Thursday night AUM jam
Playing with AUM on the iPad to compose something and I came up with this
Good evening everyone and after a short break from writing much or composing any music, I stole some time this evening to jam something out on the synths and this is what I came up with. I can only apologise for pressing stop on the record button before I gave the music the chance to naturally fizzle out at the end, but this is a jam after all not a master for Bandcamp. Talking of which I have a profile on Bandcamp, I’ll plonk the links at the bottom of the post.
If you have followed me here for awhile you’ll know that I enjoy making music on the iPad as much (if not more) as I do on any desktop/laptop machine. It’s got a lot of power and the audio is top notch. Quite a lot of people are using them now as part if not the whole of their portable studio kit.
The key app here is AUM the mixer app that binds all of the synth apps and effects together. It’s easy to record from and to connect up with external devices. A powerful application without a doubt!
The main synth I’ve used here is SynthMaster 2 for two of the tracks, the chords and the lead synth instrument. I’ve used two drum machines, Ruismaker Noir and Hammerhead.
Replicant 3 comes in at the start for adding the static, broken machine kind of sound, that I really loved as an effect. Using such effects can really transform sounds and you can bring them in and out to control the dry/wet mix across whichever channels you’re using. I also fade elements in and out using AUM’s faders, it’s easy to solo instruments at any point of time.
SynthMaster 2 is a powerhouse of an app, there are various expansion packs available from KV331 Audio.
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That's pretty impressive for a jam, Nick! That was really good. AUM is really working for you. I agree the iPad audio is top notch.
Thanks as ever Ben!