Build a smaller-sized version of Apple’s GarageBand music making software right into the iPod.
So we can make our own tunes man!
And remix “A Cappellas” with our own beats!
And sell our own productions on iTunes!
It’s all about user-generated content …
When will the iPod jump on the Web 2.0 bandwagon?
Because that would totally rock!
Can it be Done?
In ’02/’03 I invested in a project where we made a version of GarageBand for the mobile platforms. The prototype worked fine (with 8 tracks, real-time BPM matching and anti-clipping) but in 2003 the VCs had left town and no one was investing :D
The iPod (and specially the Video iPod) uses a much more powerful processor than the Gameboy Advance. So it should be able to go up to 16 tracks (or more) and have complex synthesizers, drum machines and sound effect generators (e.g. see FruityLoops) so users can make killer loops (aka “samples”)! Users would hunt for and gather samples (i.e. trade them on forums, blogs, etc) as well as open source their amateur productions.
Now that’s what I call impulsive consumption and production!
And You Don’t Have to Wait for Apple to Do it!
Check out Rockbox. They don’t have it yet but I don’t see why they couldn’t build it for the iPod.
P.S. This post was not written to generate traffic :P