iOS Music Tunes: Funking Acoustics by Craig Heckrath

by chip on December 4, 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 . . .

Funking Acoustics
Craig Heckrath

Tell us a little bit about the piece, including what iOS devices/app you used to bring it to life.
Just as the Drum Loops HD app finished downloading, I plugged my bass into AmpKit and jammed along. The feel of the drums in these loops pretty much inspired this song. Had insane fun recording this!

The entire song is recorded, mixed, and mastered in Auria on my iPad 3.

Give us a little background on yourself as a musician.
I played in various bands when I was just out of school but decided that food was also important in my life, so left the music biz. This year I bought the iPad and have rediscovered an intense obsession for making music.

Why do you use iOS devices to make music?
When I’m sitting in the dentist’s waiting room, I’m making music. When I’m on a flight, I’m making music. Basically, all those stupid little gaps in life can now be filled with creativity . . .

Give us a quick tip – an idea that has helped you make your iOS music making more productive, fun, inspiring, or creative.
Nothing pays off more than studying those that know their craft. Read books and listen to podcasts on the subject of recording; if you don’t have an expert you can watch and learn from one.

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 Craig Heckrath on his SoundCloud site.

Check Out More iOS Music Tunes:
iOS Music Tunes: Go It Alone by Evan Reed
iOS Music Tunes: Revenge Of TB3 by Jonathan Schlackman
iOS Music Tunes: Nanomo-Osillator by Patrick Wilkinson
iOS Music Tunes: The Handshake by Sara Kovanda

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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