Today, Apple announced a new, lighter, thinner, more versatile tablet called the iPad 2. Among the many exciting features and apps available for the new device is Garageband, which you can purchase for only $4.99!

Anyone remember those old clunky Fostex X-12s? Tascam 424s? Tascam 388s? Now you’ve got the digital equivalent of those recording machines, plus effects, but MUCH smaller and MUCH lighter and MUCH easier to use, PLUS it can be used to play video games, surf the internet, read a book, manage your calendars, take a picture, shoot video, and more.

For some musicians, the new iPad could be an all-in-one music promotion solution.

Are you one of them? Do you think this device points to the future of music recording? We’d love to hear your thoughts about if and how the iPad will change the music industry. Feel free to comment in the section below.

-Chris R. at CD Baby

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