Technology evolves daily to simplify our lives and, in this case, the quality of sound in music has changed drastically over the years because of it; not only have musical artists used technology to alter their voices, musicians have used technology to alter the sound of instruments. It is because of technology musicians have given music a new flare with pre-programmed instruments available on iOS apps provided through Apple devices.
Many talents have shown their unique abilities to make music through this type of technology becoming viral sensations on YouTube or launching careers as jingle writers. If you happened to catch Jimmy Fallon’s duet with Billy Joel, you saw where they used the popular app LoopyHD. Also on the Tonight Show, Fallon’s live band Squeeze uses PianistPro, which is also very popular. Our era of music has become quite “technical” but when music meets technology it creates magic.
GarageBand is an original, equipped with Smart Instruments technology allowing you to go from amateur to Mozart with a little practice. Creating beats and musical pieces are relatively simple with over 250 pre-recorded professional tracks to choose from or you can just create your own. It’s like a full-featured recording studio. Once you have created a few tracks, consider selling your MP3 on iTunes to make money.
Another is GrainScience, which is described as “a beautiful synthesizer” designed more for artists and engineers with a little bit more experience and requires a bit of engineering knowledge. Unlike GarageBand which is free, GrainScience has a one-time cost of $9.99 to download but guaranteed to be well worth it. Of course if you’re not quite ready to invest in a professional app then you may want to try Sunrizer, Magellan or Sound Prism.
The world of percussion has become easier, affordable and compact. Drummers who live in restricted “drumming” areas will find these apps helpful: iMaschine, DrumMeister, DM-1, DrumJam, FunkBox and iElectribe just to name a few. These apps were ranked the highest among users. In addition, these apps are specifically for iPad users with 5.0 or greater.
The world of technology has expanded the music industry in various ways. Which of these are your favorite apps? Do you have anymore you would suggest? Have you created a MP3? Share your thoughts and links.