If you've read some of my other blog articles, you realize that I'm often obsessed with finding the ultimate of something. Well, this time my target is loopers--lovely musical devices / software that allow you to create stimulating sound-on-sound performances. Ever since seeing Joseph Arthur perform jaw-dropping live looping, I too wanted to explore this fascinating world of live looping performance. This is my tale...
If you're reading this, you too probably want to get your impossible-to-unlock iPhone carrier-unlocked. You did some googling and found officialiphoneunlock.co.uk (also doing business as iphoneimei.net). You read a lot of positive reviews. You saw their Facebook page with a flood of comments from satisfied customers. Their site looks comparatively legitimate because they have an address and phone number published. Maybe you're planning on placing an order with them.
Don't. It's a scam. Allow me to share my story.
Near the very end of September 2011 I purchased an Alesis IO Dock, an audio interface promising to fulfill all my needs for iPad-based live music performance. In fact, 95% of the reason I purchased an iPad2 was due to the release of this highly-anticipated new product. Shortly after my new IO Dock & iPad arrived, iOS5 was released, so I updated--a decision I regret ever since. Little did I know that the IO Dock is not at all compatible with iOS5 on the iPad2, a fact that likely surprised even Alesis.
The problem is simple enough to explain. When using a music application (e.g. Garageband) on an iOS5 iPad2, a cacophonous hiss will enter the audio stream during use. It often