I’ve thinking about all the stuff coming out for the DS, and the impending app store for iPhone and iPod Touch applications. What would make me want to buy into another platform? What feature of a device or app would make me spend on new hardware and software?
I have to admit to really liking the iPod Touch, but until the apps come I have no reason to go there. So, what would make you jump?
Anyone get to try out this DS Synth I stumbled over it and wondered if anyone had any pictures or video?
I found out about this from the Trinity Audio site
This device looks really interesting. There seems to be a good range of applications
bundled with it, but it is a really expensive device at $1,299.
This seems to be a strange application that turns camera input into sound on Symbian devices. Interesting I guess …
Turn your handset into an experimental visually controlled synthesizer and create instant ringtones from camera input
According to the night radio forum there’s a new version of Pixilang on the way, and after that the updated version of SunVox, with a load of new bells and whistles:
* new module: delay
* new module: reverb
* zoom in pattern editor
* parallel synth playing
* OSX port
* switch instruments / sampler etc by using the hardware buttons
PalmBuzzer now has support for looped sounds as well. I know that this is a very simple little application, but I think it is quite handy to have something that is good for just setting off loops and samples. Perhaps more useful if you’re using it alongside lots of other devices in a live setting.
Whilst many reviews of the TuneStudio rave about how innovative it is and all that kind of thing, this is one of the first that I’ve found that actually points out the main issue with the device, in that it is not a multi-tracker.
Although the first part of this review from Sound and Vision does give the device a glowing introduction, it balances out nicely and is worth reading from that perspective.
I’ve been using MixPad lately and quite enjoying the nature of the sounds it uses. However, I’ve got some suggestions and thoughts about how it could be improved. I thought I’d check the miniMusic site for details of what the next updates are likely to be for MixPad. According to the miniMusic development calendar MixPad will get the following updates:
MixPad 1.1 change tempo, instrument transpose
MixPadPro 1.0 Record and edit MIDI files
Well I think those updates would be very useful, but I’d like to add some more things:
- Instrument change
- Being able to patch multiple SoundPad banks to a single track
- Save settings for an individual MIDI file
- Export to WAVE
I think MixPad could be a really handy little application with a few more features. Let’s hope it get’s updated soon.
TrakAx has been updated. There’s a new icon to of a graphic of a movie clip and scissors – so when you want to create a video, just click the Movie icon. The application’s been slimmed down, with great improvements in file size – this is especially noticeable in the VGA version, which is now almost 40% smaller. Along with better a/v sync, smoother transitions and some small bug fixes.
With trakAxMobile now only US$19.99, this is the perfect opportunity to get mixing and start sharing your life, on the go!
I’ve been toying with SunVox even more and I’ve decided that it is an excellent application and it could be especially useful in a live setting.
I’ve been using it on Treo 650 and the fact that you can use the keyboard directly is really useful. I’d like to be able to quickly switch between instruments, but perhaps that will come with time.