Studio In Your Pocket: Song Made Using Only Sounds From iPhone and iPad Apps

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There are plenty of iPhone apps out there which let you play different instruments, and some bands like Atomic Tom have even made some great videos of themselves jamming on these instruments. The band Gorillaz is set to release an entire album recorded on the iPad on Christmas.

Getting in on the trend is a couple Israeli musicians, Ilan & Sipo. They recorded a cover of the song “Blanket” by Urban Species using 24 instruments and sounds from 17 iPhone and iPad apps. The video above is the first 30 seconds or so of the song, and you can hear the full song below. I wouldn’t know this was recorded using iPhone apps if they hadn’t told me. But I do have one suggestion: lose the hat.

The goal, says Ilan, was to produce “a song you can play at a club/on the radio.” But he did kind of cheat, because he mixed the final version in a studio using ProTools. But no real instruments were used (wait, unless an iPhone is now considered an instrument). He used the following apps he used to create the instrumentation:

iShred
Bassist
Thereminator
NlogSynth
Aragon
Retro Synth
ThumbJam
Ellatron
Beat Tap
DB-303
i808
ReBirth
Shaker
Drum Meister
iTimbales
3D Drum kit
AudioMicro

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