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Tune-in Tuesday: New Music Made with KORG Gadget on an iPad

KORG Gadget

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.

With emulations of 15 different synths and drum machines, Gadget lets you combine them together to make new electronic sounds. You can find out more about Gadget on Korg's site.

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.

'After Dark (Original Club Mix)' by Sensadark, using iPolysix to great effect

This is just such a great sound! Some really impressive work here, especially from around 4:20. Catch all of Sensadark's work over at SoundCloud.

KORG produce a great range of iPad apps, iPolysix is one of its best.

Further Reading: Tune-in Tuesday

Tune-in Tuesday: New iOS Music Finds

More sounds from the cloud (SoundCloud of course) for your delectation, created using an iOS device and/or apps. No real theme this time, just tracks we heard and wanted to share, to get you thinking about having a go yourself.

Be My Queen by Li$H

Robotic vocoder (via VirSyn's iVoxel) mashed with GarageBand strings and some fantastic drum sounds? We love it! Nice one (again) Li$H.

It's Just the Lighting by Simplexity (Derek Mecca and Jeff Pritchett)

[Update: We have amended this bit of the post after Derek contacted us and let us know some more details about the Simplexity project.]

Odd but strangely compelling to listen to, this fairly spartan track was created by Derek Mecca and Jeff Pritchett under their collaborative project 'Simplexity'. They used Korg's iMS-20 and Addictive Synth (another VirSyn app) on a couple of iPads to put this song together. We hope you like it too.

Personality Disorder….System Failure by Michaelw

And finally, an amazing, disturbing and almost operatic piece from the brilliant Michaelw (Michael Wadlow from Wales). We liked this because, although uncomfortable to listen to in places, it is also totally entrancing in others. This track is a bit of a departure from some of Michael's other stuff, he really mixes things up here and makes you marvel.

Made using Animoog, iMS-20 and studio.HD, this track left us speechless and is a great way to round things up for this instalment. Awesome job Michael! 

Show us your stuff

We hope you enjoyed listening to our picks this week, but as always, we want to hear from you too. If you have your own iOS created sounds (preferably with the iPad, but not essential) here's how you can get them to us:

  • Join our iPad Creative SoundCloud group then click on the 'Share a Track' button on the group page
  • If you're on a computer, click 'Send us your sounds' at top of the sidebar to the right of your screen --->
  • Leave us a link to your track on SoundCloud in the comments below

We're looking forward to hearing from you soon. 

Thank your for taking the time to listen to our notable tracks, feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you think of this week's picks.

Tune-in Tuesday: iOS Made Music Picks

Another instalment in our infrequent series highlighting some of the fantastic creative talent found over on SoundCloud.

This time we are featuring new material from three artists that we have mentioned before and who we follow on SoundCloud. 

'Tango' by BAD FUN

Created using Korg's iMS-20, this is another slice of bright and uplifting Electronica from BAD FUN (a.k.a. Mike from San Jose, USA). Turn this one up loud!

'Lorem Ipsum-L6' by nOtrO

Time to chill out a little now with this track from nOtrO (a.k.a. Sylvain Berthu from Saint Clément de rivière, France). Sylvian created this track in just 3 hours using NanoStudio from Blip Interactive. It evokes in us thoughts of travelling at night, maybe as a soundtrack to being on a train racing through the countryside. We like the vocals that are introduced later on in the track too.

'Keep Fighting' by DJBitBurner

We are always suckers for a chip tune, maybe it's because of the ZX Spectrum's anniversary this week, but we really enjoyed the sounds in this NanoStudio track from DJBitBurner from Bakersfield, USA, especially the descending slides near the end.

Over to you

We hope you enjoyed listening to our picks this week, but as always, we want to hear from you too. If you have your own iOS created sounds (preferably with the iPad, but not essential) here's how you can get them to us:

  • Join our iPad Creative SoundCloud group then click on the 'Share a Track' button on the group page
  • If you're on a computer, click 'Send us your sounds' at top of the sidebar to the right of your screen --->
  • Leave us a link to your track on SoundCloud in the comments below

Thanks again for listening, we're looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Tune-in Tuesday: New iOS Made Music Picks

Here's this week's hand picked tracks from that creative bunch over at SoundCloud. After last week's fairly chilled picks we thought a slightly more uptempo selection would be in order, so here we go:

'Electric Box' by Future Grey

Crafted by San Francisco based Future Grey, we agree with what some of the commenters have said, this has a Bowie feel about it at times which is, of course, no bad thing at all.

We like this track a lot and we are sorry we haven't featured Future Grey's music before now as he has been a part of our SoundCloud group since we started it a few months ago.

'interrupción-de-cuenta-a-cero' by heidellberg

Built on a chunky guitar riff foundation, this track by Heidelberg from Argentina picks up nicely about half way through when the fittingly distorted and spacey vocals kick in. Great Indie stuff.

'Time Lord Bangin'' by GMAN GROOVES

We just enjoyed listening to this track so much that we had to share it with you. These nasty sounding beats were made with Korg's iELECTRIBE (Gorillaz edition) by GMAN GROOVES from Mexico and we like it a lot. 

Over to you 

We always want to hear your iOS created sounds, so here's how you can get them to us:

  • Join our iPad Creative SoundCloud group then click on the 'Share a Track' button on the group page  
  • If you're on a computer, click 'Send us your sounds' at top of the sidebar ---> 
  • Leave us a link to your track on SoundCloud in the comments below

We're looking forward to hearing you soon.

