Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 2:58 PM (in response to Claverdon)
If you're asking about using a mini to serve music to your ipad, the answer is yes. From itunes on the mini, make sure you turn on "Home Sharing". You'll also need to HS on your ipad so you can access your mini's library. Once you do that, anything in your itunes library is playable on your ipad.
There are other solutions that do the same thing (Plex comes to mind), but those will require separate software on the mini and your ipad to access. What you're doing can be done with the native apps with very little effort.