Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App?

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2010/09/18 16:40:21 (permalink)

Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App?

Hey guys/girls

I would love to have a scaled down Sonar app to use on a tablet computer (Ipad, Android, Chrome etc ...). Nothing too feature heavy. Just something I can sketch out ideas on and transfer them to my Sonar PC when I get home.

It should include a step sequencer, some basic bread and butter sounds, a couple of cool synths and a mpc pad style configuration sample player.  Make it upgradable for synth expansion packs and that's it.

It shouldn't be something that you would do a finished track with, just something you can write a song on when you're away from your set up. At the airport, in a waiting room, at the coffee shop or anywhere lightning strikes.

Maybe call it "SonarM (for Sonar Mobile)." Price it right. No more than $100 and I'm all over it. It'd be a dream come true for me. I don't want to carry around a laptop. Have no real use for one. Plus, to make music on it, I'd still have to lug around some kind of keyboard. I just want something I can pick up and jam with while I'm on the go. What do you guys think? Would something like that work for you?

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    ba_midi
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    Re:Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App? 2010/09/18 17:45:00 (permalink)
    Heh, don't hold your breath on this one ...  Sonar is not MAC compatible unless it's on a MAC running bootcamp.

    But frankly, I'd rather see the developers put time into the flagship product and not fool around with all this i-this_and_that stuff.

    Just my opinion, of course.



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    Re:Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App? 2010/09/18 18:23:41 (permalink)
    It doesn't have to be Mac compatible. Ipad platform (IOS) is it's own thing and to code something as simple as a mobile app would be a"cakewalk" for Cakewalk. It wouldn't take anymore than a couple of programmers to do it.

    Doesn't have to be on an Ipad either. It could be an Android mobile app.

    I think CW could do something like this with little fuss and make a nice profit for their trouble.

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    Re:Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App? 2010/09/18 18:27:01 (permalink)
    Android is an open system so hopefully someone will write an app that will allow us to create some music.  Apple products run on a closed system, so developers have to meet Apple's guidelines and rules and ... screw it!  There are a couple of tablets running Android now and more on the way.  That'll be sweet.



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    Re:Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App? 2010/09/18 18:40:49 (permalink)
    An android app for my Droid X would be great.

    The Android APK doesn't yet include access to low level audio, so good audio apps can't yet be written for the platform. That's apparently scheduled to be fixed at some point, and we can start to see great audio apps for Android - more Android phones than iPhones (and better networks).

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    Re:Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App? 2010/09/18 20:11:24 (permalink)
    Cakewalk needs to redesign a lot of the interfaces to make them multi-touch friendly.  IMHO, that is a necessary precursor to any porting to pads or phones.  I predict this will be the next leap in SONAR / NewName.  

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    Re:Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App? 2010/09/18 20:24:07 (permalink)
    I've played with the Korg iElectictribe app. Pretty cool. I'd love to see something like that from CW. But, have it more songwriter focused.

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    Re:Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App? 2011/07/09 11:33:01 (permalink)
    Developers want to do this, see some of their discussion here: http://sonar-dev.787459.n...ication-td2992375.html
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    Re:Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App? 2011/07/09 11:57:34 (permalink)
    Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App?

    no.  I don't even have a smart phone (GASP!)

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    Re:Would you use an Ipad or Android/Chrome Sonar App? 2011/07/10 15:53:29 (permalink)
    Although the smartphones are amazing and very useful, I don't think its a powerful enough platform for a serious music sequencing and recording program. My wife has a Droid X and we are both constantly amazed by it. 

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