First Ever Studio-Produced iPhone Track Hits YouTube

At long last the first studio-produced iPhone track is here. The 4-minute track, a remake of Urban Species and Imogen Heap's 'Blanket', was recorded using 24 different iPhone app instruments.

At long last the first studio-produced iPhone track is here. The 4-minute track, a remake of Urban Species and Imogen Heap’s ‘Blanket’, was recorded using 24 different iPhone app instruments.

Sure, lots of people have created music with iPhones, iPods and iPads, such as the iPad-only Christmas Carol that went viral over the holiday season. However, the description on the video for this latest iPhone track purports that it is the first record of a studio-produced track being created entirely with iPhones. YouTuber’s Ilan Dorot and Sivan Porat, aka IlanSipo, write, “Sure, there were quite a few attempts at creating music with an iPhone, but to my (humble) opinion none of them produced a song you can play at a club/on the radio, or in your car in full volume.”

In a video comment IlanSipo writes that the applications used included, “iShred, Bassist, Thereminator, NlogSynth, Aragon, Retro Synth, ThumbJam, Ellatron, Beat Tap, DB-303, i808, ReBirth, Shaker, Drum Meister, iTimbales, 3D Drum Kit and Audio Micro. All in all 17 apps. Some of them played a few parts (different instruments/sounds) so 24 instruments in total.”

The iPhone track was produced in Israel, a collaboration between Ilan & Sipo, singer Reut Tayar and others, including actor Idan Alterman who you may recognize if you are at all familiar with Israeli film and television culture. Personally, I think the track is pretty sweet and I’d be happy to blast this in my car at full volume any day. The only thing that I think could have made this better is if the video had been shot and edited entirely on the iPhone as well.

According to MusiCandies, Ilan & Sipo are not only musicians but are also technology enthusiasts (surprise, surprise) and they are constantly looking for new ways to merge music and technology. They say, “The iPhone is not the issue here…the idea was producing a professional music creation using unorthodox means. We try to break the paradigm – a song doesn’t have to be limited to traditional musical instruments, and on the other hand – a song played entirely on an iPhone doesn’t have to sound like four people playing in the subway.”

What do you think of Ilan & Sipo’s track? What’s your take on iMusic in general?