StompBox Free Multi FX App for iPad Released

StompBox Free FX App for iPad

StompBox Free FX App for iPad

StompBox free turns your iPad into a flexible Multi FX Processor which comes with 3 free effects; Delay, Reverb, Chorus and a further 16 Effects to choose from in the Online store.

StompBox Free supports AudioBus and Apple’s Inter-App Audio making an excellent general purpose audio processing tool for all musicians, not just guitarists.

With StompBox you get the best of both worlds, a rack of professional sounding stereo effects (with far more control than simple foot pedals) and a foot controller to access a tuner and all your patches.

Simply listen through a pair of headphones, or attach to an external amplifier or hifi to truly experience the program in all its glory!

Once you have built up a library of patches, you can use the virtual foot controller to quickly and easily move between patches. The Virtual Foot controller gives instant access to all patch parameters and amp settings, with the ability to enable and disable individual effects at the touch of a button. If you want to modify an effect parameter, simply scroll the effect rack into view and make your changes.

The great range of In-App options include:

Media Player – Load your favorite MP3s and play along, you can even slow down the music without effecting pitch so you can play along at your own pace.
4 Track Recorder – Record your own backing track.
Loop Station – Record your own loops.

StompBox Free Guitar Effect Rack for iPad

StompBox Free Guitar Effect Rack for iPad


Features

    Guitar and Bass Multi FX Processor
    16 Unique Effects available in In-App Store
    7 Types of Distortion via Distortion In-App
    Chain upto 12 Simultaneous Effects
    Media Player with Time Stretching (In-App Purchase)
    4 Track Loop Recorder (In-App Purchase)
    Metronome/Chromatic Tuner
    Stereo Routing
    Save 12 banks of 6 patches
    Virtual Foot Controller
    Virtual Whammy Pedal
    Tap Tempo
    Apple Inter App Audio and AudioBus Comaptible
    Compatible with range of hardware interfaces
    3 Unique Skins
    Great value for money Full Unlock In-App

Many guitar apps use a form of Amp Modelling which in most cases is just fancy form of EQ. This is great for electric guitars, but not so good for accoustic. StompBox allows various amp EQ’s both via the PreAmp and additional effects, but the important thing for accoutic guitar users is that these EQ’s can be completely bypassed. This is where StompBox really shines, giving a faithful reproduction of accoustic instruments. This also means StompBox can be used on keyboards too.

If you have any questions or issues you can contact us on http://www.4pockets.com/support/

StompBox Free on App Store

Meteor Multitrack DAW for iPad Brings 24 Tracks Via IAP

Meteor iPad DAW now offers users 16 – 24 Tracks[/caption]Meteor Multitrack DAW (Digital Audio Workshop) for iPad lastest update has increased the number of tracks available from 12 to 16 and upto 24 through and In-App Purchase.

The additional tracks and the functionality such as MIDI Inport/Export, MIDI Clock Sync and SSP, Virtual Instruments and Free Sound Library put it on a par with what users would expect from vastly more expensive software.

Meteor iPad DAW now offers users 16 - 24 Tracks

  • Increased default number of tracks from 12 to 16 and added the ability to extend it to 24 via an In-App purchase.
  • Added Replicate function to popup menu for duplicating large sections of a song.
  • Added ability to override MIDI port in prefs so a track can specify it’s own MIDI port or applications virtual MIDI port.
  • Added Auto Quantise feature to MIDI editor. You can now quantise MIDI notes as they are recorded.
  • Redesigned the mixer screen to handle more tracks and better landscape viewing.
  • Added support for Channel Pressure for MIDI instruments.
  • Major optimisation of audio mixing engine for better low latency support.
  • Increased the render speed of audio clips in view mode and the mixer display.
  • Added a note stealing algorithm to the Sampler instrument for better handling of large polyphony.
  • Virtual ports created by other iOS applications now show up correctly.
  • Fixed a bug which caused clicking on clips that use the Cross Fade function with EQ enabled.
  • Added the ability to change the volume level of an imported video clip.
  • Fixed a possible crash when mixing down to a stereo track with ‘Remove existing parts on ALL tracks’ checked.
  • Fixed the broken MIDI loop recording.
  • Fixed a bug with MIDI step recording using the virtual keyboard.
  • Creating a new project now clears previous track EQ settings from mixer.

