Had an OT for a while. Sold it, bought an iPad and tons of apps. I love the iPad tons and want to start using it live for generative ambient sets. I started a template in AUM with.
- 8 channels of synths (4 Zeeon, 2 Ripplemaker, 2 varying)
- 4 channels of Enso sends
- 1 reverb send
- 2 busses for 4 tracks each
- a master
- a bunch of MIDI generators (rozetta, fugue machine)
However, my 9.7 2018 iPad 128gb just is not powerful enough for this it seems. I get clicks and pops and apps closing down (which is to be expected I guess). It’s making me rethink picking up an OT for this live show purpose.
My idea is to create a ton of loops in one key which I load onto the OT and mix and match and transpose. Then I send the 2 sets of outputs through the iPad in AUM with send FX, Enso loopers, as well as probably have a microphone and maybe Digitone going through, as well. I could also control the DN or one or two IOS synths internally or with my Novation Remote keyboard (which I’d also use to control AUM channels and such)
Then I could trigger sounds on the OT, loop them in AUM, fade them in and out for transitions, and add tons of ambiance and fx.
Some apps I have are:
- Audiokit L7
- Xequence 2
I’d love to be able to also incorporate Samplr and Borderlands somehow.
Am I overthinking it? Is there a better way to do this without buying an OT and just the iPad and DN. Should I just get another (beefier) iPad and run them parallel to each other? I think it would be hard to justify a 2nd tablet and not a different piece of gear that has a different workflow.