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iPad Music Production for beginners

Robb Montgomery, Film director, author, and teacher

iPad Music Production for beginners

Robb Montgomery, Film director, author, and teacher

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21 Lessons (1h 48m)
    • 1. 00 iPad Music Meet the instructor

      0:29
    • 2. iPad Apps for making music

      5:02
    • 3. iPad Music Getting great sounds

      1:10
    • 4. iPad Music - External keyboard

      4:31
    • 5. iPad Music: AUM Controls

      2:40
    • 6. iPad Music: Parameter mapping

      1:21
    • 7. iPad Music: AUM Connecting apps

      3:48
    • 8. iPad Music - Multi touch controller

      4:02
    • 9. iPad Music: Add an Oberheim

      3:27
    • 10. KB 1 Keyboard controller

      8:59
    • 11. iPad Music - Creating Song Ideas

      6:56
    • 12. iPad Music - Adding Automation

      4:30
    • 13. iPad Music - Art is a Process

      4:52
    • 14. Touchscaper music app

      4:39
    • 15. Sequencer

      9:03
    • 16. Music opener

      1:25
    • 17. Music Closer

      1:24
    • 18. Instruments

      12:44
    • 19. Chord explorer

      6:18
    • 20. MIDI

      8:41
    • 21. BONUS Music for a timelapse scene.

      11:45
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About This Class

These iPad Music App tutorials demonstrate clearly how to unlock the power of your iPad music-making.


Learn how to quickly create original, royalty-free music for videos, films and dance music.
No music knowledge required. You don't need to be able to read music or follow notation.

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I will show you how to layer instruments quickly and easily to make amazing, original music.

This course takes you on a journey with several popular musical synthesizers and how to connect and control them with the popular AUM Audio Unit Mixer app.

Then the instructor shows you how to create original music for your videos and films. 

Quickly develop new sounds and musical background patterns for your videos that match your signature style and vision.

  1. No musical expertise required

  2. Craft original soundtracks for your social videos

  3. Score music for your videos

Learn the quick and easy way and to make royalty-free and copyright-free music for your videos.

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Robb Montgomery

Film director, author, and teacher

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Robb Montgomery

  Documentary filmmaker
  Textbook Author
  Mobile Journalism Professor

 

Robb Montgomery’s documentary films have won film festivals in Hollywood, Moscow and Berlin and he is the author of two textbooks: Smartphone Video Storytelling and A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism.

Montgomery teaches mobile journalism seminars at the EFJ school of journalism in Paris, Ohio University, and the Danish School of Journalism.

He is the chair for the Mobile Journalism Awards and the founder of the Smart Film School.

Based in Berlin, Montgomery teaches mobile journalism and mobile f... See full profile

