Interesting stuff on Leonardo Electronic Alamanac…
This little app for Mac has to be one of the coolest proof of concepts ever. I’ve used it with Garageband and it is very stable and robust.
Check it out.
I thought I should post something about this excellent tutorial on Bhajis Loops. It shows a couple of things. One is just how versatile an application it is, and secondly, how clever the community is that uses it.
Good post on the use of BeatPad and external MIDI hardware. Nice shot of a Palm M515 running it all. Interesting blog too.
Now that is cool. I like the look of the PSP, but I couldn’t buy one on account I have no real use for it. Perhaps I will do at some point?
The SG20 was the very first module I got. It fitten onto the base of my palm IIIx and was slightly smaller than a packet of cigarettes. It was a GM module that had a midi in/out box that you could attach to it, although I never used this.
The quality of the sounds was excellent, and I always enjoyed using it, but as with all these things you get to a point where you say, actually it is too big / cumbersome / too many bits of kit to lug about, and that’s what happened. In a way I wish I’d kept it, but I know I wouldn’t use it at all.
When I started with music on PDAs I had to use a MIDI modules for anything like decent sounds. One of my favourite modules was for the Visor PDA which had proprietory modules called springboards. The module was about the size of a book of matches, it had 128 midi sounds on board, and a headphone jack. It powered itself from the visor PDA. Nice.
The sound wasn’t bad at all really. The module responded to MiniMusic NotePad and BeatPad software.
The visor was a cool device and the modules were fun too. Shame they didn’t stick around.
More on modules soon…
This looks like an interesting blog to watch…
A nice review of the latest version of Beatpad I found whilst trawling…
Interesting stuff here. It seems a bit old, but never mind, maybe something will come of it.