Whether you’re a professional or an aspiring creator, there are all manner of devices to help you make music, pictures and videos. Steve Dinneen reveals the best
If you’re in the creative industries, travelling can severely eat into your working day. A long-haul flight might be an acceptable mobile office for an accountant or lawyer, but a musician or illustrator may struggle to make any serious progress. The latest creative gadgets, however, offer a range of solutions.
Increased processing power has made intensive tasks such as video editing feasible on devices that would have seemed impossibly small a few years ago, and what would once have required an entire desktop studio can now fit into your carry-on luggage.
The proliferation of smartphones means we now carry powerful computers around in our pockets, which open up all kinds of possibilities for controlling devices such as complex musical instruments that would once have required a PC to work. Plug a pair of headphones into the Roli Lightpad, for instance, and you can start creating your next electro hit single from the comfort of the first class lounge.
Whether you want to create beautiful photographs, crisp 4K video, sweet music or wonderful illustrations, there is the perfect gadget out there for you – here are some of the best.