A Metro Melody created on Windows Phone is music to our ears

There's no shortage of those with creativity in the Windows Phone universe but here's one that will surely blow you away.

Musical talent Matt Oglesby stitched together this 'Metro' song using nothing but his Nokia Lumia 800 and some free music apps found on the Marketplace. The result? After two hard days he cobbled together what you see and hear above. Color us impressed.

Head to Matt's site to get the full skinny on how he mixed everything. Let's see if anyone else can match him and maybe we can get a Metro Holiday album started. For those curious, here is what he used for Windows Phone apps found in the Marketplace:

Source: mjomusic.co.uk; via 1800PocketPC

Daniel Rubino
Editor-in-chief

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

25 Comments
  • Ahh, i miss out on publicity once again ;) He didnt use my app!I Oh well, nice tune though!
  • You could, you know, link to your app now...just saying ;-)
  • You are correct Daniel ;) 
    Pianist Music Studio Free
  • Cool:)
  • Pity this isn't a 40 second ringtone. It's good ringtone material. Great job!
     
    OT: I hope MS relaxes the ringtone restrictions. Some of us are crazy enough to want a long ringtone. >.<
  • I figure you could download it and trim it down yourself?
  • Yep. Still, if MS can relax their restrictions, it will be great. :)
  • Nice work, can imagine the hassle of using a phone to create tracks.
  • That was cool. Hope Nokia or Microsoft will use this video in their commercials to show off WP7 apps. ;-)
  • That is epic. We should totally try making songs like that.
  • Wow that was great!! Nice apps but unbelievably creative!! Yeah, there are just not enough apps on our platform ;-)
  • Microsoft to Apple: anything you can do, i can do better(free). I would love to see propellerhead drop some of their synth software on windows phone. and if microsoft opens app access to certain folder (e.g. music folder) we could see a boom in creative apps.
  • Yeah, but he made a song on Apple products first. Just saying
  • some of these apps is not on Czech marketplace :(
    especially I miss SoundFlake Synth..
  • This is great talent... Right there.. :) good work..
  • I need these apps...
  • We need more apps for music creators, even though we already have some great ones. Surprised he did not use Grantophone in that, but good job and not a bad sound considering how shabby the apps tend to sound by themselves, yet together these faux instruments work well enough to perform music.
  • nicely done...this should be part of another tv ad campaign.
  • As a musician, I can appreciate the workmanship that went into this.  However, I think it's important to note that it took 2 days to "cobble together" this track.  the various musician apps on iPhone and iPad are MUCH more full-featured.  I mean, seriously, you can use your iPhone as a live effects processor/stompbox (albeit a CRAPPY sounding one).  But when iPhone users can essentially sequence and mix everything right on the device, Microsoft has a LONG way to go in there arena.  Heck, we can't even get an EQ added to our regular music player!
     
    So, as much of a Windows Phone enthusiast as I am, in the music area WP7 gets a D.
     
     
  • Absolutely, we do not have much true high quality creative apps, audio and video.
  • You should know that the developers of some quality apps for just what you are talking about dont feel as if there's enough evidence to merit any effort to bring such quality to the platform...you or I don't matter to them. =/
  • That fricken rocked!
  • Why can't we download these apps in Europe? They seem to be blocked!
  • Awesome
  • Aww, my app missed the cut. Really cool stuff though. Shameless plug for my sequencer app: http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=5c249f22-c9e5-47c4-8c93-4b9429a49de7