The last two years have seen mobile music creation get better and better, largely due to the iPhone and now the iPad. I’ve seen more and more mainstream music making sites start featuring mobile applications on an increasingly frequent basis. Sites like Matrixsynth, MacMusic, CDM (although CDM was always interested in mobile), and many others.
Only in the last few weeks we saw the publication of 101 Amazing Apps. A few years ago that would have been largely unthinkable, but now, mobile is really gaining ground.
So is it becoming mainstream? Jordan Rudess recently said that the iPhone and iPad were part of the future of electronic music. I’ve thought that for a long time, but it seems that more and more people are switching on to the same way of thinking.
So what does it mean? I’d like to hope that more of the large manufacturers will start bringing in mobile apps and hardware integration too.
There haven’t been too many mainstream artists take a look into the mobile world, but perhaps that will take off soon as well.
Is it a good thing? How will it change applications and hardware? Time will tell, and hopefully it will be a good thing for developers and users.
What do you think?