GPS-04 is a desktop companion to the Zoom(TM) PS-04 Palmtop Studio, a pocket-sized audio recorder with rhythm sequencer.
This project is still in an early stage of development, and may be of primary interest to developers. The application is developed under Linux, but should be able to compile and run under most POSIX operating systems.
The Zoom PS-04 Palmtop Studio is a pocket-sized digital recorder for audio (you can reach their homepage here). GPS04 aims to be a software companion to this gadget, much as Palm Desktop is the desktop companion to Palm PDAs.
With every kind of digital recorder, you need a way to communicate with other parts of your studio equipment, to transfer data to other applications or to master a CD. Since the PS-04 has no means of data transfer other than a Smart Media card, and the stored files are in a custom format, you need special tools to read your projects and convert them to other formats. Zoom provides a free downloadable audio converter for Windows - no such tool exists for other operating systems.
Moreover, since the PS-04 is a very small device, it can be difficult and frustrating to try to get an overview of a song project, with all audio tracks, effect patches, rhythms and mixer settings. You have a lot more space on the computer screen to show tracks and parameters.
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