I thought I’d have a brief look back at my ‘predictions’ for 2008 to see where we’d got to so far. This is what I had in for the first three months:
– What will Apple announce at MacWorld?
– TuneStudio released at last?
– TrakAx competition closes – 21st Jan
– Apple to release the iPhone and iPod Touch SDK!
– Pacemaker DJ device available?
– First iPhone music apps?
– DScratch and DS Protein apps develop?
So not too bad overall I think. It would be nice to have seen a bit more on the DS side in terms of Scratch, but I know that the developer has a lot on at the moment, so maybe later in the year…
Obviously there have been some extra stuff too, like the DS-10 coming along which is nice.
I’ve had my Kaossilator for just over a week, and although I haven’t had loads of time to play with it I have to say that already it has really grown on me a lot. The sounds a high quality and the ability to quickly loop together a track is fantastic, and possibly the most interesting thing that you can use it for. You can of course use it alongside another piece in more theremin like way, and it works well with that too.
Once I’ve become a little bit more proficient with using it I’ll post up a video of it in action.
According to this video the DS-10 is available on the 24th of July this year.
I think this video goes to show what can be accomplished with a few iPhones and an iPod Touch. Nice one iBand
CrunchGear have an interesting review of the TuneStudio where they give it high scores for being cool than for value.