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I'm looking at buying an Apple Ipad Air 32gb. A friend gave me details of an app 'onsong' which takes the voice off of music tracks and leaves the backing music so I can play my guitar to it and my voice!!! Will 32gb be enough. I love the Galaxy for the skygo that I can get and the clear pictures. but don't think it has an app such as the Apple one.
I would like to have the facility of a nice lightweight laptop when I am away in the van. Yje keyboard on laptop where you can copy and past which you can't do with an ipad. John Lewis has good reviews for setting an ipad up and price match. I don't like pc world as after service is not good.

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Plenty of similar apps available for Android:

http://audioshift.surina.net/android/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...o.vocalremover
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....voice.remover
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ro.karaokestar
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...g.app.singplay

All they do is invert one side of the stereo signal and add it to the other side, which cancels out anything that is 'in phase' ie in the middle of the stereo signal which, in most popular music, means the lead vocal though frequently the bass, so they usually boost the low end to try and recover some of the lost info. The resulting audio is mono, so some apps then do further manipulation to create a pseudo-stereo effect.

Can't say whether 32Gb is enough. One of my (many) problems with Apple devices is the inability to flip open a slot and bung in another, say, 64Gb memory card, which you can do for around a tenner on most Android tablets.

Oh, and the price.

Apart from that, they're great.

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In respect of memory - my advice is - always get as much of it as you can.
Everything will work a treat when you have spare capacity - if you run out of memory you are stuffed.

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One of my (many) problems with Apple devices is the inability to flip open a slot and bung in another, say, 64Gb memory card, which you can do for around a tenner on most Android tablets.

Oh, and the price.

Apart from that, they're great.

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You forgot the battery scam Morph.

Around £75 to have a ten quid replacement battery fitted - because they try to make it impossible for the user to insert one!

Amazing how successful slick advertising can be!!

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You forgot the battery scam Morph.

Around £75 to have a ten quid replacement battery fitted - because they try to make it impossible for the user to insert one!

Amazing how successful slick advertising can be!!

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You can buy batteries and get instructions for fitting on the Internet Dave.

For the £75 battery replacement fee you get a complete refurbished replacement Ipad.

One of the problems with cheap batteries is that they have a reputation for overheating / exploding.

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I was being generous when I quoted ten quid Bill . . . I don't expect Messrs iGadget pay half that for a new battery!!

I just object to the way they EXclude their users from so many things. I'm not under the illusion that Android gadgets are any better, but at least you feel you have some control over your own destiny!!

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I have a 32gb iPad 2, which runs OnSong fine. I don't use it to strip out vocals or anything flash like that, but it's great for importing tabs and using them offline.

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Dont have a tablet but you can get loads of backing tracks here with the vocals and guitar already taken off. http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com/

There are a fair few on youtube as well and you can use youtube to MP3 converter to very quickly convert them to mp3 which I assume a tablet can play. http://www.youtube-mp3.org/

Audacity is an app that can be used for stripping tracks but I have never really sussed it out. There are a few I would like to find but never have but most I have found already done online.


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Are there any similar apps for iPads etc. Done a quick search but can't find anything

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Are there any similar apps for iPads etc. Done a quick search but can't find anything
I just did a quick search and they were all there in the App Store.

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