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iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:05 am

Easy all. I just put together a quick video on using iOS apps - KOALA and AUM (plus a handful of plugins) - for beatmaking. Hopefully for anyone interested in checking these kinds of apps out it's of some value/interest:

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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:03 pm

PeteSasqwax wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:05 am
Easy all. I just put together a quick video on using iOS apps - KOALA and AUM (plus a handful of plugins) - for beatmaking. Hopefully for anyone interested in checking these kinds of apps out it's of some value/interest:
Hey this is great man!! Thanks for putting this together, I will certainly be trying Koala again thanks to you.

I had posted about it awhile back, but I was having trouble figuring out how to load samples and stuff, I wish Apple didn't make it so hard to manage files on the iPad. Between this and Madlib saying he produced Bandana entirely on an iPad it's making me want to dig into this a bit more (I heard he might be using iMPC Pro 2).

Anyway, nice vid I'm sure this will come in handy for many people! :salute:
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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:20 am

Ah, sorry man, I didn't see the earlier post or I would have added my video to that. Thanks for watching - it's without doubt my favourite app and my go-to method of making music - really powerful but really easy to use at the same time, which makes it the perfect choice for me. I'm doing a follow-up about in-app resampling that I'll get uploaded in the next few days. I love using AUM like I did in this video, but with resampling and sequencing there's no reason people can't do everything within the app itself.
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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:00 pm

No need to be sorry!! I look forward to the next video, I am subscribed to your channel now :)
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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:17 am

Thanks a load! I've no idea how regular I'll be able to post videos but I had some time yesterday so made a follow-up to the first one:

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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:36 am

Video 3 is now up to celebrate the 8 new effects that came in with the latest update (yesterday)



There's also re-resampling tricks and a few techniques I like to use to switch things up even when using quantization on the beats
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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:23 am

For anyone following the YouTube videos, number 4 is now live (although you'll know that already if you have joined the Beat Cult ;) ).

In previous videos I've taken the beat through sampling, creation & effects, and this one looks at performance/final stages, which more or less wraps things up for this particular beat.

The next videos will look at different approaches incorporating more external elements, plus a whole host of other things (both within Koala and outside it). I haven't decided if the next one will start to look at ambient productions - I'll look to record it on Friday, probably - but, even if it transpires that something else happens first, ambient Koala videos won't be far away.

Thank you for anyone watching - I hope these videos are of some benefit.

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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:41 am

My latest KOALA video doesn't actually feature KOALA at all...

One of my subscribers asked where I get the sounds I use within KOALA so I made a video to demonstrate it. If you use any kind of sampling at all, hopefully you might get something interesting out of it.

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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:48 am

Exactly! Don't get hung up on what other producers use but at the same time don't overlook the power of that iOS device in your pocket...
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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:05 am

The latest BEAT CULT video is up now and features ONLY the sounds I made using the PSS-450 keyboard in the last video.

Yep - everything in there is from a £5 keyboard, including the beats!



The video is a real time beat making session - no "here's something I did earlier" stuff, just me and Koala plus a bunch of sounds I made with a cheap keyboard. If you want to know how I use Koala - THIS is how I use Koala.
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Re: iOS beats (Koala/AUM)

Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:30 am

New BEAT CULT content: - socialising everyone's favourite antipodean arboreal herbivorous marsupial...

To put it another way: recording apps directly into KOALA / processing KOALA sounds using external plugins.

Have at it!

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