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!)
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
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
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!
Got creative with your music apps and now you want to share it with the world? How about putting it in YouTube as a music Video? Enter Wizibil – the quick and fun way to create a video to go along with your music. Make your music with Cubasis, Earhoof, iTuttle and MicroSoniq using Interapp Audio (which basically means open a. Lille of apps and … Continue reading Music Video Creation On iPad/iPhone
With all the music apps we have available to us it is all to rare that I just sit down and play with those apps. When I do the process is simple, open them up and start playing with the sounds available – much like taking crayons out of the box and simply starting to draw. Once I find a sound or two that is … Continue reading Getting Creative with Cubasis (and a few other apps)
Steinberg just released version 2.3 of Cubasis which is on sale for 50% off! This update includes IAP’s for some awesome Waves Plug-ins. These Waves Plug-ins IAP ($19.99) do require iPad 4 or higher, iPad mini 2 or higher models. • Waves AudioTrack Channel Strip (in-app purchase) — Get a mixing console’s channel strip including compression, EQ and gating in one convenient, intuitive plug-in. • Waves L1 … Continue reading Using Cubasis and the new Waves Plugins to Edit My School Choir Concert Recordings on my iPad
In the process of looking for new music to listen to and to perform I’ve run across and excellent CD created by a new worship band/church I’ve never listened to before. The really interesting thing is that they offer backing tracks. It’s been a REALLY long time since I’ve looked for these backing tracks and boy has the process changed. The CD is Edge of … Continue reading Performing with Todays Technology – Multi-Tracks and Loops
Kaspar – $9.99 (for now) Kaspar is an outstanding new synth from Yonac that will get you inspired to start making some music and start fanning that creative spark inside of you that you’ve let die out a bit through the last six months! This app, like many new releases is on a limited time intro price. I’m not sure for how long but I … Continue reading Kaspar Released (No, not Casper the ghost so relax! and make music!)
Progress and improvements in capabilities are expected in technology. In fact, I’ve told my own kids – “Buy the best tech you can afford/need at the best price you can find then don’t look back!” Soon a newer and shinier and faster and more capable thing will appear. It is the way it is. Once you do make the decision to make a tech purchase though … Continue reading Be a User – Embrace new Tech! Discover the Joys Waiting For YOU!