You won’t find one of these again in a while

I think it is fair to say that the STBook is a pretty rare beast. When I saw this one on eBay I knew I had to share it. I’m sure it’ll go for a good price as it is really rare.

It is a piece of mobile music history, with MIDI ports right in back.


Mat’s Top 10

Another top 10 to round off the day. This time from Mat. Here’s what he’s got.

Note that I use these apps on an IPod 3G.

  1. ThumbJam – Incredibly expressive, well thought interface and great sounds. The richness of options and features is just amazing: making your own instruments, importing/exporting sounds, loops and sessions, Midi, OSC control, you name it… Add to this the best app support from a developer I ever seen.
  2. iShred – now that it has Audio copy/paste I use it like hell!
  3. Jasuto Pro – Powerful and complex, not for the faint hearted, thanks to the community, it helps so much having access to these genius patches!
  4. Multitrack DAW – A little tough to use on a small screen sometimes and a perfectible interface too but good tool overall to assemble bits and pieces made here and there, some effects would make it go up my top ten for sure!
  5. NLogSynth – great sounds and tweaking possibilities since the beginning, just got better over time with the arpeggiator or the recorder for example.
  6. FourTrack – Now that it has Audio Copy at last!
  7. BeatMaker – Still great despite its ‘age’ and so useful in conjunction with the above to tweak loops or construct parts. Waiting for its successor.
  8. NanoStudio – I’m so waiting for the update to really integrate it with the rest and really start to use it fully!
  9. DrumTrack 8 – Great drum app with sample importing and many clever features, I would so like to see a ‘live’ input in it, like the one in IGog or at least some pads and a way to fine tune the precise moment each sound is played in the sequencer.
  10. Ampkit – Great amps and pedals, dry/amped recording at once… just really needs audio copy/paste, just imagine reamping/adding effects to what you produce with the other apps above!

Nice list Mat.

If you’d like to get your top 10 on Palm Sounds just drop me an email. Clip to Evernote

3G reborn as a stand alone music device

The comments on my post about what to do with my old 3G were great so I decided to post a screen shot of my old 3G which is now only about music!

NLog Synth PRO for iPad (Testing the BETA version) + MIDI Mobilizer

Video from our friends at Nice work. NLog Pro looks great!

iPads at the Apple Store Clip to Evernote

StudioMiniApp has a facebook page

If you didn’t know already StudioMini has a facebook page which you can find here. Clip to Evernote

RGB Boy Lite edition video Clip to Evernote

RGB boy and RGB boy lite, synced video Clip to Evernote


Apart from the fact that there’s a few cool new bits of kit coming I found the AC1 Rhythm VOX mini amp quite cool to look at and very portable indeed. It’s featured at 2:16 into the video if you wanted to skip straight there. Clip to Evernote

What can you do with an iPhone 3G

So I’ve upgraded to an iPhone 4, which leaves me with my 3G, and no real idea of what to do with it now.

I don’t really want to sell it as I’m sure I’ll regret it pretty quickly once it’s gone, so what should I do with it now?

Any suggestions?

Entourage Pocket Edge

I find it interesting to see the different form factors that are being experimented with at the moment. The pocket edge looks like a good idea, but I’m not convinced that it has got it right just yet, and neither do Gadgetlab. Clip to Evernote

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