Making Music on older PDAs (pt 2: MixPad

Another ‘LowFi’ video featuring my TRG Pro, and this time using MixPad from miniMusic. Hope you like it.

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New Poll coming soon: 4-tracks

There was a comment on an old post on the Pandora PXR4 portable 4-track, and it made me think that it would be a good idea to have a poll on the best portable 4-track available. Here’s my list for starters, please comment in any that I’ve missed off.

– Pandora PXR4
– Boss Micro BR
– Tascam DP-004
– Zoom PS04
– Zoom PS02
– Tascam Pocket Studio 5

I’m certain there are loads more to be added to the list. When I’ve got a pretty complete list I’ll put up a poll.

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Tascam DP-004 Mini 4-track video

A video from NAMM about Tascam products. I’m most interested in the Tascam DP-004 which is shown here from about 38 seconds into the video. It looks bigger than the Micro BR but it still looks very cool. However, I really don’t have a need for a second portable 4-track.

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Synthesizer 2.1

This app has been updated again. The latest version now has noise, distortion, cutoff and echo, all of which will start to make this an interesting little application.

Synthesizer available at the iTunes App Store

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DigiDrummer 2.3 available


DigiDrummer 2.3 is now available. The update includes the ability to ‘slide’ across the pads (I don’t know what that means), and also drumroll functionality.

DigiDrummer available at the iTunes App Store

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Review of Nic Collins book

Thanks to chordhound, for this comment on the ‘Useful books’ post:

Nic is great! He definitely takes the whole STEIM approach, which can really “tech-ie” quickly, and makes it quite accessible.

I just did my own review of the book over here:
http://chordhound.com/2009/02/13/making-your-own-electronics-pedals-and-synths-from-scratch/

Thanks also for the link to the review.

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Mixtikl 1.0.0.7

I was using Mixtikl on the train yesterday. I finally got around to moving all the tiklpaks onto my Axim, and what a huge difference that has made.

Actually the additional paks make the app really interesting to use. I spent most of my time playing around with the demo tracks, and nearly missed my station in the process.

Anyway, I decided that I really had to get some Mixtikl videos going, so I hope to do that this weekend.

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