You may have seen the news on twitter but there’s about to be a new podcast dedicated 100% to mobile music. Here are the details:
Episode #01 of the Touch Sound Podcast will be available for download on Sunday June 12th featuring a special guest, Rolf Wöhrmann of Tempo Rubato (creator of the amazing NLog Synths for iOS and Mac OSX).
We’ll also have two free copies of MeTeoR to give away to two lucky listeners courtesy of our sponsor 4Pockets Audio, creators of the awesome Stompbox, Pocket RTA and Aurora HD for iPad.
We’ve got so much to talk about and we’re really looking forward to bringing you this all-new show about mobile music.
The show will begin as a fortnightly event and may possibly be ramped up to a weekly event depending on how we go. The Podcast will be available to download directly from our site in mp3 format or from the iTunes store on June 12th 2011.
The show will be hosted by Nick Platers (Touch Producer), Sean Walker (iOS Musician), Ashley Elsdon (Palm Sounds) and Greg Pritchard (MiniJack Music) and our mission is to discuss everything and anything surrounding mobile music including apps, hardware, rumors, artists and so much more!
In the meantime, subscribe to our RSS feed and follow us on twitter (@touchsoundpc) for up to date info on the show, giveaways and future releases.
Just thinking about how iCloud could be used by mobile music developers and their apps. Here are a couple of things that have come to mind:
- MIDI. My assumption is that an app might be able to save a MIDI file into the cloud that another app with MIDI capability would then be able to open, on the same or different device?
- Following on from that, if apps had the same file format or could save into a common format then that could get around the current problems in iOS.
These are of course just some initial thoughts and developers will need to take a look at the iCloud storage APIs to see what’s possible, but I’m keen to hear from any devs as to the potential for this kind of thing.
Although nothing absolutely specific for mobile music making I think that there could be some interesting stuff in the detail, especially in the 1500 new APIs in iOS5. We’ll have to wait and see what’s there as developers at WWDC get their hands on the new SDK and work out what they can do with all the new toys.
If any developers feel like sharing thoughts on the goodies that come out of the new box then please get in touch.
Now my initial guess is that this API could be really useful if you want to move files around in a music app from one device to another, say iPod / iPhone to iPad and back again.
I can see that being really useful for iOS music making.
Wasn’t expecting that. Still wondering exactly what it is going to do for me and for mobile music, and what’s happening to my existing mobileme account!
I wasn’t expecting as many devices to be supported:
“iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPad 2, plus the third and fourth generation of iPod touch.”
That’ll be good news for a lot of people.
Not immediately useful, but might be good for tweeting all your Mixtikl mixes nice and easily?
Other apps with twitter support will benefit too.
There has to be some music stuff in there! I guess we won’t know about that for at least a day or so, but if there are any music app devs at WWDC (and I know that there are a few of you) please get in touch about possibilities with these new APIs.
Let’s hope that there’s some good new for mobile music in there amongst all the regular stuff.