Making Mike Vasas III

With the release of “Mike Vasas III,” I decided to share part of my process. I created this record in multiple phases; some parts were done exclusively on iOS and some parts of the process were done in Cubase on my desktop. I’ve decided to share the tracks and apps involved to celebrate the app creators and programmers involved. I hope this helps. I’m linking to the instrumental version so you can listen in on the instruments while scanning this page.

Slowing and Wispy Breeze
Drums – iOS DM1
Drums – Desktop VST Groove Agent ONE
Electric Bass – Propietary Super Secret
Percussion – Mic’ed Hand Claps
Percussion – iOS DM1 Hand Claps
Percussion – Desktop VST Groove Agent ONE Hand Claps
Amped Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Direct Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack (no amplifiers)
Filter Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack with Filter
Electric Piano – iOS Neo-Soul Keys Wurlitzer
Harp – iOS Thumbjam
Synth Drone – iOS Nave
Synth Drone – iOS iProphet

Square Toes
Drums – iOS DM1
Electric Bass – Propietary Super Secret
Electric Piano Bass Doubled – iOS Neo-Soul Keys Wurlitzer Bass
Electric Piano – Fender Rhodes 73 Student Model
Amped Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Direct Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack (no amplifiers)
Horns – iOS iFretlass Sax
Horns – iOS iFretless Brass
Horns – iOS Korg iM1
Horns – iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Streetly IAPs
Horns – iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Chamberlin
Organ – iOS Galileo Organ

Wartime
Drums – iOS DM1
Electric Bass – Propietary Super Secret
Electric Piano – iOS Neo-Soul Keys Wurlitzer
Amp Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Flange Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack (no amplifiers)
Hammered Dulcimer – iOS Thumbjam
French Horns – iOS Thumbjam
Vibraphone – iOS Thumbjam
Tubular Bell – iOS Korg iM1
Monosynth – iOS Animoog
Solo Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS Tonestack
Horns – iOS iFretlass Sax
Horns – iOS Korg iM1
Horns – iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Chamberlin
Horns – iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Streetly IAPs

Lulu
Drums – iOS DM1
Electric Bass – Propietary Super Secret
Electric Piano – iOS Neo-Soul Keys Rhodes
Acoustic Piano – Desktop VST Iowa Piano Multisample Set
Organ – iOS Galileo Organ
Strings – iOS Thumbjam
Strings- iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Clare Lindley IAP
Monosynth – iOS iMini
Wah Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS Tonestack
Fuzz Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS Tonestack
Polysynth Stabs – iOS iMini
Amp Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS Tonestack
Filter Amp Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS Tonestack
Horns – iOS iFretless Sax
Synth Horns – iOS iSem
Clav-like Experiment synth – iOS Audulus 3
Vibes – iOS Thumbjam

Kids of the Magenta
Drums – iOS DM1
Drums – Desktop VST Groove Agent ONE
Electric Bass – Propietary Super Secret
Percussion – Mic’ed Hand Claps
Percussion – iOS DM1 Hand Claps
Percussion – Desktop VST Groove Agent ONE Hand Claps
Amped Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Amped Guitar 2 – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Amped Guitar 3 – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Horns – iOS Korg iM1
Horns – iOS iFretless Brass
Synth Bass – iOS Phawuo
Siren Synth – iOS Sunrizer
Strings- iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Clare Lindley IAP
Monosynth – iOS iVCS3
Monosynth Experiment – iOS Audulus 3
FM – iOS FM4
Jazzy Horns – Desktop VST Sampletron
Jazzy Vibrato Guitar – Desktop VST Sampletron
Upright Piano – Desktop VST Upright multisamples
Clavinet – Desktop VST Clavinet multisamples

Entanglement Song
Drums – iOS DM1
Electric Bass – Propietary Super Secret
Electric Piano – Fender Rhodes 73 Student Model
Amped Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Glockenspiel – iOS Thumbjam
Blurry Synth – iOS Thumbjam
Horns – iOS iFretless Sax
Horns – iOS iFretless Brass
Horns – iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Chamberlin
Horns – iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Streetly IAPs

The Stonehouse
Drums – Desktop VST Halion Groove Agent ONE
Electric Bass – Propietary Super Secret
Electric Piano – Desktop VST Mr Ray73
Percussion – Mic’ed Hand Claps
Percussion – iOS DM1 Hand Claps
Percussion – Desktop VST Groove Agent ONE Hand Claps
Direct Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Direct Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS Tone Stack
Leslie Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS Tone Stack into Galileo Organ
Digi-Clavinet – iOS iM1

Scot and Lot
Drums – iOS DM1
Drums – Desktop VST Groove Agent ONE
Electric Bass – Propietary Super Secret
Amped Solo Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Filter Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Electric Piano – iOS Neo-Soul Keys Wurlitzer
Hang – iOS Thumbjam

Stackalee
Drums – iOS DM1
Electric Bass – Propietary Super Secret
Direct Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack (no amplifier)
Direct Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack (no amplifier)
Filter Electric Piano – Fender Rhodes 73 Student Model into iOS ToneStack
Electric Piano – Neo-Soul Keys Wurlitzer
Electric Piano – Fender Rhodes 73 Student Model
Poly Funk Synth – iOS Korg Polysix
Buzzy Synth – iOS iSem
String Synth – iOS Phase84
Horns – iFretless Sax
Horns – iFretless Brass
Horns – iOS iM1
Digi-Clavinet – iOS iM1

Sleep of Reason
Drums – Desktop VST Groove Agent ONE
Electric Bass – Propietary Super Secret
Percussion – Mic’ed Hand Claps
Percussion – Desktop VST Groove Agent ONE Hand Claps
Amped Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Solo Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Electric Piano – Desktop VST Mr Tramp
Electric Piano Bassline – Desktop VST Mr Ray 73
Horns – iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Chamberlin
Horns – iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Streetly IAPs
Horns – iOS iM1
Horns – iFretless Sax
Flute – iOS Thumbjam
Synth – iOS Korg Polysix

Living Room Floor
Drums – iOS DM1
Strings – iOS Thumbjam
Strings – iOS 50th Anniversary Edition Mellotronics M300 Clare Lindley IAP
Horns – iOS iFretless Brass
Sax – iOS iFretless Sax
Electric Piano – iOS Neo-Soul Keys Suitcase
Electric Piano – Fender Rhodes 73 Student Model
Direct Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Direct Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
Amped Guitar – Fender Telecaster into iOS ToneStack
String Synth – iOS Phase84
Bass – iOS iSem

 

I also used the following apps in production either as effects or while recording/composing/arranging.
Audiobus

BeatMaker 2

AudioShare

SECTOR

AUFX:PeakQ

AUFX: Dub

AUFX: Space

AltiSpace

Fugue Machine

Filtatron

Crystalline

Echopad

Caramel

GliderVerb

Nice to Be Your Friend Synth

MusicIO

Frobulator

 

Hope this helps…

PS…here’s the VOCAL version, now available in the Deluxe Edition with 40 minutes of bonus material.

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