iBand

Using only the music apps on the iPhone, these four young musicians from Penang, Malaysia perform ABBA’s “Mama Mia” in an iPhone exhibit at a mall in Malaysia.

They actually performed a number of songs (try browsing their YouTube channel) including Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” which is my favorite in the set.

I’m actually impressed with the iPhone’s music apps, and is ohh sooo curious and inspired to look for similar “realtime” music making apps for the PC. For about half a decade of tinkering with music and audio software, I’m quite frustrated that most of the software I have actually used generate the music I need only after feeding music sheets, patterns, or audio samples.

Electronically generating realistic guitar, piano, or percussion sound isn’t actually new. In fact, a lot of music software create the “real” sounds using complex sound engine software. What strikes me as new here is the ability to play these “real sounds” in “realtime” using a touch screen for an interface and without ehem… missing a beat.

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