that it is about all we
    hear about as of late. My comment about naming this site to iPadtopia
    was more tongue-in-cheek…just seems that's all we hear about…that
    and the iPhone. every once in a while we get some real news like the new Rolands.

  5. I don't ' hate ' the iPad, just getting a little annoyed that it is about all we
    hear about as of late. My comment about naming this site to iPadtopia
    was more tongue-in-cheek…just seems that's all we hear about…that
    and the iPhone. every once in a while we get some real news like the new Rolands.

  6. Heres a new and innovative idea for the "haters" – why not just ignore it. I really dont understand what the problem is. Most of the news coverage I have read about the iPad has actually been ANTI-iPad so I'm not sure what 'hype' it is people are speaking of.
    I'll probably get one when they release here in the UK – £500, just a touch over the price of a non-contract iPhone with a much larger screen, faster processor etc. Really, whats the downside except the 'closed system' I keep hearing so much about. If thats such a problem, maybe the $500 6" HP Slate will make you happy – maybe the lack of OLED, Firewire and 2tb of storage might put some of you off that one though. Some people will never be satisfied until Steve Jobs personally hands them the 'Apple iMoon On A Stick'.
    Also remember it is only a tablet, not a full-blown portable computer – although for a couple of hundred quid more you can get a macbook (or for about the same price as the iPad, a half-decent dell laptop). From the look of all of the apps released and revealed so far it looks like its going to be a great live tool for musicians, which is my main priority. Whether I look like a douche while holding it (which I will) really has no impact on its usefulness – people still buy Flying-V guitars, right?
    Anyway, for a first-gen product, it's pretty good. And with more revisions, it can only get better. If not, just buy something else instead. Problem solved.

  7. Heres a new and innovative idea for the "haters" – why not just ignore it. I really dont understand what the problem is. Most of the news coverage I have read about the iPad has actually been ANTI-iPad so I'm not sure what 'hype' it is people are speaking of.
    I'll probably get one when they release here in the UK – £500, just a touch over the price of a non-contract iPhone with a much larger screen, faster processor etc. Really, whats the downside except the 'closed system' I keep hearing so much about. If thats such a problem, maybe the $500 6" HP Slate will make you happy – maybe the lack of OLED, Firewire and 2tb of storage might put some of you off that one though. Some people will never be satisfied until Steve Jobs personally hands them the 'Apple iMoon On A Stick'.
    Also remember it is only a tablet, not a full-blown portable computer – although for a couple of hundred quid more you can get a macbook (or for about the same price as the iPad, a half-decent dell laptop). From the look of all of the apps released and revealed so far it looks like its going to be a great live tool for musicians, which is my main priority. Whether I look like a douche while holding it (which I will) really has no impact on its usefulness – people still buy Flying-V guitars, right?
    Anyway, for a first-gen product, it's pretty good. And with more revisions, it can only get better. If not, just buy something else instead. Problem solved.

  8. Excuse me, I just explained why it is impossible to ignore, 1/3rd, Remember? I can't go to any of my usual haunts on the Internet whithout being bashed over the head with iPad hype.

    None of the blogs, nor Google Reader, offer the option to exclude the display of certain articles by keyword and save that as a permanent setting. If they did, you might have a point.

  9. Excuse me, I just explained why it is impossible to ignore, 1/3rd, Remember? I can't go to any of my usual haunts on the Internet whithout being bashed over the head with iPad hype.

    None of the blogs, nor Google Reader, offer the option to exclude the display of certain articles by keyword and save that as a permanent setting. If they did, you might have a point.

  10. I completely agree with you that my RSS feeds filling up with news about it is getting irritating and boring, whether I like the product or not – but most of it I can and do ignore (mark as read). Some of it – again I agree – is difficult (not impossible) to avoid. But also I would say more than half of the stories are people telling me why they believe the iPad is so awful.
    Anyway, I guess I should really discuss the main topic of this article – a man essentially put $500 in a blender. Congratulations, what a true champion…

  11. I don't hate the iPad but I would like a lot more non iPad articles. Also, I hope the iPad doesn't deter developers from making more iPhone and iPod Touch apps (especially since no app has yet to be as fun as the Korg DS-10).

  12. I don't hate the iPad but I would like a lot more non iPad articles. Also, I hope the iPad doesn't deter developers from making more iPhone and iPod Touch apps (especially since no app has yet to be as fun as the Korg DS-10).