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1. 00 iPad Music Meet the instructor: Hey there. Skill share, students. Rob Montgomery in Berlin. This is my music and video studio today. We're gonna be looking at I pad music creation, Professional quality. We're gonna be looking at some of the pro tools, so some of these will feature paid APS. Now, don't be put off by that. I thought you might want to see this where you know, we can do really professional sound, mixing really professional cinema, scoring, beat, creation, all kinds of really cool stuff without spending a lot of money. 2. iPad Apps for making music: All right, then, let's get started. Hey, I just want to give you a little preview of the apse that I've collected for doing iPad Music creation. Here they are. This is Page one, and this is Page two. Now. There are several types of APs, ones that are just pure sound sources. Other ones that are controllers like keyboard simulators or touch screen emulators or guitar string playing emulators and others are just effects, like compressors or chorus or fazer or E cube, limiting things that modify an audio signal. So let's look at a couple ones I want to show you right off the bat, just one that's called mellow Sound. He just touch one key here, and it plays a harp. And this is the recreation of a classic instrument called a mellow Tron, which used tape loops of samples in the sixties. The Beatles use this a lot. There's cello. It was just a really beautiful organic sounding instrument, and I like to use I reach for that when I want to get something up. The sound very non digital. Obviously it's a digital recreation of very analog of tape based instruments, so that's one that's a lot of fun. And you see, I often just use the built in keyboard with with my APs just touching it right there on the iPad. Now another one. Another classic. Let's just go to number two here. This is the Model D. This is the famous Mini Moelgg. Yes, it's not Move, It's Moelgg! His name was Robert MOGE, the inventor. That's allowed, but you can control the volume of that and all of the fat sounds that come. So you get the Rio. All of those controls, not a picture you can actually move. All of these used the pencil. You can actually move all of those dials you see and switches and control it. What I often like to do is just start out exploring the presets for a new synthesizer. So you know when you buy a couple cents, maybe check out some of the free ones, always check out the collection off presets. These are memory patches that are remember exactly where all those settings and buttons and switches and dials are for each particular sound a synthesizer makes. Um, remember, it wasn't always that way. It wasn't until I think like the Prophet five came out that synthesizers could actually remember those settings. You know, the digital technology had evolved very early there in the early eighties to make that possible or late seventies as probably when it was You want that fat classic moke sound? Definitely, I recommend getting several of the effects presets, patches. Obviously, it's a mini mode, but it's also an iPad, so it's obviously doing things that the actual instrument can't do, which is Remember the patches and do some pullout. Finney and other kinds of interesting things that's multiple notes playing at once. Um, let's just close those down for a minute and just you can see synth one. Now this one's a free app. Definitely. Grab this free. It's from digital audio kit. These guys are doing amazing open source work around samples from classic classic synthesizers like the Yamaha CS 80 which was used in so many soundtracks. Um, can anyone say Blade Runner? This is that synth Oh my God, it's amazing. Let's see what I've got here. CS 80 dark brass, you know, creepy. And you see, I just often use the built in keyboard and then, you know you can always be fine. Just touching the white Keys and play in C major. You know, you don't know how to touch the black Keys, or you can play with just the black keys, and then you have, like, the opening of subdivisions by Russian. Um, look, so we're gonna talk about how some of these APS allow you to become a keyboard player with not knowing any music theory and not knowing what notes air in an A flat, you know, Major Triad, for example. Um, you don't have to know that that's where the power of this computer comes in the iPad working with you. 3. iPad Music Getting great sounds: FM player. Digital D. One thes air also from audio kit. Now this is going toe. Emulate the classic Yamaha DX seven hundreds of presets in their amazing sounds to explore . I'll put a screen shot here in the an A list of these in the course description as a downloadable resource so that you can check out some of these. Now, I've got maybe a couple $100 worth of at purchases, But trust me, if I was going to buy an overtime or a profit day, either in the eighties or now we're talking thousands of dollars. So forget about it, right? I could never afford a profit ahead of sequential circuits. I had a knot a profit, though I was wanted one favorite tracks or scored with these Classic since and now I've got him for pennies on the dollar. 4. iPad Music - External keyboard: let's go into what's a really, really popular thing to do, which using which is to use an app called a um um means audio unit mixer so audio units are kind of a U V three is, they're known. These are the advanced and really economical in terms of processing power of your iPad, level off effects and instruments. A lot of the newer stuff is done in a V because it's more lightweight, and you can use an app like audio unit mixer to do things like you would normally do with a real mix ary there an analog or digital mixer and that is combined. Sound sources apply effects change levels change routings where those sounds go and how they're controlled. Because here it's all on the iPad. It's all being done digitally. Here's a three channel set up, and what's really cool about this interface is that it's really, really well done. The graphic Universe interface user interface here on Lee shows you what you need to know about the instruments that are connected. You can see I've got that one of those d ones. There's the Yamaha D one. If I tap on the icon for it. I can see the presets here. I can go to my favorites, Which is? One of the things that I recommend you do is you go to any of these acts whenever you get a new simp going, Listen to every place, something on every precept and just make your favorites so you can always go back to him and find him really easily. So I always like to prefer the synthesizer APs that let me star them and then make a playlist of my own favorite so that I could find him. That's a power tip for you. And now I can sit there and control that. Or I could noodle around with the knobs and dials and alter that sound. I could adjust the layering with it. I could also apply a sequence or to, In other words, I have full control, as if I was running that app separately without having to swipe over between APs. So, um and I'll just x out of there A, um, lets you add and then control all of your sound sources all of your synthesizers, if you will. Here I've got an S E and which is a synthesizer expansion module to re creation of an overtime classic over time Device has a very iconic sound palette, so that's in Channel two, the ECM and over here is like a modern since this is something called phosphorus and so this is very germane. This is very, very strange, but beautiful. And so all of these right now and so in the middle. There you can see these are the fader levels, so I could make that louder or quieter and the same with each of them. I can also mute or solo any channel, just like it's a real mixing board. So as I'm sitting at my sound getting my sound balances, um, then I can also put insert effects like inserted here, a limiter on each of the sound sources. One things I've learned about doing iPad music is some of these like that. Many mode, for example, was so loud. Sometimes it causes distortion. And so putting a little limiter and knocking it down a couple db on the input as a pre prote pro audio tip for you there gets it so that you don't have any of that distortion. So as you start to work with this, you're gonna be up against the limits of the processor. And one of the cool things about a, um is it always shows you up here. How much of your processor is being used? Right now, we're using 29 32% of our processor. And if you have crackling noises, you're gonna need to adjust the buffer size that's gonna depend on your iPad. If you notice as you started instruments, you give your getting crackling noises, that's what you need to do is adjust that buffer size. And where you do that, of course, is under settings. So if we go to settings here in a, um, you can see the buffer size I've said at 10. 