CDM on Mixtikl and generative music

Good to see CDM picking up the news of intermorphic’s Mixtilk app coming later this year, and interesting thoughts about generative music in general. Really worth a read.

WWDC and mobile music

Well, I think that whilst Apple haven’t brought anything that wasn’t expected at least they’ve actually showcased the kind of apps we can expect later this month, and that has to be a good thing.

Of course, the much rumoured Mac Nano still hasn’t surfaced, but maybe it will someday.

Even so, I think that the iPod Touch is looking like a really good platform for mobile music applications, and I’m seriously thinking of buying one now.

‘Band’ App gets a demo at WWDC!

I got this from the live feed from This was one of the applications that has been shown today. I think it is really significant that a mobile music application is shown alongside blogging apps and games, I think it says a lot about Apple and how they see the OSX mobile platform developing.

Intua Beatmaker Suite (via CDM)

Now this is the kind of thing I’m hoping we’ll see lots more of after today on the app store. If developers can come up with this kind of application / suite then the iPod Touch / iPhone starts to look like a really viable platform for mobile music. I guess we’ll be finding out very soon indeed.

SunVox news

The SunVox forum has a great to do list on it:

* new module: delay
* new module: reverb
* FM
* stylophone
* zoom in pattern editor
* parallel synth playing
* OSX port
* switch instruments / sampler etc by using the hardware buttons
* live mode (DJ mode)

All of which I’m really looking forward to, but even more so now as Alex is going to provide more documentation which will make this app even easier to use.

How long should you wait?

I’ve posted another application into the palm sounds group. This time it is a little metronome application that came from a developer called Clever Parrot. They’ve disappeared sadly, but when they were around I downloaded all their free applications just in case. So I can’t see any problem with this being available now.

However, I did set me wondering. If a developer has vanished is it ok to make their commercial or shareware applications available? If it is ok, how long should you wait?
I only have one app that falls into this category, and I think I will make it available at some point, but I’d be interested in other people’s views on the subject, and if you have any apps that might be useful to others then why not post them at the group.

Update on Treo 650 replacement

Well, I’ve bought a Treo 750 on eBay. One that has been upgraded to WM6 already. It should be an interesting experience moving to WM for all my day to day stuff as well as music related applications.

I’ll keep posting on how things go.

Comment from Korg DS-10 Producer!

There was a comment on the DS-10 videos I posted yesterday that they sounded a bit rough. Following that, this comment arrived this morning from the Korg DS-10 producer/director:

Thank you for watching videos!!
This bit-rough sound does not comes from DS-10 but compressions by video camera and YouTube.

KORG DS-10 producer/director

Nice to know that Korg are reading!

Files on the Palm Sounds Group

I thought it would be useful to put stuff on the Palm Sounds Group that had been on either the old Palmgear or is still on the old Palm Sounds site. I hope you find the stuff useful. If you have any suggestions for other files I should put up then let me know.

Mobile Music Workshop 2008 proceedings now online

The proceedings from this year’s mobile music workshop are now available online.

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