ranDRUM video

Here’s a little video showing my Sound Toy app ranDRUM. Try it out if you haven’t already. It is available at PalmGear.

MMPlayer for Palm OS updated

PalmInfocenter has news that the player app MMPlayer has been updated.

Features include:

– Plays DivX, AVI, Matroska, 3GP, mpeg-1 and mpeg-2 video plus Ogg, mp3, Shoutcast, Podcast and MIDI audio.
– Many zoom modes and rotation can be used to stretch the video to available screen size. For example, use 3/2x zoom plus rotation to view a 320×240 video on a T3 in fullscreen landscape mode.
– Hi-fi audio is supported on all supported Palms, including Clies (NX, NZ, TG).
– EMail attachments. HTTP streaming.

iPhone MIDI control

Another CDM find, this time MIDI control using the iPhone.

iPhone VJ !

CDM have this on an iPhone VJ native app using an open protocol for mobile devices called Mrmr. Looks interesting.

Still no TuneStudio

Will it be a 2007 product at all? Belkin did include it in their Christmas products PDF but the page for it still says “coming soon”. So whatever happened to a summer release?

Or could it be that Belkin are not only upgrading it for the iPod classic but also for the iPod Touch and working on software that will make it even more useful? Just speculation at this stage of course.

Korg Pandora PXR4

Another great looking device from Korg. No longer in production but still available on eBay every now and then. I never owned one but my guess is that it wouldn’t be disimilar from the Zoom pocket multi-tracks. All of these use smartmedia for recording.

Mobile Application development

Thanks to Mark for this comment on application development:

“The obvious first choice — SuperCollider

Though, recently, I’ve had a lot of fun playing with the various music libraries for Processing.”

I should really have qualified my earlier post by saying that what I’m really after is a language for making palm or windows mobile applications, and ideally on board development at that.

At the moment using iziBasic and vizibasic is great, but there are limitations. I can’t write anything that will really manipulate sounds, and that’s what I’d like to do.

I’m not sure if mobile processing is what I need, but maybe I should look into it again.

ElectroMungo: Circuit Bent VL-1 Video

Thanks to ElectroMungo for this comment and video link.

“I also bent one some month ago, mine will not be for sale on ebay, it’s a unique piece. Video example on:

Mungolator Video


Revisit: Microbe

I can remember first using Microbe and being totally amazed that you could get a PDA to make music like that. It was really like having a Roland TR606 and a couple of TB303’s in your hand all at once and without having to use lots of cables to get them all working.

I’ve been playing with it quite a bit over the last few weeks and I’ve found it really useful as a very quick musical notepad. One thing that makes it really easy to get going with is that there is almost no time taken to load a song or start one as all the drum sounds are already there, and the synths can be tweaked right away. I think that kind of immediate ability to make music makes it an excellent app for when you have only a few minutes and don’t want to select instruments or samples.

Add to that the fact that you can go further and add in effects and an export to Bhajis Loops make it a really versatile application.

D-Pod 1.2 is available for download

D-Pod version 1.2 is now available for download from Palmgear if you are interested in it.

It has a few new features in it to make it more fun and easier to use. It will remember what you were doing from the last time you used it now, so it isn’t as annoying as before. Also it has 4 patterns A-D that you can use and loop together if you wish.

Please remember it is only a toy app and not really serious at all. The timing isn’t great, and one day I might do something about it, but not now.

Also, here’s a little video showing what it does now. I hope you enjoy it.

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