Before you ask what's Jazzmutant's Lemur here's a little video:
Nice, the only problem is that this overpriced (yeah it's 2000 bucks) controller is just that, a controller, it does not produce music on its own.
Speaking of controllers, for the iPhone and iPod Touch we've got TouchOSC, you've seen it before haven't you? It's kind of a poor man's Lemur. Here's a video:
I think we can all imagine the possibilities huh? The TouchOSC developers must have been waiting for this day for a long time.
But what about producing the music, sound and all not just controlling it, would the iPad be capable of that? I don't see why not if the iPhone/iPods of the world are already capable of this. Look at this little jewel: Beatmaker, imagine using it on your iPad...
Other companies have jumped in the iPhone/iPod platform, there's Virsyn/Audiomidi.com's iSyn and iDrum by iZotope now, where's Korg? they did make that silly fabulous little synth with Nintendo didn't they?
What about Ableton? They've been developing great products with hardware manufacturers like Akai. I certainly see them porting some version of Ableton for the iPad.
Now my question is, with all this going on will Apple make a MainStage or Logic version for the iPad? my guess is... don't hold your breath.
What say you?