Animoog sold me and I'm glad
Well, I bought this $699 device to run a currently 99¢ program, Animoog. In the process, I find myself liking the iPad far more than I thought I would. It may have something to do with its just being so much bigger than the iPhone, on which I've struggled to do anything musical with my klutzy fingers. But Netflix doesn't hurt! I was quite skeptical about the iPad these couple years since the initial release, disappointed that we didn't have a Mac-based tablet computer with full OSX capability. But if one accepts that this is not a computer, it's quite a lovely gadget. I find myself reading eBooks in much greater comfort. And the musical programs really rock when you can actually hit one key and not 4 at one time. Sunrizer is a great synth, Morphwiz is fun, Alchemy is amazing for the price, and Animoog just redefines tablet synthesis. Only downside may be an iOS5 problem; sometimes multiple touches are required before one registers. But hey, no one's perfect. Sweetwater responded to a concern very quickly, usual great service from Dan. Now if I can just get these sounds to find their way into an iPad sequencer, joy.