Some interesting things I found on April 21st, 2008:
# 10 Myths About Normalization – The process of normalization often confuses newcomers to digital audio production.
Normalization in REAPER
The word itself, “normalize,” has various meanings, and this certainly contributes to the confusion. However, beginners and experts alike are also tripped up by the myths and misinformation that abound on the topic.
# Free Mario Paint Composer for Windows and Mac; Mario Does John Cage – Hidden as an extra, Mario Paint Composer was one of the first software creations to meld music creation with game. It’s been a novelty favorite among 8-bit fans — not really a serious tool, but a curiosity nonetheless. But that requires a copy of Mario Paint. Now you can get the Mario-infected goodness on your Mac or Windows machine, free.
More Mario? Super Mario Bros theme performed by an RC car on a row of liquid-filled bottles here.
# Hardware Software Synthesizer – DIY project by Gijs Gieskes. It uses php generated (saw & sine) lookup tables for sound generation and effect processing.