An observation of the number of iPhone / iPod Touch music applications available

It struck me just the other day that actually for a platform this new it is really impressive to see this many music applications arriving. Ok, it is fair to say that a percentage of them a quite simple. However, even allowing for that there are still a large number.

The other significant thing is that within a short time of launch there was a studio type app (BeatMaker), and that also in addition two apps have been developed by a major desktop software house (iZotope’s iDrum app).

I think that this is all significant and bodes well for the future of the platform.


ITM MCU has been launched. It looks really interesting, even given that I’m not too interested in controller applications.

Here’s what the ITM site has to say:

8 Faders with Solo and Mute
Bank up and down allowing unlimited number of channels
Feedback, faders assume their levels on song load or bank change

Current implementation is tailored for ableton live:
Clip and Scene navigation and triggering
Dedicated Loop and Back to Arrangement buttons
More supported DAWs soon

Intermorphic forum still down

The intermorphic forum is still currently down and driving the guys at intermorphic nuts by the sounds of it. However, according to them Mixtikl is coming on very nicely indeed.

Also, intermorphic say that they’ll be targeting Symbian S60 as an OS.

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Palm Sounds iPhone Poll results and CDM too!

Well the Palm Sounds poll results were fairly clear:

Already own an iPhone – 12
Considering buying an iPhone – 3
Already own an iPod Touch – 7
Considering buying an iPod Touch – 2

At the same time CDM had a similar poll. The results are here.

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Symbian S60 / UIQ devices and music apps?

In my search for a way to replace my current Treo 650 smartphone I have been considering moving to a Symbian phone to take advantage of what’s on that platform.

However, I know nothing about the devices, and I know even less about what’s available or even where to look. So, any help and guidance would be most welcome.

If anyone can suggest good devices and places to find apps that would be really useful.


OSCemote is another controller app for iPhone / iPod Touch. I haven’t tried this one as yet, but I may give the free ‘lite’ version a go.

Casio VL-80 on eBay

I just found this on eBay. Very rare indeed.

The notes from are as follows:

Hey, does anybody in the world know about this little freaky machine? This is the one and only calculator with a “Vibrato” switch. And look at the keyboardlike keys. With a shift key you can play the “halfnotes”. Has a built in sequencer – so this is maybe the smallest programmable keyboard of the world. Special Thanks to Alfakom from Denmark!

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