Found in our Flickr group, this image really grabbed our attention! It nicely demonstrates how far you can push the boundaries of photography using powerful iPad photo filter apps and an eye for great composition.
The much anticipated update to Audiobus has been released today and it is very exciting news for the iOS musician community.
We are sure Audiobus needs no introduction to most of you and Version 2 has some great new features as well as a newly designed interface (looking a lot flatter than before).
Audiobus 2's New Features
- Multi-Routing (In-app purchase for $4.99 / £2.99 and well worth it!) - this introduces parallel pipes for multiple inputs via different processing apps into multiple (or one) outputs - very impressive and from our initial testing it works really well, even on our older iPad 3rd gen.
- Presets - saveable and shareable (via email, Twitter and Facebook)
- State-Saving - for compatible apps, no more setting your apps up every time you want to reproduce a sound you crafted before. We are expecting this feature will be more widely supported very quickly
Slight Technical Issue
Just a small issue for Version 1 users with the In-app Purchase for Multi-routing. The Audiobus team are aware of it and have already submitted a fix to Apple, but is awaiting approval.
If you do make the $4.99 / £2.99 purchase you will probably experience crashing of the app (we certainly did), but it is easily fixed. This is from the Audiobus forum post on the issue:
***IMPORTANT FOR EXISTING Version 1 USERS: If you're encountering a crash when purchasing the In-App Purchase, please delete the Audiobus app, reboot your iDevice and then install it freshly again. You won't be charged twice. We're submitting a bug fix right now. ***
Since we followed the above advice we have had no issues at all.
The Future of Music Creation is Bright
With this Audiobus 2 update we think the creative possibilities of the iPad and other iOS devices has been massively expanded and with faster iPad hardware on the horizon we can't wait to see where iPad musicians take this new functionality.
App Store Link: Audiobus Version 2
Followers of Nikko's work will notice a slightly different style and colour palette on these two iPad paintings. Is it the perspective chosen, the use of colour, or just an extraordinary attention to detail that draws you in to his paintings? Whatever it is, it's an incredible skill and one that is pretty much unrivalled.
Further reading: Nikolai Lockertsen
Francis has been busy. Yes it's another cover of a classic 80's track, but this time, with the video split into 4 video 'tracks' it becomes much easier to see exactly how Francis composes each track. GarageBand is the crown jewel of iPad apps, especially for those looking to take their first steps into the very large and beautiful field of music creation with the iPad.
Huge thanks to Francis for continuing to share his work.
Further reading: 'Just Like Heaven' by TelevatorMuzak
Korg's Gadget is one of those apps that makes you realise you really do have the power of a personal computer in your hands when holding the iPad.
Made with Gadgets
So this time our Tune-in Tuesday feature highlights some of the tracks we have enjoyed listening to over on Soundcloud, all created on the iPad with Korg Gadget:
Multiplex (Korg Gadget 5) by Two Hawkes
In the rain (Korg Gadget) by Mulperi
Inception (Original Club Mix) by Sensadark
Turner (Korg Gadget + MorphWiz and BIAS) by Marcus Padrini
Dubfunk (Korg Gadget) by Groovemaster303
At the Kingston Arcades (Korg Gadget for iOS) by ChrisE1G
Had to sneak in one Chiptune at least.
Over to You
We hope you liked listening to our selection of electro-driven tracks this time around.
You can always explore our Soundcloud group for hundreds of tracks from all genres, we are sure you will find something there you like.
If you would like to share your iPad created sounds (using any iOS app) please feel free to join our group and add your tracks or click on the 'Send us your sounds' link in the sidebar. Thank you.
We like the way this timelapse video starts with a paper sketch of John Seru's Astronaut. His Procreate iPad painting is all the more interesting if you watch to the end and see what the Astronaut has seen in his visor.
Dawson is "an acclaimed singer/songwiter, multi instrumentalist and session musician", plus a talented loop master.
He also says on his website that he's beginning to explore iOS as a looping device and this al fresco performance goes to prove that his talent transfers very nicely.
Illustrator Karien Naude shared this lovely image painted on her iPad with Procreate and we very much enjoyed seeing how she created it. We hope you do to.
iPad Content Creation
We don't think anyone visiting iPad Creative can claim the iPad is not a content creation device.
Apogee Get the iPad's Creative Power
Apogee Electronics know this and they have thrown their considerable weight behind the iPad and iOS, producing products such as the high fidelity Apogee JAM, Apogee MiC and even high-end interfaces such as the droolworthy Quartet.
The video above shows Apogee's commitment to the iPad platform and gives some nice examples of how your iPad can help you create great sounding audio. We hope you enjoy the video as we did.