New version of Milkytracker soon

According to the MilkyTracker site a new version is coming soon with a new web design, documentation and even some surprises.

Sounds nice.

Pixilang Competition extended to 1.5.2008

Thanks to NightRadio for this information. The Pixilang compo now finishes on the 1st of May. Get your entries in quick!

TrakAx Mobile for $19.99

I got the TrakAx newsletter today. Lots of good things in there, not least of which is that TrakAx is currently available for $19.99

Making noises

Over the weekend I spent a very happy few hours with a friend making lots of noise with handheld devices. Namely:

  • Tungsten T3 running Bhajis Loops
  • Treo 650 running AxisPad
  • Kaossilator
  • Mini KP

It was great fun and on the whole quite a nice noise for the most part.

It does make me want to do some live shows though, and hopefully I might get a chance to this year.

Anyway, I’ve only just got the Kaossilator and the Mini KP, and I have to say that I really like them both already. The mini KP is excellent, really interesting to play with. The Kaossilator is more of an aquired taste, but already I’m beginning to see how I can use it alongside other devices.

Once I’ve had more time to play with these I’ll post up a couple of serious reviews.

DS-10 blog no longer lost in translation!

Thanks to m19ha2ne for this translation of the DS-10 blog. This is really useful m19ha2ne, please do comment in more from the DS-10 blog as you can it is much appreciated!

Hi, Palm Sounds

I tried to translate Mr. Ok@miya’s post on DS-10’s official blog on 2008/3/24.
There might be many mistakes since my English is incomplete.


I’ve read comments on this blog. I found that there are lots of people who
have a question. These are the following.

“Does DS-10 have MIDI IN/OUT ability?”
“Can DS-10 connect with the PC by Wi-Fi?”
“Is it possible for DS-10 to send and receive it’s projects via internet?”

The answer is “NO” to all these questions.
The reason why we do not implement these functions is that they have many
problems. (for example, too much costs.)
First of all, we wish that you’ll enjoy our DS-10 at stand-alone.
We are convinced that you shall be crazy about our product.

Since DS-10 is able to save it’s tone-settings and sequences as a “session”,
you can store your own “session” in DS-10 cartridge, even if you were in the destination.
DS-10 will be able to preserves 6 “session” in it.

We have a plan to make a “setting-sheets” for DS-10 to print out it’s settings
on the paper. (ex. position of knobs) We think that it will be fine since it has retro,/analogic moods.
We wish you could download them from our official site of DS-10.

On DS-10’s drum-trucks, First, it generates percussive tones by using the same way that
it’s “synthesizer-parts” is using. Next, it samples the tone as a PCM, and assigns them
to each truck. (If you carefully watch our demo movie of DS-10, you will notice at this point.)

There are no need to assign percussive tones to drum-trucks. You can assign your favorite
tone to them as you like. You can use 4 drum-trucks among with your ideas.

We will prepare the “pre-set sounds”. But we wish that you will create your own
sounds/technics by yourself.

Enjoy it!

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