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Big Fish Audio releases Straight Outta NYC

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Big Fish Audio Straight Outta NYC

Big Fish Audio has released Straight Outta NYC, a sample library featuring East Coast Hip Hop sounds.

The heart of East Coast Hip Hop resides in one place: New York City. Straight Outta NYC is full of the life, the beats, the grooves, the melodies, and everything that is East Coast Hip Hop. Check out the beats, horns, guitars, synths, basses, clavs, fx, vocals and more.

Straight Outta NYC features

  • 3.87 GB on Disc (1.62 GB of 24-bit WAV files).
  • 524 WAV loops and hits on disc.
  • Construction Kits – 22 construction kits from 76 to 101 BPM.
  • WAV, REX, Apple Loops and RMX format.

All of the construction kits contain a full mix and all the elements broken out into individual loops. Also included are all the drum hits and a set of “drum trax” (individual parts of the drum mix).

Visit Big Fish Audio for more information and audio demos.

CineSamples releases free Jam Buckets

CineSamples has released Jam Buckets, a free sample library for Kontakt 2.2 or higher.

Jam Buckets features samples of New York Street Buckets.

Visit CineSamples for more information and a link to download Jam Buckets.

Check the Freebies for Native Instruments Kontakt page for more free instruments for Kontakt.

Short links for October 2nd, 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”.

Moogfest 2007

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Moogfest is the annual festival honoring Robert Moog and his groundbreaking achievements.

Moogfest

B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City will once again open its doors to Moogfest, the annual festival commemorating and celebrating the groundbreaking achievements of maverick inventor Robert Moog and his namesake synthesizer. Slated for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, the fourth annual Moogfest will once again be a synthesizer fan’s dream.

Already scheduled to perform are renowned keyboardists and long-standing Moog users Thomas Dolby, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Adam Holzman (Miles Davis), Spiraling, Don Preston (Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention), Gershon Kingsley, Herb Deutsch and Erik Norlander, among others. In addition to performing, Gershon Kingsley and Herb Deutsch will be receiving the Bob Moog Legacy Award, recognizing their unique, lasting artistry as expressed through Moog instruments.

In addition, Moog has released a DVD of Moogfest 2006, available through Moog’s Web site. The DVD sells for $17.95 and includes live performances by Keith Emerson, Jan Hammer, Roger O’Donnell (The Cure), DJ Logic and many others.

B.B. King’s Blues Club is located at 237 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Tickets for this special event, produced by Charles Carlini of the Carlini Group, are $45 and are available through B.B. King’s box office ((212) 997-4144) and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Check here for more information on Moogfest 2007.

$225,000 for a packing lot… errr parking space!

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It’s getting a bit crowded where I live, and real estate is beginning to look pretty much out of reach for young people with an average income.

It could always be worse though…

Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times
Cynthia Habberstad, with her children, Andrew, Brielle and Brooke, said she regretted not buying a parking spot for $165,000 with the apartment she bought on West 28th Street. The spaces are now all taken.

From the NY Times:

In Houston, $225,000 will buy a three-bedroom house with a game room, den, in-ground pool and hot tub. In Manhattan, it will buy a parking space. No windows, no view. No walls.

While real estate in much of the country languishes, property in Manhattan continues to escalate in price, and that includes parking spaces. Some buyers do not even own cars, but grab the spaces as investments, renting them out to cover their costs.

Gotta love NYC!

Link via Digg

EveryScape: a realistic 3D view of streetscapes and public places

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EveryScape is a new service set to launch this fall that presents a realistic 3D view of streetscapes and public places by putting together information from 2D photos.

EveryScape
EveryScape – Union Square (San Francisco)

EveryScape is the only place you can discover your everyday world, your way. Today, you can check out Union Square, San Francisco as the first city to be scaped. You can check out restaurants, hotels, go shopping, drive by homes. You can see what other people are saying and share your comments as you stroll down the street.

EveryScape map powered by Google

This is like Google Street View, but better (Interestingly enough, the map shown with the streetscapes is powered by Google…).

In the preview you can check the streetscape of Union Square (San Francisco) in AutoDrive, or by manually clicking the green arrow buttons. Additional information is available for notable buildings, object etc.

More cities are planned, starting with Boston, New York and Seattle.

Link via Download Squad

Google Maps adds Street View

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Google Maps has introduced a new feature, Street View.

In certain locations, you can view and navigate within street-level imagery. All you have to do is drag the little yellow guy to the place you want to see or click any streets outlined in blue. (currently only available for major US cities)

Google Maps Street View of NYC 86th and 3rd
Google Maps Street View of NYC 86th and 3rd

I have fond memories of my visits to NYC, so I really enjoyed navigating through these streets checking out places I recognized like Papaya’s on 86th and 3rd. Curly fries… yum!

Link via Kottke

Kick Map Comparison: a better NYC subway map

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Kick Design created a new design for the NYC subway map.

Kick Map Comparison
Comparison of the original 1979 Hertz map and Kick Design’s proposal (click to enlarge)

Manuel Lima, author of visualcomplexity.com wrote:

“Eddie Jabbour, Creative Director at Kick Design, New York, is a tireless advocate for a new map design and communication solution for the world’s most complex subway system. The NYC subway is indeed a challenge by itself. It has the biggest number of stations in the world (468), the second longest network and it’s seventh in daily passenger numbers.

But that didn’t seem to intimidate Eddie Jabbour, who has produced a truly impressive proposal for redesigning the New York City subway map. He has made it easier to see all the different lines and made it clearer to identify the stations.”

Check Kick Map for more images.

Link via plasticbag.org.