New to iPad: memory question

Discussion in 'iPad for Musicians' started by Beatlefreek, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Beatlefreek

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    Hi

    I recently got the latest iPad (not the one with retina), and am just beginning to explore it.
    I want to use the iPad for live performances, with probably nothing more than a drum track (via Garageband app), bass and electric guitar (recorded with real instruments via an interface) and two harmony vocal tracks (also via an interface, of course).
    Lead vocal and a second guitar would be played live in accompaniment to the recorded tracks.

    Assuming that all songs I intend to record fall into your basic 3 to 4 minute pop song length, on a very rough approximation, how many songs might I be able to put on the iPad before I have to start worrying about using up all the memory?

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  2. dvdcatalyst

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    Hi,

    Welcome to the forums.

    I have no experience with garageband on the iPad, but if you store song-length audio in lossless format, it would roughly be 60mb per track, so with 5 tracks, you are looking at about 300mb per song, or (with garageband project overhead, very rough estimate) 3 songs per GB.

    If you create a single track from the 5 you are using, then you end up with 60MB per song (15/GB) or so.
     
  3. Beatlefreek

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    I've got about 55+GB's, so — topping it at 50GB's for the sake of argument — I should have enough room to put about 150 songs on there. And I would want to keep the tracks separate in order to have control over the mix from venue to venue.
     

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