FREE Sound Libraries from SpitFire Audio Labs

Oh my goodness… How has this escaped my finding it? It has taken the onset of free time driven from the CoronaVirus shutting down our schools which in turn has opened up some additional time for me to explore the world of music! So many great options for you to download and use from an amazing company! Most have a desktop/laptop for these to work … Continue reading FREE Sound Libraries from SpitFire Audio Labs

Making Music Using Cubasis 2 on my iPad

Creation makes us more Human. We are driven by the need to create. Sharing that creation is vital. T.P. Shimmons I dug in and played in the musical sandbox again last night. This is what I came up with using Cubasis 2 as my starting point and then digging into the arpeggio presets. I did add one additional AudioUnit app – iSEM. Oh, and the … Continue reading Making Music Using Cubasis 2 on my iPad

Christmas Presents for Teachers and Musicians with iPads (Updates for iDoceo, Cubasis, and KeyStage)

In December there were three updates for apps that stand out as amazing presents for us music teachers. (It seems like I am forgetting another but I can not bring it to mind currently so I am going to stick with the number THREE) Each of these updates centered around an interface update alongside refining of the code to make the app more reliable and … Continue reading Christmas Presents for Teachers and Musicians with iPads (Updates for iDoceo, Cubasis, and KeyStage)

Christmas News in the Music Tech World From CME – WIDI Master

Hopefully this post finds you enjoying time with your family. I also pray that your time with family is better then some of the movies get togethers! I also hope your year has ended well, leaving you much to be thankful for. Sometimes it is difficult to find the silver lining. I find that many times I simply need to adjust the way I am … Continue reading Christmas News in the Music Tech World From CME – WIDI Master

Music Apps, Battery Life and the never ending “kill app” discussion on iOS

I’m forever seeing students swiping away and force quitting the apps on their iPhones. When I ask why they state, “It saves the battery!” My research has shown that unless you are dealing with audio apps this force quitting is not needed. Is if you are using audio apps then it is ALWAYS a good idea to force quit your apps upon finishing with them. … Continue reading Music Apps, Battery Life and the never ending “kill app” discussion on iOS

Apps for an Amazing Live Performance Setup for iPad/iPhone (Some great prices on these currently as well!)

Performing live with your iPad is quite an amazing journey these days as we now have a plethora of apps and hardware to choose from.  There are no excuses accepted for NOT using your iOS device to perform with! From simply using it to display your sheet music to running AUM to control six different apps all connected to your MIDI keyboard to simply using … Continue reading Apps for an Amazing Live Performance Setup for iPad/iPhone (Some great prices on these currently as well!)

Creating Music Where Ever You Are

So this weekend we went camping. While my wife enjoyed her time floating on her tube with her nieces in the lake, watching the little kids play on the big blow up lake toys…. I enjoyed a bit of toying around making music. It’s a ton of fun making music by the campfire sitting at the picnic table. I used my ROLI SeaBoard Blocks and … Continue reading Creating Music Where Ever You Are

Creating Music and Exploring Music Technology

Just had to play in the musical sandbox tonight for a bit Playing and creating with ROLI’s SeaBoard Block and using Logic to record. No iPads were used in this creation so far. My Roli SeaBoard Block, Equator (the sound software Roli bundles with the Blocks), Logic ProX and my MacBook along with the iConnect Audio4+ What did I find out? 1)I found out that … Continue reading Creating Music and Exploring Music Technology

Using Notion in place of non-available Musicians!

I have been an extremely busy bee the past couple months working hard on a project here at the school. I’d like to share just a bit. I’ve learned a ton about using Notion software, by PreSonus, to fill in for musicians that just are not available. You see we are a small school district with limited funds and limited access to amazing musicians who … Continue reading Using Notion in place of non-available Musicians!