  • 4PocketsAudio Interview with Guilherme Freitas, Brazilian Guitarist Singer and Composer

    Guilherme Freitas is an established Bassist/Guitarist/Singer and Composer from Brazil. He is best known for his bands Gugles and Pajama Flowers, he currently plays with Bandabala,. The Band has just re-recorded their favourite Pajama Flowers hits completely on the iPad.

    Q.1 Gui who were your musically influences?
    I’ve heard a lot of music in my life but if I have to mention what I most heard would be Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Beto Guedes, Brazilian pop rock( Legiao Urbana, Lulu Santos) Beatles, AC/DC, Stones, Nirvana, Beach Boys, Genesis plus many other artists ,

    Q2. You’re a multi-talented Guitarist/Singer/Composer, is there a particular aspect you prefer?
    I started getting interested in music as a acoustic guitarist at 14, but at 18 I had to learn to play bass because I joined a band that needed a bass player, I continued to play bass for many years, and went back to playing guitar 7 years ago. Right now I’m in love with guitar.

    Q3. Why did you decide to Re-Record the tracks on the iPad?
    The first reason was that at the time of the band in ’95, we did not record the job decently, just made records on cassette tapes. Another reason was also that the band no longer exists and some former members no longer work as musicians, so there was no possibility would be all together again, each took different paths in life. The band was independent at the time and had no access to good studios.

    I always liked those songs and felt sorry for not having done a good recording of them. When I bought the iPad 2 years ago, I noticed that when recording electric guitar I got an excellent result, and it reminded me of the work of Pajama’s, I had to ask for help to remember the lyrics and started to record a couple of tracks before I knew it I was recording 14 songs.

    Q4. How did you find the process of recording everything on the iPad?
    I’ve always been interested in using portable recorders, I already had several studios port (tascam, yamaha), drum machines, sequencers. When I saw the iPad I started doing small tests in Garageband was impressed and so I bought the IPad.

    I used the Apogee Jam, and soon I learned how it worked and I realized I was getting better guitar sounds than in several professional studios I’ve ever had recorded in. Soon I noticed that the GarageBand would not be enough and that I needed a more professional app and found Meteor, then yes I was really excited to do all the work.

    I started the searching process for drum loops and how we had done the arrangements back in 95. I actually recorded all the basic instrumental in Meteor and vocals in Garage Band, because I had to use many tracks, as I did many backing vocals.

    The instruments I used were

    Electric guitars (Gibson Sg, Prs Custom 22, Fender Plus and Suhr S3) I used a 60 amp trademark of Tech 21, miked by the senheiser 609 in direct apogee jam.

    Effects on guitar I used eletronics TC Nova system, Fulltone OCD, and Suhr Riot. ,

    The acoustic guitars (Yamaha) I always recorded 2 tracks, 1 miked by MIC and another running straight at Jam.

    The bass (Tagima and precision and music man) I ran for a pre AMT eletronics and ran straight into Jam.

    The keyboards and the strings I got everything in Garage Band.

    For a long time I was in doubt if I would record the vocals on the iPad or in a studio outside, but then found the apogee MIC and recorded in my home. At the end of the process I had a problem, I would not be able to mix work on the iPad because I used more than 12 channels, and used 2 different apps to record

    So I pulled all the wavs separately into the Meteor where they were mastered, mixed and everything. Throughout this process, Paul from 4pockets helped me a lot by email. Thanks Paul.

    Q5. What aspects of Meteor Multitrack Recorder made it your iPad DAW of choice?
    I found the meteor very professional, with 12 tracks and effects, it felt really like recording in professional studio, also the excellent technical support from 4Pockets provide customers

    Q6. We were impressed with the harmonization of the vocals and guitars, how did you achieve this?
    I always enjoyed doing many backing vocals, something like Beatles, Beach Boys, and Queen, and in fact, in this work, I really did million of vocals. As I was doing at home, it had no cost, and I could take as much time as I wanted so I could do many experiments.

