finger Bassline updated to 1.1

Finger Bassline has been updated to version 1.1. Here are the changes:

  • Buttons to transpose patterns up/down an octave
  • Support for japanese session names
  • Threshold when setting tempo by dragging
  • Reduced the risk of dropouts when switching screens
  • Minor fixes

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Drewzle on Palm and Bhajis

In case you didn’t see this post I had to make a little bit more of Drewzle’s comments on Palm’s NOVA platform and new devices. Well said as far as I am concerned:

Palm needs to devote a team to making the most optimum Bhajis environment they can – that means fixing the hum that the audio line-out emits, correcting the latency of the hard-keys so that they can reliably be used for tapping rhythms, providing an audio-in jack, improving the Palm sound engine, etc etc

Bhajis should come preloaded with every Palm sold and Olivier should be given a percentage of each sale. People worldwide would be eating their vegies and composing beautiful tunes in strange places. It would solve Palm’s business troubles and create world peace.

Do i expect this to be a part of Palm’s business plan? Hell yes, anything else would be shortsighted! Listen up, corporate bigwigs…Bhajis is the future

Anyone disagree?

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Palm launches app store (sort of)

PalmInfocenter has this story about Palm launching their own app store. Sadly this is not a stand alone app for managing downloads in the same was as the Apple app store works. Is it too little too late?

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Little Blue Boy Synth now available

Synthtopia has this post on the little blue boy synth. Here are the details:


  • 2 voltage controlled ramp (sawtooth) oscillators
  • 1/4″ input with variable gain
  • envelope follower with optional inverter
  • 2 channel mixer
  • intermodulating output stage
  • powder-coated aluminum case
  • single 9V battery
  • power automatically disconnected when output cable is unplugged

supplied with:

  • battery
  • set of 7 banana patch cords

LBB Standard now runs on a single 9V battery. Current drain is still low. Disconnecting the output cable shuts off the power. The circuitry is hand-built with premium parts, using discrete transistors, no chips. Instruments are supplied with a set of banana cables for patching. Input and output are via standard 1/4″ connectors. Output is a hot line level, for extra buzz.

I know it isn’t really handheld, but it is very portable and I do like the whole hand made and unique feel to the synth.

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Palm to show NOVA at CES (via Brighthand)

Brighthand has this post about Palm showing their new OS code named NOVA at CES next month. Also they’ll be showing the first new device to run NOVA.

I think that it will have to be really good to make up the lost ground for Palm, but sadly I’m not expecting to be blown away by NOVA, although I’m happy to be wrong.

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