I stumbled over this web site today. It is fantastic. You’ve gotta take a look!
Well it seems like there’s a new version of miniMIXA on the horizon, and with it, some new and exiting features. Here’s what Tim Cole’s blog says about what they’ve been doing.
“Well, we are now getting very close to nailing miniMIXA V3. One of the important things we have been asked for, and so we wanted to get in, was synching of microphone recordings. Well, we have done it . What that means is that you now get a count in period before you make a microphone recording – so you can get ready for your take. You can set how many bars you want this to be and how many bars you want to record for, as well as a system latency factor (as all mobile devices have different capabilities) – and the recording then synchs to the bar boundary. It is really useful and great fun!
The miniMIXA++ product will also include an autoloop recording feature. This means you can do take after take and only keep the take when you think you have nailed it.
This feature addition will make it much easier to use miniMIXA for capturing ideas on a mic, maybe as you are riffing or jamming to a background groove. You could then even sing/jam, record and sync harmonies on top.”
Sounds good, let’s see what it looks like when it arrives.
I thought I’d post a little insight into what I tend to carry around in my bag most days. I’m guessing that most of us have a gear bag of some sort. The kind of bag that has loads of pockets for devices and notebooks and cables and adapters / cards etc. Mine’s no different in that respect, but it does contain a number of PDAs and supporting gear. Here’s what’s in it at the moment:
– Dell Axim X51v (newest PDA)
– Palm Tungsten T3
– Treo 650
– Sony Clie T425
– Sennheiser PX100 headphones
– 2x Ear buds
– iPod 30gb
No, not all of that is in there every day to be fair, and some days other stuff gets in too, like:
– Digital camera
– Pocket speakers
– Zoom PS04 4-track
And of course, depending on what I am actually carrying, and what I plan to do with it, I carry a small tin or adapters and connectors and cards (SD, CF and SmartMedia).
So, what gets into your bag and why?