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 . . .
Don’t Forsake Me
Tell us a little bit about the piece, including what iOS devices/app you used to bring it to life.
I used Blip Interactive’s NanoStudio as the main iOS sequencer, but for this piece I also used iVoxel along with ThumbJam and AmpKit. I passed the distorted electric guitar parts at the end (which are actually ThumbJam) through AmpKit to “rough them up” somewhat.
Give us a little background on yourself as a musician.
I’m just enjoying revisiting electronic music in my middle age. I first started experimenting in the late 1980s with a Yamaha CM5X music computer and a couple of analog mono synth. I didn’t really progress beyond that until I found out about the iOS music scene last year. Don’t really call myself a musician though!
What iOS devices do you use to make music?
I use an iPod Touch (2nd Generation) and an iPad 2.
Give us a quick tip – an idea that has helped you make your iOS music making more productive, fun, inspiring, or creative.
Get an idea, anything at all – a sequence, a pad, a sound, a rhythm, anything – and work at that until you have a finished piece. All those other ideas and thoughts are actually future pieces. Previously I got too distracted my the possibilities and so never actually finished anything. Oh yes: have fun doing so!
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 Jan Gilhooley 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.