If you have lived through the 90s, chances are you have grown up watching Friends, one of the most popular TV shows of all time. And when you hear the words so no one told you life was gonna be this way , you can t help but sing along (your job s a joke, you re broke, your love life s DOA!!!). And even now, after all these years, can you think of anything as amazing as the sound of the show s theme song? No? Now now, there s actually something that comes quite close, a rendition of the Friends theme song with the Indian classical instruments. Also Read - Apple launches AirPods 3rd generation at Rs 18,500: Check availability in IndiaAlso Read - Apple fixes Find My bug with iOS 15.0.2 update: Update your iPhone now
Musician Mahesh Raghavan has recreated the theme song of friends I ll be there for you , and how! Raghavan has totally flipped the song on its head giving it a mind blowing Indian classical twist. But what s a bigger twist is that he primarily used an iPad Pro and two other digital instruments to create this masterpiece. Raghavan used iOS apps for Apple iPad, Geo Shred and Finger Fiddle, to create his rendition of the song. Both the apps are paid ones. While Finger Fiddle is available for both iPhone and iPad and is priced at Rs 190, the Geo Shred app is only available for iPad and is priced at Rs 1,200 on the App Store. Also Read - Top 5 mobile Milsim games to try in October 2021
Watch the incredible recreation of The Rembrandts I ll be there for you by Mahesh Raghavan below.
Apps like these have of late been really picking up among musicians as many of them come quite close to replacing physical instruments. It s like carrying an entire instrument in your iPad and iPhone, and what s better is, unlike with actual instruments where you have to record or note down the notes of a song you create, these apps allow you to simply download or save whatever piece you create.
Another app, GarageBand, which is a stock app by Apple, is another one famous among many musicians, both amateurs and pro. Some of the popular songs created using the GarageBand app are Rihanna s Umbrella, Courtney Love s Nobody s daughter, T-Pain s I m N Luv (Wit A Stripper), among many others. Also read: Prisma now works offline for iOS users, coming soon to Android
Other than the two apps, Mahesh Raghavan uses two digital instruments, CME Xkey Air and ROLI Seaboard Rise. The CME Xkey Air is a Bluetooth mobile music keyboard that connects with any Android, iOS device or a PC. On the other hand, the ROLI Seaboard Rise is resoundingly acclaimed as the breakthrough musical device of 2016. The keyboard is a Bluetooth enabled wireless device, which is essentially a hybrid synthesis engine.
Visibly, along with almost everything around us, music is also witnessing a major technological revolution. Although, it s hard to digest that instruments could anytime soon the classic old instruments, but we see it happening, slowly but steadily.