iOS Music And You Podcast 003: Michael Wadlow Interview (Part 1)

by chip on December 13, 2012

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Welcome to Episode #3 of the iOS Music And You Podcast, the place where we discuss making music on the iPad and iPhone! This has been quite an exciting time for iOS music making as we step into a new era with the release of Audiobus. The enthusiastic response from the iOS music making community has been consistently inspiring as we’ve all embraced the next phase of mobile music creation. I’m once again reminded about the huge amount of creative energy that’s exploding as people around the world embrace these devices – you guys are awesome!

In the first part of the episode, we take a listen to some exciting new music from iOS Music And You Patrick Devaney, “Massive Dynamic.” This song puts together influences from both jazz fusion and electronica through Patrick’s iPad using NanoStudio. It’s a great example of the diverse influences that Patrick brings into his music. He’s regularly putting out some amazing stuff, so I’d highly recommend that you head on over to Patrick’s SoundCloud site and check it out! He does some really great stuff, so give it a listen.

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 on SoundCloud.

In next piece of the show, I talk about this episode’s app pick, and it’s the one on everyone’s mind – Audiobus. I get into Audiobus compatible apps and discuss some things that you can do using Audiobus. If you’re looking for more information on Audiobus, you can always check out our resource page that tells you which apps are compatible with the app or you can dig into our Audiobus tutorial. As a bonus, I get into a quick tip that was inspired by my early work with Audiobus – hope that you find it useful!

I know that there’s so many great ideas out there about apps and how to use them, and I want to share your ideas with the world! If you’ve got an app suggestion or a quick tip, send them my way – Submit your ideas by sending me a message .

The last part of the show features an interview with the fantastic iOS music maker Michael Wadlow. He initially started getting into music making through physical hardware when he was younger, but put things aside until he got an iPad a year ago. Since that time, he’s made some unbelievable progress, becoming a highly admired iOS musician on SoundCloud, getting signed by both Deception Records and Tainted Buddha Records, as well forming a major artistic partnership with guitarist Jack Morefield. Michael has put together some inspiring music, showing us exactly what can happen when you put these devices in the hands of someone with innate musicality.

Talking with Michael was a burst of creative energy – so much so that we recorded a quite long interview. I’ve split it up over two episode; we’ll listen to Part 1 today where Michael talks about his background in music and his entry into the iOS world. You can hear Part 2 in the upcoming episode number four, which you’ll hear in a while. To get things started, we take a listen to a collaboration that Michael put together with Jack Morefield, “Gossamer,” some truly beautiful stuff.

You’re definitely going to want to hear more from Michael Wadlow after this, so check out:
Michael Wadlow’s SoundCloud Site
The Refracted Memory Facebook Page

Here’s some of the apps that Michael Wadlow mentions in the interview:


Sunrizer Synth

Music Studio



I hope that you enjoy this episode of the podcast . . . before you know it, we’ll be onto show #4! 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!


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

pantsofdeath December 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Brilliant what Michael says about the App Buying habit. It’s so true, and I am probably more guilty of this than most! I have bought so many crApps, and have overlooked/abandoned so many worthy Apps along the way.

Great interview, really looking forward to the next section!


chip December 13, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Yea, I agree Jon. That comment really struck me as particularly thoughtful. What really gets me is that in my rush to check out the next great app, I’ve let too many solid apps fall by the wayside. I guess you can’t really use everything; you’ve got to find the right apps for your music, but I’d rather make those choices after really seeing what an app can do. Some great food for thought.

Thanks for checking out the podcast, lad that you enjoyed it!


Michael wadlow December 14, 2012 at 2:26 am

Thanks Jon,…I hope the welsh accent didn’t throw you too much :) and thanks to chip for giving me the opportunity to chat about what I love…so glad he didn’t fall asleep with my ramblings :)


chip December 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Anytime Michael, you put out such great thoughts that really can help all of us become better musicians. After talking with you, it’s so evident just why your music is so powerful. Thanks for the inspiration!


Jack Morefield December 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

AWESOME, the genesis of your incredible sound Mike.
Great great cast!


chip December 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Thanks for checking it out Jack, couldn’t agree more about the strength and insight behind Michael’s words and music, very inspirational. Love your guitar work as well – you two complement each other so well artistically!


AlanB December 16, 2012 at 2:40 am

Another very informative and enjoyable podcast. Really looking forward to the second part of the interview with Michael.


chip December 17, 2012 at 9:55 am

Thanks Alan, I appreciate the kind words about the podcast. It’s a blast to put these shows together – talking with folks like Michael is so inspiring. Check back soon for part 2, he’s got more great things to say!


Patrick Devaney December 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hi Chip,
Thanks so much for your positive words on the new podcast, it makes me humble to know that people all over they world are listening and appreciating my efforts.

Hoping you and yours have a peaceful holiday time.

Ps. Please contact me at the mail above if you need any more info or want to do an interview.


wotgorilla December 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Great to hear the interview with Michael. Ive been listening to his music for a while on SC and its nice hear how the magics happens from the man himself.


Michael wadlow January 1, 2013 at 9:05 am

Thank you to everyone for the kind words after the podcast….remember part 2 soon ..thanks to Chip…have a great new year!:)


LiSHus (Matt) February 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Kudos to to mw. And all the familiar names on sc!!!! Good stuff.


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