AMITIAE - Thursdayday 21 January 2016
New iOS App from Apple: Music Memos; and an Important Update to GarageBand
By Graham K. Rogers
When I tried the link, I was taken to the Apple pages for Thailand which showed the app information. There is a direct link for the app Music Memos.
Instruments can be recorded using built-in microphone of the iOS device then the sound can be organized and analyzed, "and instantly add drums and a bass line to provide a virtual, customizable backing band that plays along to match the feel of your song."
The musician Ryan Adams was impressed with the new app when he first saw it and the way it could transform musical ideas into "a whole composition with a virtual drummer loose enough that it felt like you were having your mind read by some A.I. musician and a choice of stand-up or electric bass accompaniments".
The app uses iCloud so can synchronize output to make it available for use on a Mac in Garageband or Logic Pro X.
I can see users having a lot of fun with this. I installed it on the iPad Pro and sang a few bars of something I just made up. I was then able to press the guitar and drum icons and suitable tracks were added that matched my scratchy input.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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