I’ve just recently got myself an iPad Pro 12.9 2018 and I am very happy with it. I might even sell my MacBook Pro (as I still have a potent hackintosh to solve my MacOS needs)! Great device. But: I’ve used my MBP for recording podcasts about once per month. By that I mean recording me and a guest, in person, with the help of a Steinberg UR22. It seems that most people use the internet to record their interview partner, but I prefer to travel a lot and interview them in person.
I’d like to start a (renewed) discussion of using the iPad as a podcasting device, especially for in-person recordings. Are you recording podcasts and did you try recording with an iPad yet? What audiointerfaces are you using?
The biggest problem so far seems that iOS/iPad OS only has one audio input at a time. This translates, in my eyes, to only being able to record one track at a time, too. My audio interface has two audio-ins that are recorded as separate tracks on my MBP. This is neat, since i can edit them individually later (especially in regards to sound volume). My guests tend to move around a lot. I try to monitor that live using the UR22, but since I’m both audio engineer and interviewer, this is quite a challenge. My thoughts are that since, in principle, we should not talk at the same time, editing certain parts of ONE joined audio track should be possible afterwards, too. But, as the interview becomes more heated, interrupting each other also becomes more common.
What are your experiences?
I’m excited to read your input!