Music Producer uses iPad Apps Extensively on Two Charity Releases
In 2010, music producer Freematik made an international splash with iMatik, an album made entirely using iPhone apps. Now he returns with two projects, one made completely with iPad apps, and another which combines iPad apps with traditional production. Both of them being released with the intention of raising money for charity.
Freematik is a music producer who works mainly with underground rap artists in the Bay Area. His production skills can be heard on a variety of songs and mixtapes and he also produces his own albums which are available to download at his website .
“Where the Wild Things At?” is a nearly 10-minute long instrumental electronic jam, covering various electonic genres, Freematik calls it an “iPad Journey” since it meanders through a number of different moods and textures. You can get for $1 per download at bay2africa.org/music. 100% of the sales go directly to Bay2Africa, a new charity which uses Bay Area music to raise money for a variety of African charities.
The 13-track album is similarly called “Where the Wild Things Is” (the titles are a nod to Maurice Sendak, the legendary children’s book writer who passed away in 2012) and is available for $5 with 50% of proceeds going to the Bay2Africa charity.
While Freematik has owned an iPad since the first release, he was at first disappointed by a lack of “truly excellent” apps.
As Freematik states:
“At first when the iPad came out, there were a lot of good music apps, and just playing with them was a lot of fun. But at the time you could not copy and paste audio, sync apps, run multiple apps simultaneously, etc.
Plus the truly great sounding apps were missing, such as the Korg and Moog apps, at first it basically just felt like a big iPhone, so I gave up on really trying to do music seriously with it. The games started getting good, and that’s what I really used it for at first. But now, music apps have truly grown up, apps like Tabletop and Garageband, and many others, really are limitless in their potential.
I didn’t scratch the surface of what you can do with this device, but I’m excited to do what people are doing with these things in 5 or more years!”