Percussa micro super signal processor

Make your PSP into a beatbox and turn it into a Speak & Spell — cool!

PSP Rhythm, the homebrew drum machine for the PSP, just keeps on rolling. The song contest I covered in July is now complete. Ah, but what kind of music can you create with a lowly PSP homebrew app? Something like this:

Tobias K: Nearly Flying
Tobias K: Nearly Flying

Isti: Summer Breeze, Summer Freeze
Isti: Summer Breeze, Summer Freeze

Horace: Plasma
Horace: Plasma

Has a sort of retro-90s game music feel to it, especially in comparison to the glitchy 80s-vintage of Game Boy musicians. I’m still partial to the latter, so I may not be running out to buy a PSP just yet, but this shows what fun you can have making mobile music. The winners all got Memory Sticks so they can make more music.

In other PSP Rhythm news, version 6.1 is here with pattern tap tempo and MIDI file export, making this an effective performance tool and sketchpad for your main computer music app. PSP Rhythm on the road, Fruity Loops at home? Sounds good to me. There are also new skins, tutorials, and forum posts; just scroll down the page for everything:

PSP Rhythm