Kantele

Sampling Kantele – the Finnish national instrument. Samples loaded to Patterning app on iPad.

Puppets

Recycling my own samples. The cello sample released last week inserted to my first totally on iPad produced piece. Electric cello and bass were recorded to Cubasis2. Drums designed with Patterning app. Also used Amazingnoises Dedalus and Moebius Labs apps to mold the tracks to this piece. Recorded and mixed in Cubasis. Mastered with Final Touch app from Positive Grid.

iPad Screen video capture

iOS 11 brings us a new Record button to Control Center. The new function enables you to record screen to a video file which can then be edited in video editing programs. The new beta of iOS 11 was installed on iPad Pro to test this function. This post covers the screen capture of a Cubasis project. Cubasis is a digital audio workstation program for iPad made by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. The video will be processed in Pinnacle Studio Pro and posted on YouTube and Instagram. Obviously you can apply these instructions to other programs on iPad.

As an example I made a project in Cubasis in 44.1 kHz/16 bit configuration. Pulled up some drums and recorded two bass tracks on top.

Instructions how to make the video:

Record the video by pressing the new Record button in Control Center. The Record button will start blinking with red Color. Now play Cubasis project through.

After stopping Cubasis stop screen recording by pressing the Record button again. The recorded video will be saved in Photos folder.

To get stereo audio for the video we will have to make a mixdown from Cubasis.

To make a Mixdown: Media -> Mixdown -> Create Mixdown -> Choose WAV

Choose the new file -> Share -> Share to Pinnacle Pro

In Pinnacle align the WAV file in correct place according to the video and choose to Share Movie to Photos.

Choose next values for sharing:

Now the video can be published on YouTube and Instagram. Since the iPad Instagram app is not able to publish stereo sound on videos it must be sent to a phone and published from there.

This is the finished video In YouTube:

Mixing “Out of the Dark Zone”

Eenie, meenie, miney mo… What’s the best compressor for this? Speed-mixing the next masterpiece 😉 If you don’t believe it yourself, no one else will! “Out Of the Dark zone” is a song for the spring. For the clear and crisp mornings of April giving the promise of the summer in front of us.