We Welcome The Newest Member Of WOiP- Ben Jacobs

On June 23, 2008

Okay… I did it. The other day I temporarily jailbroke my iPod Touch.

Why? Because I really wanted to see what the jailbreak version of Moo-Cow-Music’s BAND is like prior to its release via iTunes and the AppStore next month.

What’s it like? It… Is… Amazing! I mean, to have a band on your iPhone– it blew my mind.

Band might look like a toy but it has the potential to be a serious musical instrument (instruments, actually).

And that is coming from a non-musician. A quick search of YouTube and you can see what people with musical talent are already doing with Band. Yep, it is amazing!

We already know that Band and Intua’s BeatMaker (a portable music studio) are coming to the AppStore. Those two little applications have the potential to turn the iPhone and iPod Touch into a pocket-sized music studio. And those are just the music-based applications we know about. Who knows what amazing software will be available in a month, or two, or three. Maybe we’ll see iPhone versions of SoundStudio, GarageBand or… who knows.

If only we had a real musician, someone who is talented in writing and recording his own tunes AND has technical knowledge and experience in music recording and production, to really do justice to the reviews of applications like Band, BeatMaker and all the rest that will follow…

Oh yeah- WE DO!

Join us as we welcome the newest member of WhatsOniPhone– Benjamin Jacobs.


Benjamin Jacobs recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University where he studied Music Production and Audio Recording. He has been gaining steady experience in the music and recording industries for the past 6 years, spending two years contributing to Cleveland based record label and recording company Telarc International. Benjamin has 4 years of freelance experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering recordings ranging in genre from jazz ensembles to rock and popular music.
Benjamin is also a musician himself and has extensive experience as an actively gigging musician in the capacity of both freelance Jazz Bass player, and a founding member of the New Jersey based rock band Miles.

Benjamin is currently working at Avatar Recording studios as well as continuing to pursue a myriad of independent recording and performing projects.

Oh yeah- and he’s a Mac Guy! Since the beginning of his musical education Benjamin has always used Mac computers and software for music production, notation and recording. Their draw has always been extreme flexibility and reliability. He is very excited at the opportunity to voice his opinions on the merits of these soon-to-be-released music applications for handheld mac devices.

Ben will be reviewing the upcoming music apps and a whole lot more.

Hey Ben- welcome to WOiP!