Well, as we approach June and the iPhone / iPod Touch app store I guess we should expect more applications to turn up. Here’s one that, although strange, does show something of what the platform and hardware should be capable of.
I’m guessing that a multi-track for the iPhone wouldn’t be difficult at all.
Anyway, the app shown here is a little strange, but the addition of an audience you can mix into your own performance is quite nice.
This is a fairly simple app. It launches samples and nothing more at all, in fact you can’t even manage their individual volume from the app, just the overall volume. However, in some ways, the fact that it is so simple is a real positive for it. It only cost me £3.55, and I don’t think it is really over priced.
So, what can you use it for? Well, for me it is really a live sample trigger and that’s about it. PalmBuzzer also has the ability to launch loops (up to four), so in theory you could even use to to create some simple tracks, but is is not in any way sophisticated. But I think it will be useful.
To make it work you have to store samples in a specific sample directory on your SD card and give them the correct names in that directory, i.e. test1.wav through to test16.wav. These files are then triggered via the on screen buttons in the app. The last four are the loops (13 – 16).
It is worth a look at for something to play with or use live for simple loops and samples.
This is one of those applications I’ve never even tried on a Palm device. However, if the video is anything to go by this is really something else, and may be worth a go after all.