iOS Music Tunes: Swinging by Gunn Rouche

by chip on September 18, 2012

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 . . .


Swinging
Gunn Rouche

Tell us a little bit about the piece, including what iOS devices/app you used to bring it to life.
This is my first crack at organised sound through an iPad.

Apps used:
- DM1 for the beat
- Sunrizer + NanoStudio (Eden) for zips zaps and other synth sounds
- SampleTank for guitars and Pianos
- Geo Synthesizer (controlling SampleTank) for some of the patterns

The initial idea was recorded into NanoStudio; additional song elements were recorded and arranged in Logic.

Give us a little background on yourself as a musician.
I’m an amateur musician. I’d fallen off the production bandwagon due to other (career related) commitments, but I’m looking to put some more stuff down, on the move.

Why do you use iOS devices to make music?
Mobility and convenience – I can be anywhere and throw down a beat or riff. Also some of the sounds that come out aren’t half bad!

Give us a quick tip – an idea that has helped you make your iOS music making more productive, fun, inspiring, or creative.
I’m not really productive when talking about iOS music – what I did was get the raw/basic elements into a single screen (NanoStudio), record directly from the iPad to Logic, and then I fleshed it out from there. It’s not what I would consider an intuituve or productive way of working (I really hope Audiobus will enable us to do this in a single place going forward – i.e. no need to record into Logic).

In terms of fun – just play around! Linking Geo Synthesizer up with SampleTank was a good way to figure out new ideas (particularly for guitar riffs). I have about 8 apps that I am constantly learning more about. You could easily get buried under the hundreds of apps available – pick a few, learn how they work, and get more only if you really need them. I am a bit of a collector so I set a budget and a goal [i.e. must use app x in my new song before buying a new one] – this forces me to understand and figure out capabilities of the apps I have in more detail before looking to others.

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 Gunn Rouche on his YouTube channel, his Facebook Group, and his SoundCloud site.

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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.

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