Here’s a video that demonstrates the wireless capabilities of DSMI
So what is DSMI exactly?
DSMI consists of libdsmi An open source library for DS homebrew development that makes it easy to write DS software that acts as a MIDI controller or MIDI client.
An application that runs on the computer and forwards the MIDI messages received via Wifi to MIDI applications. The DSMIDIWiFi server is open source and is available for
DS MIDI Keyboard
DS MIDI Keyboard acts as a MIDI keyboard, including pitch wheel / MIDI control adjustment by sliding the stylus vertically/horizonally.
Kaos DS is an XY controller similar to the Kaoss pad. You can use the stylus or your fingers to adjust MIDI controls.
Pulse DS turns the DS into a MIDI synthesizer that uses the DS’s PSG (programmable sound generator) to produce Game-Boy-like sounds.
Another app I stumbled over the other day …
dSTAR sequencer is a MIDI Music sequencer for the Nintendo DS. It inherits and expands upon functionality from famous x0x style sequencers of the past, and the present including the Elektron Monomachine and the Radikal tehnologies Spectralis. In contrast to these two sequencers, dSTAR is available as free software for your Homebrew Enabled Nintendo DS. For MIDI output it relies on a dserial device (see http://www.natrium42.com) or a wifi connection to a PC using libDSMI (see http://dsmi.tobw.net/).
The latest edition of Computer Music has a good feature on trackers in the latest issue, and one of the applications reviewed was Nitrotracker. Great to see applications like this getting some mainstream exposure.
Another short video about Electroplankton. Enjoy.
Some stuff I found on YouTube showing Electroplankton in action. Worth looking at I thought, so here they are for your viewing pleasure…
Yesterday I played with Electoplankton for the first time. Absolutely awesom. I really loved it. It is as much a toy as a new way of relaxing. I have to enjoyed it.
I haven’t as yet played with all of it, but I’m sure I will.
Another simple music application for the DS, but again, another reason to get one?
Yet another reason to have a look at the DS as a viable platform. Ok, only a drum machine at the moment, but some possibilities of getting a softsynth too?
This little application seems to get more and more tempting as time goes by. There’s also a hint of collaborative tracking via wifi to come in the future.
Of course, I’ve no idea who I’d collaborate with, but, nevertheless, very cool stuff.
Well, here’s another reason for getting a Nintendo DS. Between this and Elecktroplankton I think I’m going to have to buy one of these things sooner or later.