iphone,ipad & apps

The instruments we use changes the way we play. The track was recorded and played live directly on the iPad using Orphion’s “3rds Matrix” grid.

The natural position of my right hand touches A4 and A#4. The natural position of my left hand touches F4 and D4. By shifting my hands a note to the left and to the top right, I get RH: F4 F#4 LH: C#4 A#3 and then RH: A#4 B4 LH: F#4 D#4.

The whole song are essentially repeated notes of the following
1L: D4 F4 1R: A4 A#4
2L: A#3 C#4 2R: F4 F#4
3L: D#4 F#4 3R: A#4 B4

I don't know what key these are in. I just play. And so while as a classically trained pianist I am conscious of the notes and key signature when I play on a conventional keyboard, Orphion’s seemingly illogical layout renders some nice experimental results which I enjoy.

I use the in-app recorder to record my live playing which I then email myself as an M4A file. The file is then placed into Ableton Live where I manually wrap my human-playing into something which sounds somewhat on time — though obviously the nice rubato are lost. I will work on getting something that is less machine like perhaps.

Then I layered some repeated tracks, and added some ping pong to the piece to give it some nuance together with some Lexicon reverb goodness. Mastered with Ozone 5 and voila.

24-bit 48kHz WAV download:
SML SoundCloud: sml8.it/ToyppS

Album: Bits + Pieces
Video: H264 MP4, 1920x1080, 24fps, Progressive, 8 Mbps
Audio: AAC, 320 kbps, 48 kHz, Stereo
Length: 1 min 43 sec
Size: 14 MB
License: CCBY: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Date: 2012-12-29 (recorded) 2012-12-29 (processed)
Music: See-ming Lee 李思明, SML Music
Media Production: SML Universe
Copyright: CCBY 2012 See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Music / SML Universe Limited

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