iOS Music Tunes: Buon Chill by Francisco Ngyuen

by chip on April 23, 2013

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 . . .


Buon Chill
Francisco Ngyuen

Tell us a little bit about the piece, including what iOS devices/app you used to bring it to life.
I used Audiobus to route all the audio. I ran Bebot, Animoog, and iPolysix through the Input slot. The Output slot ran directly to Loopy HD. The MIDI Clock from Loopy was triggering DM1, but not routing into the Audiobus app. I used Animoog for the delay sync.

This was all done on an iPad2. There are some vocals too (first time!).

Give us a little background on yourself as a musician.
I began playing the bass guitar, then I switched to the synths, sampler etc. I really like to sample songs or sounds and then modify them live in the sampler.

I’ve got a project with Tommaso Casasola called The SuperEgos. Here’s an experiment with Lorenzo Commisso using djay for iPad – check it out HERE.

Why do you use iOS devices to make music?
They are fun, mobile, and there are some really good third party apps. In my opinion, the best and most innovative one is Audiobus.

Give us a quick tip – an idea that has helped you make your iOS music making more productive, fun, inspiring, or creative.
MIDI, MIDI, MIDI! When everything is synced, playing with the iOS devices is super fun and it lets you to focus on what you are actually doing, so that you can enjoy it.

Give us a link to a place where we can hear more of your music and learn more about you.
You can find more music from Francisco Nguyen on his SoundCloud site and you can also check out the BandCamp site for his band The SuperEgos.

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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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