I recently bought an Ipad for our department for the sole reason of connecting to our Avid SC48 via wi-fi, because our mixer is in the balcony and it’s a real chore getting downstairs. I wanted something our FOH guy can take with him and troubleshoot, line check, and tweak on the main floor of the room. It has worked really great. Lot’s of people are doing this. The VNC client that has worked really well for us has been the Iteleport app. It’s $25.00 in the app store, and well worth it.
Another application that I’m in the process of setting up is the “Lighting Pad” by Alcorn Mcbride. It is a very simple controller allowing you to name channel faders, record and play back cues. The app is written for Ipad, Iphone and Ipod Touch. For our main sanctuary, we have only par cans (82 channels). All I need to do is write simple cues and store them for playback. The app is $10, and it requires an ArtNet adapter, which is simply an ethernet to DMX converter. The popular one seems to the the ETNTEC ODE, which sells for around $250.
The last application that I’ll mention is Apple’s Keynote for Ipad. We’ve had a couple of speakers come in recently who have their presentations in Keynote, on their Ipad. It works really great. You’ll need a VGA adapter for the Ipad.
How is your Ipad helping you in your church tech?