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Intermorphic updates Mixtikl to v2.0.1.0

Intermorphic Mixtikl 2

Intermorphic has released version 2.0.1.0 of Mixtikl, a generative music mixer for mobile, web & tweets.

Changes made have primarily been concerned with improving usability, and making it much easier to get started with a new mix.

Changes in Mixtikl v2.0.1.0

  • New Random and New Empty have been added to all the included Tiklpaks; selecting New Random will create new mix populated from all the available content.
  • You can add your own New Random files, where generative and audio loop content is identified in the underlying New Random.mixtikl mix file by: Gen content vol=88, Audio loops vol=87. If tempo is set to 0 then tempo will be randomised, too.
  • Get Paks (was first item in mixes) now moved to More Mixtikl menu, again to simplify making new mixes.
  • Tapping top _right_ in Mixer screen does not now load the main menu (which was confusing), and the tooltip text is now yellow to show it relates to the highlighted cell.
  • New “Clear EVERYTHING” added to Actions menu, so you can clear everything in a mix back to default settings.
  • In the Apps menu the Partikl entry has been renamed to “File Player” (which better reflects what it does, and where advanced access to Partikl settings for a file can be accessed).
  • File Player layout improved.
  • Windows Mobile: Product Key can now be entered.

More information: Intermorphic

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Intermorphic releases Mixtikl 2

Intermorphic Mixtikl 2

Intermorphic has released Mixtikl 2, a generative music mixer for mobile, web & tweets.

With its magical mix of sound sources, FX and music engines, Mixtikl 2 has firmly ushered in the “tweet mix revolution”. You may not believe your ears, but the 140 characters of a tweet really are easily enough for Mixtikl to play infinite music mixes of a quality that will astound and entertain you. We call the tweets mix “tikls” ["tickles"]. It plays tunes & sound fx tikls, too!

How is it done you ask? The boffins at Intermorphic built upon the vector audio techniques they pioneered back in 2000 where they found a way to deliver a sound in 300 bytes. Now they’ve found a way to play entire 12 track mixes in a tweet, loaded with FX and mix settings too!

It is a snap to create your own mix tikls, from chillout ambient to ear bashing beats, which you can tweet, email and embed in webpages.

Our generative music heritage means Mixtikl 2 presently excels at ambient mixes, but we also want to make sure it does what you want – let us know!

Mixtikl 2 for Mac OS X and Windows desktop (launch price of $19.99 USD) comprises a stand-alone version, a VST and AU plug-in for music sequencers, and a plug-in for web browsers. The Mixtikl browser plug-in allows tikls or more advanced and customised mixes to be played in a web page. Mixtikl 2 for Windows mobile (launch price of $4.99 USD) is available at launch for both Windows mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone.

Mixtikl 2 for iPhone / iPod touch is to be submitted to Apple iTunes within days.

More information: Intermorphic / Mixtikl

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Short links for August 27th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 27th, 2007:

  • Interactive Frequency Chart – Easy to figure out which instruments are where in the frequency spectrum
  • 20+ Free And Fresh Icon Sets – One can never have too many cool icons, right?
  • Cassette MP3 Player – MP3 Player built into a standard cassette casing, letting you either use it as a uniquely old school shaped MP3 Player, or with any car cassette or cassette player to play MP3 Music
  • Sony Bio Battery – Powers gadgets on grape juice and sports drinks
  • 15 Ways To Create Website Screenshots – Plugins, standalone software and web based services to create website screenshots
  • NOSO – NOSO is a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from social networking environments. The NOSO experience offers a unique opportunity to create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends.
  • Abduzeedo videocast – Ho to do water drops in Photoshop in 5 minutes
  • Anywhere.FM – Upload your entire music collection and play it anywhere on a web music player
  • Iconfinder – A search engine for icons.
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Slashdot launches Firehose

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Slashdot has launched Firehose, a collaborative system designed to allow users to assist Slashdot editors in the story selection process.

From Slashdot:

The hose contains submissions, RSS Feeds, journals and Slashdot stories, each color-coded along the color spectrum to indicate popularity. Red is hot, violet is not.

Slashdot Firehose
Slashdot Firehose

This seems pretty similar to the way Digg lets you digg or bury a story, except with Firehose you get a nice interface to select which stories you want to see by using the Firehose’s color filter.

Pete Cashmore writes:

Most likely, this will be seen simply as a Digg/Reddit clone. What Slashdot needs to understand is that the power of social news sites comes directly from how much traffic they drive: if a site drives traffic, bloggers will inevitably add favicons so readers remember to bookmark articles.

I don’t frequent Slashdot anymore, but when I used to a few years ago, the stories on Slashdot were on a much higher tech/geek level than Digg’s tech section ever was. Sure, Digg has a Technology and Science section, but a lot of these stories seem to have more entertainment value than anything else.

To illustrate, when I just opened the science section on Digg I get the following three stories:

  1. Cool lenses (no idea what that’s about from the story title, turns out to be about colored contacts)
  2. Marijuana Does Not Cause Psychosis, Lung Damage, or Skin Cancer
  3. 5 Summer Sex Positions That Could Get You Hospitalized. Or Arrested

Slashdot‘s science section features:

  1. Monkeys and Humans Learn the Same Way
  2. New Theory Explains Periodic Mass Extinctions
  3. Building Artificial Bone

Not quite to same to me…

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fichey – browse popular sites through a flash interface

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Billy Chasen has launched fichey, a flash based site that allows you to browse through websites which are currently popular.

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fichey – browse sites which are currently popular

fichey shows sites from a specified date that were popular on Del.icio.us, Digg, Downfly, Reddit and StumbleUpon.

Billy writes:

Fichey saves pages from some of the top websites and shows them to you in a static “microfiche”-like format.

Therefore, your computer doesn’t spend time rendering a page, requesting lots of separate images, running javascript, etc etc. You just get to see the content and move on (since most of the pages we see, we’re not interested in.).

Pretty neat stuff to waste some time.

Also check out downfly, Chasen’s other site. downfly lets you easily send links to friends and see what are the most popular sites amongst your friends. You can also see which of your friends clicked the link you sent, as well as how much the link gets sent around. Additionally, you have the option to join a discussion about the link.

Link via TechCrunch

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Pictogame: create mini-games based on your digital pictures

Pictogame logo

Pictogame is a online service (similar to MyGame) where you can create mini-games based on your digital pictures.

From the website:

In a few clicks, Pictogame enables you to make your own game widgets and share them easily by email, on your blog, on your MySpace profile, or on any social network…

Features

  • enhance blog readers experience with something new and fun
  • entertain your friends
  • grow your audience and popularity
  • … and much more!

You don’t need to sign up to create games, but if you get an account (free) you will also be able to:

  1. save your games and edit them later
  2. list your games on Pictogame web site for them to be rated and commented by others
  3. rate and post comments

Visit Pictogame to create your own games!

Thanks for the tip, Cyril!

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Pownce Is Not Twitter, Nor Is It As Important As Twitter

I must admit I’m not with it when it comes new services like Pownce and Twitter, so it’s nice to see Tony Hung (Deep Jive Interests) talk about these in a little more detail.

Twitter and Pownce

Tony writes:

Pownce is an web-based instant messaging system that can be used ex-browser if you download the Adobe Integrated Runtime. Oh. Its wrapped up in a pretty slick package, and you can send group messages. That’s pretty much it.

It shouldn’t be confused with services like Twitter, which are really continuous partial attention services, or something that I’ve described as ambient broadcasting.

Read the article to find out more on how Pownce differs from Twitter.

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