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Band Turns to iPhone Instruments in Viral Video

We've all seen those musical instrument apps for smartphones. There are ones that emulate functions of drums, keyboard, guitars, even microphones. Heck, you could even put together a band with just iPhones and instrument apps.

In fact, the band Atomic Tom decided to do just that and performed on the B line of the New York subway.

This video has since gone viral, much to the band's pleasure. It doesn't appear to be a marketing stunt by Apple, but it might as well have been as the videos were shot with iPhone 4's.

Source: Pump Sessions via PC Mag

  • Bungwa
    I am by far NOT an Apple fan, but if this video is real(not doctored in any way)this is guys have some true talent.
    I can see Apple picking this up for an Ad.
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  • Bungwa
    )this is
    = these.
    Damn no edit feature:)
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  • SlickyFats
    That was pretty impressive. Makes me want to learn to actually USE those apps rather than just fart around with them.
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  • alyoshka
    Cool, have to hand it to the band.....
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  • lucuis
    Pretty darned good.
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  • diashto
    There was another band that did something similar (the song wasnt as good, but it was chicks in a bathroom, as I recall)..
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  • Railgun1369
    BungwaI am by far NOT an Apple fan, but if this video is real(not doctored in any way)this is guys have some true talent.I can see Apple picking this up for an Ad.I'm going to have to say not really. It shows how simple musicians write music these days. There's no creativity anymore. The fact that the iphone/pod is somewhat limited in what you can do pretty much shows that same limitation in the band.
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  • kingnoth
    I'm sure Apple is behind that clip.
    There's no way 5 friends got their hands on an iPhone 4 at the same time. I don't really about New York but here in Montreal you're pretty lucky if you even know someone who got an iPhone 4...
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  • kingnoth
    Oh, I forgot, will someone delete all those stupid clothes adds posted on here.
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  • wotan31
    kingnoth I don't really about New York but here in Montreal you're pretty lucky if you even know someone who got an iPhone 4...You're joking, right? It's just a phone. You go into the store and buy one. I don't have one, not interested, but they are *everywhere* here in DC. It's impossible to get on the Metro here and NOT see at least 4 or 5 of them in your rail car.
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