Figure for iOS

Came across a music loop creation app called Figure. Had a lot of fun messing around with it and was able to create some pretty neat beats. It’s a pretty simple set-up, with a track for drums, bass and lead. You can can create 1, 2, 4 or 8 bar loops, choosing your tempo and key. After you lay down your tracks you can make additional audio tweaks and adjust the volume of the tracks in the mix. When you’re all done you can save your file and/or share it via e-mail, iTunes, AudioCopy file or SoundCloud. I put my mix up on Sound Cloud.

Take a listen:


Video Games and Classical Music

Having grown up playing video games, it is always interesting to see how different aspects of the “art” have grown. I heard an NPR broadcast on video games music being interpreted into more classical themes. I enjoyed it so much that I ended up purchasing the music album that was being discussed. Hearing the Tetris theme performed by a string quartet is pretty amazing.

Pixar in Concert

Saw “Pixar in Concert” at the Hollywood Bowl. What an amazing concert to listen to as well as see. During the musical performance by the LA Phil different clips from the movies were projected on to big screens throughout the the Hollywood Bowl. Hope I can get to another event at the bowl again sometime soon.