Can the Apple iPad (or iPad 2 for that matter) be used as an edrum module? I say yes. Two developments have happened that made me believe that now is the time for an iPad base drum module. The first development was the release of the Alesis I/O Dock. Basically it is a pro audio dock for the iPad. It adds features to the ipad like audio inputs, audio outputs, video outputs and midi I/O ports. The second is Apple’s release of the new iPad 2. Though the iPad could have made for a decent drum module, the power of the iPad 2 makes it easier for more edrum features to be included in the device.
The picture above is a mock-up of what this iPad drum module might look like. Though the mock-up is shown as an Alesis product, it could be just as easily a Roland or Yamaha product. I’m also showing FXpansion’s BFD running on the ipad in the mock-up as well just to give an idea of what the software might look like on the iPad itself.
Is Alesis working on something like this? I’m not 100% sure. You can make that judgement for yourself. Here is a link to a topic over at DMdrummer.com that I started on the same subject and you can read the comments and decide for yourself.
Let me know what you think about the idea of an Apple iPad based edrum module. Is it worth doing? Will people buy it? Comment and let the world know what you think.