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Keep it Reel: Make your iPad into a professional recording studio

Andrea Pejrolo | Aug. 4, 2014
Since the introduction of the iPad in 2010, I have dreamed of the day when I could walk into a studio and record, produce, and mix a live band using just my tablet. Recently, that dream became reality: I had the opportunity to produce and record a session for Ella Joy Meir--a very talented up-and-coming songwriter and composer based in the Boston/New York area. The plan was to record "You'll Return," an original song that she co-wrote with Michal Weiner, using a band made up of drums, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, vocals and piano.

The main differences between the two are that while Cubasis can handle MIDI tracks and software instruments, Auria doesn't support MIDI. On the other hand, Auria offers exceptional audio editing and mixing features, some of which would make seasoned Pro Tools users feel at home on the iPad. If you need to incorporate MIDI and audio instruments, I recommend recording your MIDI parts in Cubasis, rendering your MIDI tracks as audio files, and then importing them into Auri, where you can record the acoustic instruments.

Stay tuned for part two of Andrea's journey on Monday, which tackles the recording, mixing, and post-production process on an iPad.


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