Play Asia has the Korg DS-10 available for order now and shipping within one week. I can’t wait to get my hands on one!
I just found this on youTube. It shows an interesting use of BeatMaker.
CDM posts on the release of the Indamixx from Trinity. Interesting use of a UMPC.
Belkin’s GoStudio is compatible with a range of iPods but not the Touch or the iPhone, which I find a little bit odd?
Finally, we have the Chaos Board. Once you’ve actually made a decent loop, you can go here and distort the sound in real-time, using nothing more than your stylus and the handheld’s touch-screen. Dividing the touch-screen into hemispheres, you can control the pitch and tone of the track, as well as a variety of other things. You can even record your on-the-fly remixing, in case you want to dissect it later.
So it looks like it could be good for live stuff too, especially if you’ve got a few of them wifi’d together!
Intua releases an update to BeatPack. Here are the details:
This update fixes various networking issues users have been reported:
– Fixed network issues under MacOS X PPC
– Improved network management under all systems.
– Fixed display of IPv6 addresses.
– Now displays IP address of both wired and wifi interfaces under Mac OS X.
You can download the update for your operating system at :
Thanks to music 4 machines for these comments on how to modify your kaosillator!
http://youtube.com/muzik4machines for examples of it and many other kaossilator productions
(owner, you can just add this to the previous post as i can’t edit it since it needs to be approved to appear)
(muzik 4 machines) 7/19/08
by booting in what people on youtube calle diagnostic (hold tap and rec while powering up, release, let it boot and choose the lenght(goes up to 16, no overdubs) you can get 4 bars with no overdub track (as all memory is allocated to 1 track)
(muzik 4 machines) 7/19/08
I’ve just spent some time playing with this device again, and I have to say, I still think it is excellent. Sure, it has plenty of limitations. You can only record 8 steps, you can’t erase a single layer once it has been recorded, and there are no ways of altering the internal sounds.
However, what is great about the Kaosillator is that it is so immediate. You can pick it up and make a sound with it straight away. It is also very expressive in the right hands, and can be a very satisfying instrument to play.
Every time I pick it up I remember these things and try and think of ways to use it with other devices, but in some ways that defeats the object. The Kaosillator is fun. Not just a toy, but still fun, and it should be enjoyed.
Alex has new music on the Warmplace site.