The digital age has taken over every aspect of our lives, and this includes music. Don’t have instruments? No problem! You can make do with an iPad, iPod Touch or an iPhone now. Sure, these are probably more expensive than your average instruments, but how else can you get all the instruments you want on one single piece of equipment?
Here’s a bunch of really cool videos I picked up from YouTube that show just how easy it is to make music on your iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch. Sure, a lot of these videos were probably shot for Apple, but there are a couple that are pretty much homegrown. From drum kits and synthesizers to guitars and beat machines, you can have it all on Apple’s wonder products. Call me an Apple fanboy if you will, but you have to admit that these videos are pretty ingenious.
Atomic Tom – Take Me Out
Apparently this band’s instruments were stolen, and they had to make do with their iPhones. And they chose to perform in a subway train. Pretty convenient, eh? But pretty cool too. The apps they’ve used are iShred for guitar, Pocket Guitar for bass, Drum Meister for drums and Microphone for vocals
This guy is doing some pretty sweet stuff on the free version of this application. Of course there’s a more intense paid version as well.
One Man iPad Band
What do you do when your band members leave you high and dry? You pick up an iPad and tell them to go suck it! Some of the apps this guy has used are 3d Drum Kit, Six Strings for the guitar, mandolin & banjo and Pianist Pro and Pro Keys for the synths and pianos.
Yoari & iBand covers Sweet Dream by Beyonce
This is definitely the most professional video amongst the five I’m putting up. The chick has a thick accent, but a great voice, and the other members look like they really know what they’re doing. Pretty slick production. Some of the apps they’ve used are thumbjam for bass, beatmaker for drums, music studio for synth and strings and virtuoso piano for keys.
Penang iBand covers Numb by Linkin Park
This is clearly at an iPhone 3G event, but these dudes have covered this iconic track pretty decently. The apps they’ve used are Band & “Bassist by Moo Cow Music, PocketGuitar by Shinya Kasatani.
Got any more interesting videos to share? Or better yet – why not show us what you got with some of your own stuff? How hard can it be? Send your entries in to siddharth@tech2.
Publish date: November 22, 2010 9:06 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:55 pm