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on May 30, 2008
Some interesting things I found on May 30th, 2008:
# Mainstream Multi-Touch is Coming, And It’ll Rock for Music
Peter Kirn writes:
The video above, showing multi-touch integrated with the next version of Windows 7 (expected at the end of next year), demonstrates one thing to me: multi-touch is coming, and it’ll be mainstream. And that’s huge for creative performance.
# GetLoFi – Abelincoln live looper – The “abelincoln live sampler” utilizes 3 Yada Yada Yada voice recorder circuits and simple passive 3 channel mixer for the Output signals.
# LittleGPTracker Hits 1.0; Free, GP2x, Linux, Mac, Windows, Does Lots of Stuff – LittleGPTracker (a.k.a 'The piggy') is a music tracker optimised to run on portable game consoles. It is currently running on Game Park's GP2x but there's a version for windows & mac too.
# 8bitcollective.com Compilation CD “Hello World!” OUT NOW! – Free CD includes 16 creative commons licensed 8bit tracks.
# Kontakt Tutorial Video: Creative Abuse with Modulation, Scripting – Peter Dines’ tutorial on scripting and modulation in Kontakt 3.
# The C1 has landed! – Casper Electronics circuit bent C1 is available in three styles: CS1 Speak&Spell, CM1 Speak&Math, CR1 Speak&Read. You can get one for $250.
Microsoft has just introduced some new Zune portable media players.
But perhaps more interesting is that Microsoft has also redesigned Zune Marketplace, including new free content.
The press release reads:
Consumers will also be able to choose from a selection of more than 1 million digital rights management (DRM)-free MP3s, which can be played with Zune or any other digital media player.
Looks like Zune gets a second change. Wireless sync options, a touch-sensitive button, funky family colors and DRM free music… Still not sure that Zune tattoo was such a good idea though…
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on Oct 03, 2007
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on October 2nd, 2007:
- 40+ Media Players That Aren’t iTunes – Mashable lists over 40 players for those who don’t want to use iTunes.
- McLaggan Smith Mugs – Lovely mugs, sweet mugs, cool mugs, and… more mugs.
- The Atari 2600 celebrates 30 years of low-rez fun – Retro Thing takes a trip down memory lane.
- Using CCTV for low-budget filmmaking – Mediashed involved a group of kids who usually hang around in the streets to engage in Video sniffin’ activities and turn CCTV into a free broadcasting system for their own use.
- Microsoft bows to pressure on XP – Customer demand has forced Microsoft to extend the shelf life of Windows XP by five months.
- rsizr – With rsizr, in addition to normal image rescaling and cropping, you can also resize images using a new image resizing algorithm called seam carving (a method of image retargeting) that tries to keep intact areas in your image that are richer in detail.
- Ronald’s Crisis – On September 15, 2007 Ronald McDonald, who had fallen in love with the food of New York and become frustrated with the corporate agenda of McDonald’s, stepped into action closing every McDonald’s store in Manhattan.
- M.T.A. Makes Deal for Cellphones in Stations – All 277 underground stations in the subway system are to be wired for cellphone use.
- New AT&T terms of service – From now on, AT&T can terminate your connection for conduct that “tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries”.
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 30th, 2007:
Microsoft has included XAudio 2 in the August 2007 Direct3D 10.1 Tech Preview.
From the SDK page:
The August release includes Beta 1 of XAudio 2. XAudio 2 is a new cross-platform audio API (Windows and Xbox 360) that is based on the Xbox 360 XAudio API. XAudio 2 is a low-level audio signal processing library for Windows XP and Windows Vista providing a fully modern audio pipeline, including:
- Multi-channel and surround-sound support with full per-channel volume and mapping control
- Programmable, cross-platform DSP effects framework
- Per-voice filtering, arbitrary submixing, and multi-rate processing
- Multicore optimized, non-blocking API design
- Pluggable and generalized 3D spatialization support, with a full-featured implementation provided by the independent X3DAudio math library
XAudio 2 is designed to be the game-audio API that will replace DirectSound.
Read more about XAudio 2 on the Microsoft Connect XAudio 2 FAQ page.
Seems like I won’t be uninstalling my RME ASIO drivers just yet.
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