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Mar 27, 2011

Garage Band for the iPad

Well, I know you all thought I was never coming back. Yes, I have fallen off the face of the Earth, or well, Atlas Quest at least. I hope to be back soon. Hopefully senior year (next school year, that would be).

But.... I got an iPad for Christmas.

First of all, if you don't have one, you need one. I don't care what excuses you have. You NEED one. They are amazing and a true demonstration of how far we've come technologically. And the original ones are marked down (I think) if you don't want to fork out the extra couple hundred for the new one.

Anyways, marketing pitch over.

The main reason I got on today was to give a little song that I made on my iPad this morning. I made it on an app called Garage Band, which is also for the Mac. I think the Mac version is a lot more expensive, but the iPad one is only 5 bucks and it comes with a ton of instruments built-in. It didn't take very long to make the song, mainly because the software is amazing, but also because it has the built-in instruments.

Be warned: don't get your hopes up. The song is nothing special. It's essentially the same thing over and over for about 30 seconds or so, but that's mainly because I don't have much time today to compose a masterpiece. Still, the software has given me (a musically challenged individual) the ability to compose a song in just a few minutes...

And some other software (also for my iPad) called Inkpad works similarly to Adobe Illustrator for the computer. If you haven't heard of Illustrator, it's essentially a professional drawing program. I use it at school in Computer Graphics class (I guess I'm alright at it). Anyways, I made the cover art for the song in about 10 minutes on the Inkpad app (also $5), purposefully simple for such a simple song.

When I got done recording the song, it reminded me of a railroad for some reason, so I called it "Tracks" and that's what the brown lines on the cover are (I hopeful you'd have been able to tell without me letting you know).

Anyways, I figure I should let you guys listen to the song instead of just talking about it.

Here's the link:

Lemme know what you think in the comments =)