It’s an uncharacteristically rainy spring day in San Francisco, and Rana Sobhany is at the Hotel Kabuki preparing to go on stage at the SF Music Tech Summit with her iPad. But this time, the iPad DJ isn’t on stage to rile up a Saturday night crowd looking to get their groove on. Instead, she’s demonstrating to a room full of music and tech geeks about the benefits--and limitations--of making music with the iPad.
If you've ever wondered what it takes to be an iPad DJ, it might be best to start with the right apps. We met up with the world's first iPad DJ, Rana Sobhany, to find out what apps it takes to make the kind of electronica, drum and bass, and dub step dance beats she churns out with her favorite iDevice. Check out the video after the cut as she demoes four of her favorite music-making apps that she uses in her own live shows, and then head on over to the App Store to start creating your own tunes.