Tascam Pads up
Tascam has a new audio interface designed for use with Apple iPads, the iXR. Available from mid-August, the iXR can be connected directly to an iPad using a Lightning cable. Tascam says that mirroring the convenience of iOS devices, the iXR allows music creation in any environment or location – users can simply plug in and play. Without the need for a computer, the iXR is compatible with DAW apps such as Steinberg Cubase LE, downloadable for free from the App Store.
Although designed to be used with an iPad, the iXR is also compatible with Windows and Mac devices. Connecting to a desktop computer, users can make the most of editing on a larger screen. Users can then create and edit music in different locations to utilise the best device for each stage of creation. Included with the iXR is a license for Windows/Mac Steinberg Cubase LE, whilst the iXR also unlocks restrictions on the free app on iPads and iPhones.
The Tascam iXR will retail at £135.