From the beginning … PalmSounds on video, back in 2008: Something live …

“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.

From the beginning … PalmSounds on video, back in 2007: The old SG20

“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.

Making music in very small packages

Years ago I had a palm iiix (my first palm PDA). I really loved that device. When I found out that there were possibilities to make music with a device that small, I was astounded. My first departure into handheld music was buying MiniMusic software and an SG20 module for my palm IIIx.

Wow, that was fantastic. A full MIDI sequencer in the palm on my hand. For some time I thought that was the best that there could be.

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