You might be interested in learning about audio and sound equipment, and in general courses won’t be cheap, and neither is this app (in app store terms that is), but it is probably cheaper than taking even an online course.
If anyone does try it out, please let me know what you think.
Sound Made Simple iPA is a training application that takes an ‘academic’ approach to teach the basic fundamentals of audio, acoustics and sound system equipment. Adapted from the highly acclaimed SMS iCD, iPA (portable application) enables iPhone and iPod touch users to enjoy the same learning approach while on the go!
Sound Made Simple iPA uses eye-catching animation paired with easy-to-understand narration that teaches the basic fundamentals of audio and acoustics using a unique, academic approach.
Topics covered include:
- Sound & Hearing (Explains the physics of sound & how the brain and ears work)
- Signal Path & Gain Structure (Describes how signal travels through an audio system)
- Mixing Consoles (Explains control knobs, busses, faders, inputs & outputs)
- Equalization (Explains filters, equalizers and how to EQ a system)
- Acoustics (Unveils the mystery of echoes, reflections and noise control)
- Microphones (Explains how microphones work, differ and placement technique)
- Signal Processors (Defines the different types of processors and their functions)
- Power Amplifiers (Clarifies amplifier settings, features and configurations)
- Loudspeakers (Explains the core components, coverage and types of loudspeakers in an audio system)
- Cables, Connectors & Impedance (Defines the various types of cables, connectors and interfaces found in an audio system)
There are over 350 comprehensive, academic-based modules (movies) in a well designed application ideal for OTG (on-the-go) learners.
SMS iPA download options include:
- LITE (Free) a short loaded version of the Professional version
- CHAPTERS each of the 10 chapters as an independent application
- PROFESSIONAL all 10 chapters (350+ movies) in one large application
It is recommended the PROFESSIONAL version be downloaded via iTunes and then sync’d with the iPhone or iPod touch device, due to its 433mb file size. Chapter apps are independent and are identical to the lessons found in the PROFESSIONAL app.
The app is priced at $24.99
Wish I could have got to this event in Sweden but it wasn’t to be so I’m looking forward to hearing a lot about it in the coming days.
More rumours on the specs of the next iPad. MacRumors says that it could be thinner with a camera and mini USB.
Well USB would be great and would surely mean no need for the camera connection kit required for 1st gen iPads. Hopefully it’ll make connecting audio interfaces even easier.
iPads at the Apple Store
Lots of sites have the news about this new tablet from Blackberry. So what does it mean for mobile music creation?
My short answer is probably nothing. I have to admit that I’ve never paid much attention to Blackberry as a platform as it is so heavily targeted towards business use. I don’t know of any music making software for Blackberry at all. So I don’t think this is really going to be a content creation device in the same way as the iPad or Android tablets could be.
If I’m wrong I’d love to know though.
The Cue Play DJ promo code give away is now closed. Codes will go out in the next few hours. Thanks to everyone who mailed in for a code and thanks very much to Capsulated Software for providing the codes.
Cue Play DJ is a superb DJ app for the iPhone and is well worth the £5.99 asking price.
I saw this at GetLoFi. I hadn’t heard that Maker Market was shutting down which is a big shame indeed.
Having got C64 Basic on the iPhone now Misoft has gone one step further with Basic! Actual basic on your iPhone. The app is also a universal and costs only $2.99 / $1.79.
Thanks to BeatMaker (not intua) for emailing me about this app.
Here’s the description:
Remember the day? Hammering out your own Code?
This is a Retro Simulation Game like no other
– welcome back to Basic!
Hanging around and playing with Basic on an iOS App is like sitting aside of time and think’n about just how cool it’s been to live in these last 35 years!
Now, this is a mobile Basic, it works as a fun way to re-kindle your old Basic Skills and even as a Basic learning tool.
The App comes with a Sample Program to help you get started. You’ll need to know, learn, or re-learn Basic to play with this App. So set your Code, hit Run, let Basic! process, and have a blast!
We are working on a great update so you can keep playing, learning (and re-learning) all the historic Basic commands you so miss from your youth. So, please, enjoy and be patient with us! This is 1.0 of miSoft Basic!
miSoft – Go-To Apps Create • Share • Enjoy!
iPads at the Apple Store
I guess that this is of interest but from my point of view that’s probably all really.
I’m not sure if I think this is viable or not. I can see it being a better way of discovering apps than Google’s Android Market, but I’m not sure how it sits with Amazon’s own Kindle 3 and the possibility for an app store for that hardware.
According to GadgetLab:
Developers will have to pay $99 to sign up, just like with Apple, and will get the same 70:30 revenue split. Amazon will decide what gets into the store, pull any apps it doesn’t like, and wrap everything up in its DRM. Further, you can’t sell your apps cheaper elsewhere. If it costs a dollar in the Android Market, it has to cost a dollar over at Amazon.