    I recorded the harmonization’s and sometimes sang 2 to 3 times each harmonization to get that wall of sound, like Queen and Beatles on the songs Right on, Sun is on the way. The verse of In the Evening and chorus of I’m Addicted, was sung by the musician and song writer Toninho Mattos.

    I did not know if it would be successful but I tried lol. I do not use auto tune any part of the songs.

    In eletric guitars, the process was similar. I played the same riff over and over again to give those aspect of the wall of sound too. But I played really again, because if you just duplicate the track you do not get the same result, only increases the volume.

    Q7. Brazilian musicians seemed to have taken the iPad to the heart of their music creation, why do you think this is?
    I think the whole world is using IPad to record, but maybe it’s a success in Brazil because a good studio here is very expensive and one of medium size sometimes you do not get good results.

    Q8. When will we see the Gui Freitas or the Pajama Flowers on the iTunes Store?
    Actually I do not know how iTunes works for independent band, I need to tell you how this really works, in Brazil, the people still do not have much in the habit of using iTunes, the people still downloads the net. But I think it would be great if I could put my songs out, but at the same time, because the band to be independent, I do not know if people would know that the band is available on iTunes, I will get better informed and see. When I recorded this work I was not really planning on selling it, it was just to record it and show it to friends, but would not be so bad if I could make some money with it.

    Q9. What’s does 2013 hold for you, can you tell us what are you plans are?
    I am a professional musician in Brazil for 22 years, now I play in a band called Bandabala . This band plays Brazilian rhythms and it works here. My plans are to disseminate these Pajama Flowers songs and continue working hard.

    You can find out more about Gui on his Facebook Page and on his twitter @guifreitas5

    We would like to thank Gui for taking part in the interview, particularly since English is not his first language. I have promised him that I will learn more Portuguese than how to order a beer.

    Keep an eye out for other tracks from Gui and the Pajama Flowers, I think 2013 is promising to be an exciting year for him.

    Pajama Flowers – Record Tracks on Meteor Multitrack Recorder DAW for iPad

    The Pajama Flowers Band was formed in the early ’90s in Taubaté-SP (Brazil) by Guilherme Freitas, Marcelo Neves and Toninho Mattos, and when they toured the U.S. Marcio Chaves and Eduardo Indian had joined the band. Pajama Flowers Finished 97 but have regrouped to re-record the the greatest hits.

    The material was all recorded at home studio Guilherme Freitas.

    Lead vocals, backing vocals, bass, eletric guitars, acoustic guitars, programming loops, keyboards and strings – Guilherme Freitas
    Backing Vocals on Dont let it fade away and Lead vocals on Shine Over – Jana Correa
    Backing Vocals on Shine Over, So Simple, Lead Vocals on Right On, in the evening, The sun is on the way, Toninho Mattos

    Mixed and mastered in Pro tools by Glauber Ribat

    Gear used in recording:
    Ipad2, Garage band and multi track Meteor, Apogee Jam
    Eletric Guitars: Gibson SG Standard, Prs Custom 22, Suhr S3 , plus fender strat.
    Acoustic Guitar -Yamaha
    Bass: Tagima, Fender Precision
    Amp: Tech 21 trademark 60
    Mic Guitar: Sennheiser E609
    Vocal Mic: Apogee Mic

    For further information on Meteor Multitrack Recorder visist 4PocketsAudio

    Multitrack Recorder Central to Indra Lesmana’s New Album 11:11

    Indra Lesmana using Meteor Daw for iPad

    Indra using Meteor in his recording studio

     

    Asian Jazz Fusion Artist Indra Lesmana has used his love of music and technology in the creation of his new album 11:11 by not only creating the music on an iPad using Meteor Multitrack Recorder but by releasing the album as an iPad/iPhone App.

