Welcome the the mobile music alphabet, and more importantly, welcome to the letter A. For most of May I’ll be running through the alphabet covering a variety of software, hardware and other stuff relating to mobile music. When I came up with this idea I was really pleased with myself. Then I remembered the letters Q and Y, which make life hard for the mobile music alphabet, but more of that in a few days time. For now, on with A.
A is for Argon on the iPhone
Argon is a great monosynth for the iPhone. A lovely app with some great features like the sequencer and loop recorder. It really is a great little monosynth which I constantly find myself going back to again and again. And now that it has copy to beatmaker built in it has become central to my mobile workflow. This app has had good steady updates from the developer and I hope that they continue with it. If you don’t know Argon then check it out here.
A is for AudioForge on the iPhone
A is for Aurora on Windows Mobile
Aurora from 4Pockets is a superb matrix sequencer app with excellent sounds and some great synth options. It was a realy surprise when 4Pockets brought this out, and an even bigger surprise when they recently announced that they were porting it to the iPhone and iPad. I really should spend a bit more time with this on WinMo, but confess that I’m really looking forward to it on the iPhone!
A is for AxisPad on Palm OS
I still use AxisPad on my T3, and I still think that it is a really innovative app for an X-Y pad. If you’ve got a Palm lying around then try out the demo here.
A is for Android
I have high hopes that Android will bring good things to mobile music in time. There are a few apps out there already, but perhaps over time more developers will see Android as an attractive target for mobile music.
A is for Archos
The Archos 5 looks like a really good tablet for running Android though still a little pricey perhaps. Having said that, Palm PDAs used to be priced around the same point, so perhaps the Archos is a pretty good deal after all.
I’m sure that there will be a few other ‘A’s’ I’ve missed. If you think there are then please comment them in.
This post was brought to you by the letter A.