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iPad Accessories for Musicians

The iPad has really taken off in the music world, with its ability to send and receive MIDI signals, the support of many popular apps like Garage Band and AmpliTube and a growing number of accessories and peripherals designed to expand the iPad experience and help musicians do what they want to do: make music.

The Best Piano/Keyboards/MIDI iPad Accessories
Are you looking for a way to hook a MIDI controller up to your iPad? Or perhaps you are looking to get started with a MIDI keyboard that is iPad-compatible. The iPad began supporting MIDI with the iOS 4.3 update, which added internal APIs to help process, send and receive MIDI signals. And there are a number of great apps that can be...

The Best Guitar Accessories for the iPad
The iPad can make a great companion to the guitar, with many cool apps that can handle amp modelling and work as an effects processor. This can make a great way to practice, especially for those that travel a lot or want an easy way to hook their Guitar into their iPad and jam in any room of the house without lugging a lot of gear around. But...

The Best Vocals/Mic/DJ Accessories for the iPad
There are a number of good accessories for hooking a microphone up to your iPad or turning your iPad into a portable DJ station. And if you both sing and play an instrument, there's a cool studio dock that allows you to hook in a microphone, MIDI instrument and even your electric or bass guitar to get the most out of the various recording an...

The Best iPad Apps for Musicians
Beyond GarageBand, there's a whole host of cool iPad apps designed for both musicians and the would-be musician. These apps include everything from virtual tuners to sheet music libraries to a full-fledged music studio, a unique touch-based instrument and a solid drum machine.

How to Connect a MIDI Controller to the iPad
Once you have the right adapter, it's simple to hook a MIDI controller up to your iPad. And this allows MIDI access to a host of cool apps like Garage Bands.

iRig Review: Play Your Guitar Through Your iPad
The iRig from IK Multimedia allows you to plug your guitar into your iPad and use it as a virtual effects processor and goes hand-in-hand with their AmpliTube app. But how well does it work? We'll take a look at the iRig and uncover whether it belongs in your music collection or if it should stick to collecting dust on a store shelf.

Review: Griffin Stompbox for iShred
The Griffin Stompbox is a great idea, but it is held back by requiring the iShred Live software package. For those who like iShred, the Stompbox can be a great way to control the app, but for those that prefer a different app for amp modeling and effects processing, this accessory is a bit of a dud.

How to Use Your iPad With the Roland Integra-7
The Integra-7 iPad editor allows you to change sets, switch parts, choose sounds and tones and even load expansion sounds into your sound module. It's also the best way to edit the motional surround feature on the Integra-7.

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