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'Just Like Heaven' by TelevatorMuzak

Wow! We absolutely love this! Dare we say that the intro sounds better than the original classic by The Cure? It just sounds a bit more epic to us. Francis admits that his vocal performance might need some work, but keep in mind that it was recorded using the mic on his iPhone headset. Also note that not one single external instrument was used, it's all GarageBand native.

We are hoping to speak to Francis (YouTube user TelevatorMusak) about his experiences with GarageBand for the iPad, but in the meantime here's some information directly from the YouTube link.

"Here's my full song recreation on the iPad 2 featuring of one of my favorite songs growing up, The Cure's Just Like Heaven.

Everything was done in the GarageBand app from scratch. No external instruments were used. For the voice, I just used an iPhone headset's mic, which worked adequately but not the best. It would have probably sounded better if I were a better singer. haha

There were a few bugs I found out while doing this. Some notes will cut out after the app "optimizes for performance". I discovered that the fix for this was re-quantizing the tracks.

The guitar also has a lot of limitations (esp. on the range of the fretboard) which is annoying.

The interface is also not as intuitive as it should've been ( no level envelopes nor automation) but hey, this is the first song I've mixed partly on the toilet.

Anyway, it was a fun first attempt and the iPad GarageBand app is definitely a great creation tool!"

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