Now that Akai’s SynthStation25 has arrived at last and their app works with it we can get into a new debate about which apps we’d love to see integrate with the SynthStation hardware. So here’s my list so far:
- NanoStudio. A bit of a cheat really as it is moving in that direction anyway.
- Bleep!Box. I think that some live play would be great in Bleep!Box. I know it is a bit of a shift for this app, but why not?
- BS-16i – This app is just crying out for SS25 integration.
- Xewton Music Studio – Line 6 compatability is great in this app, but it would be really handy to have SS25 as well.
- ThumbJam – This one might sound odd, but I love the way you can use layered recordings in ThumJam and having a keyboard to work with would be amazing.
- Xenon – When this first came out I loved the record function, and it would be enhanced by using the SS25.
So what apps would you like to see in there?
Doesn’t seem like 3 years but apparently it is. Android turns 3 years old today according to Mashable.
This is a really nice little starter for Arduino from Maker Shed.
I think I may even be more tempted that with the MacBook Air.
An interesting move from Korg to publish the monotron’s schematics. You can download the PDF at their japanese site.
I’ve been meaning to post this top 10 from Icaro.
Just to introduce myself, I’m a Icaro Ferre, DJ and producer from Brazil.
- NanoStudio: This might be the best music app! It has so many features! It’s also nice to see how the developer is focused on making this the best app out there.
- Flare: As a DJ, I can’t say a negative point about Flare. I think its one of the first apps to use the music from your library without actually importing it.
- ThumbJam: Incredible app, it has tons of instruments and you can even create your own.
- Looptastic Producer: Great tool for live performance.
- DrumTrack8: my favorite drum machine. It has all the classic kits as well as some new ones. The app features audiocopy and beat shuffling, thats all I need.
- ProChords – This is my favorite music tool, it helps me a lot when it comes to finding good progressions.
- NanoLoop – Sometimes it’s minimalism maximizes my creativity.
- DubSiren Pro – I came from a Drum’n Bass background so I loooove reggae music. It’s always fun to play with the dub siren, as well as all the samples that it had.
- TouchOSC – I’ve been using it since it was released. Best OSC app out there!
- JR Hexatone – The most diferrent drum machine I’ve seen. It’s randomness is what keep this app away from being deleted from my iPod, even tho the app lacks audiocopy/paste so it’s kind of useless.
Thanks Icaro. If you want to know more about Icaro the check out his site.
When I first saw this I thought it was a little bit silly. But thinking about it a bit it really starts to make sense, especially when you check the price, £100 and of course no contract!
I’ve heard stuff like this before, and whilst I can see it for general apps, for music apps I think it’ll be a different story. Having said that, if you check the post at AppleInsider it shows some interesting stats about the other mobile operating systems.
Remember that page turning thing for the iPad? Well Gadgetlab says it is (almost) here and it looks good although I don’t think it is something I’d use myself.