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Is an ipad the future portable recording?

Subject: Is an ipad the future portable recording?
From: "Jon M." tanyet
Date: Fri Jun 1, 2012 3:24 pm ((PDT))
I've been looking at recorder specs for the past two weeks and I've noticed=
 something that I haven't thought of before.  There are more and more peopl=
e using an ipad to record.  In a few weeks a company will release 24bit mul=
titrack recording software for the ipad. A few years ago this was unheard o=
f.  The next question is how does one get sounds into the ipad.  This is wh=
ere the fun starts.

A couple of months ago I purchased a Presonus vsl22 protable 2 channel audi=
o interface to record on my laptop.  This is a great little unit with plent=
y of gain and an EIN of -129.  I started looking on forums and saw that som=
e guys have come up with a portable solution to record on the ipad.  Here i=
s what they use.

Recording software for Ipad ($5)
Camera connecter kit (to provide USB to the ipad $5 on ebay)
Rechargeable USB battery pack (to provide enough power to the recorder.  Th=
e ipad doesn't send enough juice) ($10 to $20)
Presonus Recorder ($200)
USB Split Cable ($1 to $5 on ebay)

So for under $250 (provided you have an ipad) you have a mobile recording s=
olution that will last around 10hrs in the field and has an EIN of -129)

Here's a little to some guys that have done this.  Hope no one minds me bri=
nging this topic up.  Any thoughts?

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