I’ve played with BoomChic for a bit now, and it is fun although really a very limited music application. Of course, being freeware means that you can’t complain really.
It is fun though to play with and if that’s what you’re after then that’s fine.
I found another PocketPC Drum Machine. This one has a bit of a twist. Here’s the product’s details:
Drum Kit Ace is a brilliant music & memory game and also an easy to program drum machine!
In the two game modes Memory Master and Rhythm Master use your touch screen stylus to hit the drums and follow the computers lead. Practice drumming in Freestyle mode, complete with metronome to help improve your timing.
The Drum Machine enables you to create up to 99 drum tracks. The interface is simple and intuitive. If you play an instrument (e.g. guitar, bass, keyboard) then why not create a drum track to play along to…for fun, for practice, for real.
I got this from StyleTap today:
The official v1.0.001 release of StyleTap Platform is now available! If you purchased a preview copy, you are entitled to a free upgrade to 1.0. (Your existing registration key will work with v1.0) See the Release Notes on the Downloads page for a list of recent changes.
Over the 18 months since we first announced the availability of the preview version, we released 34 separate builds, which were downloaded tens of thousands of times. We added dozens of new features and fixed hundreds of issues.
We’ve been amazed by the rich diversity of Palm OS® applications, the creativity and enthusiasm of end users and the support and co-operation of Palm OS developers. We’re really looking forward to this next stage in the evolution of the StyleTap solution.
Thank you for your interest in StyleTap Platform!
See the news release for the full details…
Excellent news for PocketPC owners.
The price has gone up though, now $49.95 from the $29.95 I paid on the beta programme. Still, I think it is worth the money.
I have made abortive attempts to get to grips with this app a couple of times, but I’ve never been able to get my head around it. However, the feature in Computer Music has inspired me to give it a go again.
I do like some of the features in the latest version, and it seems to be being actively developed, which is a big boon as far as I’m concerned.
I think that considering the promise of the application it is really worth a go and some serious effort on my part.
I’ll report back on how it all goes.
I’ve taken the time to read it in more depth now. Not a bad start on handheld music. It does cover the main bases in terms of mobile OS’s and devices, and the really big applications, ie:
So, from that point of view not bad at all, and I have to add that as far as I am aware it will be the first time these apps have been in a feature in a mainstream magazine. So from that point of view I am very pleased.
Of course, for enthusiasts there is always more. There are other applications about and it would be nice to talk about the history etc. But of course, I think that those kinds of things are for blogs like this to discuss.
So, overall, a good job I feel.
I started thinking about whether there are interesting applications out there for PocketPC in the same way as there are unusual home brew apps out there for Palm lurking around.
I’ve been searching for about 30 minutes and haven’t come up with much except a drumming game which wasn’t too interesting. Perhaps there’s nothing? Perhaps it is really lost? I don’t know.
If you know of anything out there worth a mention for the PocketPC / Windows mobile platform, let me know.
Interesting use of Griff. Nice.
I have to take out some time to do a decent review of Griff, but this is a good start. I never got Z4 Music. Perhaps I’ll get it soon?