Pophorns are go ….

It looks like the Pophorn software has launched. It seems to run on Java as the download is a .jar file. If you get a chance to have a look I’d appreciate any comments.

Jam Sessions Review at DS Fanboy

On the subject of Jam Sessions you should really give this review from DS Fanboy a once over. It compares Jam Sessions with Tenori-on and goes into a lot of detail about what you can do with the game / software.

Having read this I’m starting to think I’d like to get this for myself. I’m especially interested in the effects and chains it has to offer.

Mobile Music is mainstream?

I was in London last night and I saw this in the window of the Virgin Megastore on Piccadilly Circus. Who says mobile music isn’t mainstream then?

October at Palm Sounds

Well, September is nearly over so I thought I’d put write about some things that I’d like to get out in October (time permitting).

I’m planning another podcast and I have a few ideas for subject matter.

Basics Series
Hopefully the series will get at least one more entry in October.

Sound Toys
I have two more Sound Toys for October. I’m sorry it has taken so long to release these. As before they are completely free. I’m also hoping to get another one or two ideas under way during the month.

As usual I’ll be posting on any news items as them come up.

What I’d like to see next
As always I’m hopeful on updates to software an hardware. I’d love to see:
– More from miniMusic
– Updates from 4Pockets
– Brian Whitman’s iPhone audio experiments
– Updates from the DScratch application
– Pacemaker moving forward
– Intermorphic bringing their apps to the mobile platform
– Another Milkytracker update?

I’m hoping to have some more time to experiment with putting PDAs together and use combinations of software and hardware to do some different things. If possible I’ll video my experiments too.

Palm Sounds on MySpace
I will update the MySpace page with some new content.

Other stuff
– I’d like to collect a bunch of resources for writing Bhajis plug-ins so that anyone with even a passing interest will have somewhere to find all the appropriate materials.
Anything I’ve missed? Let me know if there is.

Centro update

Here’s a quick update on the specs for the Centro:

320×320 pixel Transflective color touchscreen, supports 16-bit color (up to 65K colors)

Dual-band CDMA2000 EvDO backward compatible with 1XRTT and IS95

Palm OS 5.4.9

Wireless Technology Version 1.2

64MB available user storage

1.3 megapixels with 2x digital zoom and video capture

Removable 1150mAh, lithium-ion 3.5 hours talk time, up to 300 hours standby time

microSD card (up to 4GB supported)


4.22″ (L) x 2.11″ (W) x 0.73″ (D); 4.2 oz

Ruby and Onyx

Software on device

Bluetooth®, Calculator, Camcorder, Camera, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Memos, Documents to Go® Professional Edition 10, Downloads, Google Mobile Maps, HotSync®, Instant Messaging, Nuance Voice Control, My Centro, On Demand, Phone, Pics and Video, PocketTunes™ Deluxe, Quick Tour, Sprint Mobile Email, Sprint Store, Sprint TV, Sudoku, VersaMail® 4.0, Voice Memo, Web (Blazer® 4.5), World Clock

In the box

Palm® Centro™ smartphone
Removable battery
AC charger
USB sync cable
User documentation
Software Installation CD
Palm Centro Brochure

Tenori-On at Dolphin Music

For those who are UK based, Dolphin Music have a page dedicated to the device and some videos too.

Mobile Music Rigs

I love to look at cool pictures of mobile music rigs, here a couple of my favourites.

I’d really like to see more stuff like this, but finding it isn’t always straightforward. If you have any favourites please send in links, I’d appreciate it.


A number of people have asked if the Centro will run Bhajis Loops. The short answer is probably yes, but I don’t know the full specs of the Centro so I can’t say yes for sure.

As soon as I have more information I’ll post on it again. In the meantime enjoy the video and try this first looks post from Brighthand.

Pacemaker update

See the feedback from beta testing on the Pacemaker device.


Palm, Inc. and Sprint have officially unveiled the latest Palm OS smartphone, which will be available next month.

The Palm Centro will include a full keyboard and 320 by 320 pixel touchscreen. It will include a client capable of chatting with users of AOL and Yahoo. This smartphone will include a microSD slot with SDHC support for storing music ad video files. The Centro will include Bluetooth, but not Wi-Fi. It will also have a1.3 MP camera with support for audio and video. No mention of memory as yet though.

Nice looking, but it doesn’t do much for me I’m afraid.

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