Are Apple’s new iPads better for musicians than the iPad Pro?

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Apple has unveiled a pair of new iOS tablets – the 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.5-inch iPad mini (5th-gen). Both are interesting for various reasons, such as bringing back the Air branding and updating the iPad mini for the first time since 2015. But more relevant for musicians is, of course, the hardware aspect – […]

NUX Mighty 20BT guitar amp: A budget Bluetooth home practice amplifier

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NUX makes some useful and affordable guitar gear and its latest release is the new Mighty 20BT. This Bluetooth enabled practice amp has plenty of handy features geared towards use at home. NUX Mighty 20BT guitar amp The NUX Mighty BT20 has four channels. Each has four sound presets available, making this a flexible little […]

The new iPad Pro has USB-C and charges your iPhone – pretty great for musicians

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At its event, Apple announced a new iPad Pro that looks almost nothing like the tablet we know. With screen bezels slimmed down to a bare minimum, the iPad Pro omits the home button in favor of Face ID security. The display can be either 11 inches or 12.9 inches by diagonal and Apple calls […]

MOTU launches Touch Console tablet control surface for its modern interfaces

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MOTU (Mark Of The Unicorn) announced the availability of the Touch Console control surface and mobile mixing web application for tablets. It’s now compatible with the full range of modern MOTU audio interfaces – including the 248, 16A, 8M, 112D, 828es, UltraLite-mk4, UltraLite AVB, Monitor-8 and Stage-B16. They require a free firmware update, following which […]

New 9.7-inch Apple iPad costs USD 329, an excellent gear purchase

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As rumors foretold, Apple has announced a new iPad. On sale now and starting at an affordable USD 329, the 9.7-inch tablet is powered by the A10 Fusion chip and boasts Apple Pencil support — the first non-pro iPad to be so. Granted, the device is geared more towards students than it is for musicians […]

Pioneer XDJ-AERO – DJ with Music from your Smartphone or Tablet via WiFi

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The Pioneer XDJ-AERO is a new all-in-one DJ system – DJ controller for playing and mixing your music directly from your smartphone, tablet or laptop wirelessly via wifi. But that’s not all — the Pioneer XDJ-AERO can also play music files from usb, from your laptop with DJ software like other DJ controllers, or connect […]