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iPad DJ VIDEO: Watch Rana Sobhany Break It Down

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When Steve Jobs first unveiled the iPad, many people criticized it as little more than an over-sized iPod Touch.

They wondered: What did it offer them that their smartphones and laptops didn't already provide?

Some have come around to the iPad--critics gave it rave reviews when it launched--and adopted it as an ereader, media platform, gaming device, and more.

Rana Sobhany has conceived a creative and unusual application for her iPad: mixing beats.

Sobhany, who claims to be the first-ever iPad DJ, explains in a video interview from Robert Scoble how she does it.

Switched summarizes her technique:

All the music, sounds and effects she uses are pulled from iPad apps -- like Groovemaker House, Looptastic HD, iDaft, AC-7 Pro, Pianist Pro and Sonosaurus Rex -- all of which are stored on the device. So, rather than carry clunky equipment to a gig, Sobhany just needs her tablets, which will fit easily inside a backpack. Not only does this system make getting to a show easier, but it's much cheaper than a typical DJ setup, too.

See the iPad DJ in action in the video below.

Learn more about the iPad by checking out our guide to '13 Things You Need To Know About The iPad,' the '9 Worst Things About The iPad,' or our comprehensive review round-up. See our selection of 'iPad Killers'--alternatives to the iPad, which include Microsoft's HP Slate--here. We've also got '9 Reasons Not To Buy An iPad,' and a list of users' biggest complaints about the iPad thus far.

WATCH: (via @Scobleizer)

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