Wondering what all the fuss is about with Apple announcing the iPad version of Garage Band? This video will help demonstrate.
From The Future of Music V: The Craft of iPad Music-making” event, February 3rd, 2011.
At this special evening event, attendees heard and saw the musical and visual results as leading electronic artists performed live. Harry Allen returned to moderate discussion between four cutting-edge artists: Peter Kirn, Oliver Chesler, Steve Horelick, and Joshue Ott.
Ever since the iPhone and iPod Touch caught the attention of developers of developers with an interest in music, there have been music apps in the iTunes App store.
With yesterday’s announcement of Garage Band for iPad these smaller niche developers could be challenged by the vast development resources Apple can bring to bear.
Garage Band iPad
Digging into the details, iPad Garage Band really looks like a great all-in-one package with a good selection of instruments, instrument enhancements (Smart Instruments), Plug-ins, Synthisizers, and Digital Audio Workstation components (Amps & Effects), as well as multi-track editing and recording.
Wow, there’s a lot there for $4.99. Seriously. I’ll be getting it.
What’s out there now
Taking a quick look at some of the leading music creation and instrumentation apps in the store, you’d exceed that level by just buying one app, in many cases.
You see the challenge?
For consumers and software developers, once again, Apple has redefined an industry, but perhaps not in a good way. Or did they just make a statement that the existing apps are way too overpriced? Time will tell.
Recently I’ve started poking around synthesizer and music technology on my iPad and desktop computer. I’ve not made anything noteworthy to share yet, but when I do, I’ll be using SoundCloud as one of my mediums to share.
Like Flickr you say?
SoundCloud is very much like Flickr — an online destination where members upload and share content.
In SoundCloud’s case, the content shared is sound – be it music or sound effects or whatever! If it’s audio and is uploadable, then you’ll find it on SoundCloud. And embeddable and shareable — here’s an example: