When my main device was my old Treo 650 I used to use iziBasic and viziBasic a lot to make little apps and experiment with ideas. It was great fun to play with, and I even released a handful of free Palm OS apps on using it. Nothing amazing you understand. Of course, since the demise of the old Palm OS these two haven’t been kept up to date, which is completely understandable, but still a shame. I miss that kind of tinkering and haven’t really found anything comparable on iOS as yet. Maybe something will come up.
Wish I could get to this as it sounds very interesting. Cassette walkman manipulations of field recordings. Excellent stuff!
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Interesting to hear Miki’s thoughts on the process and the results. I often feel the same way, almost as if everything is an experiment.
Anyway, I liked this track, it has a nice vibe to it, and I like knowing how it has evolved through technologies.
Nice stuff Miki. You can hear the finished track at his blog.
When working with a soundchip such as the SID or the 2A03, the artist faces a number of technical constraints that limit, guide and inspire the creative process. The seminar will highlight and briefly explain some of these constraints, with particular emphasis on how they influenced artists during the golden age of chip music to give rise to some of the clichés that now define the genre. We will also see (and hear) how variations of the same constraints have emerged in other genres and ages, and how composers such as Bach have tackled them in similar or different ways.
A very long video, but worthwhile if you’re interested in Chiptune.
I think that 5 is a pretty big number for a blog, quite significant, so I thought about 5 things that you might want to consider doing to help out.
1: Dedicate some music or a show to Palm Sounds.
If you’re playing, and especially if you’re using anything mobile music related, just give a shout out to Palm Sounds at your show if you can.
If you’re uploading music, then maybe consider putting it in the Palm Sounds SoundCloud group?
More tomorrow …
I posted a video of this a while ago and now it has gone live in the app store. The app is priced at $1.99 initially and even though I’ve only played with it for a few minutes so far I already like it. Here are the details:
Shape is a polyphonic synthesiser allowing the user to draw the shape of the oscillator wave form. The positive side of the oscillation is represented by 32 blocks and the negative side is its mirror, generating all sorts of possible raw retroish sounds. Shape is best experienced with akai synthstation 25.Powered by Sparrow.+++ 16 voices.+++ Attack.+++ Decay.+++ LFO envelope.+++ Delay.+++ Akai synthstation 25 compatible.+++ On screen 25 key stylophone style keyboard.+++ Arpeggio.+++ Tape.Support for Akai Pro’s SynthStation25 keyboard controller is included
I thought I’d take a look back at some of the videos I’ve made over the last few years. This one is of a Palm OS flash file called Pocket DJ.