Garageband on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JonHimself, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. JonHimself macrumors 68000

    JonHimself

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    Alright, so I was watching a Howard Stern episode when he interviewed Chris Cornell (of soundgarden, temple of the dog, audioslave). Cornell was talking about how he would come up with tunes in his head then have to scramble to record different parts (vocals, guitar, etc) on a ****** recorder so he remembered it.
    The next day I had this vision of a Garageband Lite (or whatever) on the iPhone. Just something that could record sound in different tracks (of course being recorded one at a time) and perform basic mixing (volume adjustments, panning, some other stuff) just using the built-in microphone. It'd be really basic (obviously) but still a fun app to tool around with. I don't know how good the mic would be for someone playing an acoustic guitar or singing or whatever but assuming that it's comparable to the computer's built-in mics then it'd be alright.
    I just had a really cool mental picture of like two-three tracks on an iPhone with basic stuff. Not widely useful at all.. I understand that it might not even be worth investing the time to create the software, but I just thought it'd be pretty neat and wanted to share the idea.
     
  2. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I don't see Apple ever doing it, but some 3rd party might someday. It's a good idea but the quality would suck with the builtin hardware. However, it might be possible to make some kind of breakout cable that plugs into the dock connector or headset/speaker jack, or a Bluetooth device. I think you could even simulate touch-sensitivity with the iPhone's screen (more finger area = more pressure).
     
  3. Telp macrumors 68040

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    i dont get these outcries for crazy apps. Garageband?! iMovie!? Im not saying i wouldnt love it, but it just doesnt make any sense at all. Garageband is way to heavy of a program. Even a lite version with "different tracks" is crazy. A voice recorder...sure, but garageband lite...come one...
     
  4. JonHimself thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's far from a cry for an app. I admitted that is fairly useless and was nowhere close to saying "OMG iPhone sucks I NEED Garageband or I'm returning it!!!!!!" Just something I thought of and thought I'd share.
     
  5. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Personally, I can't belive the iPhone didn't ship with Final Cut Pro. What was Apple thinking? I assume it will be in the next update.
     
  6. newbreednet macrumors newbie

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    keep it simple stoopid

    Personally I am very excited to see if something like this appears in the app store.

    It looks like when the OP mentioned the word "Garageband" that people are thinking of a cpu-and-ram-heavy app running all sorts of loops and FX;

    So: forget the "Garageband" connotation and instead think of the simple voice recorder app (which I believe works fairly well but I have never used it) extended to allow you to record three or four takes and mix them together.

    Surely the hardware would be cool with that. And I would pay the $9.99 for it too ;)
     
  7. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    The app "Band" that was shown during WWDC looks a lot like a simple Garageband. The developer said you could record and layer different instruments with it too. It isn't ready yet on the app store but will be in a few months. Personally I'm really looking forward to it, as it looks like a quick and easy way to "jot down" some musical ideas.
     
  8. newbreednet macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately Band doesn't record from the MICROPHONE of the iPhone which is what I/we are wanting.

    TBH I'm kinda bummed about the app store. I thought it was gonna be proper, proper, PROPER revolutionary but it seems a bit, hmm, *shrugs* just now...

    I was imagining Roland or Fostex or Boss producing a "usable" 4-track recorder + guitar FX app and selling a dock-connector-to-guitar-input cable...

    Maybe this will still happen... maybe we, the crystal-ballers (!) are a bit too far ahead of the overall game and will have to wait for the base-level idea of iPhone apps to become ubiquitious...
     
  9. acadie macrumors newbie

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    if u don't compose or experiment with instruments... then that kind of option is no good use for u...

    but as a musician - being able to tape an improv jam - be it just the guitar... or even better - the guitar and bass on 2 separate tracks! - on an ipod (i can't afford a laptop!) that would be great!!

    so just because u don't have a use for it personally, there's still a lot of uses for it!

    check this one out!
    ...how i wish!
    http://touchmods.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/the-iphone-instrument-project/
     
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  11. Casomativ macrumors newbie

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    Duh...

    It's called Xewton Music Studio... period
     
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  13. Supa_Fly macrumors 68040

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    I'd LOVE THIS!!!

    Ocinara makes this very feasable. having vbs avaliable also would be bonus.
     
  14. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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    It's funny how people three years ago thought iMovie for iPhone would be ridiculous, now I find it disturbing not having the rest of iLife in this tiny device!
     
  15. musicbymicah macrumors newbie

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    This is a stitch! People on here saying NEVER! LOL

    I knew it was only a matter of time before we had things like this. The iPhone changed everything.
     
  16. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    Isn't it wild I was just thinking that the other night as I was sitting there starring at my iPhone "zoned" out in my own world haha!!
     
  17. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    I don't know... 3.5" is damn cramped to be using a program like that.

    I found an example of what it would be like:

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