The Story behind Entrackment
We're all musicians at Talkative, and one of our favourite tools is Garageband. It's easy, simple and the perfect tool for testing ideas and create the starting point for a new music project.
However, Garageband is not perfect. We often find ourselves moving around the midi keyboard, the mouse and other stuff depending on which task we're working with. And there's very little (if not none) feeling when you adjust track volumes, equalizers, paning, etc. This is not a problem unique for Garageband and for the professional studio the solution is simple: A control surface.
But here's the deal:
You can find a cheap control surface for $99 but as we see it - the hardware feeling and the integration with the application really sucks.
If you want good hardware and good integration, it will cost you at least ten times more.
And the worst part - not even the expensive control makes a good job.
The day after iPad was announced, we decided to create our own control surface.