There’s lots of new information on Intermorphic’s new Mixtikl app for desktop and mobile. I have to say that this is one of the most exciting apps for this year. Not just because it carries on the legacy of MiniMixa, but because it is the first of a completely new breed of mobile applications, or “trans-platform” applications as Intermorphic describe them.
These “trans-platform” applications work not only on both the mobile and desktop but allow you to move your work between the two. For me this is a real step forward for mobile music.
You can read more about Mixtikl at the intermorphic site, but here’s a little taster of the apps that are coming:
Create, EQ and save a quick mix from up to 12 user selectable sound sources/loops, and apply FX.
Create a more complex cell based mix with up to 12 tracks and four sections, and easily apply per track FX, pan and volume.
Create and play a track list of mixes, pieces (including generative music pieces) and recordings you have or have made.
Edit Partikl synth sounds and patches directly, and create presets; create custom DLS wavetables; bundle Ogg/Wav files, MIDI files, Noatikl files and other content together into a self contained “Mixtikl” file; create/edit Partikl FX and networks directly, and create FX presets.
I guess I’m not the only one to get an email from Pandora about their imminent device. The specs are very impressive:
* ARM Cortex-A8 600Mhz+ CPU running Linux
* 430-MHz TMS320C64x+ DSP Core
* PowerVR SGX OpenGL 2.0 ES compliant 3D hardware
* 800×480 4.3inch 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD
* Wifi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth & High Speed USB 2.0 Host
* Dual SDHC card slots & SVideo TV output
* Dual Analogue and Digital gaming controls
* 43 button QWERTY and numeric keypad
* Around 10+ Hours battery life
* GUI: gMenu, various X based desktops, Ubuntu etc. or make your own.
The first batch will be limited to 3000 units worldwide. The next batch will be made in 2009.
Orders will be on a first come first served basis. If demand is too high we will start to limit the orders to one Pandora per person, although any multiple orders recieved before that would still be honoured.
The price is $329.99 / £199.99 (Inc VAT) / E249.99 (Inc VAT), which is very reasonable indeed as far as I can see.
I have to say I am a bit tempted. Although I think that this is going to be more game orientated then anything else.
Future music has the following on the update from Korg to their effects processor.
Korg has updated the Pandora PX5D personal multi-effect processor and USB recording interface for guitar and bass. The update expands the unit’s capabilities and are available as a free download from the Korg website.
Already PC compatible, the PX5D’s Sound editor now also offers Mac action. In addition, updated features include new Song Updater software that lets users either swap out some of the existing demo songs in the unit for new ones included in the software, or replace existing songs with their own favorite songs in SMF format.
Nice little YouTube find.
Moo Cow Music have written a brief post giving details of the positions of their apps in the iPhone UK “charts”. I’m not sure where this information comes from, but it is interesting nonetheless.
66 – Band
70 – Guitarist
73 – Pianist
I think that’s pretty good performance for mobile music apps, especially in such a new market.