Just got me a new audio desk, and to help control it, I’m gonna be buying:
2 iPads(they don’t have to match)
2 iPad Minis
2 iPod Touch units
More may be purchased as needed.
Not all at once. Most likely an iPad and an iPod Touch at first. The idea is to distribute the units to my crew at events. Plus, I will be buying at least 2-3 more mixing consoles(perhaps from different brands) within 12 months that will use IOS devices. Since we’ll be moving between rooms/areas at certain jobs, having discrete access options is a strength.
My question is really about the screen. Since I can be out in direct sunlight, that’s where the problem could be. Which screen do you think would be better? The Retina screen or the regular screen.
I know at BAC, I had one heck of a hard time seeing my MacBook Pro’s screen as the sun was blaring down on me. My issue was mostly losing the mouse pointer! Direct sunlight is an issue to be concerned with.
Let me hear your thoughts. No arguments. Most of the time I will be indoors, but I also do a lot of fairs, festival type shows and other outdoor events. I also want to make a purchase decision SOON as I have a 3-day event on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, but that’s also inside and I might just go with a Mini to save money initially. Probably get a 16MB MINI and the lowest storage/latest model iPod Touch. With the MINI, I can do a complete mix and monitors, while the iPodTouch can help dial-in monitors.
Ignore budget. That’s my problem. Give me your best thoughts and experiences and let me figure it out from there. Thank you all so much in advance!