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Did Apple just kill a small part of the music industry?

by Retired Blogger on ‎03-03-2011 09:42 AM - last edited on ‎05-01-2012 02:37 PM by Moderator

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Ever since the iPhone and iPod Touch caught the attention of developers of developers with an interest in music, there have been music apps in the iTunes App store.
 
With yesterday's announcement of Garage Band for iPad these smaller niche developers could be challenged by the vast development resources Apple can bring to bear.
 
Garage Band iPad 
Digging into the details, iPad Garage Band really looks like a great all-in-one package with a good selection of instruments, instrument enhancements (Smart Instruments), Plug-ins, Synthisizers, and Digital Audio Workstation components (Amps & Effects), as well as multi-track editing and recording.
 
Wow, there's a lot there for $4.99. Seriously. I'll be getting it.
 
What's out there now 
Taking a quick look at some of the leading music creation and instrumentation apps in the store, you'd exceed that level by just buying one app, in many cases.
 

Recording 

 

Sequencers 

 

Instruments / Synths 


You see the challenge?  

For consumers and software developers, once again, Apple has redefined an industry, but perhaps not in a good way. Or did they just make a statement that the existing apps are way too overpriced? Time will tell.
 
 

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