Here’s a little video showing my Sound Toy app ranDRUM. Try it out if you haven’t already. It is available at PalmGear.
PalmInfocenter has news that the player app MMPlayer has been updated.
– 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.
Another CDM find, this time MIDI control using the iPhone.
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.
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.
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.
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.