    Indra used Meteor Multitrack Recorder on his iPad to record and mix the album tracks, often combining Meteor and its Virtual Instruments with Synthesizers from Moog, Korg, PPG and others to create tracks.

    Indra says “Music application development is growing rapidly. “I am very interested in the development of technology especially in regard to music. This is my 67th produced record album and my first digital solo album app. This is a great experience, a tremendous challenge and spring board of inspiration for me to work with. The development of digital technologies like iPad have really help my creative process to explore and maximize my musical ability.

    It is a joy and honor to work with those who participated and had the same vision and enthusiasm to create my first album in the form of digital applications that features music, videos, games and music sheet “.

    Meteor Multitrack Recorder for the iPad features  12 tracks of high quality audio, a built in Mixer with a 3 Band Parametic Equalizer, over 100 Virtual Instruments, E

    ffects Rack, MIDI and Pasteboard support plus much more.

    The Indra Lesmana app for the Apple iPad/iPhone and iTouch includes the Music Tracks, Videos, Sheet Music and a game and can be found at:

    Indra Lesmana on the App Store

    Meteor Multitrack Recorder on the App Store

    Synergy Studio Music Sequencer for the iPad

    Synergy Studio for iPad

    Synergy Studio for iPad

    Synergy Studio is the latest iPad music application from 4PocketsAudio, the creators of Meteor Multi-Track recorder and StompBox guitar effects rack, which featured in Apple’s iPad 2 TV commercial in January 2012.

    Synergy Studio is a sequencer that enables music creation by all musical abilities. By simply tapping on the grid interface users can lay down a series of notes and patterns of up to 64 notes.

    If you want to experiment more, you can add multiple layers to your patterns by selecting different instruments for each layer. As you build up your layers you can create intricate musical patterns. By switching to the fully integrated mixer and effects options you can take your patterns to a professional level.
    There are four main instrument categories to choose from on the application: Drums, Analogue Synthesizer, Sample and Pad Synth. Each category contains different types of instruments – for example in the drum kit category you can choose from an array of different kits including Analogue T9 (TR-909 emulation), Orchestra, Rock and Techno. Further instrument packs are available in Synergy’s free sound library or as In-App purchases.

    Synergy includes MIDI implementation enabling you to interact with MIDI hardware, such as synths and samplers creating a powerful live tool.
    Musicians can share projects with other iOS devices using Bluetooth technology. Simply select the WIST function located at the top of the screen to seamlessly connect with other iPads to share tracks and projects with one another.

    Synergy Studio Note Grid

    Synergy Studio Note Grid

    When you’ve finished your pattern you can export it to external apps such as Meteor, or you can add it to the song chain in Synergy. The song chain enables you to link together your patterns to create a complete track.

    Exporting your final work from Synergy is just as easy with built in functionality including Dropbox, SoundCloud, Email and Pasteboard into other applications.
    Whether you want to create classical or techno tracks, Synergy Studio provides you with the perfect platform for your musical creation. Synergy is released on 3rd December and is available from the Apple App Store.

    KEY POINTS

    • Synergy Studio is a sequencer that enables music creation by all musical abilities.
    • Choose your pattern length from 16, 32 and 64 notes.
    • 11 Drum Kits, 42 Analogue Synth instruments, 55 Sampler instruments, 21 Pad Synth instruments.
    • Further instruments available from free Sound library and in-App purchases.
    • Edit existing instruments to create new ones and save them to use again.
    • Easily connect and interact with other MIDI controls.
    • Fully integrated mixer and effects unit available.
    • 3 BAND Parametric EQ on each of the 16 layers to control the tonal content of a layer.
    • Automate panning, fading and effects using the mixer.
    • Export and share to other iOS devices via Bluetooth, Pasteboard, SoundCloud, DropBox, Email and FTP.

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    4PocketsAudio Interview of the Month – Brazilian Guitarist Marcos Kleine

    Marcos Kleine Welcome to the 4Pocketsaudio Interview for September, we are very pleased to be joined by Marcos Kleine an internationally recognised Guitarist, Award Winning Film Composer and Music Producer.

