The iPad makes Apple the largest computer maker by a wide margin

The iPad is a computer

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In calculating their PC “market share” numbers, both IDC and Gartner include low end netbook and hybrid devices and Windows tablets. IDC also counts Chromebook web browser devices, but both firms exclude sales of Apple's iPad from their PC sales figures.

If they had included iPads and other tablets in their PC figures, they would be forced to recognize Apple as being the largest computer maker by a wide margin. Despite much media handwringing about Apple's year-over-year decrease in iPad sales, the company still sold 13.3 million iPads globally in the quarter, more than Samsung, Lenovo and Asus (the next three largest vendors, according to IDC) combined.

If they count low-end notebooks and even chromebooks that is only good for web browsing as PC's, then they definitely should count the really powerful iPad as a “PC” too. To me the iPad Air has replaced the old traditional computers already.

So yeah, Apple is the largest computer maker by a wide margin.

The app Auria nails it, the iPad can replace a computer! A fully professional DAW

I have found an iPad app called Auria from the professional developers Wavemachine Labs, that is so powerful and professional that it can actually replace most of the Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) on any computer. It finally proves that I'm right about the iPad. It can really replace computers. The iPad is such a great content creation device! I'm so glad that I already lives in the Post-PC era. Living in the future.

Auria DAW for iPad

And the best thing is: Auria makes it even easier and more fun to do these things!

And I also want to let you know that nothing on Android comes even near this. Nothing. The android Apps is a total joke compared to Auria and hundreds or not even thousands of other real professional Apps like Auria for the iPad.

Auria for iPad

With the ability to play 48 mono or stereo 24bit/96 kHz tracks at the same time, record up to 24 tracks simultaneously, and edit and mix with all the tools you need with full parameter automation, it’s clear Auria sets a new standard for iPad multitrack recording.

Auria has a 64-bit Double Precision architecture that ensures headroom for plug-in processing and mix summing, it makes your iPad into a recording and mixing studio with sound quality that rivals most DAWs.

Auria a professional DAW for iPad

Auria has customizable pan laws, meters that are selectable between peak and RMS, full delay compensation for all tracks, including aux sends and subgroups. A vintage-inspired channel strip on every channel, a dedicated master channel strip, optional add-on effects engineered by renowned makers such as PSPaudioware, Overloud, FabFilter and Drumagog, and support for Dropbox, Soundcloud, and AAF, Auria truly raises the bar for recording and mixing on the iPad.

Mixing

Auria has an In-App Store for VST plugins that are made for the iPad. There is already allot of them from the biggest developers in the music making scene. And a lot more to come. This feature alone makes it a fully-fledged DAW replacement.

VST Effect Plugins

Full Auria Feature List

  • 48 tracks of simultaneous playback of stereo or mono files. (24 tracks on iPad 1)
  • Up to 24 tracks of simultaneous recording when used with compatible USB audio interfaces (Camera Connection Kit required)
  • Supports sample rates of 44.1KHz, 48KHz and 96KHz (iPad 1 supports only 44.1KHz and 48KHz)
  • Vintage-inspired ChannelStrip on every channel by PSPAudioware includes Expander, Multiband EQ and Compressor
  • MasterStrip on all subgroup and master channels featuring PSPAudioware BussPressor, EQ and Mastering Limiter
  • 64 bit double-precision floating point mixing engine
  • MIDI Sync support with MTC Chase, MIDI Clock and MMC
  • MIDI Remote Control (Mackie MCU and HUI protocol)
  • Third party effect plugin support available via in-app purchase (only iOS-version plugins are supported. All plugins must be purchased through the in-app store)
  • AAF import and export allows transferring complete sessions between popular DAWs like Logic, Pro Tools, Nuendo, Samplitude and more
  • Convolution reverb plugin with included IR library
  • ClassicVerb reverb plugin included
  • StereoDelay and StereoChorus plugins included
  • 8 Assignable subgroups and 2 aux sends
  • Time Stretching using Dirac 3 Pro technology
  • Real-time audio scrubbing
  • Tempo sync and side chain support for plug-ins
  • Powerful touch-based waveform editor with features such as cut/copy/paste, crossfade, duplicate, separate, gain, normalize, dc offset, reverse, and more
  • Flexible snapping tools allow snapping to events, cursor, bars, beats and SMPTE frames
  • DropBox, SoundCloud and Audio Copy/Paste support
  • Track freeze for minimizing CPU usage
  • Full automation support on all controls with graphical editing
  • True 100mm faders when used in Portrait Mode
  • Optional video import feature allows sample accurate sync of video to an Auria project. Adjustable offset times and video export capability
  • Timeline ruler options include minutes:seconds, bars:beats, samples and SMPTE time
  • Auto-punch mode
  • WIST support for wireless syncing of other compatible music apps
  • AuriaLink allows two iPads running Auria to play and record in sync, allowing for 96 tracks of playback and 48 tracks of recording
  • Full delay compensation on all tracks, subgroups, and aux sends
  • Adjustable metering modes, including pre or post fader, RMS and peak
  • Adjustable pan laws
  • Sample accurate loop function
  • Automatic sample rate conversion
  • Built-in metronome

Here is 4 videos that demonstrates how powerful and professional Auria and the iPad Air really is

Here is an amazing recording method into Auria using the iPad Air:

Auria is recording 32 plugins at the same time on the iPad Air!

In this video the iPad Air runs 48 tracks + 16 fabfilter plugins at the same time in Auria:

Auria finally managed to get the iPad Air into the red: