Thanks to concretehub for this comment about MeTeoR:
“I noticed at CDM you mentioned you had a cable made up allowing for mic in and phones out… cool. You also mentioned a line input.. does the axim have one of these as standard or is it something you wanted to have/ wishlist? I am impressed by meteor but have no windows moblie device to try this on but I’m intrigued by the possibilities of bouncing stuff between bhajis on my tx as separate instrument tracks and then mixing and overdubbing on something like this!”
Here’s a brief reply:
The Axim uses a 4-pole 3.5mm input jack which allows for simultaneous use of mic and phones. The cable adapter was built to take advantage of this. You could put a line in to this with a low volume to take an instrument input. I haven’t experimented with this as yet, but I will (when time allows).
I see know you mean about using bhajis and overdubbing. That’s what I’ve been doing for a few weeks now. The other interesting thing is that Bhajis will run on Windows Mobile via StyleTap, and Bhajis Loops was adjusted to recognise that it is running on the StyleTap platform. Using the two together makes for quite a combination.
I plan to post some pictures of the cable that I’m using and the phones / mic, plus a circuit diagram for the adapter if anyone wants that.
The proceedings from the mobile music workshop should be available online soon. Check their site, and also their blog.
Thanks very much to the people who commented on the happy birthday post. It is much appreciated.
The plan is, as ever, to continue with comments, news, reviews, events, and whatever else I can lay my hands on
Here’s to many years of handheld music.
Day three of no response from the Tao Group site. I wonder why?
Music bundle has been updated:
Here’s what PalmGear has to say
This bundle includes our popular music applications Almond, DaCapo, and Mozart at a great price. It gives any music student a headstart with the most common needs – learning to read music, music terminology and a metronome. A great gift to anybody who studies an instrument at any level. These programs are used in many schools and a great tool for music education.All applications are also available just by themselves.
Almond is a musical terms database and reader. In addition to most common phrases in music today also standard Italian and German terminology is included. Definitions are easily copied to the clipboard for use in MemoPad and other applications. Almond’s database can be included in the global Find application for easy access.
DaCapo keeps the beat for you. In addition to regular metronome functions, like Italian speed names + bpm display, adjustable tuning pitch and visual indicator there are many other features. Accents can be set at different intervals to emulate meters like 3/4 or 7/8. Also measure groupings can be created like a 12 measure blues form. In addition DaCapo features easy access with big buttons, hardkey mapping and great graphic layout. A must-have for practicing on the road. Supports Palm OS 5 and the Tungsten 5-way button.
Mozart is a new game for musicians. In the tradition of Giraffe you are confronted with a steady stream of notes that you have to input correctly. The slight difference is that you’ll need to know the name of the note, before you tap the buttons. The difficulty increases until you need to identify several ledger lines above and below the staff. You can choose different clefs and input methods as well as two player levels.