Want to see Pro Tools, Logic or your favorite DAW running on an iPad?
That’s what this video looks like – but it’s actually something a lot more interesting. It captures an experiment with Pro Tools running on an Indamixx 2 Pro Tablet.
It demonstrates that it’s possible to run a heavyweight music DAW on a tablet computer.
While it would be interesting to see Apple come out with a version of Garageband or Logic that runs on the iPad – it’s exciting to see another company, especially a small company, giving Apple some competition.
The Indamixx 2 tablet is a portable multi-touch computer, now in beta, that sells for around $700-800, depending on the OS. For hardware, it runs a 1.66Ghz Atom CPU & has 2 GB RAM.
Note that this is a proof of concept. Pro Tools and other DAWs aren’t designed with multi-touch in mind or optimized for hardware that’s relatively anemic, compared to current laptops and desktops.
But it’s not too much of a stretch of the imagination to think that DAW manufacturers are going to be rethinking their apps with multi-touch screens in mind, is it?