Obviously, if their new mobile / cross platform tools are anything like as good as the stuff they’ve developed since they launched intermorphic then they are likely to be well worth the money, and this time I won’t wait for the next version to buy the full app. In fact, I still have a demo copy of miniMIXA on my dell axim, and I just can’t bring myself to delete it.
Version 3 of miniMIXA was due to have some cool new features:
Well, we are now getting very close to nailing miniMIXA V3. One of the important things we have been asked for, and so we wanted to get in, was synching of microphone recordings. Well, we have done it . What that means is that you now get a count in period before you make a microphone recording – so you can get ready for your take. You can set how many bars you want this to be and how many bars you want to record for, as well as a system latency factor (as all mobile devices have different capabilities) – and the recording then synchs to the bar boundary. It is really useful and great fun!
The miniMIXA++ product will also include an autoloop recording feature. This means you can do take after take and only keep the take when you think you have nailed it.
This feature addition will make it much easier to use miniMIXA for capturing ideas on a mic, maybe as you are riffing or jamming to a background groove. You could then even sing/jam, record and sync harmonies on top.
So what would I want to see in the ‘Son of miniMIXA’ (for want of a better name for the app / apps). Well, obviously I’d like to see a lot of the stuff that was already in the old miniMIXA, but also some cool live features too. Things that take advantage of the hardware available like …
- Bluetooth / WiFi clock sync so you could jam with multiple devices simultaneously
- Loops and synthesis all in one (like the advanced features in the old miniMIXA)
- Desktop integration so you can work on stuff and move it from device to desktop and back again rather than just a desktop sync function
- Real time effect control for live work
These are just some initial thoughts. What do you think …