When the iPad first came out in 2010, many critics said it was just a bigger iPhone or iPod Touch. They thought touchscreen devices were good for simple tasks but not serious creative work, like using a laptop or desktop.
Fast forward to 2014, and those skeptics were wrong. While some still see the iPad as a luxury, many music makers have been tempted by it instead of other tablets. Unlike phones, the iPad stands out as a tool for making music as well as enjoying it. This is because it is easier to use than Apple’s smaller touchscreen devices.
Apple’s iOS software is why. It has features that beat competitors for music production on a tablet. With the right apps, recording and editing multiple audio tracks on an iPad is simple. The App Store has synthesizers and instruments just like desktop versions, but easier to use.
Technology has also improved. Now these apps can work together on the same project. Before, they could only be used separately.