  13. Hello.

    My name is ChucK and I'm an Apploholic.

    It's been almost a year since I fell off the wagon. That's when I bought the iphone.

    And now I live in fear that I'm going to fall off again. I can't sleep or eat or anything.

    I really, really, really want the IPAD!!!!!!!

    Our Father who art in heaven…hallowed be the ipad…

  14. Hello.

    My name is ChucK and I'm an Apploholic.

    It's been almost a year since I fell off the wagon. That's when I bought the iphone.

    And now I live in fear that I'm going to fall off again. I can't sleep or eat or anything.

    I really, really, really want the IPAD!!!!!!!

    Our Father who art in heaven…hallowed be the ipad…

  15. Aren't platforms like the iPad, iPhone and laptops where all the innovation in electronic music is happening?

    The iPad is transparently revolutionary and all sorts of interesting music apps are coming out for it. A lot of people complain about what the iPad can't do, but they're ignoring what it can do. It can be a drum machine, audio editor, synthesizer, music controller and a thousand other useful things.

    Meanwhile, the hottest new hardware synths are things like Dave Smith's Mopho keyboard. It's a great synth, but it's an evolution of a 30 year-old platform, rather than something new and revolutionary. Does the Mopho keyboard or any other new keyboard really offer new ways of making or playing music?

    The idea that an electronic musician would consciously want to ignore significant advances in music technology seems a bit absurd – unless you're someone who's only interested in recreating older styles, like 8-bit music or something like that.

  16. Aren't platforms like the iPad, iPhone and laptops where all the innovation in electronic music is happening?

    The iPad is transparently revolutionary and all sorts of interesting music apps are coming out for it. A lot of people complain about what the iPad can't do, but they're ignoring what it can do. It can be a drum machine, audio editor, synthesizer, music controller and a thousand other useful things.

    Meanwhile, the hottest new hardware synths are things like Dave Smith's Mopho keyboard. It's a great synth, but it's an evolution of a 30 year-old platform, rather than something new and revolutionary. Does the Mopho keyboard or any other new keyboard really offer new ways of making or playing music?

    The idea that an electronic musician would consciously want to ignore significant advances in music technology seems a bit absurd – unless you're someone who's only interested in recreating older styles, like 8-bit music or something like that.

  17. The thing about the iPad that bugs me most is when people call it revolutionary. Touch screens have been made before and no one seems to take notice. When Apple picks up the technology, its a revolution. Has anyone else wondered why none of the other touch screen phones work quite as nicely as the iPhone? Of course we have all heard of the Lemur and all wish we had the money to get a couple. As for the hype about the iPad, I could care less, but it just bugs me when companies (mostly Apple) produce their products only with one thing in mind, business. What I am more interested than the iPad would be the Chinese 'versions' (although they claim to have come out before the iPad) or knockoffs that DO have a camera, usb ports, firewire, and a legitimate operating system.

  18. The thing about the iPad that bugs me most is when people call it revolutionary. Touch screens have been made before and no one seems to take notice. When Apple picks up the technology, its a revolution. Has anyone else wondered why none of the other touch screen phones work quite as nicely as the iPhone? Of course we have all heard of the Lemur and all wish we had the money to get a couple. As for the hype about the iPad, I could care less, but it just bugs me when companies (mostly Apple) produce their products only with one thing in mind, business. What I am more interested than the iPad would be the Chinese 'versions' (although they claim to have come out before the iPad) or knockoffs that DO have a camera, usb ports, firewire, and a legitimate operating system.

  19. I just got my iPad… And from personal experience with the product I can say that it works great. Great for browsing, book reading, email, note-taking…. Just not great for content creation… I think the hype comes more from those who couldn't previously afford a Mac, as well as those using it for more run of the mill tasks. For those things, the iPad really is revolutionary. After having it for only a few days, I find myself accidentally touching my MacBook pro's screen when browsing…

    The hype on music sites is kind of silly… It's not going to replace your electribe or your laptop. Audio quality is just OK and just a headphone Jack. The only serious studio use this thing may get will be as a transport/DAW controller or scheduling.