    Marcos has been a member of a number the highly successful bands including Vega, heavy metal band Exhort and more recently Ultraje a Rigor.

    As a producer Marcos is working with acclaimed Brazilian acts such as journalist turned singer Celso Cardoso.

    Marcos is also known in Brazil for his passion for SE Palmeiras soccer club, he is also a favourite of their fans for his live guitar version of the clubs anthem.

    I would like to thank Marcos for taking the time to do the interview, as my Portuguese consisted of being able to order a large beer Marcos kindly agreed to do the interview in English, so thanks to Marcos on both counts.

    So on with the interview.

    Q. You are a talented musician on several instruments so what made you focus on the Guitar.

    A. When I was 10 years old I had an affair with drums, but at that time I lived in an apartment and I would never have money to buy a set. So I played drums everywhere, pillows, sofas, it was fun and my first experience playing in a real drums was at 14 years old.

    But on the 10 of march of 1985 a guitar came in my hand, just for holding the guitar my mind blows up and I got crazy. I also can play Keyboards and Bass, but the guitar really got me

    Q. Who are your guitar hero’s and inspirations.

    A. My first “guru” was Randy Rhoads. I tried to play all the solos from the Ozzy Osbourne songs.

    I am also huge fan of Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray, Brian Setzer, Robben Ford, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page and of course Jimmy Hendrix.

    Q. You seem to be incredibly busy how do you find the time to perform with Ultraje a Rigor, produce and your film work.

    A. Wake up early, optimize my time and discipline. At the moment all my focus is on Ultraje a Rigor, but I still have some little time to do productions, soundtracks etc..

    Q. There are a number of videos of you using an iPad in gigs, do you see a trend of more musicians using iPads.

    A. I love to use iPad in rehearsals, it’s amazing. I never imagined in my life be able to use this kind of equipment. I lived in a time that was difficult to get a good guitar, amps and stomps. Especially in Brazil were we pay 3x more for anything that comes from abroad.

    I think the iPad is something that will change the way we play and practice our instruments. I can see as the iPad becomes more a more established piece of equipment for musicians that we will put on gigs with 3k of equipment instead of a truck full of amps and pedals.

    Q. As a regular user of StompBox for the iPad, how do you find using the iPad instead of traditional effects units.

    A. For big shows, live performances I prefer to use my stomps, but I used Stompbox on TV shows, rehearsals, workshops. It’s friendly and the sound is magical. I love it! Who knows soon it goes with me on stage

    Q. A lot of guitarists have names for their guitars, Brian May has Red Special, do you have names for your guitars?

    A. Yes, my white one is called ANE, from “ANEMIA”, I think I don’t need to explain why heheh.

    The purple one is called “Hematoma”. Well, I think the names fits well

    Q. I know you are a big fan of Star Trek and have done guitar versions of the Star Trek themes and composed tracks for the spoof cartoon Sev Trek so what message would you send to JJ Abrahams to persuade him to let you to do a track for the next movie.

    A. Ok, I will be honest!
    Give me a chance J.J. I didn’t like Michael Giacchino score for the last Star Trek movie. I can do better (or not)”. You have nothing to loose, trying me is for free…

    Check this out…

    Q. What’s next for Marcos Kleine?

    A. I never know what is coming next, but I hope I can have health and strength to keep working, I love music and to play guitar. This is my life since I was 15!

    I am also thinking about recording 6 more instrumental songs to release an instrumental album.

    Ultraje is in a great place at the moment, we are the band of the late show Agora é Tarde and this is a great experience.

    Soon I will be working on a soundtrack for a movie and a new cartoon project. But the details are secret for now hehehe..

    Q. The 2016 Olympics will be held in Rio, knowing your love of sport how much would it mean to you to play at the 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony”.

