A new version (3.01) of PSPSeq is out. Here are the details:
Key features of PSPSeq: – up to 16 independent audio tracks per song – a wide variety of synthesizers from traditional virtual analog and FM to Karplus-Strong and unique digital oscillators with parameter controls rarely seen in commercial synths – WAV file playback with looping, pitch shift, and configurable start/end points – many FX algorithms from digital filters and waveshapers to bitmasks and decimation – all synthesizer parameters can be set to unique values on a per-step basis – step sequencer with configurable step length, swing, highly accurate BPM, and tap tempo – probabilistic sequencing: the decision to retrigger to be based on a 0-100% probability rather than a boolean yes/no operation – song sequencing with 100 different loops per song, 1000 measures per song, and loop repeat capability – load and save of synthesizer presets between songs – record loops and songs to WAV
Some of the improvements over PSPSeq 3.00 include:
– added 3.xx build for direct 3.xx compatibilty – fixed pitch bend to work for both higher and lower frequencies – added support for reporting memory for > 4GB memory sticks – fixed bug with accessing menus in SONG mode – fixed bug in BFM modulator generator – fixed bug in clearing steps in a loop – fixed bug in displaying VOL data in EDIT SYNTH menus – fixed bug in copying N and WAV parameters in TRACK menu – fixed bug in SHIFT TRACK when shift values was > 32 – changing control-only step vs “normal” step doesn’t quickly toggle in sequencer
The PSP RHYTHM development team is proud to announce the release of RHYTHM version 8. RHYTHM version 8 has been in development for over one year. We have rebuilt the audio engine from the ground up, making many improvements. The User Interface and controls have also been completely redesigned to streamline the music making process. Virtually every feature of RHYTHM has been improved upon.
-PSP Rhythm Team
– New Easy to Use Interface – 32 Step Patterns – 6 Octave Piano Roll – Synthesizer and Loop modes – Waveform display with ADSR Envelope – More Patterns – More Song Steps
Well this looks like an interesting application for the PSP. So far the PSP has mainly supported homebrew music applications (to the best of my knowledge), but now comes Traxxpad a studio type application for PSP, and it looks really interesting.
Traxxpad, is an application which transforms the PSP into a music studio. You can create, mix and sample tracks on the go with your PSP.
Traxxpad blends the power of sequencers, drum machines, and keyboards while simultaneously making the equipment easy to use and accessible, allowing anyone to create, mix and sample their own tracks at home or on-the-go. Music making can be as fun and easy as simply pressing buttons, or as in-depth and detailed as the user wants make it.
Equipped with over 1000 stock sounds, the extensive sound library ensures that there is always variety to choose from. Traxxpad can also be utilized as a Sampler, utilizing the PSP system microphone. Sample anything, anywhere, and then use the wave editor to trim, adjust gain, normalize or reverse the recording. Most importantly, Traxxpad allows users to export their songs to mp3 files, enabling production to be as easy as burning to a disc or transferring to your MP3 player.
Of course, now I’m wondering if I can justify getting myself a PSP!
If you’ve had a chance to play with this or know someone who has, please do get in touch with reviews.