To prove miniMixa's versatility, the guys @ Tao have pursuaded an 'established DJ', Drew Hemment, to showcase the software running on a Windows smartphone at ISEA2004. Apparently that's some kind of future music festival held on a ship cruising in the Baltic Sea.
The INQ has played with similar apps on regular handsets - such as facility is common on Motorola handsets, for example - but miniMixa really does seem both comprehensive and easy to use.
The catch is that mobile network operators will be charging you a download fee so that you can have a package of themed sound samples to mix together. Conversely you can surreptitiously sample a 'live' musician and turn that into your own sample.
All you need now is a set of decent speakers in your handset. Tao's Doug Goodwin reckons he's seen handsets in Japan that have speakers which fold out like wings. Neat idea. µ
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