Using iPhone music apps to create awesome cover songs

Tue, Jun 30, 2009

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From PocketGuitar to Ocarina, the iTunes App Store has transformed the iPhone/iPod Touch from a device that can play music into a device that can create music as well. By themselves, many of the music creation apps on iTunes can hold their own, but when paired together with other apps or other instruments, music creation on the iPhone becomes all the more impressive.

Below are the best musical jam sessions involving iPhone apps.

Here’s a great rendition of the intro to Today by the Smashing Pumpkins. Only thing missing is Billy Corigan driving an Ice Cream truck.

This is probably the most well-known video featuring iPhone created music and features the Mentalists doing a cover of the great song KIDS by MGMT.  The specific iPhone software used by the band includes Ocarina, Retro Synth, miniSynth and DigiDrummer Lite.

The most well-known music app for the iPhone is undoubtedly Ocarina, and here we see what the musically inclined can do with it. This is Viva La Vida by Coldplay and is accompanied by a piano.

Using a guitar and violin app on the iPhone to play One by Metallica

This is a pretty cool rendition of Twist and Shout using 4 separate iPhones. This is what you might refer to as an iBand.

Yesterday by The Beatles

A cool guitar riff from Sunshine of your Love by Cream

Clapton strikes again! Here’s A great and melodic tune that might be useful to learn if you wanna entice the ladies, Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

Jailbreak anyone? This into to Sweet Child of Mine by Guns n Roses was recorded way back before Apple officially unveiled the iTunes App store. The app in use is Guitarist.

Kate Perry’s popular song Hot and Cold played on the Ocarina, accompanied by a guitar.

Who says you can’t fingerpick on the iPhone? Check out this rendition of Hotel California by The Eagles


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