Apple iPad29 Jan 2010
The first thing I thought about after seeing the new Apple iPad is what a great interface it could be for music creation. It's large enough that it could be a perfect virtual mixing board, drum machine or remote control over MIDI/OSC. I could see a Apple producing an iPad Logic application to allow for some automation or remote control. The initial reaction by the tech blogs have been lackluster, but I don't think they're thinking big enough about this product. Everyone is thinking of it in terms of the iPhone because it's an easy reference point for what is possible. When you really think about all the types of applications available for the iPhone and the creativeness that has driven, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before we see some game-changing applications on iPad.
I'm looking forward to trying one out at the local Apple store.