Audiobus: Use your music apps together.
What is Audiobus? — Audiobus is an award-winning music app for iPhone and iPad which lets you use your other music apps together. Chain effects on your favourite synth, run the output of apps or Audio Units into an app like GarageBand or Loopy, or select a different audio interface output for each app. Route MIDI between apps — drive a synth from a MIDI sequencer, or add an arpeggiator to your MIDI keyboard — or sync with your external MIDI gear. And control your entire setup from a MIDI controller.Download on the App Store
Audiobus is the app that makes the rest of your setup better.
Stands & Mounts
Up till now, I've just used my iPad on a desk -- or resting on my knee... or the floor, even. But if you start putting in long hours at a desk, your back can start to hurt -- plus having proper ergonomics can affect your performance. If you're trying to nail a difficult run in like GeoShred, having the right angle can make all the difference. If the iPad has become a proper musical instrument (and GeoSherd has sealed the deal for me), the time comes when you need a better way to play it.
I was trying various options, then I noticed this heavy duty music stand that was in the corner of my studio gathering dust (literally). Turned out to be the perfect solution. It's fully height and angle adjustable, and very stable and not wobbly. I added some layers of foam and a towel to get better height and keep it from sliding around on the metal surface. Then the crucial addition was this Kensington wrist rest (office supply) that I happened to have, which gives me the perfect wrist angle and prevents the metal lip of the music stand from digging into my wrist.
All this led me to wonder what other solutions the community may have come up with in terms of a stand or mount when using our devices for music in the studio or on stage. Seemed like an interesting topic for discussion. What are you guys using?
Here's a shot of my current solution.