  20. I just got my iPad… And from personal experience with the product I can say that it works great. Great for browsing, book reading, email, note-taking…. Just not great for content creation… I think the hype comes more from those who couldn't previously afford a Mac, as well as those using it for more run of the mill tasks. For those things, the iPad really is revolutionary. After having it for only a few days, I find myself accidentally touching my MacBook pro's screen when browsing…

    The hype on music sites is kind of silly… It's not going to replace your electribe or your laptop. Audio quality is just OK and just a headphone Jack. The only serious studio use this thing may get will be as a transport/DAW controller or scheduling.

  21. Not so much. In fact, computers have not been a vehicle of musical innovation lately.
    Since Cubase/Notator and the ProTools + plugins platform was defined (around 1993?), very little has happened, though there is a tornado of clones.

    Most software created is mainly geared to create simpler, less structured grid music.
    I think people would want to do more free music, but it's not well supported.
    Thousands of plugins are coming out that are just the same variants of two VCO's, two VCF's and connection matrix.

    Most "new" tools just burn more processing power on graphics. Eventually this will take off so the graphics actually support creating or at least visualizing more complex musical structures — and we might be coming near that time.

    But to repeat: Lately, lots have been done, and tool prices have plummeted to put nearly-decent sound in the hands of a slightly wider public, but they/we have been badly short-changed wrt musical innovation.

  22. Not so much. In fact, computers have not been a vehicle of musical innovation lately.
    Since Cubase/Notator and the ProTools + plugins platform was defined (around 1993?), very little has happened, though there is a tornado of clones.

    Most software created is mainly geared to create simpler, less structured grid music.
    I think people would want to do more free music, but it's not well supported.
    Thousands of plugins are coming out that are just the same variants of two VCO's, two VCF's and connection matrix.

    Most "new" tools just burn more processing power on graphics. Eventually this will take off so the graphics actually support creating or at least visualizing more complex musical structures — and we might be coming near that time.

    But to repeat: Lately, lots have been done, and tool prices have plummeted to put nearly-decent sound in the hands of a slightly wider public, but they/we have been badly short-changed wrt musical innovation.

  23. I agree that software/computer platforms, small form factor devices and touch screens, are a major part of the future of synths and music making.

    BUT, does the iPhone/iPad:

    * Run ANY of the major DAW programs? NO
    * Support ANY of the major plugin formats? NO
    * Support ANY of the industry standard connections for 3rd party music gear? (FW, USB, MIDI) NO
    * Provide an open platform for a healthy hardware/software development ecosystem and interoperability? NO

    Until they support at least SOME of these they are nothing more than a toy and until they support ALL of these they are of no interest to me as music making devices at all.

  24. The limitations of the iPad are very acceptable–in a telephone. But in something of that size, when there are similarly-sized netbooks that run windows, why can't the iPad run OSX? Seems it would have been a perfect chance to get consumers hooked on OSX. Oh well. I'm pretty sure there will soon be similar devices that run windows.

  25. The limitations of the iPad are very acceptable–in a telephone. But in something of that size, when there are similarly-sized netbooks that run windows, why can't the iPad run OSX? Seems it would have been a perfect chance to get consumers hooked on OSX. Oh well. I'm pretty sure there will soon be similar devices that run windows.

  26. There are plenty of similar devices that run windows already. Archos have a range of PC Tablets running Windows 7 with similar (if not better) spec than their iPad counterpart. The prices are a little high at the moment but I'm sure the release of the iPad will change that.
    An iPad running OSX would be a hugely attractive bit of kit – if not a bit battery-intensive – but it's probably just a matter of time. Until then though, there is always the Axiotron Modbook – http://www.axiotron.com/

  27. There are plenty of similar devices that run windows already. Archos have a range of PC Tablets running Windows 7 with similar (if not better) spec than their iPad counterpart. The prices are a little high at the moment but I'm sure the release of the iPad will change that.
    An iPad running OSX would be a hugely attractive bit of kit – if not a bit battery-intensive – but it's probably just a matter of time. Until then though, there is always the Axiotron Modbook – http://www.axiotron.com/

  28. forget the ipad. just think in the pollution you've just made. it's insane and i think you shouldn`t be allowed to waste money in that way. i bet it wasn't yours. so fool of you

  29. forget the ipad. just think in the pollution you've just made. it's insane and i think you shouldn`t be allowed to waste money in that way. i bet it wasn't yours. so fool of you

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