Livepa: Where Electronic Music Comes Alive

Thanks to Livepa for their kind comments, and for introducing me to Livepa, which is a very interesting read.

PocketAxe – Pocket PC Guitar

PocketAxe is a good looking Software Guitar for Pocket PC. The video gives you a good idea of what it can do, but it is more than just a cool guitar app, it also features a drum kit and a piano keyboard.

I’ve only read a bit of the information on the site, but it seems that you could load your own samples too so you could use it to trigger stuff as and when you wanted.

It has got to be worth looking into

The makers have got a lot of improvements planned, such as:

– chord maker
– better sound samples
– full screen mode
– volume feedback
– volume increment
– left handed guitar
– recording
– stretchable frets
– duration & sample looping
– midi playing
– metronome
– internationalization
– screen scaling for VGA
– load file garbage – flash card problems
– better feedback on piano 7th chords

So, why not give PocketAxe a go.

Beepo and ranDRUM: Update

Thanks to Concretedog for confirming that both Beepo and ranDRUM work fine on a Palm TX.

If you haven’t downloaded them as yet, but would like to, you can get them here.

TuneStudio gets best in show at NAMM

Belkin has been given a “Best in Show” Award for its TuneStudio for iPod, a four-channel audio mixer that lets you create high-quality digital recordings directly onto your iPod for instant playback. The announcement was made on July 29, at the Summer NAMM Show in Austin.

Chris McGugan, VP of Product Management for Belkin:

“We are thrilled that TuneStudio is receiving such an enthusiastic response from the members of NAMM. Belkin is committed to developing innovative solutions for the musician at work as well as the musician at heart. Now anyone can easily create and share music on the go.”

I am really pleased for Belkin, now if they could just start shipping the thing …

pD POD Response to Theologiae’s comment

Theologiae’s comment on pD POD post:

“really cool stuff. makes me want to go out and get pd running on an iPod. i have a ton of questions i’d like to ask, but first off, does the storage limit matter when installing pd? i figure the bigger the better, but i thought i’d ask.

Thanks very much for the comment Theologiae. As far as I know the newest iPod for running iPod linux is the 3rd Gen. Check iPodLinux first. Then head over to PureData, and follow their download instructions.

I’ve no experience of either iPodLinux or PureData, so I’ve no tips or help I’m afraid. However, if you do try it then please comment back on your experiences or email me photos, I’d be really interested to know how you’ve got on.

4Pockets gets multiple award nominations

I got an email from 4Pockets about their award nominations from Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine. Here’s a snippet from it:

“The company’s application software has also been recognised in this year’s awards with 4Pockets audio products Virtual Recorder, Pocket RTA Pro(Spectrum Analyser) and Audio Box receiving nominations in the audio sections and 4Talk in the communications categories.

Bill Muir of 4Pockets said “We are delighted that not only have we received this recognition from the award judges but also the people who buy the products and nominated them for their excellence. We were so pleased when we received 9 nominations last year, so 14 this year is just excellent, I am very proud of both the products and the team behind them.”

The international awards are run by the US based Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine and throughout August a team of 100 Windows Mobile experts from around the world will evaluate the software nominees in 151 Pocket PC categories and 40 Smartphone categories. Finalists will be announced in late September and winners in October at the Awards Home Page at

Further information on the range of products can be found at”

Check out as they have a whole host of excellent apps including:

– MeTeoR: Multi-track for Windows Mobile
– Stompbox: Effect application
– AudioBox: Studio app

and many many more.

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