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

SynthMaster One for iOS – Oh My!

If you are even possibly considering performing, recording, creating or just simply playing around with making music on your iPad then this app has so much to offer you! SynthMaster One for iOS – $9.99 The best news is that it is on sale until December 1st for only $9.99! (70% off) Released in 2017 and heralded as one of the years best synths this … Continue reading SynthMaster One for iOS – Oh My!

Gestrument Pro – Performing on iOS with alternative interfaces

If you have followed this blog at all for any length of time you will know that one of the quests I’ve been on is using iOS to perform in ways never before possible. Gestrument Pro is going to be released on Sept. 25 and is currently available for pre-order at like half price. $8.99 vs. $16.99! PerplexOn has access and has posted a wonderful … Continue reading Gestrument Pro – Performing on iOS with alternative interfaces

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

Creating Music with iPads

     I was “One of Those” that said, “The iPad is more for consuming than creating.” Of course that was the first 6 months I ever owned my iPad (which was the first 6 months they were available – I bought the original iPad the day it came out. Go read my first blog post on this blog to find out my adventure THAT day!) … Continue reading Creating Music with iPads