Thanks to Pete for this comment on the Mobile Music Directory today. I appreciate the comments.
Hi! Pete here from intermorphic. Keep up the great work BTW, I keep coming back to your site for inspiration! 🙂
I think it’d be nice for nostalgic reasons to list mobile apps that have inspired you in some way, that are no longer available. miniMIXA would obviously get my vote – that was one *awesome* piece of kit, you wouldn’t believe what we packed into V3. Did I ever mention that, amongst other things, it actually included a video mixing mode and a media player? 🙂 Ah, happy days…!
A few things come to mind on this comment:
1. Yes you’re right, I need to update the Mobile Music Directory, it hasn’t had any attention in a while.
2. I think you’re idea for a list of mobile apps that are no longer available but that were inspiring is a good idea and I’ll give it some thought.
3. I wish I’d bought miniMIXA when I had a chance, but even more than that I wish it was still around so people (including me) could see V3 because it sounded fantastic. The sad thing is that since Tao went under I expect the intellectual property will never be released. What a shame. Something like that should be let back to the developers, or even make it open source if no one wants to take it on.
Ok, rant over, for now at least.
Once final thought on the subject, whatever you do, if there’s a mobile application you’re thinking of buying, but you’re holding out for the next version or update, or whatever, don’t. Buy it now, in case it isn’t there tomorrow.
I was wondering what the QY series of modules would look like if Yamaha were to make them today? I think that in their day they were great devices, and still work really well today, but if they made them now what would they do?
I’d hope for something like the size of the Boss Micro BR with a full touch screen and functionality like that of Bhajis Loops + Griff + a multi-track recorder too (of course).
What would I like to pay for it? Maybe £250 – £300? More for the right level of functionality.
So why isn’t anyone doing something like this? Or am I missing something?
I found this over at the echonest
blog and thought it looked fun. I also liked their comment on this video “no reason this shouldn’t run on the iPhone”.
yuhki started me thinking about this stuff, so I thought that I’d post a bit of an update.
I was playing with AxisPad today using my TRG Pro and Yamaha MU15, which makes a great combination for making noises. The MU15 is a lovely tone module, but I wanted to try using AxisPad as a controller more than an instrument.
I realised that that wasn’t as easy as I’d thought. Then I realised that AxisPad was based on the original Theremini / Theremidi from Pete Moss. Now on his site it claims that Theremidi has more features than the Korg Kaos Pad.
Now, I haven’t tried the app as yet, but I will, and then I’ll post again.
Perhaps I don’t mean change, but rather adopt a new platform. I remember when I first found out about Griff I decided to buy a pocket PC, and was amazed by the range of music software available for it.
I wonder what would make me branch out into another platform again? What software, or hardware would make it really worthwhile? I think it would have to be a real step change, something vastly different from what I have and use now.
So what would make you jump?
Normally the platforms or devices that get covered under Palm Sounds are:
– Palm OS
– Windows Mobile
– iPod / iPhone
– DS (a bit)
But I do wonder if there are other platforms or devices I should cover.
If there are, please let me know.
Thanks for pointing out gp2x, and I forgot PSP as well.
Thanks to Peter for mentioning the blackberry. I don’t think I’ve ever thought of the blackberry as an audio platform nor do I have any idea of what it is capable of at all.
What a fantastic performance! Lissajou has an interesting MySpace page too. All these sounds are from Nanoloop / LSDJ. Makes me want to buy a gameboy again.