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    Recording with a Tablet is an Actual Thing ?

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    Pardon my ignorance , I am totally new here and to recording .

    You can do this ? With a tablet instead of a laptop ?

    If so, y'all have my attention . I'm experiencing frustration at my laptop situation , but have a tablet literally new in the box unopened . ( I bought it for a specific use, after it didn't get used for that, it will otherwise sit untouch for at least a year .)

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    You’re talking about an iPad, right? I haven’t heard of any other tablets that can record with an interface at least.

    But yes, all tablets should at least be able to run a DAW of some sort.

    There are some mics that you can plug in to your phone or tablet. Some interfaces, too, but again, I’ve only seen them for Apple.
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    If I were to get a used iPad strictly for this ( ie not use for phone or internet ) what model/ flavor/ vintage/ generation/ however these things are described would I need ?

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    I was somewhat wrong about Apple only.

    You can see mics here http://https://www.sweetwater.com/c1...ne_Microphones

    Some mics can record on Android devices.

    Same thing with interfaces, though most of them work for Apple only http://https://www.sweetwater.com/st...pad_interfaces

    It doesn’t matter what type of iPad you get. The only thing to pay attention to is the old 30 pin connector vs the lightning connection. The latter will be future proof. The former is being phased out more and more every day.
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    In 1990-ish, we were recording and editing on Mac II machines.
    So any pad, or any phone, will suffice as every one of them is 1000X better.

    It's a mature technology. Whaddaya wanna do? How much money you got? Just like it's always been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrowsofFritz View Post
    I was somewhat wrong about Apple only.

    You can see mics here http://https://www.sweetwater.com/c1...ne_Microphones.
    LOL: Don't be embarrassed, people in the Applesphere often think there is nothing else in existence.

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    Taking a quick look at used ones , and their specs . Presumably the GB capacity is an important consideration .
    The 4S seems to have a big increase in power over plain 4 . Is the step up to 5 meaningful ? At the overlapping price ranges , I'm finding 4S with 32 and occasionally 64GB , but 5 with only 16 GB . My initial reaction is 4S with larger hard drive, is this viable approach ?

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    Back at post #4 , I'm just getting error messages when I click the links . Could you gives a few product names, so I can search that way ?

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    If you already have an Android tablet then check that it supports USB OTG for audio - I think you need Android 5 or newer for this. I've used my Zoom U-44 interface with a Tesco Hudl2 tablet for a quick check but haven't done anything serious with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggfoot44 View Post
    Back at post #4 , I'm just getting error messages when I click the links . Could you gives a few product names, so I can search that way ?
    That’s strange. Just look up “iPad interface” or “iPad microphone” on Sweetwater. Should give you android options as well.

    There’s too many products for me to name a few. Just look at them all and choose what suits your fancy.
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