TuneStudio and PodCast Studio from Belkin

Videos of Belkins TuneStudio:

MIDI Controller thoughts (from yuhki)

Thanks to yuhki for this comment.

Hi!Im yuhki from JP. This blog looks so nice.I have been looking for the windows mobile software that can use as MIDI controller.I used to play music using ableton live. and I’m supposed to buy new MIDI controller. but any controller doesnt satisfy me.so I was thinking ,what if I can control its MIDI parameter from my PDA like a JazzMutant or KAOSSPAD using finger.
my english sucks , so I didnt read all of your blog yet.but I thought you might be the person who can program it or at least know something about that kind of software. so I wrote this comment.if you have any idea let me know . bye

I’m guessing the kind of thing you’re looking for is something like this:

Which I’d love to see too, but sadly is unlikely to ever see the light of day. As for me being able to write something like that? Not at present, I’ve got a lot of learning to do to get to that level.

One think you might try is AxisPad from miniMusic, as far as I know you can access MIDI using that but not wirelessly. In fact I’ve just checked the miniMusic site and it says the following:

AxisPad can send MIDI data to attached electronic musical instruments or other MIDI hardware. While using MIDI, AxisPad can be set to send all manner of control change data to manipulate panning or modulation, simulate a breath controller, after-touch, or adjust many other performance and sound parameters.

So worth checking out AxisPad. As far as I can remember the MIDI features will require a pre-OS5 Palm device, the Palm IIIc should be fine and you could connect a midi cable to the serial output from there.

In fact, I really should give that a go myself!

iLounge reviews the TuneStudio


Here are not only some good quality pictures of the tunestudio but also some interesting first impressions.

More on Apple’s SDK

Interesting speculation on the iPhone / iPod Touch’s SDK on iLounge.

Hercules Wireless DJ controller


Maybe a contender for Pacemaker when it arrives?

MicroTrack II: More problems (from Jason)

Could be a fix on the M-Audio MicroTrack II?

Hi man,

Myself and a lot of other people have been having the same problem. I actually lost a valuable 4 hour live set that I recorded due to the unit freezing when I tried to save the file 😦

I just spoke to M-Audio Tech-Support and they were very helpful. On the website there is a new driver released January 25th.

When you search for new drivers click the box that says “show beta versions” and download the new beta driver “Version: 1.0.4 BETA (BETA)”.

I’m going to test it out, I’ll give an update. I hope it works cause I love everything the Microtrack II has to offer.

Jason

We’ll have to wait to hear how it goes.

MicroTrack II: More problems (from Jason)

Thanks to Jason for this on the MicroTrack II. It seems that there are very real problems with the device.

I just bought and used the MicroTrack II at 2 events this weekend.

The 1st night the recording was perfect.

The 2nd night I recorded a 4 hour set. Everything was running smooth until the end where the unit froze which of course made me lose everything!

I didn’t know I was spending $400 for a product that is still in Beta-Testing.

Extremely upset and disappointed is an understatement in regards to the “Freeze” error with this product.

So now what happens? Every time I use this item I have to worry about it actually working? This is BS!

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