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Title: 2006 ATMI National Conference


1
2006 ATMI National Conference
  • Optimizing the PDA for Music Instruction and
    Production
  • Presenter V. Keith Mason
  • Coordinator of Music Technology
  • Belmont University. Nashville, TN

2
PDA Personal Digital Assistant
  • Term coined by John Sculley at the Consumer
    Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in January
    7, 1992 as he referred to Apples Newton device
  • Earlier devices were available in mid-1970s
    (advance calculators, and electronic organizers)
  • PDAs are often referred to as Palms or Palm
    Pilots after an early device created by Palm,
    Inc.
  • Originally designed as PIM Devices (Date Book,
    Address Book, Task List, Memo Pad, calculator,
    and etc.)

From Wikipedia.org
3
PDA Brands
Palm TX
Dell Axim
OS Palm v5.4
OS Windows Mobile v5.0
4
PDA Brands
Garmin iQue 3600
Toshiba e830 Pocket PC
OS Windows Mobile v5.0
OS Palm v5.4
5
PDA/Cell Phone Brands
Palm Treo 700p/700w
HP iPAQ hw6500
OS 700p/Palm v5.4 OS 700w/WM v5.0
OS Windows Mobile v5.0
6
PDA/Cell Phone Brands
Sony VAIO UX Micro PC
Nokia N93
OS Windows XP
OS Symbian
7
OS Operating System
  • Palm OS for Palm
  • Windows Mobile (WM) for Microsofts Pocket PC
  • RIM/Blackberry for Blackberry PDAs (produced by
    Research in Motion)
  • Symbian OS (Nokia- Smart Phones)
  • Linux

8
PDA Functions
  • Instant Boot-Up
  • Synchronize with computer
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Email and Faxing
  • External Memory Cards
  • Audio recording
  • Digital Camera
  • GPS
  • Various Software Programs

9
Personal Information Management
Calendars, Appointments, To Do List, memo pads,
audio recording, address book, etc. PIM data can
be synchronized with a computer.
10
Productivity for the PDA
  • Documents to Go by DataViz

Spreadsheet
Database for Files
Word Processing
Charting
PDF Reader
PowerPoint
11
Productivity for the PDA
  • Documents to Go by DataViz

All Documents can be synchronized with a computer
http//www.dataviz.com/
12
Multimedia for the PDA
PocketTunes by Normsoft
  • Digital Audio Player
  • Plays MP3, WAV,WMA
  • Plays streaming audio via the internet
  • Deluxe 34.95 and Basic 14.95
  • http//www.normsoft.com

13
Multimedia for the PDA
SplashPhoto by Normsoft
  • Photo Viewer
  • Desktop Computer software included
  • Thumbnail, individual, and slide show views
  • Slide Show can sync with PocketTunes
  • 29.95
  • http//www.normsoft.com

14
Multimedia for the PDA
MMPlayer by mmplayer.com
  • Video Player
  • Capable of playing various audio and video files
  • 2 hour movie can be compressed to a 128 Mb Memory
    card
  • Must re-encode video to a suitable size
  • 17.95
  • http//www.mmplayer.com/

15
Multimedia for the PDA
Pocket DVD Studio by PQDVD.COM
  • Video Player
  • Convert DVDs to play on PDA
  • 34.95
  • http//www.pqdvd.com/

16
Music Instruction for the PDA
Free Music Dictionary by Eric Mosterd
  • Music Dictionary was compiled, with permission,
    from Dr. Brian Bloods Music Dictionary Online
  • Contains over 4000 terms in English, German,
    Italian, French, Spanish, Hebrew, and Latin
  • Requires AW RoadLingua which is also a free
    program
  • 0.00
  • http//www.palmsource.com/

17
Music Instruction for the PDA
Musical Terms Dictionary by Beiks LLC
  • Musical Terms Dictionary
  • Over a 1000 various cross referenced musical
    terms and forms
  • Requires Bdicty Dictionary Reader for Palm OS
    which is also a free program
  • 0.00
  • http//www.palmsource.com/

18
Music Instruction for the PDA
Music Gadgets by janasoftware
  • Multi-Program software
  • 12 tools bundled in one program
  • Metronome, Tuner, Stopwatch, Transposer, Piano
    keyboard, Time Calculator, Delay Calculator,
    Pitch-MIDI-Frequency, Key Signatures, Diatonic
    Chords, Chord reference
  • 14.95
  • http//www.janasoftware.com

19
Music Instruction for the PDA
Music Gadgets by janasoftware
20
Music Instruction for the PDA
Guitar Power by janasoftware
  • Guitar Chord, scale, and arpeggio dictionary
  • 3000 chord voicings, 500 scales, 550arpeggios,
    triads in any inversion, notes on the fretboard
  • Interactive learning system
  • 14.95
  • http//www.janasoftware.com

21
Music Instruction for the PDA
Music Bundle 4.7 by RoGame Software
  • Bundle includes 3 popular music applications
  • Almond, DaCapo, and Mozart
  • 39.95
  • http//www.palmgear.com