24 now the iPad I'm using his iPad pro first generation iPad pro. So everything I'm doing here is from an iPad pro that was made in 2016 5. iPad Music: AUM Controls: pretty cool. And then I can sit there and play that. What does it sound like with a bit more? We're a bit less of each of those, and right now the output is said to HTM I because I'm screen recording this. So that's going over to the Mac. It's quick time. I'm recording that separately, but you can also change the output to go to the speakers. That's usually what you're doing when you're setting up. So it's really intelligent here. So this is the output where it's going. This is the input. What? The devices these air modifiers. In this case, I've got a limiter, right? And then over here is a control for that limiter. So I just knock it down almost two db each time. That's a standard thing. I'll just put a limiter on the front of every synthesizers, just kind of my style. And then over here, I've got another effect. This is something called Dub Station, and this is kind of a repeating delay. Has is some really nice musical qualities to it. And so if I wanted to add another device here, another effect insert, I can go toe audio unit extensions, for example. And now for my i s e m you can see from audio damage. There is the dub station. I've also got a phase three, which is triple phase effect four channel modulation. Um, a lot of different things, e que. So I could put on a specific e que you see, that's like a professional studio. E que e can dial in exactly the frequencies you want a boost or cut. Mainly you cut, um, in an acute so that you get ah, space for that instrument to live in the sound field. Yeah, and so that's how that's done. Um, you can add multiple effects, obviously, on a, uh, in addition that way. And if you don't like that, are you ready to be done with that? You can just swipe over to the left and then guess what? You can eject. Just jettison that effect. Pretty simple. It's also the same up here. You can jettison any of your inputs 6. iPad Music: Parameter mapping: So I've shown you really quickly. Oh, and these controls over to the side Here. These are one parameter that you can adjust and decide which parameter you would like to be able to have. So let's say you're playing on. You want to adjust the voltage control frequency or whatever. So if you tap on that instrument and select it and then you go to the MIDI control and then for each of those Okay, so here's the digital the D one the i s e m in the phosphor. Let's take the I s e m swiped out of the swept down to where we see parameters. And over here is the list of any of I could put any of these controls over here is a quick access. So for for performance, you know, sometimes when you're playing A since you want to be a little, you know, modulated or adjusted the filter envelope, or do any of these controls I have to do is just, like tap on it and then tap Here, you see, that icon is the same green is activated. And now VCR, voltage control frequency mod amount is the parameter that we have up there to control that . This is a lot to take in 7. iPad Music: AUM Connecting apps: but I wanted to show you some of the power and why it's worth studying an instrument like a , um, to combine, since bringing in external controllers bring in special effects and because once you start noodling with this stuff, all you have to do is go appear and save it. And when you launch a, um, the next time all of those settings come back so you can just say that as the wall of CIF, for example, that's what I call this. I don't know where these names come from. They just get inspired by the sounds that you're making. Um, I should mention, of course, it's got recording capability. So here's the recorder up here. Record play back. You can also set tempo tap. You can set a meter. So if you did not want to record in 44 time see, Major, you can do a waltz here in 3/4 time. So that's important when you bring in other instruments, which may have a rhythmic element like drum machines, right beat makers. So when you want to add another instrument, obviously the big plus button over here is what you're going to choose. You're gonna choose an audio instrument. You're going to get a blank channel here. Uh, what instrument do you want? I've been showing you everything here. That's an audio unit extension. That is the modern app design that is the best standard to look for when you ever you're looking for new APS. Make sure they have a u V three audio unit extension capability. The theory earlier, an older way to connect APS within the iPad ik o sphere ecosystem was with something called I A A or interact audio. So you'll see. There's a bunch of APS that can connect through I A and a lot of them that can only connect through I A. So encourage your developer to adopt the more powerful and a U V three version for connectivity can see. That's a smaller list here of devices of of APS that will support that. So one of those, let's see what I've got here. So these air audio unit extensions. So there's a bass player, a base thing that I could program I could bring in our Melo Tron from before. I can real quickly make sure that I go to dynamics and just drop a peak limiter on there. Lower it by a couple DB. Make sure it doesn't override. Let's say I also want it driven by this keyboard and let's solo it. It's not playing the harp sound, So let's go load that in tapping on there. There we have it. And was that loud enough? May not be the right instrument choice. That's what's fun is now. You can really audition and change sounds within one screen without switching between as which is always really a mind bender and really hard to do. 8. iPad Music - Multi touch controller: when you have something and let's say you want to bring in one of my favorite APS, um, a different type of control or something called touch scraper. Well, it's only right now offering an inter app experience and really what I want from touch script touch scape. Er, is that the keyboard controller? It makes sounds as well. And when I add it basically now, it can also become a source here. You see touch scape er as a keyboard source. Okay. It's not giving me, um, much more than that. Let's say I want it to come touch Skipper to control this. I'm gonna make it in a, um, destination audio unit mix and then in touch scape er he's just the default sounds that are in here. You can change those instruments over here, and you can control it here with, uh, a, um so a main instrument, the ribbon instrument, which is down here can also be a, um, and to be so this lets you play the e minor core f sharp, minor chord. You can change those chord progressions to really cool way to composed a musical fragment with with chord progressions, and it does a lot more. I'll show you that a little bit more later. But I just want to give you a little sneak peek here. I want to see how I'm in this app. And then I have to tap this icon of the, um to switch back. That's the interact audio thing. Maybe you've experienced that with GarageBand when you've tried to use external synthesizers and garage band. Well, um, the a u m is a lot cleaner, because if you can see, I only have a, um open and touch scraper. I mean, about settings open. Okay. And a, um has all those effects and all of the sense open, so it's really a really streamline weight toe work. Plus, the digital signal processing overload happens with internap audio. A lot of APS crash. Anyways, I do like to use this touch scape, er anyone destination. And then I say, maybe touch scape or be so that'll be instrument be, and then this one will be a UEM and the ribbon controller. So those air different options from this touch scape or controller. Also, you can decide with that instrument which range of notes will go to that instrument. So for the harp, I'll say I only want things from upper end of the keyboard safe from C five to G nine 22 when those notes come from tuts caper that those notes will be played so you can see how I did that. If you go to the side of the instrument swipe, do you see the bottom here? The note range that you decide can just correspond to either a certain keyboard range of nodes, right? Or a controller like touch scape. Er, I hope you can start to see this is a lot of fun. And then if you, um you know, you get lost, you can always go back and revert. You can always start a new project. 9. iPad Music: Add an Oberheim: open up a, um, a the beginning. It just opens up really quick and really clean. It says, Would you like to reload your last session? That's what it says in the lower What would you like to start? A new project? And it doesn't overwhelm me. Just a little plus button. Let's start a new project. What would you like it to be? Audio midi. Would you like to import Audio? Are sound files. So you start maybe with an instrument. Okay, It gives you a simple channel. Let's say let's go to an audio unit extension. Let's scroll down to something like, Oh, this is cool because this, um instrument I want to show you called the O B X D. It doesn't have a keyboard, so it's one of those instruments. It has all the great sounds of of acute oven over time, right and no way to control it. So the first thing I'll do is I'll just say, Please let me attach a keyboard or let me just show you. So if you open up, it's just the instrument. You know there's nothing. There's nothing there, you see? It's that something about a, um you can resize the application window can remind me because I want to show you a triple keyboard controller and you can resize this. You can have multiple scents, multiple keys going with different controllers and really explore music creation. That's what I find is really good. When you get something really good, just go over there and record it. And then you've got a visual note of what sounds, what key were in in a really good way to build songs from that exploration. Not just an audio recording, but you get the visual a swell. That's what I like to do with the work that I do. But you can see the Obi Ex D does not have keyboards off. I had a keyboard. Now it's controlling it. Yeah, but this one doesn't the wireless keyboard, so I would need to attach that. Here we go. It remembers Theo L K L P k 25 s. So now I can audition different presets. If a tap under here that's about and you could control all of manually, it's it's really kind of like having an overtime, except that they've got beautiful patches over here. So if you want the Blade Runner. Base pad. Brass pad. Beautiful. Beautiful, rich. Sounds again, Any of these controllers, like you know, any of the filter envelopes? Any of those controls can be the parameter that we have appear for fast access. All right, get if you had an outboard midi controller. You can also sign those parameters by Midi. Yeah, so you can have all your twisting knobs out here in the real world controlling the virtual synth there. This is just a really easy way, I think, to understand how electronic music is made on the iPad and the kind of quality that you can get quite easily. 