Announcing the Palm Sounds Birthday Song Competition

Everything starts with a song, or a track anyway. To celebrate Palm Sounds turning eight years old we’re having a special contest to run for the whole of May. The idea is that you create a track which will be the soundtrack or special sound for Palm Sounds, but there are some rules as you’d expect.

  1. Every entry to the contest must be made using mobile hardware and apps. No finishing off on a desktop or laptop!
  2. The more apps or mobile devices you use the better.

So, how do you enter the contest? Here’s what to do:

  1. Create your track or song, that’s easy right?
  2. Publish it to SoundCloud. If you don’t have a SoundCloud account, you can get a free one very easily.
  3. Make sure that you put all the apps / hardware you used in the description on SoundCloud, and add the tag “psat8” to your track. This way I can see all the entries and make sure I listen to them.
  4. Add your track to the Palm Sounds group on SoundCloud
  5. Let me know about your track via twitter, email, carrier pigeon, whatever.

So, what can you win? Good question. Here’s what’s up for grabs …

  1. The first prize is a Brand New GuitarJack 2 USB from Sonoma Wireworks. This is an awesome piece of hardware that I’ve been using since its first version and it is truly an awesome product from a great company.
  2. One of 8 Promo Codes for Propellerhead’s Excellent Thor for iPad

And there are more to be announced soon too …

The winner(s) will be announced on the 25th of May (as this is the date Palm Sounds will be 8). So get your tracks in as soon as you can.

I’m looking forward to hearing them.

With Tabletop 1.6 comes

The new version of Tabletop (1.6) brings T-Pain and Magic Mic, but the lovely people at Retronyms have also started another Tabletop competition. Here’s what to do:

The rules are really easy to remember and follow:

  1. The track must be made exclusively in Tabletop. Imported samples are ok to use.
  2. The track must use Magic Mic in some way. You’re free to use whatever other devices you like.
  3. The track must be submitted by 11:59PDT Sunday, September 16, 2012.

How to Enter

  1. Follow the above rules to create the track.
  2. Post the track to SoundCloud. You can do this straight from the session — just tap Session then Share on SoundCloud.
  3. Add “Contest Entry” to the What field.
  4. Tap Upload and Share and sit back and wait for the results! You’re welcome to add as many entries as you like, but it won’t necessarily increase your chances of winning.

Tabletop - Retronyms

AmpKit Setup Smashdown contest

Agile Partners are running a contest for their excellent AmpKit app. The basic idea is to come up with an awesome set up in one of three catergories. You can find the full details of the contest at their site. You’ve got until the 23rd of August to enter.

AmpKit+ - Agile Partners

Innovative App 2008: Poll Results

I’ll probably take the poll down in a day or two, so I thought it would be worth recording the results of the Palm Sounds Most Innovative Application of 2008 Poll:

1st – Sunvox 1.1 with 29% of the votes
2nd – Mixtikl with 16% of the votes
3rd – Beatmaker with 13% of the votes
4th – Korg DS-10 with 11% of the votes
5th – Jointly Noise IO Pro and RJDJ, both with 8% of the votes
6th – Jointly SynthPond and Nitrotracker, both with 3% of the votes

Another Pocket PC Drum Machine

I found another PocketPC Drum Machine. This one has a bit of a twist. Here’s the product’s details:

Drum Kit Ace is a brilliant music & memory game and also an easy to program drum machine!

In the two game modes Memory Master and Rhythm Master use your touch screen stylus to hit the drums and follow the computers lead. Practice drumming in Freestyle mode, complete with metronome to help improve your timing.

The Drum Machine enables you to create up to 99 drum tracks. The interface is simple and intuitive. If you play an instrument (e.g. guitar, bass, keyboard) then why not create a drum track to play along to…for fun, for practice, for real.


  • Stylish Photo Realistic VGA Graphics
  • Excellent Animation
  • Portrait and Landscape View supported on ALL devices
  • Multi-Language Support (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
  • Memory Master
  • Rhythm Master
  • Freestyle
  • Drum Machine
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