    A. I would be honoured if I am asked, but I think it will be easier for Brazil to beat China or USA in the medal table than someone on the Olympic committee invite me to play. All the indications are that Samba will be the soundtrack of the Olympics, but I would it would be a great honour to play at my home Olympics.

    More information on Marcos can be found on his website: Marcos Kleine

    StompBox is featured in Apples “Love iPad” TV Commercial

    Further information on StompBox Guitar Effect App can be found on 4Pocketsaudio.com

    Marcos Kleine puts StompBox Guitar Effects App for iPad from 4Pocketsaudio through its paced

    StompBox Guitar Effect App for iPad on Sale

    StompBox Guitar Effects App for iPad

    StompBox Guitar Effects App for iPad

    StompBox Guitar Effect App for iPad that featured in Apple’s “Love iPad’2 TV Commercial has been reduced from $19.99 to $9.99.

    StompBox turns your iPad into a fully fledged digital effects unit, complete with chromatic guitar tuner, metronome and loop recording tools. StompBox allows you to build a rack of effects in any order and then save your settings as patches that can be recalled at the press of a button.

    With StompBox you get the best of both worlds, a rack of professional sounding stereo effects (with far more control than simple foot pedals) and a foot controller to access a tuner and all your patches.

    Simply listen through a pair of headphones, or attach to an external amplifier or hifi to truly experience the program in all its glory! StompBox uses stereo routing between effects, which results in a very professional sounding experience.

    Marcos Kleine puts StompBox to the Test

    4pocketsaudio Interview of the Month – MashUp Artist DJ Flashard

    DJ FlashardWe thought it would be great to learn a bit more about who is using the 4PocketsAudio range and what they are using it for so it give me great pleasure to welcome you to our very first 4PocketAudio.com Monthly Interview.

    I am a big fan of MashUps, as well as enjoying the tracks I am fascinated by the process that artists go through to create them. So I am really pleased that the award winning DJ Flashard has agreed to be the first of monthly interviewee and tell us a bit more about Mash Ups.

    Q. Tell us a bit about yourself and what got you interested in MashUps.
    A. “I’ve always been interested in music – certainly from a very early age. I was always going out spending my pocket money on the latest chart music – 7” vinyl singles and, if I could afford, LPs. One of my earliest memories is buying the original Village People – YMCA records and playing on loop on my Dads record player (until he asked me to stop – presumably because he’d heard it too many times!). So I kind of grew up listening to music, from the sounds of the late 70’s, through the 80’s and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (I’m a bit of a rocker at heart!), and up to today’s tracks. Having done a bit of DJ’ng work in my late teens, I was always interested in different remixes and the idea of creating a continuous mix by blending records in to one to create sometime new. Then, one day in early 2009, some years after my DJing days were over, I stumbled across a website where you could download separate instrumental and acapella tracks from various artists, which set me on the road to finding and falling in love with mashups. Around the same time, I also discovered a website call MashStix who let you post your own creations and people gave feedback / their opinion on what you’d done. This was (and very much still is) a very friendly place and where I am now a moderator for the site. Kind of feels like a home, having grown up through the ranks”.

    Q. What gives you the inspiration for a Mash Up, do you just hear a track and think yes I want to work with that?
    A. “Sometimes, yes, I’ll hear a track and think ‘that will work nicely with such and such’, but it really depends if you can find and download the parts (acapella, instrumental or stems) freely on-line. Normally, when I’m looking for material, it will be a track I know and like – I do this as a hobby, not as an income, so I like to work with music I enjoy myself. Otherwise, it’s trying to find tracks that key match, have a similar tempo and you’re able to work with the structure of the tracks to ensure the verse and choruses can be made to match”.

    Q. When I look at your Mash Ups you don’t seem to go for either easy or obvious matches, I am thinking of your Beyonce vs Greenday, and Edwin Star vs Genesis vs Public Enemy vs Beyonce (War and Confusion) so How do you decide which tracks will work together?
    A. “Key matching is the key, excuse the pun! The keys have got to match, otherwise it will sound awful. I use a programme called Mixed In Key to help. Most Mashup producers will aim to bring artists from different genres together in their work – certainly there is more kudos in the scene for mashing different styles and genres together and making something new. For my War and Confusion mash, it was for the final of the MashStix Mash Challenge from 2011 – they had very clear rules on what was required for the final of the competition, but I also wanted to run with a theme on that one, and doing a multi-source mash was certainly outside of my comfort zone (although I did okay as I won the comp!)”.

