Mode Machines Xoxbox arrives for your iPad. Although I’ve heard a few people have had issues with it. Anyway, here’s the description:
XoxBox is now on the ipad!
This is a software emulation of the Mode Machines xoxbox- Enjoy!
Yep, that’s it, and it’s free.
I think that this is a great idea. At this stage it looks like a toy or a proof of concept for now, but the ideas behind this app are just great.
Have you ever played piano on a paper? Just print out a PDF file, put your phone on the paper, and you can play instantly! 6 instruments are available in this app: piano, music box, organ, brass, phone, voice. It uses the front-facing camera and can detect up to 10 fingers. The lag is very small due to advanced algorithms.
6 musical instruments are available: Piano, music box, organ, brass, phone, voice.
DETECT UP TO 10 FINGERS
The app uses the front-facing camera and can detect up to 10 fingers at the same time.
VERY SMALL LAG
The lag is very small due to advanced algorithms.
You can change between octaves.
The app is free.
It seems only right to start with Bhajis Loops.
I last mentioned both Bhajis Loops and Microbe many times before, but if you’re new to Palm Sounds (welcome by the way) Bhajis Loops was (is) one of the best Palm OS music making apps ever. In fact it still holds up against a lot of iOS apps. Both of these old Palm apps are still completely free although you can’t use either of these on iOS (there is an emulator for jailbroken devices) you’d have to invest a modest sum in an old Pam Tungsten T3 from eBay or a Palm Tungsten TX. Well worth it in my opinion!
Of course I secretly (although not so secretly now as I’m about to tell you all) still hold out the tiniest of hopes that Bhajis will somehow come to iOS, or even Android! But of course this won’t happen.
So if you’re game for some retro PDA music, try it out. You won’t be sorry …
Because it’s excellent and a load of fun to use. Of course, it isn’t the full reactable, but if you can’t afford to get a reactable, then reactable mobile is a very good, and significantly cheaper alternative.