13 comments on “MeTeoR: Multi-Track Recorder for Windows Mobile”

MeTeoR: Multi-Track Recorder for Windows Mobile

This is for real, the first handheld multi-track recorder EVER!

I have been testing this for a few weeks with the developer 4Pockets and it is an awesome application. It allows Windows Mobile users to record and use up to 12 tracks, with the final mix being exported to .WAV or an MP3 file.

MeteoR lets you bring audio into an audio pool from which you can import clips in standard .wav format. This means you can work with backing tracks and loops and then add vocal or real instruments on top.

The way MeteoR has been designed means that clips can be referenced multiple times without duplicating on the storage space used. Individual clips can be edited as wave forms too, and effects can be added in.

MeteoR includes a decent range of effects such as:

– Chorus
– Delay
– Reverb
– EQ

and a few more besides and has three aux sends. Virtually all of the effects and track parameters can be automated very easily. Mixing and editing facilities are very easy to use too.

Overall it is an awesome application and really worth looking at if you are on the Windows Mobile platform. I’ve been testing it on a Dell Axim running at 520mhz with a 133x SD card and it runs like a dream.

Here’s what the 4Pockets site has to say about it:

MeteoR is a digital multi-track recorder designed specifically for the Pocket PC. The program features up to 12 tracks of high quality audio, a built in mixer and multi-effects processor. MeTeoR is ideally suited for creating musical compositions, and also a great tool for journalists and business people who need to splice and piece together voice notes, narration or dictation. Compositions once mixed can be exported to standard file formats for use on your desktop PC.

MeTeoR includes a fully featured sound editor allowing recordings to be trimmed or spliced together. You can apply various effects to your recordings either directly, as part of the recording process or in real time during playback. Editor features include cut, copy, paste, fade in/out. clear, reverse, gain, normalize, remove dc offset, time stretch and apply effect. Effects include digital delay, chorus, reverb, phaser, tremolo, graphic equalizer, filter factory, pitch shifter, tone boost and noise gate.

The Mixer and effects are fully automated using definable controller tracks. An integrated metronome with count-in helps you record your masterpiece, and If 12 tracks isn’t enough there is a full stereo mixdown facility.

Minimum System Requirements

Processor: 400Mhz or better
Storage: High Speed SD or CF card (1GB x133 recommended).
Memory: Requires approx 5Mb free program momory.

Note: MeTeoR uses uncompressed WAV files in order to achieve its speed. Audio data is recorded at 44.1Kb/s (CD quality) and require large amounts of storage space. It is therefore recommended that you use a high speed SD/CF card to store recorded materials. A 1GB SD card for instance will store approximately 6 hours of recordings.

– 12 simultaneous CD quality tracks
– Multi-Effects Processor
– Integrated 12 channel Mixer
– Integrated Sample Editor
– Aux Send Effects
– Insert and Record Insert Effects
– Mixer and Effect Automation
– Metronome
– Mixdown / Bounce Facility
– Landscape Mode
– Import from WAV format
– Export to MP3 and WAV format
– Supports SD/CF Cards (recommended).
– Auto Calibration Feature
– Memory Speed Test Feature

I expect I’ll be posting more on the app as I continue to use it, but if you are a Windows Mobile user, this is really worth a look.

0 comments on “Circuit bent Casio VL-1”

Circuit bent Casio VL-1

I know I have been on about this for a while now, but I found some shots of a circuit bent VL-1, and I thought I’d share them. I think it is pretty cool.






I found one!

Ok, it is only a simple change, but a start.

0 comments on “Palm Sounds OSX widget (update)”

Palm Sounds OSX widget (update)

It may not be long awaitedby many (or even any), but I am goting to get this widget done. I hope to get it out in June, but don’t expect too much, I freely admit I am no programmer.

0 comments on “Words and lyrics?”

Words and lyrics?

I focus a lot of attention on making music, but never much on lyrics and words.


Sometimes it is really hard to think of lyrics to for songs. So why not use Fridge magnet poetry? Of course, it needs to be on a palm, and Pocket Poetry fits the bill.

It is just like having magnetic poetry on your fridge door, but instead it is in your PDA.

All you have to do is to make sure you’ve got plenty of words in the word lists in the app and you can use it to make lyrics to your heart’s content.

1 comment on “QOTD: What next for Palm Sounds?”

QOTD: What next for Palm Sounds?

What do you think Palm Sounds should focus on next?

– More application reviews?
– Speculation and rumours?
– Comment and opinion?
– How to type posts?
– Something else entirely?
– Retro?

Thoughts?

1 comment on “Modifying a Casio VL-1 or VL-10?”

Modifying a Casio VL-1 or VL-10?

I know I’ve posted a few times about Casio VL-tones, and this is yet another. I will try to stop going on about this soon I promise. It is just that I have this thought in my head which says that wouldn’t it be great if you could modify a VL-Tone to be a MIDI controller for PDA?

It can and has been done in bigger devices such as the Casio SK-1 by Highly Liquid and does it look cool or what!

Now I realise that the first barrier to overcome is the small nature of the VL-1 and the fact that it is after all a glorified calculator, and that even if you could do that you’d then need to be able to get a serial connection into a palm device, which is not easy on many of the OS5 models, but if you could it would look amazing I bet!

My ideal would be to have one the size of the VL-10 below as these are only about 8″ long, but maybe that is just too much to ask for?

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0 comments on “Freesound sample resource”

Freesound sample resource

If you’ve never been over to Freesound you really should give it a try, it is full of interesting samples for downloading. Why not add to it yourself?

0 comments on “PocketMC 2.0”

PocketMC 2.0

I have posted on this app before and gave it a quick try out on my old Jornada 568, but I couldn’t get the hang of it. I was wondering if I should give it a go again, but I’m not sure. I’ve added it to the application directory for completeness, but I’d be interested in what other people think of it too…

I’d be interested to know if anyone has any experience with this app?

On the CoyoteFlux there some useful bullet point information about the app:

– Echo with variable length and Flanger

– Programmable slicer (this feature uses 16 switches, any of the switches can be either enabled or disabled to quickly turn the sound on and off during a period of 1-2 seconds)

– Real time reverse (constantly plays seconds of audio in reverse)

– Variable long echo mode to create an echo that continues almost eternally

– Variable quantizer to remove 1-15 bits from the sound output

– Variable pitch bender to pitch the sound input up or down

– Variable modulated pitcher – Variable noise gate

– Variable downsampler (allows the sound to be played at lower frequencies to make it sound like an old radio)

– Variable output gain (to increase/decrease the output volume)

– 10 Presets with save function – Recording mode to record the sound input with any amount of special effects. Since the .WAV format is used for recording, the output files can be loaded with any sample editor or audio player.

– Any recorded file can be played back using different modes. It is possible to play them through the effects unit and they can also be mixed with the microphone input – Ten different file slots per storage medium

– Mute mode (to disable the sound output instantly)

– Monitor mode (to disable all the special effects instantly)

– Easy to use graphical interface

0 comments on “Capers applets… end of the line sadly”

Capers applets… end of the line sadly

Well, I have to admit defeat on this one. I have been chasing the developer for months with no reply at all, so I am going to give up on this particular project I’m afraid.

Sorry

1 comment on “If Casio made a VL-1 now, what would it look like?”

If Casio made a VL-1 now, what would it look like?

I think it would be brilliant if someone like Casio made another unit like the VL-1. Except I think today it would be a really ground breaking device. I would have the same sort of form as the old VL series, but it would also have a USB MIDI in/out, an audio line in/out and a mic in too.

The basis of the unit would be a keyboard similar to the VL-1

But it would be more like the size of the VL-10 below. Instead of a speaker on the front there would be two discreet speakers, one at each end, and the screen would be much bigger, colour and touch enabled like a PDA screen.

On board would be a sequencer and sampler and some basic synth functionality, but the device would be able to connect to a laptop of desktop to transfer files and export. It would have a slot for an SD card and sport wireless collaboration using bluetooth, but it would only work with other devices using the same standard.

But most important of all, it would have a CALCULATOR! built in.

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