Soundtrack for this post: Clan Destined – “Patience”, from their new concept-sampler, A Story Never Told.
Sounds like: A platinum space pod fulla the best damn macaroni & cheese you’ll ever shove into your friggin pie hole.
Why you should download it: You never heard a producer-duo this nice on the mic. DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE PROJECT HERE ON BANDCAMP. Here’s my favorite for the day…
Everybody knows that Apple is dropping the iPad any minute now, and it has many a geek moist in the parts. Personally, I’ve never had a mobile Mac device (iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, etc), and only recently became a full-fledged Mac user at the beginning of last year. To be honest, gadget-hounding aint really my thing, so I usually couldn’t care less when the world is a-twitter about big Apple releases. But something about this iPad has the songwriter/performer in me thinking…..
Three Things I Could Do With An iPad
1. Mobile Song-Sketching: I’m by no means a producer, but I can get around on most music production software in a basic way. Definitely enough to lay down sketches that I can pass on to real musicians later. With the baby music production apps that are bound to flood this machine, I can already see using the iPad as a full out workshop for my song ideas. Writing lyrics and constructing arrangements as I fly to my Summer home in Madagascar, tipping back Manhattans…..
2. Video Editing To-Go: The iPad is gonna have iTunes, so I don’t think it’s a stretch for iMovie to be part of the package at some point…especially with Apple boasting that the iPad is such a glorious multi-media experience. With the iPad, I could have a quick and light way to do minor video edits of my adventures on the road and beyond, living The Life Independent™. Cut, edit, publish and preview all at once on a touch-screen interface? Most convenient.
3. Portable Portfolio: I’m walking into a bar. I run into Thom Yorke, ?uestlove, Trent Reznor and (insert name of influential musician). They’ve heard of me and The Milky Way. They want to know more, but only have time for one shot of whiskey. Sure, I could pull out my laptop, load up my OS, open up my website and show them the wild world of Sum. But that might take longer than they have the time for. Or, with the iPad’s nifty PDF, document, music and video capabilities, I’m walking with a digital portfolio of everything I’ve ever done. And I can access it all, right there, in the time it takes to throw back a shot. With the touch of the screen. They leave amazed after setting up tours and meetings with me. I’m on a horse.
Of course, these are all the wild imaginings of an indie artist….who knows if the damn thing will be able to do anything at all. But in thinking about the possibilities of what Apple’s newest toy might open up, I can’t help but wonder how it might impact those of us living The Life Independent™. We shall see….
For my artists out there, can you think of any other ways we might be able to use it?