Great news! I posted about this kickstarter project yesterday, and it has already exceeded the funding goal.
So yesterday I posted a video about the DS10+ running on an Android tablet using an emulator called Nds4droid. There was no sound in the video which was slightly frustrating. However, on further investigation I’ve found out why there was no sound. Simply the Nds4droid app does not currently support sound. Of course, this is something of a major set back for DS emulation of music apps. Also, it appears that the development of Nds4droid is come to an end, so there’s not too much chance of the audio being introduced to the app either.
So this is all a bit of a show stopper really. Where do we go next? Well I investigated Google Play to see if there were any other emulators that were worth looking at. To be honest, whilst there are a couple of NDS emulators, they aren’t promising and don’t appear to support sound either.
So all in all it isn’t looking like there are any serious options to make this work as yet. Whether there ever will be or not is another matter.
If you know of any other emulators that can do the job please get in touch.
This thought started when I was listening to Laurel Halo’s latest album Quarantine. The structure of the songs was completely alien and I found it really interesting to listen to. In fact, I think it’s really worth listening anyway.
But it started me thinking about song form and how many of the apps we use are sequencers without addressing song form itself. Not that there’s anything wrong with that at all of course. But it made me wonder if there was anything out that that worked as a sequencer that used traditional (and perhaps non-traditional) forms.
Then I found out about HyperTunes. This app is more than just a step sequencer and tries to add form to sequence. It’s by no means perfect, but it has some quite interesting features that I think are worth investigating, and I think that it adds something by introducing more form into the songwriting process in iOS.
So I’ll be posting the videos of the app during the day, but if you’re interested the developer’s site has a lot of useful information on how the app works as well.
Let me know what you think.
The beginnings of something cool perhaps …