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iOS Update Vol. 46: Shredder & Splashtop 2

This week's Sweetwater iOS Update looks at Yonac's Shredder Guitar Synth and remote desktop app Splashtop for controlling a computer DAW. I agree wholeheartedly with Mitch's assessment of Splashtop! It is without a doubt the best remote desktop software on iOS. I've tried several similar apps in the past, but Splashtop has remained the smoothest way to control your desktop computer from your iPad. The latency is ridiculously low, and the image quality is high enough to watch videos. In addition to being a great productivity tool, Splashtop is also an unproductivity tool... I've been using it to play Scrolls on my iPad.

Buy SHREDDER - Guitar Synth on iTunes: $14.99

Buy Splashtop 2 - Remote Desktop on iTunes: $2.99

Reader Comments 4

Love Splashtop... My laptop has become nothing more than a storage device and occasional DVD player, all running in another room while I use the iPad. Since my wife made the egregious mistake of buying Game Of Thrones without a digital copy (just kidding, honey), It provides a way for me to watch it where my kids won't have to - on my iPad. It also lets me access Flash content, since apple and adobe refuse to act like adults and come to a compromise.

June 25, 2013  | person_outline ZenLizard

just got splashtop working- love it so far. tweaking ableton knobs is a pain though, I'm always overshooting the value I'm trying to get. any tips? trackpad mode seems the only way to manage click-drag behaviour, but seems really inaccurate?

June 25, 2013  | person_outline RMG

The trackpad mode is about the only time the latency is noticeable, since it is sending the command to the mouse and then you are waiting to see the fine movement. You get used to it though, and can move fluidly when you stop waiting for the visual feedback.

+1 for Splashtop. Use it all the time (though never in music making, really).

Not sure the tones Mitch was making with the synth built into Shredder are a ringing endorsement for it. But at that price point the ability to play with the technology is cool. It did seen to track pretty well, and is substantially cheaper than a MIDI pickup rig. Wonder how it compares to the MIDI guitar app featured here a couple of days ago which did seem to support polyphonic input.

June 25, 2013  | person_outline Joe

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