Apple stores closed for three hours on Wednesday to allow employees to participate in a special memorial to co-founder Steve Jobs. Store windows were covered and a video tribute was played for all employees who chose to attend.
While searching the web for any snippets of the corporate tribute to Jobs, I came upon a moving memorial song that was built using Steve Jobs' words from a commencement address he delivered back in 2005 and sounds pulled from various Apple/MAC products.
The artist ("AzRmusic" on YouTube) explains:
I made this song using only sounds from Apple products and Steve's 2005 Stanford commencement speech. Every instrument, including drums, has been sampled from a Mac product, tuned by ear, and replayed in the context of the song.
I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed making it.
RIP Steve. We'll miss you.
The Blaze contacted AzR, the artist who created this tribute to Steve Jobs. He's a talented audio engineer named Jordan Moser.
Jordan shared the techniques he used to build the song out of sound files from various Apple products.
"The process of making the song was a lot of fun. I took sounds from my Mac system folder, downloaded iPhone and vintage Apple sounds, edited and tuned each sample and loaded them into a drum sampler in Apple's Logic Pro. I was then able to further tweak each sound and perform them together as a drum beat. The main melody line is a sample from a crash sound on an Apple II that I loaded into a sampler and performed. There are a total of 3 start-up sounds throughout the song, and over 40 various other Apple sounds, old and new. I wanted to show the full scope of Steve's career from his start in 1976 until now. I will be releasing a tutorial on how I made the song on youtube, so stay tuned."
If you are interested in Jordan's music, he invites you to listen to more of his creations online at azrmusic.net.