10. KB 1 Keyboard controller: I'm gonna open up a safe project. I just wanna make sure you understand. This keyboard that's built in has three controls over here. One is theory. Oh, going both ways and that simply allows you to scroll to a different register. Okay, so you can play an audition. Sounds at different parts of Cuba without having all 88 keys in there. Um, this infinite symbol will hold hold notes down as long as it's green. And then the wrench just lets you again have, um, some MIDI controls here. What channel you want. Which instruments are being controlled by it. Velocity range, etcetera. You can also see that up here, though. The midi mapping. And you can see that's a very simple midi mapping. Here. With this button, you can see which controllers in which sounds at a glance under the DSP. Of course, you've got all that extra information about hardware connections under the, uh, meeting you can decide what do you want to meet her? Do you want to meet her speakers? Do you want to meet her a bus and so on? Ok. Or a channel input. So it is having a whole bank of meters. Like on a traditional mixer. You've got one. Then you could just choose which What do you want to look at? Any given time Based on what you need Very, very intelligent design. Here you can add notes to any project for any session that you're working on. Um, I think, uh, have shown everything except for files. And so files are presets. So these air configurations I've made I've shown you the wall of CIF I've got something here called Creeps Ville Creeps Ville. What's that, Rob? Well, it's gonna load. You see, It's loading the D one now. The D one's pretty heavy, heavy coated ah synthesizer There is loading three synthesizers and it's loading a keyboard controller called the Key Bate que b one. And it's three instances of that. So three separate. So now this keyboards controlling the foster sent here, this keyboard controller is controlling the I S e. M. And this one is controlling. If I just changed key there the d one. So that's a remembering. It's a it's a preset. It's got all the things that I in that session that I explored all of the effects that I had put in and all of these keyboards are configurable to a specific key. For example, this is in the key of G minor. It should probably be Yeah, G minor. That's the relative minor to E. Major. So I can play chords over here in E major. And if I wanted to hear that, I could bring up the volume level of the I A c m so I can go 645 resolve at one. And then I could solo over it in the key of a minor and have some nice, nice little or G minor site. So those are some of the things that you could do here. Of course, you could just keep everything there in G major of their's. All the different scales major pentatonic are erratic. Uh, fridge, Ian Lydian. You name it for E lo Creon mix. A Lydian was just trying. Mix a Lydian and whatever. You set thes two again when you save it, it'll remember even all of those micro settings that you make on your keyboard controller. So this is something called K B one, and you can decide what the keyboard looks like. Whether it looks like strings whether it looks like notes. How many rows you want? It's really cool. Let me just show you for each of these that you we had our three synthesizers. And now we've got three keyboard controllers. So this one is going to control the D one. Me? Just enlarge it here by grabbing little icon down there and you can see with the keyboard layout. Um, you would have You could use a classic one. You could use a scale. Okay. Okay. So you control that here with keyboard layout. How Maney Rose. Do you want to Rose? Do you want to octaves? There could be a lot more buttons here. Yeah, so you can see I've just created now kind of Yeah, way two octaves to rose. Then I can change the key. Let's go to e flat, Low Korean. Okay. And it will remember it. Now I've done this with another one. Let's see, maybe the triple keys, K B one bop This is gonna switch to a completely different set up, but I think again I've got those same three cents the d one d I S c m in the Foss for. But now I've got setting that sounds like this from the D one. It's much more like I'm gonna create some music for movies here and now. The bell tree I've made here three rows for that preset sound on one of my synthesizers. And here's what school is like. If you want to know which one that's says it gave it a name. K B one M four. You could give it context names. You could say No, you know, actually, that's the D one. So when I look up there, I know. Look, that green. That's the audio signal that's coming from the D one. This is coming. You saw the trigger there from the SCM, so I just call that ECM pretty cool. And so I know that this one, this final one here, is going to be the foster. You can see the signal level there. And if I said everything to the same key, I can't hit a wrong note. So that's a big power tip for you there on using a controller like KB Dash one. Yes, it does cost a few bucks, but you can see how I'm unlocking the power of that purchase because I really don't know all of my notes and scales as I should. And maybe you don't either. So this is a way that gets you over that what could be a roadblock to your song compositions? 11. iPad Music - Creating Song Ideas: in this example I have loaded up the touch escape, er app to be our controller. And I want this ribbon controller to be one one of our synthesizers in a win. And I want this Ah, other synthesizer to be the instrument. A controller You know that So you can see that I've got those assigned to different parts of the touch paper and I'm playing a pattern that I programmed in to that out. That is again another extension of what touch scape Ercan dio. It could be a controller. It can also play a chord progressions and you can program beats and progressions to build song song ideas very quickly. That's how I like to just have a couple different things going here and then see what I can develop. See what comes out of a session. A creative session. A writing session thing is just over here FM player, too. It's being controlled. If we look at the set up here, I've got it on touch escape. Er a Okay, so you don't need to give it a u. N. You just give it touch scape er and we don't need this keyboard to do it So it's just going to the instrument a of the touch paper, which is on that radar screen. OK, And this is Synth one, and it's going to the ribbon controller. Okay, If I wanted to further and rich the sound, I would probably be looking at adding another, um, synthesizer or another. Yeah, something, um, that's very different sounding. I might choose something really, really crazy. Like factory. No, I'll just go with, um you know, like I like Cauldron Cauldron isn't fantastic. App from iana grabs the I'm going to sign that instrument be so it'll mix in need to lower the volume. There it is on touch scape urbi. And let's go find a preset there. I have some favorites. Like I said, I go through every app I buy and make a list of favorites here. I've named ah bunch of them after German verbs because I was studying German that winter, so it became a way. Okay, Leben, give it to me. Way You can see what that is doing with this Now If I go to the arranger, I can have it play. Ah, full quarter progression here that I programmed in Mm. - Maybe not your idea. Maybe not the sounds that you want. But while it's playing there now, I can tweak. - Well , if I say that, that probably belongs. No, it's really, really strange. Right to see. Okay, who? So it's cool to have something playing cause then you could sit there and tweak it and get the levels right. Maybe changed the parameters or the key of what you want. And that's how you can have one controller with some automation and this time using touch scape automation to control three different sound sources for three different areas of the app. I hope that's important knowledge and useful for you. 12. iPad Music - Adding Automation: So this is called Ober Touch. And here I'm using the Magellan to Magellan twos. Fantastic sounding synthesizer has amazing sequence or built in so again before I go to something