NAMM 2012: Wave Machine Labs’ Auria DAW For iPad
At this point, tablets (almost entirely iPads) are seen as tools to work with alongside a DAW as a touchscreen interface, or for laying down some simple song structures when on the move. But with the launch of Wave Machine Labs’ Auria, we’ve got a full 48-track DAW right there with full support for VST plugin effects.
With the right audio interface, Auria claims to offer up to 24-track simultaneous recording, and AAF support so that users can export the session to their full DAW – although with all this on offer within the iPad you might see people starting to use Apple’s tablet as just that.
Auria may not be able to record MIDI, VST instruments are not supported, and the VST effects will need to be wrapped in an iOS wrapper and bought as in-app purchases – but as a sign of things to come – this is an impressively big step. Wave Machine Labs is also trying to develop the VST standard across the iOS platform which would be useful for all mobile music makers, with PSP involved from the start.
All this for just $50 (£30) looks damn impressive!