UPDATE 8/2/2012: This story was picked up by NewCity and featured in their publication here.
Today, I was riding an overcrowded CTA Red Line Train. The train was hot, we were sweating, everyone was constantly pressed into one another, and for the last 10 stops, it was so crowded that no one could get into the rail car. Two girls began to argue and couldn’t get close enough to fight each other so they started throwing cans and water bottles at each other.
I was thinking – I should do something — a song that everyone could sing, maybe? But I wasn’t quite bold enough to just break out singing. Then I heard someone say “you guys should sing instead of fight!” So I did just that! lol
The whole train got in on it too! I didn’t think anyone would believe me if I just told the story… so I recorded it. 😉
Wow – that’s my response to my first experience with Multi-Track recording on the iPhone using FourTrack (Apple app store link). It’s pretty impressive what I was able to do with little to no difficulty! I really could have invested more time into making a better recording, but I just wanted to see how difficult it would be. This was SUPER easy and intuitive for me. I actually had some nostalgia thinking of my Dad and how he would have loved something like this. He spent hours creating and recording his own music with various forms of technology.
Anyway, check out my first recording. I’ll be the first to say, the pitch is a bit off – but that’s my fault for not getting a key center before I started recording. This was just for fun.
Technical notes: this is actually a 6-track recording that after ‘bouncing’ or re-recording all the separate channels into one channel I imported into Audacity to add reverb and convert to mp3 format.
I did begin to get memory usage warnings, but that was only after recording a 4th track and I never experienced any trouble recording. There were a few times where the program would lock up during playback, but exiting using the home key and returning to the program loaded everything again without error.
Transferring the files via WiFi went without a hitch as well. I can see this app consuming hours of my creative time. 😆