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iPhonemazing Grace - Ol'timey music.. FourTrack app recording!!

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Published on Oct 13, 2010

Listen to a couple of blues tunes, folks! Made this video to let y'all hear some songs I recorded on my iPhone!!!(!) Haha!
Guys, just wanted to share this! I'm a big fan of analog recordings but the digital stuff can be very useful..
So here's something for those interested in recording music(and listening, of course)..

Everything is actually COMPLETELY recorded, panned, mixed and mastered in the phone!! That's what's so totally freakin' awesome with this thing, lol!!
The program I use is called "SONOMA FourTrack", and it's basically no limit to the amount of tracks used by bouncing it all to the two first tracks over and over again..
I'll record some stuff on tour or wherever and see what happens, meeting other musicians down the road and being able to record together could be great fun!!!

When you're done mixing it down to a 2-track stereo wav-file, you can upload it via wifi from the phone to your computer.
Or take each track form the phone to mix in a computer but that is not needed, I mixed it all in the phone this time!

It's very, very easy! Now I can carry my "studio" in my pocket! It's a very smart system that also can keep your original tracks intact and just create a new "song" for each bounce..
It sounds quite nice with many tracks used, not too much hiss.. And still, with an external condenser mic plugged in, the quality must be even better!!
It's all about having the proper distance between the phone and voice/instrument.

Kinda hard for my vocals not to distort, hehe. "Too dynamic" I guess.. But I'm learning..

Ain't this a cool little thing for a musician wanting to record!!??

Since I'm so impressed I have the weird idea to record a bunch of songs somewhere comfortable(not a studio environment) with this new thing and maybe it can be used for a new CD?!

There's always the chance to do some stuff to the recorded material in a computer later on, like adding reverb, I miss that feature in the phone's program..


Imagine if John Lomax had one of these...


I wrote some on my website about the process:
http://www.bottleneckjohn.com/iPhone.htm

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