Shortly after the release of Cakewalk’s Sonar X3 music production software, they also announced the release of an iPad application called ScratchPad. With mobile creativity at the heart of this program, the iOS app is perfect for loop based composition, emulated DJ scratches and the automation of audio effects.
Tapping out beat grooves on your iPad screen has really never been easier, and the selection of programs to use on mobile devices, tablets and iPad’s keeps growing everyday. Although computer music production is relatively “new” in the grand scheme, it might not be too long before we don’t even need a computer to produce electronic music – or music in general. Mobile recording devices, hardware and software alike is a growing trend that doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all. In fact, one of the most talked about topics on every music production blog I’ve looked at in the past 6 months or so has been related to or directly involves iOS recording.
The ScratchPad app is easy to get started with, whether you are well experienced in audio and music production, or you’re just starting out. In addition to already being a diverse music production application, ScratchPad also allows you to import custom loops by means of Dropbox – so projects that were started in other music production software can be easily picked back up inside the ScratchPad app. Bringing back some of the basic elements of any audio production software, while incorporating their own innovative twist, this is a great way to stay creative even on the go.
Here’s what the President of Cakewalk, Michael Hoover, has to say about ScratchPad:
“Cakewalk has always been at the forefront of easy-to-use software on the Windows platform.”
“We’re excited to share our decades of experience and expertise with a brand new community of people using iPads for music creation.”
If you’re interested in the Cakewalk ScratchPad app, it’s currently available for only $7.99 on the Apple App Store.