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QOTD: What kind of music app would you want?

If you could have any new kind of music application to run on a handheld, what kind of application would it be?

I often wonder what I would want next, and I think that the most obvious choice for me would be a multi-track recorder of some description, but I wonder how feasible that kind of software is.

The other thing I’d like to see would be some kind of algorithmic music generator or improviser, a bit like the madplayer hardware used to work, but in a more intuitive way. I think that kind of software would really lend itself to a mobile environment. It could give you the ability to generate a track on the go and then refine it either on a handheld or move it to desktop or laptop.

What would you like to see?

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I liked the Handspring Visor PDAs, and I especially like the idea of the springboard expansion slot. I know it was entirely proprietory and useless with everything else, but then again it was, at least for it’s day, very innovative indeed.

One of my favourite spring board modules was the beatplus. The sounds from it weren’t nearly as polished as those that came from the Swivel Systems SG20, but for that reason I liked the edge it had on the sounds it made.

I sold mine a long time ago, and I kind of wish that I hadn’t so I could have a museum of sorts of these old devices.