This is a good site for general industry news on mobile music and I guess if you’re a developer too.
I stumbled over this blog. Worth looking at, but for certain it is quite detailed and high tech. Still I like to dip into these things every now and then.
I wonder? Could there be a bunch of Bhajis Loopers in London?
Well, at least I got an answer. Doesn’t look like it will happen on the Palm OS. There are reasons why it can work on Linux. This is what I got back from the Audacity team.
“The processor isn’t important, what matters is having the right
libraries available to run audacity. This is easy for the Trinity device
because it runs Linux, and we can use wxGTK to build audacity, which
depends on the wxwidgets application toolkit:
This isn’t available for PalmOS currently, so this would need to become
available for running audacity on PalmOS to be viable. You would also
need a machine with enough disc space to do anything useful – 500MB of
free hard drive space is a bare minimum, and significant CPU power do do
processing of audio.”
Thanks for responding. I appreciate it if a little disappointed. Never mind.
You have to click through to this article about an idea for the next generation of Mac. The Mac Nano. Fantastic. Almost sounds like it should happen as a logical next step.
Although I like being without wires I still can’t find a real need for this software with my current set up, not to mention the power drain from using bluetooth and something CPU hungry like Bhajis Loops.
Still, it is a good app and I always like to see wireless technologies used on the PalmOS.
Homebrew music making for the PSP seems to be in good hands. I found out about this update in the current issue of Computer Music (104). If I had a PSP I’d download it for sure.
I wrote a brief letter to computer music abou mobile music and the communities that exist. They tell me they’re going to print it in the next issue.
I like computer music. I don’t often buy magazines but out of all that I do take a look at, computer music is the one I buy more often than not. It often has useful features and articles and has a good online presence too.
One idea that has been knocking around in the back of my mind for ages is about having a “studio” if you like that is completely mobile. The first thing I need to do of course is define what I mean by this. Of course, there are many devices that claim to be a “mobile studio”, but you would need more than a single device I think.
At the core of the idea would be:
– The ability to create music on the go with minimal restriction
– The ability to record live sounds / vocals
– The ability to mix synthesised sounds and live sounds
– At least basic multitrack facilities
There probably needs to be more, and I’ll add to this as I think about it more.