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I would recommend it only if you care about portability, and only for recording (not for mixing, mastering, or editing). Damon Albarn did it that way because he was recording while on tour, and he needed something portable. If you need to record while moving constantly, if you need portability, using any tablet (and interface) capable of running a DAW (you ...


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What ObscureRobot said in 2013 is now outdated information. The VST 3 SDK now exists for iOS 8/9. It's GPL3 so I can't see why someone couldn't port it to Android. https://github.com/steinbergmedia/vst3sdk As for your question, is there any "ios app with full vst support"? Steinberg has a list of apps that use VST3. https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/...


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The VST SDK doesn't exist for Android or IOS, so there can't be apps with true VST support. Chris Randall explains on his excellent blog (warning, may contains profanity!).


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Perhaps the input you use is the problem, i see the microphone input as the recording device. This input has a circuit that boosts the output of microphone levels. However an iPad has line level output, so try the line level input on your soundcard and change the audacity input settings.


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When I did my iPad through a DAW I used a 3.5mm TRS to 1/4” breakout cable to a DI box into the interface. Use two DI boxes for stereo input or set the iPad sound settings to mono.


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I'm fairly certain I know what the problem was now. Figure will always export the current file, in whatever state it was last saved in. This means if you mute 2 of the 3 tracks and export, you will not get the resulting single track you expected. You have to mute the undesired tracks, then save, then export. I had known this and thought I was saving, but ...


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Since most laptops have only one input (usually for microphones, not line-in) nowadays, it would be safer to have an 2 channel usb or firewire interface. It should have phantom powered inputs anyways so you don't have to bother with external ones.


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Yes there is! There are many freeware synthesizers whose express purpose is turning instructions like MIDI into sound. Currently it's far more common to support MIDI than OSC (I couldn't name one that supports OSC off the top of my head), but there's no reason why one couldn't exist. Most of these "softsynths" tend to be released in Steinberg's VST format, ...


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The best I could find is Playback Control MIDI App. It changes the iPad into a 10 button pad which can simply be linked to the Mac using the standard lightning cable. (Use the Audio MIDI Setup app to designate your pad as a MIDI device) I'd love to hear of better options.


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We use the Alesis i/o docks at our studio. They are made of plastic, so I doubt they're made to travel, but they work really well & I haven't had any problems with connectivity. I'll admit I've only used the preamps a couple of times for sampling or auditions but had no complaints. we mostly use them as midi interfaces & pro quality outputs to Pro ...


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I just downloaded an app called "Touch The Video"- Was a couple bucks, works very well for what I need. It allows you to add markers and gives you more control over the transport. I also love the ipad for recording foley in the field. I've got my ipad wirelessly transmitting guide track to my recorder, which makes it very easy to sync the recordings with ...


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Grain Science is a great granular synth-job as well. 2 grain osc, lots of modulation mapping, x/y pads, multieffects, etc. I really like the sounds coming from that...


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I recently bought an iPad for doing some sound/control research and used the original post as my starting point for apps to look at. However, as you pointed out there are now new apps on the market. These are the ones I've used so far that have not already been mentioned: Animoog - great sounding and offers interesting control Cubasis - cut down version ...


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