How to compose, create and share songs using your IOS devices
Considering that Apple’s phenomenal success in mobile technology is predicated on the ipod, it’s quite fitting that a cornerstone of IOS is music. However, when we’re not listening to music on iphone and ipad, we seem equally keen to actually create and share our own song compositions.
Since the earliest days of the App Store, developers have provided software for making new noises in all sorts of innovative ways, and it shows no sign of abating. Apple’s own apps lead the field here, with garageband delivering the kind of desktop features crucial to making IOS a music producer that can’t be ignored. But just how easy is it to get to grips with for those who, up to now, are perhaps less familiar? Well, in this special masterclass we answer that by explaining core techniques across not just garageband but also Music Memos. Between both apps, musicians can capture sophisticated demo recordings before fleshing out more elaborate productions all on the fly.
We’ll begin with how garageband projects get started, then look at tap recording in Music Memos, before progressing to playing multi-touch and Smart instruments. guitarists can discover a myriad of authentic amps and stompbox effects units, while EDM fans will delight in forging Dj-aware live loops. After an acoustic solo from Drummer, we focus on the kind of editing and sharing essentials everyone needs to finalise projects and share songs with an expectant audience. right, let’s start creating sweet music…