I feel like I’m running a bit out of steam with using SoundGrid as a jumping off point for musical microblogging. Perhaps the thing to do is to learn how to use the app for real.
Anyway, here’s Grid Number 8.
On top of the SoundGrid noises, I added one “lunar strings” part in GarageBand, along with two guitar tracks. For the solo part, I used the “Jazz Club” effect settings. “Dreamy Texture” was what I put on the other one.
I composed this on the Circulator bus – the red one on the left in the photo above – on my way to work this morning. Then I gave it a listen on the Metro, during my evening commute home, and uploaded it to SoundCloud whilst walking down the street.
Here’s Grid #6, with a couple of tracks layered on in GarageBand: two bass parts one guitar part, one piano part, and one recording that I made while riding up the escalator out of a Metro station.
On top of the SoundGrid track, I layered on GarageBand’s “Wave Bass” effect. I also made use of the “Filter Bass” and “Seventies Bass” effects on the bass tracks, along with the “Lowdown Blues” set up for the guitar part.
This is a bit of a better outing with SoundGrid, I think.
The way this happened: first, I recorded 20 seconds using the SoundGrid app. Then, like last night, I pulled it into GarageBand, only this time I tricked out the MP3 file with a GarageBand delay effect. Then I layered on the GarageBand sounds, including some Jazz Organ and one of my favorites, Lunar Strings.
This morning, SoundCloud sent out a tweet touting its integration with SoundGrid, an iPhone app that lets you create music. Well, I got all excited and dropped three bucks for the app. Then on the bus, I fiddled around.
Let’s just say I have a long way to go with all this. Here’s the bus fiddling (the higher pitched noise) with some GarageBand flailing layered on top. I can’t wait until I can start plugging my guitar into the computer again.