I’d like to introduce myself as the newest member to the Pajamahouse fold. I’ll be helping out with various marketing initiatives and trying to raise general awareness for the brand. If you have any interesting ideas or creative ways to promote Pajamahouse- I’m open.
I also mix records under the guise DJ Clever. So, it’s only appropriate that I use Sonorasaurus for that very reason. I put together a Dubstep mix today using Rex. It turned out okay, so I uploaded it to Mixcloud. I’ll continue to post more mixes as I get more familiar and comfortable with SR. Feel free to leave feedback on the mix, too.
Lately people have been inquiring about the status of Sonorasaurus for the iPhone and why it has not been updated for a long time and if we will be able to bring in the new features they desire.
A bit of history on Sonorasaurus – it was the second app our studio created. The project began because we wanted to create something interesting for the iPhone that could appeal to DJs in different ways. For those familiar with DJing it would be a great option in case their equipment failed. For those new to DJing it could be a way to experience the art form through emerging yet accessible technology.
After Sonorasaurus’ debut it was promptly pirated. Real sales for Sonorasaurus were pitiful and have remained so. After over a year of being available, units sold are still less than 1,000. This is in direct contrast to the number of pirated copies, at last count close to 200,000 before I became too disheartened to continue to keep a tally. Of course piracy is one of the realities of the world, but the degree we have experienced is constantly threatening to shut our doors.
Many people may have been thinking that we just lost interest in the iPhone version because of the added capabilities of the iPad and the dazzle of a new platform. The truth is we have wanted to work on Sonorasaurus. A lot. But frankly we cannot afford to work on it given our limited resources. Pajamahouse is a very very small studio.
Great things are planned for Sonorasaurus and Sonorasaurus Rex. We want to be able to bring them to you and at a much quicker rate. We have also been inspired by what Amanita did back in August with Machinarium.
So we are putting Sonorasaurus on sale for a while. If we get a good enough response we can move ahead with the updates we have planned and bring Sonorasaurus for iPhone up to date – starting with Retina Display and iPod Library Access. You can get the app for cheap now and the updates later for free.
Even if only 10% of the pirates pick up the app it will make a difference.
We have come across some reviews today for Rex. One of which comes from DJ Hombre, a steady source of reliable thoughts, feedback and commentary here in our comments as well as our inboxes. Check out his comprehensive breakdown and review of Sonorasaurus Rex at his website here. He is doing a recording test with all the different DJ apps out there so we recommend following his posts over the coming weeks.
Sonorasaurus Rex 2.2 is now available. This means that direct iPod library access is now available! Check it out. We are glad that this highly requested feature is now available in Rex thanks to the release of OS4.2. Now we can move down the list to some other items. More on those soon!
Update: We forgot to mention that this also includes a fix for the playlist track adding issue that people were encountering during active searches.