like a, um, I'll often just spend a lot of time with this particular synthesizer working up patches and saving those before a further exploration later. So now if I got a touch scape, er, clearly, I have Magellan working too hot of a level there. So here, this should have some information. - So if I solo that one, you're just getting here synth one playing this court progression with this kind of random orbiting. And if I let the the sound of the overtime in this case with a fat, resonant kind of sound going on, I've got it with a even tied black hole reverb. So there's just a lot of delay on this one. Yeah, that's even tied Black Hole. So that's just a really deep sounding reverb. So that's just the overtime. So it's mixing in with sent one here and again now. Ah, hot mess it Z Justin. Extreme example. I may not actually choose that, but I will look into my favorites and Maybe there's regulations that would work better. The's air, extreme effects. I mean your style of music That may not be right or sound, right? I'm just using these is kind of an extreme example. I would prob generally what I tend to do is write more kind of cinema scores. I don't do kind of beaten, beat, making and all that. I tend to like to want to perform what I'm doing here and get some feeling a vibe going, and I'll record it. And then I will rebuild it because this can. Also, this mixture can also feed que basis on the iPad. So that means I can take this and then had these outputs down here go to input channels of Q basis into a Daw into like a multi track recording environment. 13. iPad Music - Art is a Process: But this is where song ideas start. This is where explorations happening like that sounded a little weird, Rob. It does. Sometimes that's just artist messy, right? But when you want to make sure, did you get the good stuff? And when you find something you really, really like heres something thin. You got a snapshot over here and you can recall it and say, Hey, I did some experiments that kind of strange. And then this one turned out with the triple keyboards to be pretty cool. Let's try. We're in C major here, and the the relative minor is a minor, So I'm gonna go and get that a a Olean. So that's Foster. I hope you enjoyed this exploration of the audio unit mixer. How to attach different controllers, external keyboards, different APS, the advantage of using audio unit versions of APS that control different soundscapes and the beauty of the sound quality that you can get making music with your iPad. I'm Rob Montgomery. I would be enjoyed this course way 14. Touchscaper music app : Rebecca MRI at the Smart film school in Berlin. I want to take a deep dive on a fun music creation app for your iPad called Touch scraper. And in this segment we're going to look and listen to what this fantastic instrument can do. Let me just start by opening it up and touching it. It's a really beautiful touch instrument. You do not need pencil for this. It does layered sounds. Over here are chords, G, a, D. And as I touch, I can express with a long touch. I can do a multi-touch, bring up strings, but I can change those instruments. It's what I want to show you this radar user interface. The lower notes are here. In the middle of the higher notes are up here. There's a ribbon controller you can activate on the bottom. And one on the side. You can change that. A scale or a chord. Arpeggio or run basically a mode through that chord. You can just play it like garlic and an autoharp at the very simplest way to use this app. And all of these chords that are over here are in the key of E minor. So this is the app. It doesn't cost much. The developers really responsive. I'm asked questions about the app. It's also got a lot of probability, engine type of voodoo going on behind the scenes, a lot of dark arts, of really cool music creation. And what I like to do is as I'm cutting scenes, like in luma fusion of some maybe outdoor nature scenes that I've found from travels. I'll often then switch over to this app and be inspired by the sounds that come out of it. And I just want to show you in this next segment just, just a little bit of the end result of just using an app like that. And just using the screen recording function built into your ipad so that you can combine pictures and music and come up with something really cinematic here let's look at this first example. Sunset recorded on the island of Crete in the month of March 2020, right before global lock downs took effect, we were stuck here on this deserted island. And so I'd filmed this. And then when I came back, I started to do a lot of daily just kind of note-taking with the music with this app touchscreen paper. And it came up with 24 different new melodies, themes that I'll be using in future film projects. So I'll, I'll give you a link to that URL, include them in this course as well. So you can be inspired by that as one way to use these types of moments in these types of technologies as a way to explore your inner artist and your inner musician, even if you don't know any music theory. So watch this first example from the island of Crete with video and then sounds recorded with the escape or app. And then we'll take a deep dive into these controls. 15. Sequencer: Touch scape or has an amazing built-in sequence, are now sequencer apps are dime a dozen in the iOS music role. But having it integrated into this instrument makes it something a little bit special and something that we can build upon Once we get chord progressions and instruments sorted out and we kind of know a little bit about how other performance modes work because this can auto-generate basically dance tracks for you. And it's a lot of fun. So let's dig in here. And this is now where we will bring up that chord Looper. So now you know that instrument, this controller that I said, it's probably good idea just to hide away at first until you get to an understanding of some of the other controls. Now we're going to bring it to the forward. And I'm going to show you here that these buttons on the outside, these icons here, there's an arranger, there's the player. And now I can have other instruments that I control on the radar and with the ribbon controller. Right, so that can play against that. Start and stop there. So that's just with that lower left button there. Start and stop to a beat. What it's going to be playing as the sequence that you program here and here. Okay, now I'm just using some basic synth sounds and a little bit of percussion, but you basically have drums, percussion, synth, and touch. And the way I programming is I use this top left button. I found that this was a really intuitive way to get into this. And it looks like I've thrown a bunch of Yahtzee dice here, some six-sided dice into some of the cells here. So if you're familiar with like 16 step sequencer, some of these things might be familiar to you like a bass drum, a kick, a clap, hi-hat, symbols, things like that. And you can basically look at several different patterns that you can program here. And like with the synthesisers on patch number three, for example, I've just randomly just touched some of those places. Unbelievable. Now that the thing about the numbers one through six of the dyes, basically this is going to feed information into what the developer calls a probability engine. So it creates a certain amount of randomness, musically oriented randomness, with six being the least likely to be a variation each time the pattern changes and everywhere in between different numbers. So if you experiment with that, you'll see like someone pattern number three, I've got since and then I've got some percussion here. And no drums. Okay. I'm going to turn off the court a little bit so we can just focus on just as sequencer. And you see for each of those Sounds like for percussion, I can change the instrument that's being used to play it back. So I can use an 808909 Olin drum machine, a DMX SDS or seven to seven. So these are like famous sounding drum machines. And see with your pattern, you can audition it. Here. It's a different drum sound altogether. Here's a lynn drum, very famous AND sound hit right there and then snare drum. So EDM. And the same with the synthesizer. So using the built-in instruments, you can make it sound like an OPEX or an SEM, which is another over-hyped product, minima OK. And so, so how did we get o? And then you can have the rainbows show up for the touches. Pretty nice touch. So how did we get started making our own pattern? Let's stop this pattern. And let's clear this out. Ok. So declare this out. I'm just going to just pick a new key to play in. Let's say, let's do something and F-Major. And now that sequencer is cleared out, okay? So you could have just chosen another preset number, 12345 all the way up to ten. But I'd just like to keep things a little bit fresh here, and now we're in the key of F major. Let's start with a percussion or a drumbeat, right? Let's say a bass drum. I played that. It'll play a bass drum. Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum. It's got a little bit of a push to it. So this will be definitely kind of a dance oriented beat. That's enough for a simple pattern. Now I can build on maybe a synth part over that. Here's what I do. I just kinda randomly touch. If you don't like that since sound, you can go with an OPEX. Maybe the SEM sounds a little fatter. And then with percussion I could add maybe. You can see there's a cloud, there's a rim shot. You can spend more time putting these in the right spots, but you can see through real rhythmically oriented. So that can be pattern number one on our sequencer. And I can make that go away and perform over it. Beautiful like we already have talked about. But there's more we can do. And that is with the touch. So I'm gonna go back in and now I'm going to go from drums, percussion, sands, and to touch. Now touch, you can imagine, will give us some. As it plays those chord progressions, it'll cycle through it, a loop through. So now it's just giving us an F major field. Yeah. And I've I wanted to start and stop it. I can just use that court looper button on the bottom left corner. And what's cool is that these touch instruments that I'm using here in the radar and in the ribbons day can be different instruments. So I can set those instruments here. You can even create your own instrument. So here I can use dark strings for voice, Hey, analog brass for voice be. And I've called that Rob acts ROM OPEX basically. And now those sounds go onto those controllers and these touch sounds, I can also change the sonic characteristic of so you can see right, its orbit is selected right now. But I could do that to swells or chords. And let's hear what that sounds like. They're swells. And look, I want you to have some fun with the sequencer. I just showed you how to get started with it. So have fun. 16. Music opener: Hello and welcome to this course in creating music with your iPad. Not just any music, but like cinema score quality music. I want you to look at the apps that I use, primarily with my iPad. They're all on one screen. I have a second screen here for some special effects by things that are Lesser Used. I'd like to have my main tools, my palate, if you will, of different sounds of synthesisers like profits and mini Montagues and over-hyped and things that would have caused DDO tens of thousands of dollars back in the eighties, right here at my fingertips, dx 7's. Couple free apps you should grab synth, one from digital audio kit. Beautiful sounding synthesizer. Grab it, it's free. Grabbed the figure app. It's free. And you can do some nice patterns and write some, some nice little themes within a key very quickly. Then I would recommend getting the touch escape or AP. And that's why I'm gonna kick this course off now with this new segment on the touchscreen labor, because I'm finding that I absolutely love this app. It's my go-to for coming up with new sounds, for scoring any of my new videos and films that I've been producing or as I travel the world. So I hope that you enjoy this first segment on the touch scape or there's a lot more to come. I'm Rama Camry. Welcome to the smart Film School. 17. Music Closer: Well, I hope you enjoyed this little quick tour of the amazing touch escape or AP, I guess that I've only been playing with it for about six or eight weeks. But it is really growing on me. It's kind of my go-to app for coming up with an original music and I hope that you enjoy it. That's why I put it here at the beginning of my course for iPad music. And, you know, I play with all of these instruments that you see here, touch scape or GarageBand. But oftentimes it'll start just by picking an individual synth because I want to explore some of the presets and tweak them, you know? So I might have a Mellotron or a mini MOG or a Jupiter aid or an over-hyped or chord poly six, or a profit, you know? So it's also kind of the pursuit of sounds of the seventies and eighties that I grew up with. Cool organ sounds there with Galileo too. And so this is my steel. This by these apps, you won't not be disappointed. This is my prime collection. And that's what I like to teach here is how to make, you can make your own original music using a nice little you don't need all of these, of course, you can just get by with a couple. You can just use GarageBand. And that's what I show in my masterclass on this, how to use free apps like figure and garage bands. So i am Rama crummy. This is the smart film school and I hope you're having fun making music with me. 18. Instruments: Hey Rama coming here. I had the smart Film School and we just had a nice little dive into some preliminary chord progression Building, which is one of the really strong features of this app. What are the other really strong features of it is the way that it can layer instruments. Let's go back to the top right corner and touch that folder icon, and then tap to tap goes to instrument. And now you can hear an audition with the first touch, different sounds. And you can favorite them with a star. That's what I do. What I find is when I'm writing new music, I'm either inspired often by first exploration of just hey, I'm looking for a new town, a new sound, who brings a new move and you're feeling it. So I'll start off with instruments. And then, or I'll start with a key. I'll just disappear into sound like I don't know that any of the Renaissance and the major before. And just see if that inspires you. And then you just kind of switch between both as a OK, what's a good sound for B major? Maybe that one. And then you're on your own, and then you're on your own. But that basically starts you off. So we're gonna say that instrument. And then with a scene of we can make a new scene here with that instrument. Let's say, Yeah, we want B major. Just because we just said that out loud. Say B major would say use that CTE. And now we've got our first chord in B major with the sound. I can just say generate courts. There's a tab down there for generate chords. And all your current chords except B will be replaced. And it will use the B major scale. So now we've got B major nicely done. And then when we want to add some variety, will definitely use this court export. Oh, by the way, I just need to pause 1 second. If this thing gets in your way, you can make it toggle a bubble so the, I don't have to keep them keep moving it out of the way. This is a nice little thing. By the way, you can switch between chords. Chord regressor. It'll do that for you if you want. But if you tap on the gear icon and you say show the cord looper button. That's what this little thing is called. This looks like a little drum with a does a quarterly per buttons down in the bottom left down here. Now I can make it go away. I'm just focusing here on, on chord progressions and instruments. That's my foundation. This thing is great for when you want to do some automation, okay? You want to have it do chain sequencing, Okay, so that's later stage stuff. When you're starting out and you just want to be able to play the instrument and have it inspire you for a certain feeling of pace and mood. And now we can, oh, I forgot to tell you that there's a little button over here on the court. Explore that as a key. And if you tap on it, it will basically show you more chords. Chords that, especially in that outer ring, only have one note in common with your Root chord. And these can sometimes be like bridge courts. As you modulate, it still brings you home, but they're at the outer, outer edge of what will work in your key. And so they're nice way when you're looking for that little bit of spice, you want to switch it up, turn off the key symbol there, and explore some chords in that outer ring. Okay, so there's a power tip for you there. Okay, so this, now we're in B major. If I want to save this, I can now give this a name. I can say this is gonna do by default the date and time. But we'll just call this B major Bob. Yeah, just to give it a unique name, you can call it wherever you want. And now I can sit there and to add some scales to any of those, make them look, see if I can find anything. Might be more interesting. The suggestions for interesting, I really interesting. It says the Dorian mode here might be more interesting. I kind of agree. It's so much fun. And then you just save, just overwrite B major Bob. Other is advanced work you can do. So if you really wanted to dial into the behind the scenes here with which scale nodes will be used from D-sharp Dorian minor to build that. You can do that and you can add that chord to the chord looper, which was that thing I disabled. So that's where you do that is under Advanced. Chord looper is advanced stuff. So don't, don't worry about that right now. You can do so much. Once you get the screen cleared and clutter-free away. Tap on the bottom left there you've got a lower ribbon. And that's a different instrument than then our main. And then where we control that is under the gear icon, the keyboard instrument right here, we can say we would like that to be, let's say swirly sweep. Set as a ribbon instrument? Yes. So I have two different sounds to different layers playing off of each other. And that can give me some richness. This little button right here, this three dots straight up and down, and then three dots and an angle. It's going to change this ribbon instrument. When it does, it's going to play all the notes in that scale for that chord, which we know for the G sharp minor is going to be Dorian. But if we play with it straight up and down is just going to play just the notes in that chord. And we'll scale. So you can kinda little flourish, so little, little way