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Welcome to Episode #20 of the iOS Music And You Podcast, the place where we talk about making music on the iPad and iPhone! I wanted to start by Doug Woods for his fantastic feature, the iOS Community Music Special, which has been rolling music from a number of iOS musicians on thesoundtestroom YouTube channel. Congratulations to Auxy, an incredible music making app that was recently picked by Apple as one of the best apps of 2014 – this makes me think, what are your favorite apps of 2014? Send me a message and let me know. I’m also toying with the idea of doing a video version of the show – is this a good idea? What do you think that should look like? I’m really intrigued by this idea, send me your thoughts! Also, I wanted to remind listeners that I’m looking for new theme music for January – if you’ve got an instrumental piece that you’ve made on iOS, send a link to your music HERE.

In the first part of this episode, we’ve got a track from Steve Raizen, an iOS musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba, who also goes by the name Frozen Lonesome. Steve recently released his third album under the Frozen Lonesome moniker, Blow My Blocks Off, which was released on the Apptronica label. We’re featuring a track from the album, “Stain On Me,” which was a 100% iOS creation, giving you a good idea of the interesting ambient sounds on the recording. He used a number of apps to put this song together – iVCS3, Sliver, AUFX:Dub, Loopy, Grain Science, Earhoof, and Audio Mastering. It’s a great album that’s worth a listen – you can check it out HERE. We also did an interview on the site recently with Steve – you can find that HERE.

There’s so many of you putting out great music from your iPads and iPhones and I want to feature your music on the podcast! Do you have a song that you’d like to be played on the next podcast? Submit your music by sending me a link to your song online.

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In next part of the show, I take a look at a really interesting new effect app, Svep, from Klevgrand Produktion. The folks at Klevgrand have been on a role with effect apps, already delivering two outstanding effects to the App Store – SquashIt multiband distortion and Vandelay multiband echo device. Svep is a phaser, flanger, and chorus with an fluid and intuitive interface. I demonstrate some of the basic effects that you can pull out of Svep and then dig into some creative uses inspired by the interface. There’s a lot of potential in the way that users can interact with Svep that I think you’ll enjoy. If you get a chance to work with Svep, I’d love to hear your opinion – send me a message and let me know what you think.

I also spend a little bit of time following up on a previous app pick, thanks to some input from musician Derek Jones. In episode #18, I talked about Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628, the new app from Tempo Rubato. Derek put together an outstanding track that really shows the true potential of Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628, pairing it with a cello track from ThumbJam. It’s a beautiful track that will get send you running to the App Store to grab Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628. Derek runs the indie music publishing company Music Inclusive, and he’s doing some great things – check out his work HERE.

We had lots of great input from listeners in this episode – I’d love to keep that community vibe happening throughout future episodes. If you’ve got an app suggestion or a quick tip, send them my way – Submit your ideas by sending me a message .

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Our feature segment this week continues my interview with developer Dan Rosenstark, who has been the driving force behind the innovative iOS app MIDI Designer. In episode #19, Dan & I dug into his early days as a musician and programmer, as well as the initial evolution of MIDI Designer. This time around, we talk about the influence of the community of MIDI Designer users, the evolution of the app, connections with high profile musicians, and more. We start the interview with another fantastic bit of experimental electronic music from Dan’s band THroNG – the track “Because I Told You Not To,” which makes use of MIDI Designer. I love the improvisatory experimentation of THroNG – they’re doing some really cutting edge stuff that pushes the technology to the next level; if you want to hear more, check out the THroNG website. I think that you’ll enjoy the second part of my interview with Dan Rosenstark – he’s a great guy doing some important work for the iOS music community.

If you’re interested in hearing more about Dan and MIDI Designer, check out:
MIDI Designer Facebook Page
MIDI Designer Twitter Account
THroNG Site
THroNG SoundCloud Site

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I hope that you enjoy this episode of the podcast. I’ll be back next week with episode #21, which will include more great app, ideas, and interviews! If you’ve got a minute, please leave a review on iTunes to help the show find more listeners!

As always, the most important thing to me is that I create something useful that’s going to help the iOS music community. So, if you’ve got ideas, suggestions, or even compliments, send them my way! Thanks so much for listening, enjoy the show!

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Check Out More iOS Music And You Podcasts:
iOS Music And You Podcast 019: MIDI Designer Interview (Part 1), Laplace Synth, Arpeggionome Pro
iOS Music And You Podcast 018: Chris Ritchie Interview, Ruckers 1628, Sunrizer Synth
iOS Music And You Podcast 017: November News Wrap-Up With Tim Webb
iOS Music And You Podcast 016: Holderness Media Interview (Part 2), Fiddlewax Pro, NanoStudio

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