We must admit, when we first saw what GarageBand for the iPad could do, we just knew that Ellen Hinton (Ellen Once Again) would be one of the first to put it to good use. While Ellen isn't quite finished on her first full iPad 2 and GarageBand productions, she's been kind enough to share her thoughts on both. And as an extra little bonus she's recorded a small video as a way to 'spread the love' and thank some of those that have featured her singing and recording talent in the last few months.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Ellen, we can't wait to listen to your new material in the near future.
Now over to Ellen for her thoughts on GarageBand:
"Just purchased the iPad 2 this weekend and its pretty awesome. In our opinion, the defining moment for all tablet based devices was the introduction of the iPad2 and for music aficionados, the presentation of Garageband.
For musicians, this shows Apple’s commitment to the mobile music platform by transforming the perception of making music on the iPad from something that may be dismissive to something that is head-turning.
There are some great mobile music apps out there that have paved the way, but the introduction of Garageband announced to the world that mobile music is here to stay, and likely a force to be reckoned with. Life can only get better from here… well at least to 2012. 😀
It’s quite possible to get demo/semi-professional quality from the iPad with the right setup. Of course, it will not be able to compete with the professional studios and their high-end power tools, but you can most certainly get some great ideas & concepts out of the door in the comfort of your couch, favorite coffeehouse, or car at lunch break :-). Yeah, it can only get better from here. Maybe in the near future, we’ll see something on the level of integrating FaceTime with some of the apps, allowing band mates to practice miles apart."
We couldn't have put it better ourselves, and we love the idea of implementing FaceTime for band practice. Make it so Mr. Jobs!
For those that might have missed them at the beginning of the year, here are Ellen's earlier iPad recordings.