to improvise around that. Never hit a wrong note. How fun is that? Okay, so now we're ready to, again, when we pull this up, we're ready to explore. Once we pull this up, get some swells. If you go to the left and go to the left, go to the right and go to the, and here's what's called these two buttons on the bottom right. Let's explore that for a minute. So I'm going to start with a chord here. And I'm going to tap the icon with the finger and little halo on it. And that's going to hold that. So now I'm hands-free, but it's holding that note. And if I tap the world icon or the little nucleus of the atom, you hear it, it's starting to randomly orbit each of those touches. So that kinda gives me a base. And then I can change just by tapping on the court. But going up the major scale, DCI switch to a new pattern, I held it with a longer extension. It's an animated just again with the orbit that as much as you'd like. And then just tap off of those icons. Satisfying, resolved too. Piece. So again, I like to do these and often before I'll start, I'll just swipe from the top right and start a new screen recording. And then I'll play around 15-20 minutes and then stop that. And then I have a visual note, as well as great sound quality of the courts that I was playing. Instruments I've used. That I can reference later because I may not, I mean, I rarely I'll use that just straight as it performance. Sometimes you get lucky. You don't wanna do anything. But if you want to have those as noticed, like Scratch tapes are high-quality, the note-taking is incredible because you've got all the chords, you know, the scales. If you, if you've saved it as a scene, it will have all the information that you can reference when you go and build a song on your computer or in the iPad using other software. So it's really powerful as a composition tool. Now, if you want to change the mix of those levels of those instruments, will tap up on the icon and the speaker. You can see that the main instrument volume and the ribbon instrument volume, as well as the master output. Now, what I do is I always on my synthesisers on iPad, always bring the master output down a little bit. I noticed sometimes when I do screen recordings you'll get distorted so there's a power tip for you there. And then just save those and start exploring. So why don't you do that, make that kind of your first self assignment here, just kinda get the screen to looking where I've got it right now. Where the court looper button is hidden away down there. Remember you get that from the settings quarter looper button. You can toggle that. Pick a note, Build a key, build a new scene. Explore an instrument that you like as a main instrument. Then change the one for the Ribbon. Remember the main instrument is changed up here under the folder instruments. And then the ribbon codec instrument is changed over here under the settings. And then this one, you have to choose it and then you have to say set ribbon instrument and yes, so it's like a few more presses, but they're from the same list. So as you start to get familiar with the sounds of the different instruments, you'll be able to quickly get it there from the ribbon instrument. Happy composing. And I'll see you in the next segment. We will talk about using this app to control other synthesisers on your iPad to get even more rich and complex original sounds. Okay. 19. Chord explorer: There are so many different ways to use touch escape or as an Performance instrument as a compositional tool. I want to just take you back to the beginning here. And when you first open it up, you're gonna have to agree to be in a certain musical key, like a, B, C, D, E, F, G, or a minor variation of those. So let's understand that that's all controlled. On the top right corner there's a folder there that has instruments which changed the sounds that you're using. And we'll do that in another segment. Let's just focus on the chord progressions and the keys that you can choose. There's already a lot preloaded and then of course you can customize these. So if we say we want to be in E minor, we're going to use the natural minor scale for that as a default. And if you edit that, you'll see these are the coordinate is going to put in a minor, B minor, C, d, and of course E minor. And then for each of these chords, you can then further designate a modal scale for how the instrument will choose notes to use. And that's what brings such rich variety to the sounds that in this instrument. So here I am in the Dorian mode on a minor, but if I wanted to change that, I can make that the melodic minor, the Phrygian. Maybe I'll just choose the double harmonic minor for that. Whenever that court has played, it'll use that scale. For the B minor. C. It gives you a suggestion of, hey, that might be a Mixolydian, might be a more interesting model. We'll give it an audition. You got nothing to lose here. You're not going to be able to play a wrong note in this app. You're just going to be able to play either really interesting ones, less interesting ones. And some of that has to do with how you set some of these things and end your exploration for your songs. It can also suggest a chord for you. If you wanted to add a core to your list. Like say you wanted to play a Jesus for what you may not know that Jesus four comes from the relative major of D minor, which is G major. You don't have to know that the app knows that for you. So it's, it's pulling chords here. You can add your port core progression that like professional composers now they know, hey, there's some, I can borrow chords from a relative major and I can move beyond these, these tonic constructions and I can get more richer compositions. You know, go to an all parallel mood for something like building a bridge or counterpoint in a melody. So Jesus, for It sounds great. I just made a good case for it. It's now added. And one other thing while you're here, check out this circle with the four slashes on each quadrants like a compass. But on the east it's got a little arrow. And what this is is a chord explorer. So as we're here with Jesus, for a chord borrowed from that relative major. I know I've gone way over your head, but I'm just letting you know that there's no, really no wrong way to use this app to try and find interesting chord progressions as you want to write original music. Audition knows just by tapping. And I like to keep this open. And in fact, I'm going to show you in my next example how I've used this, even though it's not meant as a performance component of the app, I use it to write, so there's no wrong way to write music when you're, and this is a beautiful way to do it. Basically, what you're looking at here are concentric rings. Here. In the middle is your coordinate. You selected Jesus for or D. Let's go back to Jesus for and then right here, CSS2, it's, it's in the ring with three plus. Now three plus means there are three or more notes that are common between those two chords. Ma, Yeah. And that in the ring of two means that Jesus, for, for example, an, a minor seven, F two notes in common. Okay? So they're gonna, they're gonna play nicely together. And then notes that have one courts that have one note in common, like Je sus four. But that one note in common gives us that bridge between the relative major and the minor key miners are key, G is our relative major. And here I'm looking at CT with g set G, G major and a Jesus 4G sustained for, let's go to E minor and see what some of the core choices are. You can see that Jesus fours on the outer ring. But the ones that are closer, I'm going to be like a C Major seven, C6, p sub four. And he's just have different colors. And so you don't have fingers, chords, and a guitar, piano, any other instrument. You can just use your beautiful progression and change those chords and the sequence of those chords over on that strip on the left. You could do something like I'm going to show you right now. 20. MIDI : Wouldn't it be cool if you could use the touch escape or app to control other instruments on your iPad. We can do that using the midi control. And this is one of the new features that the developer Rob Jackson has added to this amazing app. So let's take a look at the sounds that he's already put in here. A pretty impressive. But there's nothing like this. A sequence to overtime that's just melting down and you're going to have some control over like change the resonance. There. Were back in the late seventies. This is my home, sweet home. And now I can connect that great sounding synth app to touch scape or using the midi controls. So that is the icon here on the top with that looks like a mini plug with its pins. And you can set you can already see that the artery area I, C M, that's the SEM is the name of that overtime synthesizer. So it was like before the OPEX and it'll be x a, it was a modular. So that's what that m means on that I imagined modular. Anyhow, there it is. So I can set that as instrument a. Now of course you have to make sure that you've got background audio set on your synth app and that the mid-90s enabled. But that's easy to find it in the press. And if you've done this before with other apps, works the same way. So now I can mix them. Maybe that's interstellar Oregon, but I could change that to this is the ribbon instrument by the way, I changed