MIDI Designer App: Make Your Own MIDI Controller

Not too long ago, I received notification that MIDI Designer Pro 2 will be released soon. This makes me very happy, as I had really enjoyed working in MIDI Designer Pro. MD is an app that allows you to build custom user interfaces for what ever MIDI gear you have, be it software or hardware….


The Great Audiobus/IAA/AU Conundrum

When I first saw the iPad, I wondered what use I would have for such an item. Was this a novelty item? Was it for business, games or just another reading device like the Nook? I originally wrote it off as just another overpriced toy with no real value for music, but boy, was I…


A Quick look at Skram, by Liine

There seems to be a buzz going on about a newly released app called Skram. Skram is an all-inclusive electronic music app which provides you with drum machines and synths and allows you to make beats and rhythms for live or recording. While I have not yet had a chance to take Skram for a…


Fugue Machine Gets an Update

That’s right, my favorite sequencer gets an update. Fugue Machine is a multi-playback sequencer that allows you to have up to four different parts played off the same sequence simultaneously. You can manipulate each playback by changing the pitch, speed and direction of the playback head. Arguably, the most significant change in the update is…


Video Interview with Ralph Baumgartl

Today, I’m posting a video interview that vlogger Ralph Baumgartl did with me. I know it seems self serving, but the link that leads you to this video will also take you to Ralph’s channel. I highly recommend that you check out his other interviews of artists and his music videos. It’s helped me out…


And Now, Something Completely Different.

When I was first trying my hand at creating content for my YouTube channel, I was always searching for things to do. One such idea I had was to score some life footage I had shot while waiting in line at a hot air balloon festival. Consequently, I had just worked on an ambient piece…


The State of Being a Musician in Today’s World

Being a musician in today’s world is equal parts easy and difficult. Kind of a weird statement, I know, but if you think about it, it makes sense. Twenty-five years ago, if you were a musician or in a band, you had to go to where the music was to be heard. You had to…


Igor Vasiliev’s Fieldscaper App Revisited

Today, I’m posting a video I did featuring Fieldscaper. This app is essentially a three track field recorder that has the ability to add effects, warp and mangle your recorded audio. it has some amazing features and also has parameter control via MIDI. Here is part one of a two part series I did on…


Ladies and Gentlemen….

It’s official! The writer of this blog is now signed to the independent Appronica label. Thanks to the iPad Musician page on Facebook, I have managed to reach out to like-minded artists such as myself and make some great connections, new friends and wound up getting signed. Apptronica features artists who predominately use iOS devices…


Kymatica’s AUM

I’ve been hearing a buzz about this app for quite a while now, and it was released today. If you work with audio apps, then you are familiar with apps such as Audiobus and Apple’s own in-app-audio. Judging by the way the description reads, AUM by Kymatica looks to be a game changer. The ability…