We just posted our 2014 Best Desktop DAW poll – and for the first time, mobile DAWs are getting sophisticated enough that we needed to distinguish between desktop and mobile DAWs.
WaveMachine Labs Auria turns an iPad into a 48-channel audio recording system. Steinberg’s Cubasis lets you record up to 24 tracks simultaneously. And new apps, like Korg Gadget, offer complete virtual studios.
But, while mobile music apps are getting very powerful, most electronic musicians still think that desktop operating systems are best for music making.
Which leads to our question for you…..
Open Mic: What’s the role for mobile devices for musicians?
Is there a ‘sweet spot’ for these devices, as a portable DAW, mobile sketchpad, multitouch instrument or as touchscreen MIDI controller?Or are you using mobile music apps mainly for entertainment?
Leave a comment below and let us know what role mobile devices play for you and how they fit into your workflow!
Note: We’re looking for constructive comments that help us and help other readers understand the roles mobile devices are now playing for musicians. Off topic comments will be deleted.