I was pretty harsh on Yamaha when they released the Mobile Music Sequencer on Thursday, so I wanted to share this user video from Nakano Syun for balance. Some thoughts and crow eating below the video.
As regular readers of the site know, I do not regurgitate press releases. In fact I try to discourage people from sending them at all. That just isn't something I want to do. So everything on the site is written from the 1st person perspective; my perspective. Sometimes I will be wrong, and I am aware of that. I welcome you guys telling me about it when you think I am! All but one of the comments in the original article did an excellent job of doing so respectfully.
My awareness of my inevitable wrongness leads me to write very cautiously. I don't want to be overly enthusiastic and end up costing you guys money, by encouraging you to buy apps you don't need. I've seen that happen way too much in Video Game blogs. I will be wrong, so I'd rather be wrong in the other direction! It is easier that way.
If I discourage you from buying a good app, you can always go and buy that app later when we all realize how wrong I am. It is much harder to undo purchasing a bad app! I even try to discourage you from buying apps that I am personally excited about, if I think that a majority of you will not enjoy it. BitWiz is a great example. I love the app, I think it is amazing, but it isn't for everyone. Even when it was a sponsor I tried to convey a sense of, "Hey wait a minute, you want to take a close look at this before you hit that Buy button!"
I'm still undecided on this app, but from what I've seen it does look like a step up from Yamaha's last goofy camouflaged mess.