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This song was created only on an iPad using Garageband, Animoog and Alchemy. The percussion tracts were created using only mouth sounds I recorded with the built-in mic into the sampler instrument in GB for iPad. The other instruments are either GB native instruments or Alchemy and Animoog tracks which were pasted into GB audio tracks via Audio Copy/Paste. Musically, I was thinking in terms of an Indy Games soundtrack kind of thing. This is a little more on the Pop side and was created as part of an online course through a bay area community college (Foothill College, Music 66D). I highly recommend this course and it's great instructor, Ed Goldfarb, to anyone who wants to learn more about doing music on their iOS device.
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Uploaded: Dec 26, 2012 - 12:06:40 PM
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2012 - 12:06:40 PM Last Played: Jan 12, 2018 - 11:38:07 AM
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Philip18 said 2001 days ago (December 26th, 2012)
Cloud Hopping
Bouncy backing and smooth melody. Good range of sounds, well spread across the stereo spectrum, give variety to the arrangement. Good one!
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The_Applesauce_Project said 2001 days ago (December 26th, 2012)
Nicely Done
Enjoyable little tune, interesting arrangement -- fun track all around!
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VicDiesel said 2001 days ago (December 26th, 2012)
Pad almighty
Y'know, I have tons of music software on my iPad and I don't do anything with it. Maybe I should take that course. This is great.

Of course the fact that you have talent may have something to do with it as well, but we'll get to that later. First equipment, then skill, talent is optional.
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Bubowski said 2001 days ago (December 26th, 2012)
Yeah, it's a little awkward trying to do a finished piece without automation or plugins, but it can be done. What's funny is how unbelievably expansive Logic on a Mac feels after working on a 10" iPad screen. The portability however is pretty darn nice.
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peacepiano said 2001 days ago (December 26th, 2012)
Ha Ha, I hear it now that you mention it. Thought the percussion sounds were cool before I read the description. Meanders along nicely as a soundtrack should. Thanks.
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J.A.Stewart said 2001 days ago (December 26th, 2012)
You succeeded
Before reading your description, I decided that this piece would make a good soundtrack for a Video game. I guess you nailed it, Graham. ;)

--- Joe
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alackbass said 2001 days ago (December 26th, 2012)
Cloud Hopping
I'm blown away this can be done on an iPad. Great composition and excellent production! But what really knocked me out is the percussion! Mouth sounds with the built-in mic? Shakes his head in amazed disbelief!
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Ed Hannifin said 2001 days ago (December 26th, 2012)
Graham, this is neat!
I like the textures of the various sounds used, and the rhythms and melodies are interesting throughout... Total ear candy...

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Skean said 2001 days ago (December 27th, 2012)
Nicely doneā€¦I don't have any iOS device(s) but sounds like you had tons of fun when you did this one.
Thanks for sharing.
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Fire_Angel said 2000 days ago (December 27th, 2012)
Nice track for the purpose.
First thing I do on a game with music is turn it off, regardless of quality; music distracts me when playing. Anyway, this is a fine piece for the purpose and my peculiarities aren't important in that context. It's becoming amazing what portable devices can do and this is more evidence of that.
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Doug Somers said 1778 days ago (August 6th, 2013)
Game track, yes, but also a poppy kind of fun piece. Great that you can do these kind of things on an iPad. Reminds me a little in the sound palette of Popcorn by Hot Butter.

Good one!
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