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Musician/Producer Steve Lacy Works Through His iPhone

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  1. Melody Bot

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    David Pierce, writing for Wired:

    Lacy’s smartphone has been his personal studio since he first started making music. Even now, with all the equipment and access he could want, he still feels indelibly connected to something about making songs piece by piece on his phone. He’s also working this way to prove a point: that tools don’t really matter. He’s feeling a tension that’s been in the music industry since the Tascam 424 Portastudio made mobile recording easy in the 80s, and has come up time and again since then. He wants to remind people that the performance, the song, the feeling matter more than the gear you use to record it. If you want to make something, Lacy tells me, grab whatever you have and just make it. If it’s good, people will notice. Maybe even Kendrick Lamar.

  2. Ska Senanake


    Oh yeah, and he's 18.
    skogsraet likes this.
  3. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    The iphone is a great writing tool.
  4. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    It might not matter what you use but it definitely matters how you use it...
  5. defmytones


    GarageBand for iOS is absolutely incredible in terms of what you can make on it. I've heard many stories from bands on tour using it for quick recording/jam sessions
  6. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    Prettyyy cool