Today, we’re going to tell you how to record and release an album using your iPad. Get your creative brain started because you’ll be top-ten on iTunes before you know it.
If you already have a band, you’re probably going to want to record real instruments, as opposed to using digital audio file. To do so, you’ll need some kind of instrument adaptor, like iK Multimedia’s AmpliTube iRig or TASCAM’s iXZ adaptor. There are not a lot of microphones dedicated to musicians with iPads on the market these days. IK Multimedia has a good-quality, tough microphone, the iRig MIC, that will do the trick, but you can also get a three-pin XLR adaptor from KVConnections and use any recording studio microphone.
Recording the drums is nearly impossible on an iPad, but not entirely impossible. The best way to deal with the tracking the drums is to mic the set and send the audio through a mixing board before sending it to the iPad. The Mackie DL 1608 is a mixer that connects to your iPad with a physical mixing board with up to eight tracks. However, if you already have a mixer, you can connect it to your iPad using a 3.5mm connector jack that has RCA left/right connectors on the other end. You can pick up one of these cables at just about any electronics store.
Once you’ve mic’d the drums, plugged your guitar and bass into an iPad adaptor and prepared your vocal mic with either the iRig MIC or a microphone adaptor, it is time to find the right apps for the job.