∞ The 88's new single recorded entirely on the iPhone

What do you do when you’re on tour with the B-52s? If you’re a member of The 88, you break out the iPhone and Sonoma Wire Works Four Track app so you can sit down and record a new single. The 88 recording drums on the iPhoneI’ve seen some pretty amazing things that people have done with the iPhone over the past couple of years, but as technology develops, the ways people use the iPhone grows. Case in point, pop rock group The 88.

The band documented the process of recording a new single on its Web site, including tricks like covering the drum set with a sheet, so the volume wouldn’t overpower the iPhone mic. The drummer also used brushes instead of sticks for the same reason.

With Four Track you can record at 16-bit, 44.1 kHz with an unlimited track length. After the band recorded the tracks, they synced to the Mac for final mixing.

Four TrackHere is a list of the tracks recorded for the single “Love is the Thing”:

  • Acoustic guitar
  • Scratch Vocal
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Electric Guitar
  • Slide Guitar
  • Piano
  • Backup Vocals
  • Hand Claps
  • Lo Vocal
  • Hi Vocal
  • Double Vocal
  • Shakers
  • Crash
  • Vocal
  • Double Vocal

Love is the Thing” is available for $0.99 from the iTunes Store today. Four Track is available from the App Store for $9.99.