Is not likely that you’ve ever seen a Christmas Carol performance as cool as this one. Thanks to the “iBand” from North Point’s Community Church and a bunch of iPhones and iPads, we’re treated to some awesome renditions of 3 classic Christmas tunes. This from Reid Greven, Associate Music Director of iBand:
Jared arranged “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Feliz Navidad” using the apps, and creating a demo by multitracking them in Apple’s Logic software (though any Digital Audio Workstation would do the trick).
Jared, Eddie Kirkland and I arranged the first song, “Carol of the Bells“. It’s amazing what you come up with when you sit in a room, hook 3 iPhones up to some speakers, and get adventurous!
In case you’re wondering, apps that were used in the performance include: SoundGrid, NLog Free Synth, Melody Bell, Guitarist, iGOG: Massive Drums and Bassist. And this is not the first time we’ve seen musicians use iDevices as instruments. Rock group Atomic Tom recently performed “live” on the NYC subway with their iPhones. Be sure to check out iBand’s viral video after the cut. It’ll certainly help you get into the Christmas Spirit.