Photo: Chilean iPad Band
The five piece band made their debut at the launch of iPad 2 in Chile, only a week after learning how to “play” the iPad!
Pablo Martínez taps on the screen of his iPad, and sets the beat; the app he has loaded features a whole lot of drums and cymbals that under the pressure of his fingers, become the backbone of this Chilean new cyber-musical-outfit.
Sebastián Gómez plays his iPad like a keyboard, but don’t be fooled, despite the position of his fingers, he is strumming on an iPad version of a bass.
Darío Aste, a pianist, has found a new inspiration by playing the guitar app, and Gonzalo Farías balances out the whole thing with the iPad keyboard arrangements app.
The four men support the only band-member without an iPad, singer Constanza Lüer, together they make up iPop, a band that plays “simple songs, that fit out format, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and voice.”
They have 18 recorded tunes, and though they admit the quality is not the same, they agree that it’s an interesting approach to music, “like a game” and far more practical, as their setup takes 2 minutes to plug and no tuning.