Well, it looks like some of the stuff we hoped for:
- New iPod Touch with front and rear cameras with retina display
- New Nano with multi-touch
- iOS4.2 for iPad although we have to wait until November
- New iTunes with Ping
What we didn’t get:
- Garageband for iOS
- New iPad
- Nothing on GuitarJack though
- Nothing on a new iLife or mystery app
- AppleTV update but no apps
So, a new iPod line up, but did Apple just kill off the iPod Classic?
Update: iPod Classic still in the Apple Store.
Like many others I’m going to be watching the live event from my iPad. Hoping for something amazing, in fact, for lots of amazing stuff. Only a few more minutes to wait!
I’ve missed this for a few days as there hasn’t been much to show on eBay. Today we start with a Roland PMA-5 currently at £15.
Next an SU10 again for £15.
And lastly a Zoom PS-04.
David Battino alerted me to this app which looks amazing, but doesn’t appear to be in the app store as yet, either in the UK or in the US.
The description of the app says:
bs-16i is a 16 multi-timbral playback sampler. It supports SoundFont, and can be used for keyboard instrument, MIDI sound module, and MIDI player. The sampler engine is ported from bs-1 / bs-16, which is developed as professional plug-in for Logic (Audio Units) and Cubase (VST instrument).
Using SoundFont libraries, you can play with your great number of Instruments.
It supports all standard MIDI messages, so it also can be used as a GM (General MIDI) sound module.
As a keyboard instrument, you can play with scalable keyboard, pitch bend wheel, and many control change controllers. Internal MIDI player supports SMF (Standard MIDI File) format.
SoundFont and SMF files can be sent using internal WiFi server. Also if your device is installed iOS 3.2 or later, you can use file sharing functions of iTunes.
Moreover, this application supports LINE6 MIDI Mobilizer.
You can communicate with other external MIDI hardware like as synthesizer, sequencer.
(Internal player is not connected to MIDI output. According to the specification of MIDI Mobilizer, timing error may occur when a lot of messages are sent to the application. It can be fixed by using “Buffering” option in application’s setting menu.)
I’m hoping it’ll be in the stores soon, and when I find out I’ll let you know.
Useful review if you were thinking of taking a look at the Korg SoS portable recorder.
Roland have released a bunch of new products today, but I couldn’t see this in their video which surprised me a bit as it looks quite good and is free!
Here’s what to expect:
Since they were launched in 1976, BOSS stompboxes have been a favorite among guitarists and bassists around the world. Their form factor has remained the same since the launch of the very first pedal, the OD-1, and they continue to be a staple in live performances and studio sessions.
BOSS Pedal Sketch is an iPhone app that allows you to enter your own BOSS stompbox settings and record sounds.
Apply effect settings!You can enter your own settings on the effect board in the app.
You can use this in any number of ways including recalling the settings for each song you will be performing or storing the settings of your favorite artists. You can also easily change the order in which your effects are connected on the board.
Store detailed knob settings!
Tap on a knob on the screen to enlarge it. You can also save your favorite knob settings.
Record sample sounds and import images!
You can record your original sounds using your iPhone’s built in microphone.
And because you can also import your photos, you can handily store photos of your live performances or your amp settings.
Search product information and listen to sample sounds!
Access detailed information on a BOSS stompbox that you’re interested in or listen to sample sounds on the linked sample site. We are sure you will find the sound you are looking for!