Category Archives: sci-tech

Olympus LS-5 Review – First Impressions

I’ve had an Olympus LS-5 for a couple of days now and these are my first impressions of the unit. The LS-5 is a relatively new addition to the LS 10/11 range of hand-held flash recorders and is visually the same (apart from the unit colour). There was speculation that the LS-5 was a repackaged […]

Aircraft Sound Recordings By Engines

I’ve updated my aircraft recordings site with a list by engine type. Look no further than for sounds of Merlins and Griffons!

Numbers Station Changes

Numbers Stations have been a personal fascination since I first heard the recordings archived by The Conet Project some years ago. One of the features of a Numbers broadcast seemed to have been its regularity in broadcast. Now one has changed. The output of one particular station that broadcasts from near Povarovo, Russia (callsign UVB-76, […]

iPad Audio Discussion Forum

I’ve not yet come across anywhere that discusses just iPad audio apps so I’ve created one! Go to the iPad Audio Forum

Tenori-on on an iPad

For those who can’t yet afford a Yamaha Tenori-on but can strangely afford an iPad, there are a few options for getting on a Tenori-on with a small amount of cash. These are some first impressions of a few I’ve tried so far. TonePad This is an iPhone app and scales up to fit the […]

iPad – Mixtikl review

Mixtikl is a generative music/sound creation paid-for application for the Apple iPad. It is also available on a variety of other platforms and handheld devices. I’ve been looking at this for a while to go alongside the other sound creations apps I currently use on the iPad. It does take a bit of getting used […]

A couple of demos using iSequence on iPad

Despite a few niggles I am really enjoying iSequence on the iPad. Here are a couple of demos so far. Things are a little harsh with iSequence and there’s no eq to use so too much playing with the effect filtering can produce harsh results. First one is the raw output from iSequence (LAME Mp3, […]

Recording problems using iSequence for the iPad?

I’ve been using iSequence on the iPad to do a bit of tracking and sequencing and it’s a fantastic application – the iPad I’m sure will revolustionse alot of audio produciton work – and had some problems using the built in sound recorder. If you too are getting distorted recordings I’ve found a workaround. Power […]

WordPress iPad App

I had wondered why there was an app for using WordPress – as far as I could see, the only bit I would miss by using a web browser would be Flash based stats presentation and the Flash file uploader (which I could never get to work). The killer seems to be the content/post form […]

New iPad today!

Ok, so today I finally bought an iPad, something I’ve been thinking about for some time. So why then? My head said Android but like most people appreciate, that’s not where Apple position there stuff. It’s probably not going to replace a laptop and I doubt I can do any sound editing or composition on […]