Gorillaz Next Album Being Recorded on iPad

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Brit Pop recording act Gorillaz is recording and mixing its next album entirely on an iPad. Damon Albarn, the frontman of Blur and the main creative force behind Gorillaz, and he told NME magazine that he’s been recording the album whilst touring the U.S. with Gorillaz.

“I’ve made it on an iPad – I hope I’ll be making the first record on an iPad,” he told the magazine. “I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I’ve made a completely different kind of record.”

iPad has lots of music related apps, everything from IK Mutimedia’s AmpliTube for iPad, to Propellerhead’s ReBirth, to iSequence for iPad, to Korg iMS-10, to MultiTrack DAW, to Studio.HD, and many, many more. This is the first we’ve heard, however, of a major recording project being attempted with the device.

Mr. Albarn said he hopes to release the album before Christmas this year.

Gorillaz might be best known in the U.S. for the 2001 hit “Clint Eastwood” off the band’s debut album, Gorillaz. Blur may best known for “Song 2” off of Blur or “Girls & Boys” from Parklife.

Thanks to 148Apps for the heads up.

Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn



Now Gorillaz might have been a better show stopper than a boring sales pitch for the Beatles, may they RIP.


So when is Garageband for iPad coming out?


*facepalm* Why does everybody like these iPhones so much. They aren’t useful, that’s just expensive toys for rich people.


No, recording an album entirely on an iPad isnt useful at all. I know, I know, IT disease doesn’t allow a person to see the value in anything that doesn’t involve shell scripts. Damn all these capitalist pigs who like tools that make their jobs easier. It’s just plain wrong. The Earth will explode any minute. raspberry

Bryan Chaffin

MacKeeper, my iPhone and iPad are extraordinarily useful to me. I’m not rich.

It’s an extra-peculiar statement for you to make in a story about someone making a whole album on an iPad.  That’s a singular demonstration of usefulness.

Bryan Chaffin

And speaking of useful, Bob LeVitus and I are going to be doing a session at Macworld on creating and recording music on an iPad.

It’s coincidental to the Gorillaz project, of course, but it seemed like a good time to mention it.

Bob LeVitus

Are you promising readers that our session is going to be USEFUL, Bryan?

I guess we’ll just have to make darn sure it is… and I’m looking forward to it.


Frankly, I am a bit disappointed that the iPad has been treated by the developers as an under-powered content consumption and gaming device. When you compare its hardware muscle to desktop computers, you find out that it has more firepower than a top-of-the-line G4 Mac (of 6 years ago).

Back then, we had some deadly serious software running on those G4s. From ProTools (with very many audio tracks), to Maya (3D animation/rendering), to Adobe CS suite, to many other heavy-duty titles. Nothing prevents developers from delivering such software for the iPad (other than perhaps limitations of a smaller screen).

I’m very much anxious to see Logic Express, Final Cut Express, Maya and similar for the iPad. Hardware can certainly handle that.

Bryan Chaffin

Are you promising readers that our session is going to be USEFUL, Bryan?

I would never be so bold as to make a claim so grandiose, dear Bob!


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