Friday, 20 February 2009

List of mini projects

This is probably more about reminding me, but in the coming weeks I'll be posting about some fairly simple (well if I can do it...) hardware/software projects I've completed recently:

  • Passive 3 input stereo mixer that was oh so nearly free
  • Split input cable for PDA to allow line in (mono) and stereo out (works with Loox 720 and Glofiish X500 using 4-pole 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter). I needed this for the awesome Pocket StompBox software I bought as well as being useful for the fabulous 12 track pocket DAW MeTeoR.
  • Using Saitek P8000 with Virtual DJ.
  • Multi-touch input device for the PC using a cardboard box, some paper and a webcam (infintely better than it sounds and dead simple if you follow the instructions on the website I found!)

Now all I need is some time. Who came up with the crazy idea of working for a living?

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Excited. Microphone and line-in for my iPOD Touch

Apparently it is easier to get sound into my 1st gen iPOD Touch than I realised. I came across this forum on the iPod touch fans website. So now I've got to get my hands on one of these microphones from Macally. It isn't exactly beautiful, but it will hopefully open up my iPOD Touch to more music apps from the Appstore such as multi-track recorders and sound effects programs like RJDJ.

Look at me Ma, I'm blogging!

Ok, not something I've ever really done before, but let's start my blog! The general theme will be about making music (whatever that means) using technology and gadgets. I'm a gadget freak. I love music. I also lack talent. But hey, that doesn't stop 90% of the bands in the pop charts :o)

So for now I'll be writing about my new sound creating toys, many of which are mobile applications running on one of the following:

  • iPOD touch
  • WM6 mobile phone PDA thing
  • Fujitsu Siemens Loox720 PDA
  • Nintendo DS Lite
  • Boss Micro BR

I also like to hack together controllers for my PC based musical efforts. Too many to list right now but I'll get there.

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