This is one of the reasons why I use a Xiaomi in Latin America. On top of not attracting the attention of thieves as an iPhone does, a Xiaomi allows me to record local FM stations on its memory card. It’s brilliant. The iPhone’s way too cool to bother with FM, but there’s an incredible flavor in a country’s radio spectrum. Maybe I feel this way because I started my career as radio journo.
Finally, with all the music gems from Carlos and the rich sounds of Cuban streets and media, I had two days to mix and cook everything. To maximise screen real estate, I turned my iPad mini into a second monitor using Duet
and off I went to edit. I put FCPX’s event/library in list mode on the iPad and kept the project on a 15-inch Macbook Pro. I may try to test how an iPad Pro performs as a second screen in the future. For now an iPad mini is easy to carry in addition to a laptop. Ah, one word of advice, use an Apple official cable from your mac to your iPad. I was using one I bought on Amazon and it was causing glitches and seriously slowing down the Macbook. I switched to an “official” cable and problem solved.