Every week, iOS Music Tunes will feature a piece of music made with an iPad, iPhone, or iPod – directly from one of our readers. There’s a lot of artistic potential in iOS devices, and iOS Music And You readers are putting all the fantastic tools to use in creative and exciting ways. This regular feature will be an opportunity to appreciate the interesting things that our readers are doing with iOS music, get some new ideas, and kickstart the creative process. If you’ve made some music with an iPad, iPhone, or iPod that you want to share, submit it now – you can get the info HERE. Now sit back and enjoy today’s featured reader on iOS Music Tunes . . .
Echo In My Brain
Matt Pearson (Li$H)
Tell us a little bit about the piece, including what iOS devices/app you used to bring it to life.
This song, entirely in Garageband, started with a bass line from the distant past, which seemed to get a good deal of “funk” (if i say so myself) with the “continuous slide” option. Add the retro drum machine sounds, and the monster vocal effect to disguise my vocal abilities, and the song jumped down into the iPad rather quickly.
Give us a little background on yourself as a musician.
Began interest in making music after hearing at the age of about 12, Jean Michel Jarre’s Equinoxe album, which through my walkman into (undamaged) young ears BLEW MY MIND. Enter piano lessons as a bribe when I asked for a synthesizer, and the drums already in the house (father in a blues band). Been trying to incorporate music as much as possible into my life ever since. I have played in a few bands and I have finally managed to put together a respectable home studio.
Why do you use iOS devices to make music?
Any limitations to iOS music apps (which become less and less as more apps become available) are overridden by the conveniency of having a studio on your lap. It is really a great productive thing to be able to get into recording ideas within seconds at any time, anywhere.
Give us a quick tip – an idea that has helped you make your iOS music making more productive, fun, inspiring, or creative.
I like to juice up the stock drum machine sounds with separate drum loop tracks that I dice (split function) up into individual clips of just the bass drum or snare (for example).
Give us a link to a place where we can hear more of your music and learn more about you.
You can check out more music from Matt Pearson aka Li$H at his SoundCloud page.
Are you making music on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod? Do you want to share your music with the iOS Music And You community? Beginner, intermediate, or advanced – it doesn’t matter. Just fill out a few quick questions and send me a link to your music. We’ll feature you in one of these Monday spots! Don’t hesitate – let’s hear the great work that you’ve been doing with iOS Music. Get the details HERE.