The days of being a songwriter have undoubtedly changed over time. The times of hunching over a ripped up piece of notebook paper while you ferociously scribble out and add material have come and gone for the most part.
Nowadays many writers I know use their computers for generating new material. A recent app in the App Store entitled Songwriter’s Pad 1.0.1 brings music composition to the middle of your iPhone. With an already successful iPad entry, the app written by Dante Moore offers artists an opportunity to create material with a variety of tools.
PR Mac has part of the app’s highlighted abilities and they read as such:
* Create and edit songs by individual sections (i.e. verse, chorus, bridge)
* Create custom sections (i.e. hook, pre chorus, rap, etc.)
* Re-order sections of a song (i.e. swap positions of verse 1 and verse 2)
* Export lyrics and audio files via e-mail
Having a rhyming dictionary and thesaurus are also amongst the apps abilities to help you craft your perfect tune. Songwriter’s Pad for your iPhone is available here and you can get it for an introductory price of $1.99 (65% off the original rate).
Can you see an app like this being used for serious recording artists? Surely convenience is of the upmost importance when you’re a busy superstar traveling the world. At least that’s what Sebastien tells me. Give us your expressions in the comments below.