Madwaves made the madplayer (now discontinued). Now they’re making a software version called madmixer.
And, you ask?
Well, the hardware version (madplayer) wasn’t that bad at all. In fact it was quite handy to use if you were short of a little musical inspiration. It generated music using algorithms in different styles.
That’s what the “madmixer” application will do too. However, they’re porting it to Java so it may run on a Treo. If it does I may well try out a copy and see if it is worthwhile.
I’ve been thinking for a while about getting a Nintendo DS or a DS Lite. I have no real passion for games and gaming, but I’ve been amused and intrigued by the idead of electroplankton.
I like the concepts employed in making music through unusual and non-traditional interfaces, and I think it sounds like an interesting idea for children as well.
Is it worth getting? I’m not sure, It is a lot of cash to shell out on a new piece of hardware and software just to play for a while. I think it would be wonderful if someone wrote something similar for the PalmOS.
Music thing: PSPKick: Homebrew drum machine for PSP
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?