22
Music Instruction for the PDA
Music Bundle 4.7 by RoGame Software
  • Almond
  • Musical terms database and reader
  • Music phrases plus Italian and German terminology
  • Definitions can be copied to clipboard to use in
    other applications
  • http//www.palmgear.com

23
Music Instruction for the PDA
Music Bundle 4.7 by RoGame Software
  • DaCapo
  • Metronome functions
  • Italian speed names plus bpm, display, adjustable
    tuning pitch and visual indicator
  • Accents can be set at different intervals for
    varied meter forms
  • Measure groupings can be created
  • http//www.palmgear.com

24
Music Instruction for the PDA
Music Bundle 4.7 by RoGame Software
  • Mozart
  • Game for musicians
  • Confronted with a stream of notes that you have
    to input correctly.
  • Must know the name of the notes before you tap
    the buttons/Notes, Keyboard, and Fretboard
  • Difficulty level keeps increasing
  • Different clefs
  • http//www.palmgear.com

25
Music Instruction for the PDA
Perfect Beat by Fifty Cycle, Inc.
  • Digital Metronome
  • Read display of tempo, signature, and beat
  • Assign up to 4 presets
  • Enter beat by tapping on the screen
  • Available for both Palm OS and Windows Mobile
  • 6.50
  • http//www.fiftycycle.com/

26
Music Instruction for the PDA
Perfect Pitch by Fifty Cycle, Inc.
  • Chromatic Tuner
  • Display of note played, Flat and Sharp, and note
    frequency
  • PDA must have Built-In Microphone/Recording
    capabilities
  • Available for both Palm OS and Windows Mobile
  • 9.00
  • http//www.fiftycycle.com/

27
Music Instruction for the PDA
Tuners by Display Research Laboratory
  • High-Tech Tuners
  • Support for various PDA Operating Systems
  • PDA must have Built-In Microphone/Recording
    capabilities
  • 23.50
  • http//www.phonature.com/

28
Music Instruction for the PDA
Spectrum Analyzer by Display Research Laboratory
  • Real-Time Audio Spectrum Analyzer
  • Color graphics
  • Waveform, fundamental frequency readout, plus
    either spectrum analyzer or 1/3 octave ISO bar
    display
  • Support for various PDA Operating Systems
  • PDA must have Built-In Microphone/Recording
    capabilities
  • 38.00
  • http//www.phonature.com/

29
Music Instruction for the PDA
McChords by Mike McCollister
  • Four octave keyboard
  • Displays notes of chords and scales
  • Key and Chord are selectable
  • Play individual notes of a chord or scale
  • Built Pitch Pipe
  • 15.00 (Shareware)
  • http//www.mikemccollister.com/palm/

30
Music Instruction for the PDA
Ear Trainer 1.0 by Sam Trenholme
  • Ear Training software
  • Learn to hear and recognize pitchs and intervals
  • 0.00 (Freeware)
  • http//www.palmgear.com/

31
Music Instruction for the PDA
Jazzier Pitch 2.0 by Palm Generation X
  • Ear Training software
  • Interval recognition with 12 keys
  • Interval comparison over two octaves
  • Generates a Progress Report
  • 7.00
  • http//www.palmgear.com/

32
Music Instruction for the PDA
MusicEar by Wilson Cheng
  • Ear Training software
  • 5 Practice exercises with 10 levels of difficulty
  • Built-in test
  • 9.90
  • http//www.palmgear.com/

33
Music Production for the PDA
Handheld Music Suite/Pro Music Suite by MiniMusic
  • Bundled music software programs
  • Note Pad / Beat Pad on both
  • Handheld Suite contains BugBand and EarTrain
  • Pro Suite contains SoundPad
  • Programs can be purchased individualy
  • MiniMusic also has other music related programs
  • 69.95 each
  • http//www.minimusic.com/

34
Music Production for the PDA
Note Pad by MiniMusic
  • Music notation
  • Sketchbook for composers
  • 4 ways to view music
  • Midi Export
  • Built-In Audio/Synth Engine (KriKit Synth) which
    is polyphonic and multi-timbral
  • Also supports PDA models with built-in sound
    cards
  • Free library of sample songs
  • 29.95
  • http//www.minimusic.com/

35
Music Production for the PDA
BeatPad by MiniMusic
  • Pattern based sequencer
  • Sequence musical patterns of various instruments
    or drum kits
  • Create layered patterns
  • Save multiple banks of patterns, swap patterns,
    chain patterns, change patterns and Midi
    instruments and channels
  • Sequences can be exported
  • Uses the Krikit Synth
  • 29.95
  • http//www.minimusic.com/

36
Music Production for the PDA
SoundPad by MiniMusic
  • Sound Designer for the Krikit Audio Engine
  • Polyphonic, multitimbral synthesizer
  • 19.95
  • http//www.minimusic.com/

