Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, Macworld

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

TechHive: The iPad for musicians

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While the iPad isn't cheap, the incredibly low price of its apps compared to PC or Mac software puts far more power in the hands of the average cash-challenged musician than ever before.

KMPlayer Sleek, But Hard to Navigate

This video file player handles lots of files and has tons of options, but its interface isn't intuitive.

Competent, Easy-to-Use Magix Digital DJ

Magix Digital DJ 2 is extremely competent, but workmanlike in appearance for its ilk.