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Hey, what’s that sound: iPad | Music | guardian.co.uk

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What is it? Are you serious? Unless you’ve been living in 2009 for the last two years, then you’re already sick to the back teeth of reading about whether Apple’s tablet has revolutionised portable computing or whether it’s an emperor/no clothes algorithm. What you probably haven’t read so much about, though, is what the iPad represents to the music-making community.

Who uses it? Already, virtually everyone reading this will either have an iPad or know someone with one. Gadget fiends and those loyal to the Apple brand snapped the pad up unquestioningly. Translate that to the music world a natural haven for geeks and gearheads and you’ll find iPads littering tour buses, hotel rooms, recording studios and wannabe rock stars’ bedrooms everywhere. XL Recordings boss Richard Russell has been raving about the device on his Twitter feed. And its portability, multi-functionality and intrinsic must-keep-touchingness meant that Damon Albarn not only managed to write an entire new Gorillaz album on his iPad while on tour, but the quality of the audio was such that he could release it online pretty much as was.

via Hey, what’s that sound: iPad | Music | guardian.co.uk.

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