Clif Johnston from iOSMusic.org has launched a new magazine dedicated to music apps! Apptronica is now available on iTunes! Subscription is totally free, and includes contributions from Chip Boaz, Fletcher Kaufman, Jon Rawlinson (PantsofDeath), and me!
The magazine looks great, Clif did a great job with the design, and is a lot of fun to flip through on the iPad. In this first issue we had an inadvertent theme, exploring how music apps are the future of music making. This was entirely spontaneous, as there was no communication at all about the subject for articles between writers. I'd like to thank reader Vasily Bochkov for inspiring my own article, when he emailed me asking why iPads can't run ProTools given that ProTools used to run on tiny processors back in the early '90s. I get very nerdy and long-form in my article addressing that, while looking at some of the interesting accomplishments unique to iOS music making.
On an entirely personal note, Clif has been a long-standing member of the community for years, but has hit a very rough patch in his life. His wife required heart surgery, and Clif recently lost his job. Since he doesn't know how to make methamphetamines he is fucked, because America. He's looking for assistance with covering medical expenses, rent, utilities, and food. If you'd like to help he has a FundRazr campaign.
If you're wondering how we got an iTunes rating of 9+ for "Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor" it was surprisingly not my language that caused it!
This picture might have something to do with it though...