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The Immense Temptation of Hardware

I’ve been writing this blog since 2006 and in that time I think it’s fair to say that the main focus of it has been around software (or apps as we now seem to refer to it). Hardware has played a part but a smaller one on the whole.

However, increasingly I seem to find that I’m drawn to hardware these days. A friend recently bought a Kaossilator 2, which is a device I’ve been considering for some time now, and I’ve been on the verge of buying an OP-1 on countless occasions.

So what is it that draws me (us?) to hardware more than software? Is it simply the pull of a physical object that can be unboxed, held, connected with? Is it a reaction to apps being centre stage for such a sustained period?

Personally I’m not sure, I seem to move between liking the physical object to preferring the ability to have everything in a single device. In fact, I’m not sure that there is an answer, perhaps it is just a cyclical thing.

Anyway, I thought I’d share this and see if anyone else had any thoughts on it.

1 comment on “SAMPL for iOS arrives”

SAMPL for iOS arrives

A simple little sample player app. Here’s what to expect:

Add audio effects to the soundtrack of your life.

SAMPL allows you to play your own sounds from a customizable button interface. Sound files can be easily added to the app via iTunes file sharing.

Main features;

  • Easy to use, hardware-like user interface
  • Customizable button assignment
  • Switchable button labels
  • Wooden side panels

Supported audio file formats/extensions:

  • AAC (.m4a)
  • MP3 (.mp3, obviously)
  • AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
  • WAVE (.wav, .bwf)
  • Core Audio Format (.caf)

SAMPL is free at the app store.


0 comments on “RPG theme”

RPG theme

Some people make amazing stuff using Sunvox.

SunVox - Alexander Zolotov

0 comments on “Finger Drumming Episode 01 – Apps for Music Production”

Finger Drumming Episode 01 – Apps for Music Production

0 comments on “LDB-1 Analog Drum Machine”

LDB-1 Analog Drum Machine

What a totally awesome little drum machine.

0 comments on “Lemur update includes loads of fixes and improvements”

Lemur update includes loads of fixes and improvements

A load of fixes come up for Lemur:

  • Fix ephemeral MultiBalls label display
  • Improve object labels horizontal offset
  • Improve resolution menu alignment in Editor
  • Improve text alignment in Editor property pane
  • Improve Editor tree display
  • Fix Mac MIDI input
  • Fix Lemur MIDI input
  • Fix tabbification of Containers containing Containers
  • Change gamma on small fonts
  • Improve font gamma
  • Improve font alignments
  • Revert Knob object to thicker lines
  • Improve fonts dpi and use same fonts in all apps
  • Invert page button colors
  • Rewrite CoreMIDI wrappers
  • Fix variables corruption when passing invalid parameters to

MIDI script functions

  • Fix skipping of certain Daemon packets

Lemur - Liine

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Nanostudio stuff on Instagram from nanoproducerftw

A Nanostudio photo from nanoproducerftw via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/N_rn_oPsri/

0 comments on “Atari D2 Punk Synth / Sequencer by A.S.M.O.”

Atari D2 Punk Synth / Sequencer by A.S.M.O.

0 comments on “PalmSprak from the Tinker Team is also now free”

PalmSprak from the Tinker Team is also now free

PalmSprak from the Tinker Team has gone free as well. So if you love noise, and you want to check out the only app ever to celebrate Palm Sounds then this is your moment to download the awesome PalmSprak for free.

PalmSprak - Tinker Team

0 comments on “Sprak is now free”

Sprak is now free

If you like noise then you need to get this app, and now it is free there is really no excuse not to get it.

Sprak - Tinker Team