Tune-in Tuesday: This Week's iOS Made Music

Creating music on an iPad is one of the most enjoyable things we (try to) do and it is a real joy for us to hear what other people are making on their iPad.

If you don't know already, SoundCloud is a place where you can upload and share your sounds, a bit like YouTube for audio really.

We have a group set up on SoundCloud where you can submit your tracks or you can send us a message on SoundCloud with a link to your track if you prefer.

On to this week's finds then:

Nisalt by Rednaj

A gentle ambient track to start things of this time by Rednaj (a.k.a. David Jander from Austin in the US). Rednaj has shared several iOS made tracks on his SoundCloud account, but we chose this one as it was his first track created entirely on the iPad. He used Studio.HD, Thumbjam, MoDrum, BassLine and DrumTrack HD

Pinus Strobus by tsouzer

This track by Thomas Souzer of Butler, US, was made with Retronyms TableTop app. We picked it because it has a great groove and a slightly edgy feel that we liked.

Meltdown by Tobias Miller

A driving track with shades of Daft Punk mixed in there somewhere we really enjoyed listening to this one by Tobias Miller from Joplin, US. He made this track in Korg's iMS-20 on the iPad, we are loving the sounds we are hearing around SoundCloud from this app.

Be sure to listen through to the end though as it changes up a little in the last minute, we wish there was a bit more of this actually. Nice one Tobias.

Over to you

Would you like to see your track featured here? We can't promise to include every track we get here, but we do listen to everything we are sent or that is submitted to our SoundCloud group, so please send us your sounds. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tune-in Tuesday: More iOS Made Music

Here's this weeks trio of tracks from our trawl around the SoundCloud universe, all made on or with iOS apps and devices.

Unstoppable by janogarcia

This track was arranged and recorded in GarageBand for iPad by Jano García from Spain. We love hearing what people are doing with GarageBand and this slice of brassy Electronica is a great example, we especially like the way it builds up towards the end of the first minute and into the rest of the track.

Bad Fun - 2AM by Bad Fun

Mike from San Jose in California created our second helping of Electronica, this time made entirely with Korg's iMS-20 app, a solid piece Synth Pop.

Randgrid Redux by Jim Straynge

Tagged as 'Industrial Techno' on SoundCloud, this short track by Jim Straynge from Washington, was made with the Randgrid iPad app (which we hadn't heard about before) and JamUp Pro on iPad for the guitar parts. There is something dark about it we like.

We want to hear your sounds

If you have already joined the SoundCloud community you can submit your tracks to our iPad Creative group, from a computer by clicking on the 'Send us your sounds' link on the right of the screen, or on the SoundCloud group page you can click on the 'Share a Track' button. There are also a whole host of apps that can upload to SoundCloud directly. Finally, if none of that works, just leave us a link in the comments below.

However you get them to us, we can't wait to hear your sounds!

Tune-in Tuesday: iOS Made Music Picks

After taking last week off over the holidays we are picking up our regular series again this week, highlighting iOS created music tracks found on SoundCloud. This week we have got quite a mixture of tracks and we are kicking things off with:

Fluid by The Plastic Band

We are absolutely loving the Gorillaz-esque feel of this track from Italy's The Plastic Band, described as a "Virtual Tabletop Band" in their SoundCloud profile. Whoever the person/persons is/are behind The Plastic Band track they have done a great job with Retronyms' Tabletop app and the track is very well produced, as are all of their tracks. Impressive stuff and now one of our favourite SoundClouders.

2012 by Landero

This track, created by Julian Neumann from Mexico, with Korg's iMS-20 app, has a fast running almost U2, sound to it. We like it a lot.

Hope (For The Lost Boy) by TheOxfordAmbientCollectiv

David Smith from Oxford here in England, created this track in GarageBand for iPad. Recorded as a live improvisation using the on-screen Piano in GarageBand, based on his reflective thoughts of that moment, David has created a loose but emotional bare bones track. Check it out:

We want to hear from you

If you have joined the SoundCloud community you can submit your tracks to our iPad Creative group, from a computer by clicking on the 'Send us your sounds' link on the right of the screen, or on the SoundCloud group page you can click on the 'Share a Track' button.

We look forward to hearing your stuff.

"Subtract" - Video for Original Track Performed on iPad

We like this short track posted by electronic music artist alfonsemusic on YouTube. If you like it too you can download it free from SoundCloud and you can hear of Alfonse's music on his site.

Alfonse describes how he made the track using two great iPad apps from Korg

All parts were performed using Korg's iElectribe (beat) and iMS20 (synths) for iPad and each take was videoed as it was played. The parts were then mixed in Logic, adding some side-chain compression and overall mastering goodness.

Thanks for sharing this track Alfonse!

Aurora soundtrack courtesy of the KORG iMS-20 app

SF to Paris in Two Minutes from Beep Show on Vimeo.

We've featured a lot of GarageBand tracks over the last couple of weeks, we can't deny that we adore GarageBand for iPad. However, as clever as it undoubtedly is, GarageBand is by no means the only game in town, there are many hundreds of music creation apps that bring their own unique style and sound.

KORG's own iMS-20 app, used to create the soundtrack to this stunning video, is just one such example.