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GB4iPad


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Bubowski

 Genre: Ambient

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Just some quick ambient downtempo messin' with the new Garageband for iPad. This is a direct mixdown emailed from within the GB app. I haven't added any processing so what you are hearing is purely from the app.
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Comments: 29
Fans: 16
Plays: 210
Downloads: 55
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Uploaded: Mar 11, 2011 - 09:23:17 AM
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2011 - 07:40:35 PM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 06:08:14 PM
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Hardware:
iPad 1
Software:
Garageband for iPad
Comments
VicDiesel said 2324 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Cool
The sound from new toys is always fresh...
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ted23 said 2324 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Great
Sounds great. Me likey!
Gonna give this a go.
MarkHolbrook said 2324 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Downloaded my
version last night but have not had time to play much... Very cool Graham!
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dave_b said 2324 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
GB4iPad
Chilled groove and some nice electric piano riffs. I'll have to google for the differences between the iPad and full versions
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racerat said 2324 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
GB4iPad
Pretty soon we'll just be able to think of a melody and then beam it to other peoples heads. Who needs the net?
Groovy little meandering tune. Thanks for the experiment, cool to hear the process.
RR
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Ed Hannifin said 2324 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Thanks, Graham....
This has a very neat vibe to it, and it's a wonderful intro to the iPad GB...

You know, though, what it could use?
Bubowski said 2323 days ago (March 12th, 2011)
Yeah I know
But it doesn't have a mellotron sound!
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WharmtonRise said 2323 days ago (March 11th, 2011)
Hey Graham
Neat job.
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ktb said 2322 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
Damn
Now I have another must new toy to buy :-) Those electric piano riffs don't sound like loops? how are you inputing them? Also curious if the sounds used are stock with the program or another add on. Ok interrogation over.

Nice ambient vibe Graham.
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Bubowski said 2321 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Drum Loops Only
The only loops used were for the drums, all the rest was played in using the on-screen keyboards, bass, and guitar. The velocity sensing actually works pretty well...I was pleasantly surprised. All the instruments were stock sounds with some slight tweaks (mainly compression on the drums which is why their icon changed to a telephone). As far as I know, there are no add-ons to GB for the iPad (I haven't noticed if there were in-app purchases).
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KCsGROOVE said 2320 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
Cool experiment
Fine, relaxed piece, with cool electric piano
Cool that it's all possible on an ipad, but for now I'll stick to my pc, lol :-)
Enjoyed!
KC
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guygrooves said 2320 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
Damn!!!
I was desperately trying to avoid buying one of these and now I'm sold. You workin for Apple now? Maybe heavily invested? Thanks Graham this was a really interesting piece for just "messin around".
Peace
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Bubowski said 2320 days ago (March 15th, 2011)
Used to
work for Apple back in the 80's-90's :-). Somehow I think the hardware and software is bit more impressive and useful these days! Thanks for the listen.
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richard13 said 2319 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
Nice, though short, chill out!
Graham, I think you could make good music with a stick, a short piece of string, and some tin foil.
I think the NanoStudio might actually be better (ie: more versatile) than GB on the iPad. What say you?
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Bubowski said 2318 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
NS v GB
I think GB would be great for someone wanting a more acoustic sound and to record in vocals and guitar (given the proper accessories). NS definitely rules when it comes to beats and synths as well as MIDI editing and messing with samples. So it depends on use...but I think NS is definitely more flexible.

The two huge missing chunks in GB are piano-roll midi editing and total lack of any kind of automation. Also, I wish there was more detailed editing of the synth sounds.

For NS I only wish it had more acoustic sounding instruments and native interface for the iPad (only is a 2x zoom from the iPhone interface).
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michael2 said 2318 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
nice
i like this one. like the clanky quality (if that makes sense). it kind of lurches while it grooves (like a really suave guy who's a bit tipsy). what app did you use?
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Bubowski said 2318 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
Like the title says
GarageBand for iPad :-)
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michael2 said 2316 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
ummmm
duh.
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kristyjo said 2318 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
great 'messin''
This sounds pretty good for a mobile device. I have an iPad 2 on order. the first new equipment for myself in 3 years. This sounds like it might be indispensable. Nice groove.
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Bubowski said 2317 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
Ipad2!
I'm jealous. Nice! Can't wait to hear how it is.
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Henke said 2317 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
Cool piece
Question: You say you emailed the mixdown, but can you also share the GB file in some way so that you can continue on a Mac if you want to add automation and additional effects etc. At the end of the day I think I would like to do that rather than waste the time put down on a piece that hardly could reach its full potential (in my hands at least).

Thanks,
Henke
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Bubowski said 2317 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
Transfer
Mainly I just wanted to get a good grip on the native audio quality. I agree that it will be great to finish projects on the Mac.
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TobinMueller said 2262 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
Review of GBiPAD
I was wondering if you thought making music on the iPad changed the music somehow? How was the interface to use? What's your review? I've been thinking of adding it to mine.

Cool and ambient, clean production. A moment in time captured.
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Bubowski said 2251 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
In a word...
No. I don't think it really changes much, except I don't have to be tethered to my desk. I think the biggest difference is working within the much greater level of restrictions, which forces you to think more in terms of the music/composition as opposed to the arrangement. This is refreshing for me, since I tend to get into that sweeping complexity pretty easily.

For me GB and Nanostudio are the two biggies since they cover a lot of what I like to do. They are also more linear and DAW-like. Some of the other apps out there tend to be more tracker-like or loop based which isn't how I think about music when I'm writing. I gave Beatmaker2 a shot, but I think the audio quality is pretty low compared to GB and Nanostudio.

I cut GB a little slack right now because it's a 1.0 product, but I think the lack of automation and inflexible FX routing is a pain. I would also really like to see more progammability for the synth voices - it's really limited right now in that regard. However, I think the velocity sensitivity works surprisingly well and the audio quality is great.

For NS...I REALLY want a native iPad version. It works fine at 2x but it just doesn't feel polished. Otherwise it's very nice (especially with the new in-app purchase expanding it up to 16 tracks).

I think the biggest advantage of having this stuff on an iPad is the portability and having an interface big enough to allow some real work. I found it much more difficult to work with NS on an iPod Touch than on the iPad. It just felt to cramped to feel creative. Even though it is only using teh 2x zoom on the iPad, it just feels faster and more relaxed o use.
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Ibstrat said 2251 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Wow
This sounds great, I need to get an ipad!
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gadzooks said 2249 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
GB4iPad
I am really impressed at what came out of that. Nice ambience. Really like the groove. Wish it was longer....
SG
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falcef said 2090 days ago (October 31st, 2011)
GB4iPad
A great song no long? problem formal Jazz smoth styel a very good melody. Bye
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Philip18 said 2020 days ago (January 9th, 2012)
GB$iPad
Fascinating! I had thought the iPad GB app was a bit of a toy, but what you've done here makes me want to go back to it and see what it can do. Nice ambience to it.
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Bubowski said 2017 days ago (January 12th, 2012)
Surprisingly Powerful
It's suprising how powerful it is, even on a 1st gen iPad. There are definitely limitations, but it sounds very clean and def worth the $5
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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