“This is a first test to see how a performance might work using a numer of PDAs / handheld devices simultaneously. This test uses a TRG Pro (with an SG20 MIDI module attached), a Nintendo DS running Electroplankton, and a Treo 650 using AxisPad.”
“This was a little experiment in PDA performance. The main music is running in Bhajis Loops on a T3. The treo is using AxisPad, the TRG Pro is running ThereMIDI, and the other gear is a Yamaha MU15 and a Kaoss MINI.”
“Here’s another video featuring a T3 running Bhajis Loops in live mode, a Treo 650 running AxisPad, a TRG Pro running Theremini, and a Yamaha MU15 running off the TRG Pro. The whole thing is through a Kaoss Pad mini.”
“Another video from my last session of mucking around. This time more abstract and formless.”
“Some excerpts from my live show earlier this year. I’ve finally got around to editing them into something that can be watched.”
A nice collection of me trying out live things and then ending up with an actual live thing using PDAs and stuff. It was fun to do, but things really have moved on from there.
If you didn’t know already then here’s some very old news for you. Back in 2008 I was experimenting with making my own Palm apps. Nothing amazing, certainly not by today’s standards anyway. But they were fun, and I still think there’s one fan out there. Yes Jo I’m looking at you!
“This is a little film showing what BeatPad can do. I’m using BeatPad here on a TRG Pro device running at just 16 mhz. The TRG Pro has an SG20 MIDI module plugged in. In the video I’m adjusting the pattern to change the drum sounds accessed.”
I love the old SG20 MIDI module for a Palm device. It only worked with older devices like the Palm III or the TRG Pro as in this video, but it was way ahead of its time.
“I had thought about doing this a while ago. This is a short video showing AxisPad (using sounds from SoundPad) being played through Pocket StompBox (a multi-effects processor) into a pair of portable speakers. Made me think of Dr Who soundtracks from the 70’s!”
Now I’m getting into the whole Windows Mobile thing and running StompBox on the Dell Axim.
“A short film about travelling with music. The music was made with a PDA using Microbe and Bhajis Loops software for Palm and the video was shot with a Palm Treo 650 and also a Sony Clie NX73V.”
“The music for this film was made with a Treo 650 running Bhajis Loops.”
These two were made with my Treo for the most part and I really enjoyed making them. Back in 2007 it was a bit of a labour of love to pull these things together and it’s obviously a lot easier now! Even so, I still think that they stand up to a degree.
And again with the old Palm OS stuff! Here’s miniMusic’s demo of SpinPad, which may remind you of a number of circular interface apps. I think that this was way ahead of it’s time and it’s still quite good for use with MIDI.