Music experts believe that Apple's iPad has the potential to become a key tool for musicians, with the big touchscreen and portability already bringing apps that suggest a harmonic arrangement.

Speaking to T3.com, experts from MusicRadar.com have taken a look at the iPad as a musical tool, and all agree that the early signs are very positive.

"I think that [the iPad will take off as a music creation tool]once we see a proper digital audio recording station that's on a par with programmes that people are using on laptops," said MusicRadar's Hi-tech editor Ben Rogerson.

"That will enable you to record audio and midi while having samplers in there and that's when you'll see music makers really embrace it."

The Guitarist

Guitar editor Chris Vinnicombe believes that the iPad already has a number of key features that could potentially make it a much-desired musical accompaniment, but admits there's an app he'd like to see surface.

"I think if Apple could develop a lite version of Garage Band…then it'd be an amazing musical notepad for guitar players, said Vinnicombe.

"You could take it to a practice room, you could take it on holiday with you and wherever you are you've got a fully featured recording suite."

You can watch the full video feature on T3.com and it's well worth three minutes of your time. Oh, and in the interests of openness, MusicRadar is published by Future - just like TechRadar: the clue's in the name.