I was looking at 3rd gen iPods again considering trying out pd Pod, and I remembered that I hadn’t heard from theologiae for a while these comments were posted.
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.
it’s theologiae again. i go 1st gen ipod tonight and put linux on it as soon as i came home. but i’ve had a lot of problems getting pd to work. i get a error message when i try and launch the test files. i posted something in the ipod/linux forum, so i’ll see if there is a fix to my problem.
but i’m close to getting this set up. i’m glad to have found you blog, once i get it going, i’m going to love it.”
theologiae, if you’re out there, let us know how you’re getting on with pd Pod?
This video is a bit more hands on and shows some the hardware for real.
So, for goodness sake Belkin, get on with it!
Good traxxpad video showing how to get samples in via line in.
One platform I haven’t really looked into much is the Amiga platform. There’s a very good (or so I hear) emulator for Amiga available here. Although I’ve not got around to trying it out as yet.
I never used the Amiga when it was around although I had a friend who was into using trackers on the Amiga and I had a play once and found it interesting enough.
I had a quick search and found that there’s a fair bit of software available for the Amiga platform around, most of which is available for free. However, I don’t know too much about the software available or how useful it will be.
So, is it worth it? I don’t know. My emulation experiments so far haven’t proved terribly useful at all. So, will this be any different?
I’m not sure, at present I’m in two minds about the whole emulation thing. In one way I’d like to be able to make it work for real, and yet in another way I think that it really isn’t got to go anywhere long term so I should give it up now.
What would be nice is to find a really useful application for one of the platforms I can emulate, that works well in an emulator, and then get it up and running. Sadly I haven’t found that app as yet. If I do I’ll let you know.
My Sound Toys applications have all been written in iziBasic (so far), which is a great little app for getting ideas out quickly, and doesn’t need you to be too technical (which is great for me).
As a mac user, it is often difficult to find useful Palm related tools, especially in kind of specialist areas. However, one such exception is iziEditor which is a really handy desktop editor for iziBasic. It doesn’t compile, that still needs to be done on the Palm itself, but it is still really handy to have around.
Am I following a loose DS theme today? Who knows…
Both iziBasic and ViziBasic have been updated (you may be interested to know). Most of the updates are fixes, but most importantly the test apps bundled with these run on Styletap!
I’ve never played with this, but I think I’m going to give it a go soon.
Here’s what the PalmGear site says:
“Magic Piano is a true Virtual Piano for your device, featuring high quality sounds from Steinway, smooth keys movement and smart classical notation integration. Either you are a beginner or an expert in music, you will surely be impressed by the possibilities of this piano.
The Magic Piano will play for you classical music, movie themes, evergreens and pop hits, thanks to its large database of the most famous melodies and themes. Just select any tune to enjoy immediately its realistic sound. In future you can enlarge your collection with Add-ons, which are going to be available soon. The piano will keep a separate collection of your own compositions, and can perform them later.”
I’m interested in what the “Add-ons” are, and when they’ll be available. Worth watching I think.
You may not like the song, but this is quite an impress use of Jam Sessions live.
Whatever happened to this then. It has been a while since this appeared on YouTube?