    Q. I know this is going to sound a really simplistic question but once you have got your tracks how do you go about mashing them?
    A. “On my PC, I use a programme called Sony Acid Pro to mix the different sources together (although they are others available). I start by laying down the instrumental and setting the tempo right. I then add the vocals / acapella on the top and set the tempo of that to match the instrumental. It’s then a case of matching up the verses and choruses, trying to match the chord progression, adding some effects to the vocals, volume balancing the sources and generally trying to make the various parts blend together to sound like an original track”.

    Q. I know you have used your iPad for some of your Mash Ups, how do you find working on it compared to your desktop.
    A. “Using Meteor is great for mashing whilst I’m away from my home PC. I just upload the sources I want to use, then mix away with my earphones on. The only niggle I have is that I struggle to be accurate enough on the iPad (compared with a PC). My finger, or stylus, isn’t as accurate as a mouse, and sometimes you need to place a vocal one pixel to the left, for example – easy with a mouse, but with your finger it takes longer”. (The zoom feature on Meteor will help you with this Flash)

    Q. There are a great range of quality music apps available for the iPad, do you think this is leading to it being considered as a mainstay of the recording studio rather that something they can use when they are on the move?
    A. “I only really use Meteor on my iPad. I have other music apps like keyboards and drum machines, but I’ve yet to use them in producing a mashup (although I love the idea of programming my own drum loops and use stems to replace the original drums with my own). I guess with apps like Garage Band and Meteor MultiTrack Recorder being more and more popular, there shouldn’t be any reason why producers and remix / mashup artists won’t start using iPads and tablets in more scenarios”.

    Q. What advice would you give to someone who wants to make their first Mash Up?
    A. “Obviously, apart from getting the right software to enable you to create a mashup, you need sources. Having a large pool of sources downloaded and available helps – build up your collection over time. All mine are already run through Mixed In Key, so I can just go to the programme and it tells me which tracks key match which and the tempo. From there, it’s finding two (or more) tracks that you think match and taking it from there. Post your creation on a forum (like MashStix.Com) to get feedback from other people. Finally, don’t be too precious about what you think is the final mash and be able to take advice and criticism from others – be willing to change or adjust what you’ve done to make it sound better – if we were all that good, we’d be getting paid for what we do and making a living out of it!”

    Q.What does the future hold for DJ Flashard
    A. “I don’t really know. Probably more of the same. As I said, this is a hobby for me, so it’s finding the time away from my work, family and social life to make more mashups, although I find it an absolute honour and privilege to be asked to contribute to a number of mashup albums that are put together and freely available online (Envision’s Smash the Genre and SoundUnsound’s Summer Booty 2012 albums, to name just two – check them out!). I also enjoy entering competitions, so, time permitting, I should look out for a few more of those. Otherwise, watch this space and check out my blog”.

    We hope you have enjoyed this feature, many thanks to Flashard for taking the time to talk to us it is really appreciated. For further information on DJ Flashard and to hear more of his great Mash Ups check our his blog DJ Flashard Blog

    Also check out MastStix.com its a great place to head for if you want to know more about Mash Ups.

    Look out for next months interview is with Milos Twilight, Producer of the Gothic Assassins Movie.

    Anthony Alves New Track Love Letter Created in Meteor Multitrack Recorder for iPad

    Anthony Alves has released his new track Love Letter, which was recorded, mixed and mastered using Meteor Multitrack for the iPad. All EQ and FX are from within Meteor. 5 tracks real acoustic guitar, real bass, 5 vocal tracks. All tracks recorded as live takes with no overdubs. I hope you enjoy this track as Anthony has done a brilliant job.