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Full iDevice production: Original composition, multi-tracked audio/video.
In the fall, I decided to try to start making multi-tracked videos on an iPad and came to this forum for help overcoming various obstacles along the way. I've scattered various threads around concerning remote camera triggering, DAWs, studio monitors, etc. I appreciate everyones help. I've listed the apps used below, in case anyone wants a resource for making these types of videos as I couldn't find much in the way of technical details when I started down this road. I would love any constructive feedback as this was really my first effort in mixing audio as well as videography.
My first attempt at a multi-track instrumental video. An original performed on ukulele, pedal steel and cümbüş (Turkish, pronounced “joom besh” or “joom boosh”). All percussion sounds are flamenco guitar techniques adapted to the uke.
Pedal steel: Emmons GS-10
Ukulele: Lanikai baritone
Cümbüş: copper model with custom neck rebuild by Kerry Char.
DAW: Auria (non-pro version).
Video Editor: Lumafusion
Remote iPhone camera trigger: MIDI Camera
AudioBus and StreamByter allowed me to trigger arming/recording in Auria while activating "MIDI Camera". SEE POST: https://forum.audiob.us/discussion/42848/recommend-a-daw-that-sends-midi-control-when-record-is-pressed
Amp modeling for pedal steel: THU-Overloud
Reverb: ToneBoosters Reverb
Amp modeling on cümbüş double tracking with magnetic pickup: Blue Mangoo Gain Stage Vintage Clean
EQ, Compression and Delay: Auria built-in PSP channel strip and delay.
NOTE: There's a real issue with mobile devices and recording in variable frame rate. Clips will eventually go full kung-fu style lip-syncing the longer they run. I had to record the audio and video seperately and line them up in Lumafusion which shows the audio waveform of the video clips in the timeline. Other apps, like "iMovie", "Accapella" and "Roland's 4x Camera" just couldn't get it done. One thing that helps is to change your iPhone camera format from "High Efficiency" to "Most Compatible".