Apologies for the silence …

I’ve been quiet for a few days now and I thought I really ought  to say why. First off, last week was insanely busy with projects and work, and that meant that I could find almost no time to post to PalmSounds. But these things happen.

The second reason came when I got up on Friday morning to find that the UK had decided to drop any sense of reason and vote to leave the EU. Quite frankly I’m still in shock from this. It makes no sense whatsoever, and it signals a very dark time for the UK in just about every way imaginable.

Since Friday we’ve seen the initial fall out from this terrible decision. Fear in the economy and markets. A falling pound, and, most alarmingly, a rapid increase in the activity of the far right. I can’t help but think that things are only going to get worse from here.

I’ve already heard a number of start ups question London as a base of operations, and I can understand their concerns. What will happen next one can only guess, but my impression is that it won’t be good. Friends of mine are already talking about moving to other EU countries within the exit window, which could be as short as two years. It’s no joke to have to uproot your life, but I expect to hear a lot more talk like this in the coming days and weeks.

I’ve been stunned. I’m shocked. I’m wondering what to do next. Stay or go, neither will be easy. But it seems that we now live in very uneasy times, very suddenly.

More coming to SoundBow …

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So Auxy wins a design award, that’s awesome!

In fact, it’s really awesome, I’m so pleased for these guys! The latest version of Auxy (2.0) is really amazing, and if you don’t know it, you should try it out.

It’s a good weekend to be in the Playground

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If you don’t know Playground (from Hermutt Lobby) then this weekend is a good weekend to try it out. Why? Because all over the world, music lovers will gather in peace around their passion for music with events like “La Fête de la Musique” and the “World Music Day” on June 21.

PlayGround is all about encouraging people to learn, make, listen and enjoy music more.

In order to celebrate this special weekend, we unlocked the whole catalog for a free trial from Friday 7pm to Sunday 12pm. You’ll also be able to purchase all maps at a special discount price during the entire week-end.

So now is a great time to pick up the app and take a look.

Playground on the app store:

WWDC didn’t seem to bring much for the world of mobile music

Or at least as far as I can see. My guess is that there’s a load of stuff under the bonnet that might be of interest but that will be coming out one drip at a time over the next few weeks or so. I’d like to hear from anyone who thinks there’s more to be happy about.

Siri gets opened up to developers, what will it mean for music

I guess it could be useful for music apps, especially for doing simple or repetitive things for some apps. Having said that I thought that developers would take on 3D touch a lot more than they have and that hasn’t happened so perhaps I’ll be wrong here too.

Don’t forget that TC-11 is still on sale

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It’ll be half price until the 15th, so it’s down from $24.99 to $11.99. Don’t miss out.

Don’t forget TC-Performer

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Video: Carried With The Wind

Video description:

“Carried With The Wind by Jordan Rudess. All performed on iPad using GeoShred and GarageBand

Video published by Jordan Rudess.

MicSwap (the regular version) is free again

It often goes free, and when it isn’t it costs $0.99. Now it’s currently free.

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