2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2013 11:15 AM by nsdjoey
powerobject Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm finding the mini a little small for my fingers. Or is it just me? What is your experience using DAW apps on mini? I like the mini more as it goes with me everywhere. I had a bigger iPad 2 before but it used to stay home always. I'm thinking of buying a new iPad but confused if I should buy a new mini or the large iPad Air.



GarageBand (iPad), iOS 6.1.4
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)

    Like anything, it depends on the user. If you find the screen of the mini too small for your fingers, then it is too small. What other people may or may not think is largely irrelevant since we all have different finger sizes, dexterity and preferences. Go to an Apple Store or iPad dealer and spend some time with both and see what works best for you.



  • nsdjoey Level 3 Level 3 (815 points)

    While I don't regularly use a DAW on my iPad (I usually use my MacBook Pro for audio recording/editing/mixing) I have played around with Auria by WaveMachine Labs on my iPad. If you are using an advanced DAW like Auria there are a lot of buttons and knobs on the screen that I think would be too small for a Mini (heck, they are small on the standard iPad). I have a Mini too, but wouldn't load a DAW on it because I think that I would constantly need to zoom in to make adjustments.


    Also, if you decide on going with the Mini, go with the Retina version. The standard Mini resolution isn't very good and those small knobs and buttons will be hard to read.


    Good luck!!