Once again thanks to M.H.D for the Korg DS-10 blog translation.
They’ll be doing a demo of the DS-10 at a “sound-creator” type event called IMSTA FESTA. It’ll likely end up being Sano-san saying “see, look at this, cool huh? and this, cool huh?”
But, they regret that things will still only be preliminarily debugged by that point, so they although they would want people to freely play with the DS-10, that’s not going to be possible. If people want to come up and do “light testing” that might be possible however.
If you go to the IMSTA FESTA, you have to RSVP though. (They provide a link).
As soon as things slow down and they get a finished version, since you can take the DS-10 anywhere, they want to start doing product demos (especially to elementary schools!). To the teachers of Japan: How about a special education session? If there’s a problem with having long hair and a beard, these issues “can be dealt with.”
Apple has posted details of the sessions for WWDC 2008. Some of the iPhone sessions look tailor made for audio and music application development. Here’s a few I picked out.
Audio Development for iPhone
Core Audio provides a powerful engine for playing and recording audio in your iPhone application. Learn how to play sounds and alerts, record audio from the built-in microphone and play sound files of arbitrary length. Understand the best practices to minimize latency and conserve power. Learn about the audio codecs and formats available for iPhone and understand the capabilities for playing multiple sounds simultaneously.
Core Audio and OpenAL Lab
Core Audio and OpenAL let you add sophisticated audio playback and recording to your application. Receive one-on-one technical assistance and development advice from the Core Audio and OpenAL engineering teams. Bring your laptop, your code, and your questions.
iPhone Multi-Touch Events and Gestures
iPhone’s ability to handle multiple touches simultaneously is central to its unique usability. Learn how touches and events are represented to your application and how it can respond to a user’s gestures to provide an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.
iPhone Multi-Touch Events and Gestures Lab
Get expert one-on-one assistance from the Cocoa Touch engineers and technology evangelists on multi-touch and gestures for iPhone. Bring your laptop, your iPhone, your code, and your questions.
I’d love to hear from anyone who goes what kind of take up there is for these sessions. I’m hoping that June will see some really innovative iPhone / iPod Touch music and audio apps appearing and a whole new platform for music.
CDM posted this Pacemaker video. Not sure if it makes me want to have one or not. I don’t think it shows off what it can do as well as some of the other videos.
CDM picks up the story of the Tenori-On launches in Montreal and New York. Makes for interesting reading.
PalmInfoCenter has news of CorePlayer which has just been updated.
CoreCodec has released a new update to its massively popular CorePlayer Mobile multimedia software for Palm OS. CorePlayer v1.2.3 brings a large number of new features and all around improvements. The main new features include YouTube video support and a native YouTube browser, the addition of a number of new streaming audio and video formats, Google GData support, multi-language support, optimized AVC playback and AVCHD support.