that to Big Bad Bob, for example, set that as the ribbon instrument. Now I can play that against the I can still use the whole function and the orbit function can change key, keys, I can change chords, and I can then mix that instrument level here. But this did not change that midi level. So to do that, you're going to have to do that at the master instrument, and that's what I do. So the output level here on the top right, bring that down so that it'll mix better over here. So that's cool because this instrument does not allow you to play in a specific key or a specific scale mode. But combined with the touchscreen, where you get that capability, let's audition a couple other synthesisers, as you can see, here's my collection. These are my primes. So I've got my over-hyped, I've got my mini Moog, I've got my poly six, I've got my, I've got my Jupiter cauldron is a really cool one. Cauldron gives you sounds like like this. And actually here under my favorites, I have several of these, like Lebanon or volun. Yeah, these are all presets named after a German verbs because when I got this app, I was also studying a2 level German every night. So it was just a way to keep it on my mind and give them unique sounds. These unique sounds I was making in finding specifically as a collection that I used on an award-winning movie called all of life, which was the soundtrack was all from this synthesizer. So now I can take that synthesizer today and I can attach it to touch escape and I can do more with it. Yeah, that's the idea. Another one that I like to use that gives a rhythmic element is sent one. Now sent one is a free app. So what are you waiting for? Go grab it. It's amazing. It's like having the great special effects kind of synthesizer. It also does things like micro tunings. So now you can sequencers sonata can have a sequence to arpeggiated line. I can assign it to a specific micro tuning scale. And now I'm getting off the radar, but let's go back to the radar and try to attach that to touch escape. Now, if your audio starts to crap out a little bit, you can try using a newer ipad. This is an original iPad province from 2016. But it's pretty cool. It could just be that the by and needs to come down with it. Or it's got that noise as part of its character. And anyways, that's a pretty disturbing soundscape for probably the tense moment in the film. When you want things to sound like they're breaking a little bit at the end. That's midi, and that's what you can start to explore. Two is assigned to different controllers in different instruments. You come up with some interesting, an interesting examples. Here's another one. I'll send you out with this segments so you can get inspired. And if you wait until the end, you'll see which of these synthesizers and which presets I used. Enjoy. Yeah. 21. BONUS Music for a timelapse scene.: Sometimes when you're editing a time-lapse sequence like this shots from Greece. You want to put the right music to it. And sometimes you just can't find the right music or you don't own the rights to it. So why don't you make your own? Here is my palette of synthesisers on the iPad. And today I want to show you something called Magellan too. It's a really incredibly rich sounding synthesizer. It really does a lot of the classic analog styles and it's not playing samples, it's actually generating all of those tones, just like it was a 19 seventies or 19 eighties synthesisers setup with full add ons like reverbs and sequencers, not just eight note or 16 note sequencers. Sequencers can basically play notes for you. You see it cycles through d2, e2, F. Those are different note values, you know, d2. So there's different ways to automatically create kind of a rhythmic soundtrack that would go with the time-lapse. And so looking for synthesisers that already have really cool sequencers and of, and great sounds like Magellan. To, even without the sequencer, it's got an arpeggiator and that's the AARP button down here, right about the D2. You see there's a little red light. Arp means arpeggiator. And we can even turn that off and you can hear what the raw sound like. Let me just audition a couple other sounds as I play with synthesisers, I'd like to make my own Presets given my own names and saved me in my own library. That tip for you so you can find your stuff sounds really obvious. But these things come with hundreds of presets and alive remember They could, but then you start to make tweaks and you want to be able to save those. Try the arpeggiator and go to legato. There. Sounds like something underwater. Yeah. Look at how I'm sliding up and down the keys here and it changes the sound. This new Magellan too, it's a newer synthesizer at, there's just trying to get more advanced expressive controls. Anyways, when you find something you like, whether it's dance machine. Dance machine may not sound like a dance machine until you add maybe the arpeggiator. And you play a little melody. Or you try the sequencer SEQ up at the top there. And let's just try. It's playing. That's definitely more of a Berlin kind of sound right there. And basically you can control the speed of that. And on those sequencer controls, you can just slide different notes there. And it'll play that now. Pretty cool. And if you like that, you can save that. Or you can clear that pattern. Basically you could just, it'll remember it, it'll save it automatically. But let's say you want to copy that pattern and make a variation, and then be able to cycle through all I'm going to copy and paste it to number five. And then I might make a few note variations here just to mix it up a little bit. And now when I play my sequence, you can really have some variations as you, maybe you're just laying down a bed track and you're going to write over it. Or you just want something that just goes, drops right in and works perfectly with a timelapse. And I'm gonna switch back to my hot mess to show you that. Now I've got my sequencer, I've still got the conjurer. There are many different sequences that are in here. And you can just kind of experiment with those. And this is just kind of cool that you can play the sequence and then kind of ad lib over it. So that's exactly what I'm gonna do here. And what's cool is I can just record that using the tape machine function built in. I can just go to record, go back to my synthesizer sequencer. And I do that until I get something I like. And then I can go to that recording and I can rename it. I'll call it. Well, that's all right. And I hit return. They notice there's a little bug there where you couldn't see the the letters but it's okay. I was just typing on the iPad keyboard and hit return and it saved it. And you can see it's called. All right. All right. Is in the recordings. And so if I wanted to play that back, I can play that back. And I could export it. I could email it, I could send it to audio copy app, which is a free app, or I could send it to the files directory. And then when you go into files, you'll see on your iPad, all of your apps. And then in Magellan to wreck folder, we'll see I saved, all right, it put it right to the root folder of Magellan too. But you really don't need to even export it because if you go into the rec, which is short for recordings, you'll see all the recordings there. And from there you can bring them right into luma fusion. You bring the final cut, any video editing program and put it together with your time-lapse. So that's what we'll do. We'll just select one. This one called flute loops is pretty good. And I'll share it and AirDrop it right over to luma fusion or to my Mac Mini. Okay? And then I can bring it right here in to the final cut pro program and you can see how it works. So that's an easy way. Now the app's not free, but it's totally worth it. It's a few bucks, but like a few thousand bucks worth of sound quality. There are some free apps that I can tell you about, but they just don't have those full functions. But one that's a lot of fun is one that's called audio kit, synth one. So definitely check that one out. It's a free one. It's open source. And so it has a lot of sounds like a dx seven would have. And again, they, these guys put in a lot of love. They put in a lot of free presets there. And what I do is I go in and make my favorites and I found a lot to like there. And then I've also written some, some soundtracks. Really rich sounding stuff there with this app. And it also has the sequencers little harder fund. There's different tunings you can use. And then you can also get a nice basic synth, 16 steps, this sequencer and this one works kind of instead of the actual note values, this is kind of interval based. And then based on the tuning you've got, you sit, the sequencer will step to al the way 16 steps I'm playing the sequence are not the arpeggiator. And here we go. And you can make that. See it's putting other rhythmic element there, boom, boom, boom, boom. When I speeded it up there, go them, them, them. So it's a lot of fun to experiment with these when you get something in like just record it. And then you can either make it as a loop sample or you can bring it right into mixing program, into the audio tracks region of your favorite video editor. This is aipac and that belief that I can get these rich sounding synthesizers with something like this. It's incredible.