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 . . .
Walk of the Town
Fixing Bayonets (Kevin S.)
Tell us a little bit about the piece, including what iOS devices/app you used to bring it to life.
This is a driving ambient piece that uses multiple guitar layers with a variety of delay/reverb effects recorded using GarageBand and DM1 drums. All instruments were played through an AmpliTube iRig recorded directly into my iPhone. This song was created with a cinematic theme in mind and has been submitted and is under consideration for inclusion in a documentary film soundtrack. Listen with headphones!
Give us a little background on yourself as a musician.
I play bass mainly and guitar and am very much into experimenting with effects both outside iOS and within it. I have been a lifelong music enthusiast, but only started playing instruments within the last 5 years. I have played in a few bands and with my solo project I have really been getting into mixing and production more and look forward to continuing to put out new music.
Why do you use iOS devices to make music?
In a word, creativity. I first started writing songs for my band using scratch rhythm guitar recordings, but as I started to learn how to use a DAW and the amazing apps that are available to help make music, it has allowed me to explore and push my limits on what I can create. I am in the process of deciding on a synth app that I can use to add to my sound.
Give us a quick tip – an idea that has helped you make your iOS music making more productive, fun, inspiring, or creative.
Get your ideas recorded when you can. Even if it’s just a programmed drum track, a synth part, a bass line or a chord progression, etc. record it then come back to it later and add other parts. I don’t have the patience to make things perfect and I tend to record tracks in one or two takes, but I have a bunch of works in progress that I can revisit and continue working on when I come back to it with a fresh set of ears.
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 Fixing Bayonets on 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.