Technology nowadays is rather funny. Funny in a way that a device like the iPad has applications or 'apps' available for only few dollars that replicates an instrument that traditionally costs thousands of dollars. Not only does it cost less, but it's also a lot more portable compared to the actual instrument.
Just imagine John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin recording and performing the opening keyboard riff of 'No Quarters' on an app he downloaded onto his iPad. That's a scary thought, at least for the time Zeppelin was in their prime. Do you think musicians in the seventies ever thought they would be able to record an entire album on a device like the iPad? I doubt it. Who knows what 40 more years of technological advancement will bring to the musical world? I guess we'll have to wait and see. Well, some of us will at least.
The Aussie/London trio PVT was the first band to bring this technology to one of our sessions. We knew going into the session that they would be using only their iPads for the instrumentation, which left us both excited and curious with anticipation. We honestly didn't really know what to expect. When we met up with Richard and Laurence Pike of the band at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, they messed around with different apps on their iPads to decide which ones they would use. They showed us all the different apps at their disposal and it was really quite amazing. After 20 minutes of experimenting, the two performed this reworked version of "Nightfall," the most recent single off their forthcoming record, 'Homosapien'. Enjoy. --- Produced by Out Of Town Films Filmed by Colin Kerrigan and Rocco Avallone Edited by Michael James Murray Special thanks to George Corona III from Terrorbird Shot on location at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA