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Universal charger for phones

Just noticed this article over at BBC News. The world's biggest mobile phone makers and network operators have backed plans to create a universal phone...

Bret Truchan releases Quotile MIDI sequencer

Bret Truchan — developer of homebrew music applications glitchDS, cellsDS and repeaterDS — has released Quotile, a PC MIDI sequencer written in Processing. Quotile sequencer...

Raymond May Jr. MIDI Game of Life

Raymond May Jr. has released version 1.03b of the MIDI Game of Life, a sequencer made in the JAVA visual arts IDE and library...

Laptoprockers announces Remix Contest: Kraftwerk Meets Human League

Laptoprockers — a webzine about music and related technology, featuring daily news and interviews - with a strong focus towards remixing — has announced...

little-scale Atari POKEY Noise Sample Pack

Sebastian Tomczak has posted an Atari POKEY Noise Sample Pack. I have created a set of samples that have been recorded directly from an Atari...

Microsoft releases Songsmith

Microsoft has released Songsmith, a software which lets you create your own songs using just your voice. Songsmith helps you create songs using just your...

Apple drops DRM copy protection from iTunes songs

The New York Times reports on Apple's announcement of removing anticopying restrictions on all of the songs in its iTunes Store, last tuesday at...

Minimum Noise – “Crowdsourcing” music production

Minimum Noise is a new online service that allows you to "crowdsource" music production. Co-founder Kristian Dupont wrote in to explain: This means that you can...

Create Digital Music Winter 2008 guide

Last month Create Digital Music asked its readers to share what they would want to receive, give to newcomers, and what they would want...

Kurt Laurenz Theinert & Axel Hanfreich @ GLOW (Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

For the third successive time the center of Eindhoven is the stage and podium for GLOW, an open air exhibition providing a fascinating spectacle...

Reminder: Sample Remix Contest – a few more days to go!

As you may know there's a sample remix contest going on (RSS readers, check that link for details). If you're thinking of submitting a track...

ThisIsNotALabel.com announces Computer Music Anthology 2008

Evan Merz of ThisIsNotALabel.com has announced the Computer Music Anthology 2008, a collection of works by young, student and/or outsider composers. It is a...

Dave Clarke workshops in Tilburg & Nijmegen (NL)

From the Ableton newsletter: 365mag.com, MI7, SAE, and Ableton are proud to present a producer workshop on September 27 at 013 (Tilburg) and October 18...

Should rekkerd.org upgrade?

I'm thinking of upgrading the rekkerd.org website to a VPS (Virtual Private Server). This would/should increase the overall stability since the site gets its...

Download free album: Mr Greynoise – Black And White And Grey

Nick Bugayev wrote in to let us know about his new album Mr Greynoise - Black And White And Grey. The album comprises of 17...

Wii Play The Drums gets updates and a home at CodePlex

Evan Merz wrote in to let us know about some updates on Wii Play The Drums, a .NET application written in visual basic that...

8/08/08 – Celebrating the Roland TR-808

This just missed the random posts for today... Colin @ experimentalists anonymous writes: Today is a truly special day in music history. Not only is it...

Screaming Bee releases MorphVOX Pro 4.0

Screaming Bee has released MorphVOX Pro 4.0, an application for high-quality voice modification to online games, instant messaging, and the multimedia studio. The new...

What sound a does wobbling jelly make?

Ever wondered what sound a wobbling jelly makes? The Daily Telegraph reports about sound artist Douglas Murphy, who recorded the oscillations of jellies wobbled...

aurora – open source mixer

Create Digital Music recently posted about aurora, an open source hardware mixer. From the aurora website: aurora is a usb powered multichannel mixer in a typical...

Classical Madrigals composed on a 1989 Gameboy

Joey Mariano has released a number of classical madrigals composed on a Gameboy. Joey reinvents the madrigal’s sound with 8bit music, including Gameboy's chord...

Voice controlled Pong – open source Max/MSP patch

Jan Kees van Woesik and Patrick Brouwer have made a system to control Flash with audio. Jan Kees writes: We have created an alternative approach...

WLCI – an indie radio station for GTA IV

Evan Merz wrote in to let me know about his latest videogame/music project, a compilation of unsigned indie rock designed for play in GTA...

Gestural Speech Synth by Matt Gilbert

Matt Gilbert developed the Gestural Speech Synth, a speech synth controller which puts expression before language. Matt writes: Speech synthesis is usually about converting text to...

beamz Music Performance System

Always wanted to play laser harp like Jean Michel Jarre? You can build your own like Stephen Hobley did, but what if these DIY...

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