37
Music Production for the PDA
SynthPad by MiniMusic
  • Simple Audio Sampler
  • Records a single short sample
  • Simple synthesis allows playback on any key of a
    one octave keyboard
  • Still in developmental stage
  • Future versions will allow for multi samples and
    sample editing
  • Preview Stage
  • http//www.minimusic.com/

38
Music Production for the PDA
MixPad and Axis Pad by MiniMusic
  • Beta versions only
  • MixPad a Midi File player/recorder/editor
  • Play raw Midi Files on PDA and on any connected
    Midi Hardware
  • AxisPad PDA based music instrument.
  • Use touch screen to create sound gestures
  • Each axis can be assigned to change different
    parameters of the sound
  • http//www.minimusic.com/

39
Music Production for the PDA
Wave Edit Pro 1.2 by NewBornGames
  • Wave sound editor and recorder/player
  • Load/Record/Save compressed and uncompressed WAV
    files
  • Supports Mono/Stereo, 8-bit-16-bit/various sample
    rates
  • Copy, Cut, Paste, Delete, Undo, Reverse, Amplify,
    Fade, Noise Reduction
  • Zoom in from 2x to 128x
  • Wave Edit Pro 19.95
  • Enterprise Edition 29.95
  • http//www.newborngames.se/

40
Music Production for the PDA
Microbe by Chocopoolp
  • Electronic Music Studio
  • 8 Tracks Drum Machine, 2 monophonic synthesizers,
    and 18 effect plug-ins.
  • Produces techno, trance, and electro compositions
  • Pattern based sequencing using both Step
    Programming and Piano Roll/Grid
  • Patterns can be chained or sequenced into a
    complete composition
  • 15.99
  • http//www.chocopoolp.com/

41
Music Production for the PDA
Bhajis Loops by Chocopoolp
  • Comprehensive DAW designed for the PDA
  • Palm OS
  • 26.99
  • http//www.chocopoolp.com/

42
Music Production for the PDA
Bhajis Loops by Chocopoolp
  • SAMPLE EDITOR
  • Samples loaded from SamplePacks, WAV Files, or
    sf2 SoundFonts
  • Sample Editing functions
  • Effects Cross Fade, gain, distortion, reverse,
    and numerous buily-in effect plug-ins
  • Draw waveforms with stylus
  • Modified samples can be saved as WAV files

43
Music Production for the PDA
Bhajis Loops by Chocopoolp
  • Synthesis Section
  • Use up to 64 instruments
  • Wavetable synthesis
  • Filters, envelopes
  • LFO
  • Instrument layering/Keyboard mapping
  • Mono, Legato, Polyphonic
  • Transposition
  • Micro-Tuning

44
Music Production for the PDA
Bhajis Loops by Chocopoolp
  • Pattern Editor/Sequencer
  • 8ppq / 32 steps per 4/4 bar/shuffle
  • Piano-Roll/Grid/note editor to set velocity,
    panning for each note
  • Full editing features
  • Pattern recorder for realtime or step recording
    using on-screen keyboard or buttons on PDA
  • Pattern library
  • Random note generator and humanization function
  • Input chords in standard notation (Bmin7, Asus4,
    etc.)

45
Music Production for the PDA
Bhajis Loops by Chocopoolp
  • SONG EDITOR/ARRANGEMENT
  • 8 Tracks on which patterns can be mixed
  • Editing features and undo
  • 3 zoom levels
  • Looping and markers
  • Midi File Import and Export
  • WAV file rendering of composition

46
Music Production for the PDA
Bhajis Loops by Chocopoolp
  • MIXER
  • Faders, Pans, Effect Sends, Mute/ Solo
  • 4 Independent effect buses one global send
  • Open plug-in architecture- new effects are added
    with each update and create your own
  • Delay, Reverb,Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Vocoder,
    Pitch-shifting, EQ, and more
  • XY Pad Control two synthesis parameters in
    realtime with a stylus or finger on screen

47
Music Production for the PDA
Bhajis Loops by Chocopoolp
  • AUTOMATION
  • Volume, Pan, and most synthesis parameters can be
    automated
  • Effect plug-ins
  • Full editing features
  • Stylus movements in the XY Pad

48
Music Production for the PDA
Bhajis Loops by Chocopoolp
  • LIVE MODE
  • Composed song can be structured by defining
    sections and bridges
  • Chain these sections in realtime and even jump
    between them/similar to Abletons LIVE program
  • Assignable controllers via the buttons and keys
    on the PDA

49
The PDA and Music
  • PDA is more than a PIM device
  • Excellent Reference and Productivity tool
  • Multifunctional
  • - Audio/Video Player, Metronome, Tuner, Audio
    Editing, Midi and Audio Production

50
Closing Comments and Questions
  • V. Keith Mason
  • Coordinator of Music Technology
  • Belmont University
  • Nashville, TN
  • Email masonk_at_mail.belmont.edu
  • Thank you.
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