Smule has always been very innovative in iOS’s musical app industry, they can be said to be the leading music apps creators for iOS. They recently came out with MadPad, a finger tapping music mix box on your iOS devices.
So what is MadPad about? It is an App, which displays 12 grid of rectangles, each can record video and sound. By tapping on each rectangle, you can record a video/sound. So with that 12 boxes, you will be able to tap and mix music. Pretty cool.
You won’t realise how cool is it before watching the demo below:
This is plain amazing. I have seen countless people played guitar infront of me and infront of TV. Never once did I see how the string’s of guitar actually react to guitarist strum.
This young guitar, put an iPhone 4 into his guitar, and recorded how string oscillate when you strum on guitar. He actually accidentally found it out when he was trying to record his guitar playing via an iPhone 4. Be sure to check out the video as it is really very cool.
By Passing the Apple’s iTunes Store Restrictions with Warner Brother’s App
One issue about Apple’s iTunes Store is that it is not available in all countries, so countries like Singapore, we can’t buy music or movies from Apple’s iTunes Store. So Warner Brothers thought of a very good idea, to sell their movies as an App! Lucky for us, App Store is available in almost all countries that have iPhones or iPad. Thus users won’t have any issue buying the app and stream the movie instead!
Free for download, in-app purchase to buy the movie
Currently only Inception and Dark Knight are available for download, but the apps not only stream, it also allows you to download the full video which you can watch without internet connectivity. What’s more is that they even included extras, trivia, social sharing features and sound tracks! Very cool har? What even better is that the Apps are actually FREE, so you can download the app for free, watch a 5mins preview and decide if you want to buy the Movie or not. If you wish to buy, you can do so with the in-app purchase which will cost you USD11.99 for Inception and USD 9.99 for Dark Knight.
More and more we see that performance are made with iOS devices, Yoari and iBand (iPhone & iPad Band) have came together and performed plus recorded Sweet Dreams with just iOS devices.
They ain’t the first, there are lot of other bands are incorporating iPhones and iPads into their music. This actually tells us that iOS Devices, are really all rounder performer for media, as it is a very good media player, recorder and producing media.
As a norm, Apple will be giving out free gifts for the next 12 days after christmas. So you will be able to get free songs, or video from iTunes. So from 26 Dec – 6 Jan, you can go to http://www.itunes12daysofchristmas.co.uk/ or download the Official App from iTunes to keep track and remind you of the free gifts iTunes are giving out.
For 26 Dec, you can download Cheryl Cole’s Free song and Video Bundle for 24 hours before a new song/app/music video is release for free. Don’t forget it get it! Its all free if you have iTunes account.
If you love Stomp, making music with things in your life, you will love Finger Stomp HD! Finger Stomp HD is a iOS App that let you create Stomp type music with Virtual Trash Cans, Basketball, Whistles and more!
This app is a collaborated effort between three companies, greySox, ThePot and SPN Holdings. Each offering their expertise, respectively, in programming, graphic design and professional studio sound to offer the user the most authentic urban music application available.
Finger Stomp an innovative instrument app that pays respect to old-school hip-hop, rap and street musicians by allowing users to recreate their favorite street sounds in an urban backdrop. Users can choose from 22 animated objects such as basketballs, whistles, tires, cans, horns and etc and it’s simple-to-use and intuitive interface allows Users to easily adjust the pitch with a simple touch or slide of the finger. A drag and drop feature gives the opportunity to pick and choose their favorite instruments. Beats can be effortlessly manipulated and 12 preset beat and song patterns are bundled with this app.
Key Features of Finger Stomp HD:
• 22 Different objects featuring professionally studio created authentic sounds
• Each object can be easily dragged and dropped • Sounds can be tuned and pitched to fit your preference
• Record and Replay Feature
• 12 different prerecorded beats to practice
• 3D Positioned Sounds
• Utilized Drum Meister beat engine for a seamless and responsive flow.
• Animated Visual Effects
Check out the Demo Video of this very cool App
Thoughts of the Finger Stomp HD
Cool yeah? I’m always a fan of Stomp type of music, now you can make your own, record and play it. Kind of cool. If you are a fan of music, and interesting in making music by yourself on iPad, this is a must buy App.
You can get Finger Stomp HD for $2.99 in the App Store.
What’s cool is that developer of Finger Stomp HD, Greysox is giving out 1 Finger Stomp HD For Free! So what you need to do to win cool App is to just leave a comment in the post, or twitter @usingapple and say you want Finger Stomp HD iPad App! We will be choosing the lucky reader on 3rd of October 2010.
Apple have announced iOS 4.1 for iPhone/iPod Touch, iOS 4.2 for iPad and iTunes 10 on their 1 September Media Event. AirPlay is one of the features that will be included in iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2. You will be able to stream media(videos and music) from Computer(Mac/PC) to iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, AppleTV or even any device that is AirPlay enable! Yes, it means you can stream Movies and lossless audio straight from iTunes to any speakers in your house with your WiFi network!
iHome is one of the fastest in coming out with AirPlay enabled Speakers which will allow you stream music from your iTunes to it. When iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2 is release, you should be able to stream music directly from your iPhone or iPad to the speakers! It will be a wonderful feature. [Engadget]