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The Mobile Music Alphabet: S is for …

S is a BIG letter in the mobile music world. I don’t know why, but it seems that lots of things start with S.

S is for Sampletoy


SampleToy is a lot of fun. That’s a good start. I do think that it isn’t really a toy. Sure, you can have a lot of fun with it, but it can do a lot more too. I’ve really enjoyed playing with it and it has a great interface too, so I think it is more than a toy, but you judge for yourselves.
Sampletoy

S is for Slice


Slice is great, the interface is amazing and always makes me want to use it. Loads of fun to play with, and completely worth £0.59/$0.99.
Slice

S is for Sonorasaurus


Sonorasaurus and Sonorasaurus Rex for iPad 2.0 are awesome DJ applications for the iPhone OS. Loads of features and regular updates. What more could you want?
Sonorasaurus

S is for Sound Scope Space


Sound Scope Space for both iPhone and iPad is another app from the Strange Agency. Sound Scope is the kind of experimental sound / music app that I love. Interesting sound and interface and make strange noises. Excellent.
The Strange Agency LLC

S is for SoundGrid


SoundGrid is a great matrix sequencer app and the latest version has lots of new features. Really worth checking out if you haven’t tried it and there’s a lite version too.
SoundGrid

S is for Spoke


Of all the apps from the Strange Agency (and I’ve just realised that 3 of them start with S) Spoke is my least favourite. I like the idea, but I think it never really had the same level of finish as their other apps which was a shame.
Spoke

S is for Star6


Star6 is an amazing loop / sample manipulation app. At first I didn’t like it too much, but it really grew on me a lot, and now my view has changed. If mangling samples is your bag and you haven’t tried it out then you don’t know what you’re missing.
Star6

S is for Stompvox


Stompvox is a live effects app which lets you save and email presets too. My favourite feature is being able to record to a loop and export.
StompVox

S is for Sunvox


It is no secret that I’m a big Sunvox fan. An amazing cross platform tracker / synth / sampler / modular environment. An amazing piece of software and I can’t wait to get it running on my iPad when it arrives.
SunVox

S is for Symphony


Symphony is a great notation app for the iPhone with an iPad ‘Pro’ version on the way too. If notation is what you need on the go then check this out.
Symphony

S is for SynthPond


SynthPond is one of the first iPhone apps I bought and I think that the concept is still very innovative indeed. It hasn’t seen an update in way too long and can get overlooked as an early innovation in the iPhone music arena. If you don’t know it then take a look.
synthPond

S is for Styletap

The Palm OS emulator for Windows Mobile, Symbian and now iPhone (jailbreak only). I still have this on my Axim, but don’t use it so much now. Still a great idea and good software, and they’re thinking of porting to Android as well now.

S is for Syntrax


If you’ve never been a Pocket PC or Windows Mobile user then you’ll never have heard of Syntrax. This was a really early application that is still around although I don’t think it is in active development any more.

S is for SoundPad


From the Palm OS, SoundPad is the synth engine behind lots of the miniMusic applications. SoundPad is an FM synth which allows you to create multiple sounds and banks and then use them in other miniMusic applications.

S is for Synthulator


An Android app which I’d love to try out one day.

S is for Stylophone


The humble stylophone. Not that brilliant in itself, but it is still an icon and has spawned lots of more useable idevices.

Stylophones at eBay

S is for SU10


A great sampler and very portable. One day I’ll get my hands on one.
Like the QY and MU series the SIU10.

SU10 at eBay

Wow, that took a long time to write. I hope you found something interesting in there.

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The Mobile Music Alphabet: R is for …

R is for Randgrid


RandGrid hasn’t seen an update in a long time now, but always had some fun with it. I have to admit that it isn’t on my iPhone anymore, but when it did come out it was quite an innovation I think.
Randgrid synthesizer and drum machine

R is for RecTools08


RecTools08 is one of the apps I really thought that would get an iPad version when the iPad was first announced, but it hasn’t been updated in ages and it never got the synths and drum machine that were promised way back when it first came out. A real shame, but I guess there might still be some hope for it.
Rectools08pro Multi Track Recorder

R is for RJDJ


Ok, enough about apps that haven’t been updated in a long time or met their potential etc. Here’s one that really has. In fact, calling RJDJ an app or a series of apps really isn’t right any more is it?

RJDJ means a lot more than that. For example:

  • RJC1000
  • Sprints and workshops
  • RJ Network
  • Pd Libraries
  • iPhone apps
  • RJDJ Community

It has been great to see RJDJ grow so rapidly and with so much enthusiasm for what they’re doing and the ideas behind RJDJ. I hope that they keep going and growing and innovating.
Reality Jockey Ltd.

So, there’s R for you. Nearly back on track now!
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The Mobile Music Alphabet: Q is for …

Q is for Quixpin

Quixpin DJ for iPhone is one of the very very few iPhone apps, or for that matter, any other OS that I could find that begins with the letter Q. I’m sure someone will mention another one and I’ll have to add it to my list of apps I’ve missed.

For now though, Q is for Quixpin!

Quixpin DJ

Q is for QY


I couldn’t really let Q go by without have some mention of the Yamaha QY series could I. From the 10 up to the 100 these things still attract attention, and I occasionally wonder what it would be like if Yamaha made a new one now?

Yamaha QY units at eBay

So, catching up now, Q is done. next is R!

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Today’s Reminders

As many of you have suggested a single reminders post and a single auction related post a day I’m going to try that for a while and see what the reaction is.

Only one reminder for today, and that’s BassLine on sale for just $0.99 / £0.59.
BassLine

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Matrixsynth on Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer


Matrixsynth posts a review on the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer and finds an entirely different use for it in terms of using it as a back up for MIDI synth patches. I also think it’ll be one of the first things I try out when I finally get my iPad.

Line 6 Midi Mobilizer Interface

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Sonorasaurus Rex for iPad 2.0 Promo Give Away


Another great app promo code give away today. Sonorasaurus Rex for iPad is a great app and I’ve been given me 5 codes to give away. To enter the competition just answer this question.

“Name one of the new features in Sonorasaurus Rex for iPad 2.0?”

Send your answer to palmsounds.comp@me.com by tomorrow 4pm GMT 20th May.

Please remember that promo codes can only be used in the US iTunes app store.

Sonorasaurus at the app store:
Sonorasaurus
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Studio Mini XL update


The iPad version of Studio Mini (XL) gets a little update with repeat song and copy song.

StudioMini at the app store
StudioMini ? Recording Studio Mini