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Quick Take Review —

By now, most of us have been assimilated into the tablet culture—whether as a necessary evil, or productive tool.

As musicians, we're seeing more and more integration of the iPad into live performances, from symphonies to bar bands.

Determining optimum tablet placement can be a challenge—but not with the DW iPad mount.

 

APPLICATION 

If you have used an iPad, you've likely fumbled around with ways to prop it up against something, or set it on your floor tom case or floor tom. It’s aggravating to try and position a tablet so you can see it without risk of it falling over. Good, solid tablet placement can make the difference between a smooth gig—and a  broken tablet.

 

DW’s iPad Mount allows using a cymbal stand as your base, which provides a rock-solid iPad mounting solution.

A recessed area behind the iPad lets you to tighten a wing nut to the top of the stand via a hole in the rear of the mount; because it's recessed, it doesn’t interfere with the iPad

 

HIGHLIGHTS

   Benefits:

  • Utilizes a cymbal stand as the base
  • Infinite positioning possible
  • Very durable and well designed
  • Useful for all musicians
  • Visually appealing
  • Allows portrait or landscape positioning
  • Extremely affordable

 

   Limitations:

  • Accepts only full size iPad (generation 1 and 2—not iPad mini) 
  • Works only with case removed (exception—smart cover)

 

                                         

 

I see the DW iPad mount serving all musicians, not just drummers. The ability to mount an iPad and have infinite angle adjustments for your device makes this a great solution for all players…and I believe guitarists and bassists will forgive being forced to use a cymbal stand. It might even be good for them! :)

  

 

Resources

 

 

To Purchase the DW iPad Mount from Musicians Friend

Discuss drums and percussion on the Harmony Central Drum Forum

 

 

 

Dendy Jarrett is the Publisher and Director of Harmony Central. He has been heavily involved at the executive level in many aspects of the drum and percussion industry for over 25 years and has been a professional player since he was 16. His articles and product reviews have been featured in InTune Monthly, Gig Magazine, DRUM! and Modern Drummer Magazines.

 

 

 

 

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