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Tascam’s Portastudio on iPad

by Carl. 0 Comments

Who ever was in the music industry in the eighties has bumped into Tascam’s Portastudio.

Believe it or not, modern times see the introduction of Tascam’s Portastudio on iPad. Reproducing the look and feel of the Porta One cassette based multitrack recorder that revolutionized recording in 1984, the Portastudio app records up to four tracks.
Tascam's Portastudio on iPad
The application allows to record one track at a time using the built-in mic or a headset microphone. A simulated cassette transport with position counter tracks your position while you mix with level, pan and EQ controls. When you’re ready to mix, the built-in mixdown function saves your song as a CD-quality WAV file. Your mix appears in iTunes when you’re finished, ready to share with friends and bandmates.

Idealistics will hope some hardware extension will soon allow for higher quality standard than the built-in microphone. Others will think this is a gadget lacking numerous features at times of powerful multitrack recording software…

Safari for Windows

by Carl. 1 Comment

Great news! Safari for Windows!

For those asking what I’m talking about, Safari is the name of Apple’s Web browser. Available only under Apple’s Mac OS X until now and the foundation of Apple’s iPhone.

Such news can not be left without a reaction.

So I’ve downloaded and installed the application. So far, so good. Everything went fine as expected.

But when browsing to some of my favorite sites some major display defects appear. Looks like some defective CSS support… What so ever! This is quite disapointing… Luckily, a simple button allows for bug report to Apple’s development teams… Some bug reports later I switch back to Firefox… Too bad, may be was Safari launched too soon!