Thank you and here's to 2011

As we end 2010, which has without a doubt been an amazing year for mobile music I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who's been involved with Palm Sounds this year.

If you've been reading for the last week or the last 4 years, if you've given promo codes or run a price drop for your app, if you've commented or emailed me with news then thank you for making Palm Sounds a resource for mobile music.

It has been a good year and I'm hoping that 2011 will be just as amazing too.

Happy new year.

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Quixpin DJ Promo Code Give Away

This is the last promo code give away of 2010! Today I've got 20 codes for Quixpin DJ to give away thanks to the developers Quixonic.

If you'd like to enter to win a code all you have to do is answer this question. Name one new feature in the latest version of this app.

Email your answer to palmsounds.comp@me.com by 7pm GMT on the 1st of January 2011.

Quixpin DJ - Quixonic

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Tracks made in Sunvox

I meant to post these tracks made by Alex the developer of Sunvox ages ago and just didn't get around to it, so here they are now:

Lullaby by NightRadio

Space express by NightRadio

SunVox - Alexander Zolotov

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Audioprom Promo Code Give Away CLOSED

The Audioprom give away is closed now. Thanks to everyone who emailed in and a big thank you to the developers for giving the codes.

I will be sending out codes tomorrow.

Audioprom - CW&T

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The way things should work

Thanks to Steve Jay for this comment he made on facebook a while ago and I've kept on meaning to share:

In my job I have cause to set up a small portable studio, for my employer's journalists, so that they can file stories and audio on location at major events. On Saturday, our main internet failed, for backup I had a windows smart phone and all the drivers installed. No matter what I did, it would not share the internet. Direct connection, bluetooth, ad hoc wifi, nothing worked.


Enter my personal iPhone. No iTunes on the XP laptop yet bluetooth connected immediately. Pairing for the first time took 2 minutes. We filed the story, then the wired net came back up.


That's why Phone 7 is dying. It's not compatible with it's parents, let alone anything else - drivers suck, use open standards. When Microsoft learn this lesson, they may well produce great products, until they do, nothing will really work well, and they'll always be stuck with that reputation.

I'm always interested in stories like this, so if you want to share one, please let me know.

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Updates, Pricing and the beginnings of a discussion

A while back I got this comment on a post about the c74 app:


've been hoping we would have seen some updates to c74 with things like as a Windows-compile of the Max external and support for iPad. But we've seen nothing.


c74 is a great idea. But it should either be updated or the developer should set it free.

It did make me wonder why some apps just don't get updates for a long time or the developers just decide that they aren't going to update at all any more.

It is a real shame, but the real problem is that Apple won't let developers charge for an update. In the desktop world we are all used to paying for updates whether we agree with them or not. Some are fair, some don't seem fair, but either way they happen.

If Apple were to allow developers to charge for upgrades I think it would make it easier for some apps to survive.

So, that was a round about way of asking for your views on update pricing and what you think of the possibility.

c74 - nr37

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Brief impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab

I had a brief play with the Galaxy Tab yesterday. Not enough time to form a complete view, but enough for a general impression of the device.

I liked the build. It felt solid enough and like it wasn't going to fall apart on you, but perhaps not as design conscious as the iPad. The display was good and reacted well to re-orienting the device, but what was really noticeable was that it looked a bit like a x2 display on the iPad, but for the whole GUI for the OS.

I know that Google have said that the current version of Android isn't built for tablets, and perhaps this is why it looked like that.

I had a play with the market place and inevitably found a bunch of music apps that I hadn't heard of and now would like to try out.

Anyway, it was a brief look and I did think the device was certainly going in the right direction for Android tablets.

Personally I'll wait a while for an Android tablet, at the very least until after CES to find out what arrives.

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Boxwave Stylus

Thanks to those who commented on the post about Animation Desk for iPad, and thanks to Icepulse for this link to some amazing art made using a boxwave stylus.

I think I'll have to think seriously about getting one of those myself.
















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i505

i505 from pulsewidthmod on Vimeo.


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Bebot Synth on iPad

Bebot Synth on iPad from pulsewidthmod on Vimeo.


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VoiceJam

I seemed to have missed out on posting about this app a couple of weeks ago when it came out and only really took notice of it because of this post from Johan Larsby about how the app over-writes your sessions without telling you, which seems to be a bit of a shame.

Other than that I've heard it is a lot of fun to play with.

VoiceJam - TC-Helicon

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Korg DS-10 TI-58



A nice little DS-10 track via All Things Korg DS-10.

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KDJ-ONE


Interesting to see some dedicated mobile hardware arriving at NAMM soon. Gearwire has the full details on the new device.

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Zoozbeat is currently free

I haven't meantioned this app in a long while, but today it has gone free so take a look if you don't know it, or even if you do!

ZOOZbeat - ZooZ Mobile Inc.

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Android Malware Turning Up


I guess that mobile malware is inevitable in some ways, and although we complain about Apple's app store policies, one of the benefits is the absence of malware like this.

More at mobilecrunch.

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Welcome to the last day of 2010

As it is the last day of the year I'm going to do some catching up with some stuff I've been meaning to post for a while and have just never found the right slot.

It is after all a time for tidying up in advance of a new year.

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Molten Drum Machine goes on sale on the 1st

Looks like Molten Drum Machine is going to go on sale at 50% off from 1.1.11.

Molten Drum Machine - One Red Dog Media

iPads at the Apple Store

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Indamixx2Pro portable Pro Tools



Thanks to johnnyg0 for pointing me to this video.

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Audio Palette Promo Codes gone out now

All the Audio Palette codes have gone out now. Sorry if you didn't get a code, but there's the Audioprom give away and there's even more codes to come after that.

audio palette - Kent Jolly

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Audioprom Promo Code Give Away

Yep, yet another promo code give away today. This time I have 4 codes for Audioprom. To get one all you have to do is tell me what this app has got to do with sausages?

Send your answer to palmsounds.comp@me.com by 6pm GMT tomorrow 31st of December.

Audioprom - CW&T

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Audio Palette Promo Code Give Away CLOSED

Thanks to everyone who entered the Audio Palette give away. It is now closed, and I plan to have the codes out in the next couple of hours.

audio palette - Kent Jolly

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Crystal for the iPad/iPhone/iPodTouch



Via Moonbuz.

Crystal Synth XT - Green Oak Software

iPads at the Apple Store

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Hacked iPod Nano shows support for apps


Interesting post at TUAW about a hacked iPad Nano and that it may support apps which could be an interesting development.

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Serial Cables for the iPhone

No really, according to Mobilecrunch it is for real! Why am I excited? I don't know, I just still like old school serial stuff like this.

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Echo Nest to power BBC Music channels


Not music related I know, but interesting that a company like echonest get into the BBC. Good for them.

Via Hypebot.

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Disquiet's best iPhone

An interesting set of music apps from disquiet. I like them all and in fact have them all except for Immersion Station, which I really should try out at some point.

Check the whole list here.

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Xmas Present Jam - Monotron vs. UCreate Music



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KORG M01 Demo 9 .. with KORG monotron



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An update on Screens OS

After a very long silence Screens Environment posts an update and is targeting Mac OSX, not that I really understand why that's a good target.

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OMGuitar Start up screen


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Modern DJ blog on Sonorasaurus Rex

I meant to post this a while ago, but didn't get around to it. But it is really worth a read. Check out the whole review here.

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Animation Desk for iPad



Some of you might know that I've been looking for a decent animation app for ages now, and I'm hoping that this might just fit the bill.

Via iPad Creative.

Animation Desk for iPad - Kdan Mobile Software LTD

iPads at the Apple Store

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