New Echoes

April 28, 2016 10:16 PM

Draft of a song recorded on the somewhat miraculous/blasphemous iPhone app "Music Memos" (which automatically recorded the bass and drums).

Lover don't leave me behind.
Go on and bring in that free sign
Off the road;
All my love
Is still inside

She moved out last weekend.
And I hadn't thought about what an
Apartment meant apart from
Her love.

posted by Corduroy (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Huh! Interesting idea for an app. The bass is pretty convincing! I'm not nuts about how randomly the drums are assigned but it's impressive technology nonetheless. Would love to just hear a raw, drum-less/bass-less acoustic track, the song is well-written & would stand on its own just fine, I suspect!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 7:41 AM on April 29, 2016

what a weird app. nice song, though.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:26 AM on April 29, 2016

Yeah, it's impressive technology but a bit hit or miss (I am also so a-rhythmic in my guitar playing that I can hardly expect this app to be able to keep pace). It's definitely meant for mapping out a song rather than recording one. I think the notation aspect is the coolest feature. It also has a space for notes on tuning and capo usage, so it's great for keeping track of song sketches.

Thanks for the feedback!
posted by Corduroy at 12:08 PM on April 29, 2016

"Apart-ment" as a departure - brilliant. So the app only records 1:50 of a song? Blasphemy, indeed! To be honest, I think anything that makes it simpler for people to create their own music is positive.
posted by AppleSeed at 4:21 AM on April 30, 2016

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