Steinberg annouces Steinberg Museum and HALion 4 Blog

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Steinberg Museum

Steinberg has announced the Steinberg Museum, a virtual museum featuring the history of Steinberg.

Tour the newly opened Steinberg Museum which allows you to gain a comprehensive insight into the history of Steinberg, with past and present products exhibited on an array of floors. Explore company highlights, then and now, and discover secrets that the museum holds.

In a nutshell, while visiting this virtual museum, you feel like you’ve witnessed first hand the development of technologies such as VST and ASIO and top products the likes of Cubase and Nuendo.

Steinberg HALion 4

Steinberg also announced the HALion 4 Blog:

Steinberg is pleased to announce that it is working on the fourth incarnation of HALion, its widely acclaimed software sampler, and would like to keep dedicated HALion users posted on important news regarding the development of HALion 4.

For this purpose, Steinberg is adding to its social media tools with the launch of a HALion 4 development blog which will feature insights into the ongoing process, interviews and more.

More information: Steinberg


Short links for August 12th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on August 12th, 2007:

  • Miniot – Natural protection for your iPhone. Carved from a single piece of the finest woods, with your monogram, logo or personal message engraved.
  • Sounds from Mountain Park – These are MP3 files that were digitized from Mountain Park’s old 8-track master tapes. The sound quality is consistent with 8-track tapes recorded in the 1970s.
  • Prism Collection – If you didn’t splurge on (oh no we’re gonna say it) an iPhone yet, Nokia’s new 7500 and 7900 Prism cell phones are surely worth some consideration.
  • Fly Me to the Moon: Space Hotel Sees 2012 Opening – “Galactic Suite,” the first hotel planned in space, expects to open for business in 2012 and would allow guests to travel around the world in 80 minutes.
  • Album Speech – Collection of Speak & Spell type machines
  • The Atlas Mech Case Mod – Congratulations to Don Soules from Michigan for crafting the “Atlas” mech PC case mod.
  • Transform an old laptop into a MP3 player – These instructions show how Tony Pascalon transformed an old laptop with a broken screen (white strips on the screen) into a design MP3 player.

Nerd Watch Museum

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The Nerd Watch Museum has hundreds of nerdy watch models.

Since your hosts are of the LCD generation, rather than LED, liquid crystal display models have been the focus of our collecting. Many LCD timepieces played an important role in the evolution of digital wristwear, and we are striving to present as many as possible in our virtual museum.

Nerd Watch Museum

I’ve been watch-less for about 7 years now. My last watch was a Fossil pocket watch my wife (to be at the time) got me for my birthday, but I have to admit I owned (and wore) a bunch of these geeky nerd watches in my teens as well.

I can’t remember the exact models but they resemble the Casio AE-11, Casio CA-951 and a slim girly-type watch which I couldn’t find in the Nerd Watch Museum.

Link via Make:Blog


The Online Paper Airplane Museum

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The Online Paper Airplane Museum is trying to preserve the many different designs of paper airplanes.

F/A-18 Hornet paper plane
F/A-18 Hornet – one of my favorite planes

The museum is basically one big links directory of paper airplanes. Currently there are more than 810 designs available already!

Link via Make:Blog


Samples of the Javanese gamelan of Museum Nusantara Delft

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Gamelan Kyahi Paridjata

The Museum Nusantara in Delft, the Netherlands, displays a more than 100 years old Javanese gamelan, Kyahi Paridjata.

Geert Jan van Oldenborgh and Paul van der Put (1st image of Performers) have made samples of most instruments using a large-membrane condensator microphone and CD recorder. Specifically, the sarons barung, demung and panerus (peking), slentem, bonang barung and panerus, kenongs, ketuk & kempyang, kempuls and gongs.

You can find the full resolution samples of gamelan Kyai Parijata here (16-bit 44.1kHz mono samples).

Visit the website for more information and links to download the samples (and alternate samples, mp3 and ogg versions).


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