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Tune-in Tuesday: New iPad Made Sounds

We are enjoying our weekly trawl of SoundCloud for undiscovered (by us at least) iPad creations and we are also getting a steady stream of submissions to our iPad Creative SoundCloud group (please keep those coming, we love them).

Here's our trio of picks this week:

1.3 by qmartdes

Evgeny (qmartdes) is one of the most prolific contributors so far to our SoundCloud group. He was very excited about the imminent release of NanoStudio 1.3 (the Universal iPad version), so he created this track in anticipation.

It is a bright, summery track, exactly what we need to lift our mood on a rainy English Winter day.


Synthetica by El Brujo

Zdenek Altman (El Brujo) from Costa Rica created this track with GarageBand on his iPad. You may recognise the arpegiator if you have used it yourself in GarageBand, but we think he has made a great sounding Dance track with that classic Disco sound.

It reminded us of the soundtrack to an arcade game final scene - and that made us smile.

Chilling on the dentist chair by baouke

Bao Pham (baouke) is a ukulele and slide lap steel guitar player (and a dentist) who used GarageBand for iPad to make this mellow, laid back tune. We think it is a laudable first track made with his iPad. Here's what Bao says on his SoundCloud page about this track:

Since I'm a dentist in real life but at the same time I enjoy a lot making music, I decided to make a dedicated track to my profession! So this is a song I use to put as ambient music when I treat my patients!!!

This is my very first song done on the Ipad. Song was done on Ipad with my ukulele, Ashbory Bass and slide lap steel. I use Garageband to record and sequence everything.

Feel free to let us know what you think of these tracks or leave links to anything, iPad made, that you have found on SoundCloud in the comments below.

Tune-in Tuesday - Made on an iPad

Since we started a SoundCloud group last week a number of tracks have been added from musicians who have created music on their iPads. The range of tracks is interesting, from experimental ambient instrumentals through pop/trance to vocal productions.

As regular readers will know, we love to celebrate the creativity of our readers and let you know about what others are creating with their iPads, so we have picked a few tracks and posted them below for you to hear.

A Regular Feature?

We're thinking about making this a regular thing, so if you like hearing what others are making with their iPads or have any ideas about what we can include, leave a comment and let us know.

This Week's Picks

So without further ado, here are this weeks picks from SoundCloud:

- The Wait by Jackfancy

It was a bit difficult picking just one track by Jack from Chengdu in China because he has a 14 track album on SoundCloud, all recorded using GarageBand on his iPad with vocals recorded via the iPad's built-in microphone.

He covers a few different styles in his album but we liked the feel and emotion of this one:

- UGLY by Indianstyle

Again, picking one track out of the twenty six tracks Indianstyle has on SoundCloud was a challenge. Most of them were created entirely in Nanostudio, with a few created in Beatmaker 2.

Much of his work has a futuristic soundtrack feel to it, almost Tron-like in its more atmospheric moments, which we love! We'll probably be coming back to Indianstyle in a future update, but here's one of our favourites for now, we especially like the way it picks up again after the middle break:

- Morning by qmartdes

Evgeny sent us a message to say that there are a lot of creative people in the Ukraine and he wanted let people know about it (as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Artist he also likes painting on his iPad too, here's his Flickr stream).

This track, created in Nanostudio (a popular choice on SoundCloud), uses every day sounds mixed with synths and different beats to create a lengthy but interesting mix. Listen with headphones and see what sounds you can make out.

Show Us Your Stuff

Are you making or recording sounds with your iPad? We would love to hear them and we may even share it here with your fellow iPad Creative readers (so please be aware that this might happen when you send us your tracks).

To add your tracks to the iPad Creative SoundCloud group from a computer you can click on the 'Send us your sounds' link over on the right of your screen.

If you are using one of the iOS apps with SoundCloud export built-in you can send your track to your SoundCloud account and then submit it to our group. Don't forget to join the group and see what else is there (we've just started but it will no doubt grow over time).