Drum apps are a little cantankerous for me. They often don’t behave the way I expect them to work without reading the manual and even then, some things that “just work” with synth apps just don’t with drum apps. Here are some things I have gotten to work. 1. Standalone/AudioCopy – in this mode, you […]
“Hello. My name is Jim. And I’m an appaholic.” All together now – “HI JIM!” Wow, seems like almost every music app in active production went on sale this weekend. I had been pretty well cured of my app addiction until I traded in my iPad 2 for an iPad Air 2. Most apps coming […]
In part 1, we looked at getting a wind controller plugged into the iPad to drive a synth (iSem) programmed for breath control. In this article, we’ll take it to the next level and integrate this synth into the rest of the iOS music ecosystem. The main goal is see how to record the synth […]
Arturia’s iSem synth has been available on iOS for over three years, but I’ve never been compelled to pick it up until now. Why now? Well, I had $10 burning a hole in my pocket, I have recently started using the Cubasis DAW, it comes with 500+ presets to explore, it is still one of the […]
This is a production log for the track Sunset over Susa. I’m labeling this track as “experimental” as I was trying a lot of different techniques and new tools on it. This was my first project using the Cubasis DAW on my new iPad Air 2. Along the way, I got to use several other […]
Listen on SoundCloud I’m labeling this track as “experimental” as I was trying a lot of different techniques and new tools on it. For complete technical details, see the production log. But to summarize, the composition centers around the use of the phrygian dominant scale, a scale often used in Middle Eastern, Israeli, and Indian traditions (as […]
Here is my latest finished track. There are a few technical notes on the SoundCloud page. Enjoy!