One Man Band Watch: Gestures, TouchOSC, Pure Data, Breath Control, Oh, My

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Every so often, I’m reminded of a simple fact: the greatest machine on the planet remains the human machine. So, yes, it may seem strange to one of the uninitiated to imagine strapping an iPhone to your wrist. And yes, musicianship in the digital age is partly about triggering, not just playing (though Onyx can really blow on his Akai wind controller.) But the bottom line is, the precision of movement and the genius of human musical creativity wins out.

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One Man Band Watch: Gestures, TouchOSC, Pure Data, Breath Control, Oh, My

xone:DX – the dirty tease…

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In a technology led scene, it’s just way too soon have established traditions. But one thing is becoming almost expected these days – and that’s the ritual of gear pr0n unboxing.

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Penteo Surround Introduces PostPro Conversion Units, Opens New Offices

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Penteo Surround introduces the Penteo PostPro Desktop and Rackmount units, which it will demonstrate at the NAB 2010 show in Las Vegas.

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SIA Acoustics Establishes Office in Mumbai, India

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SIA Acoustics, a leading acoustical design and facility-planning firm with offices in New York City and Hollywood, Calif., announces that it is opening an office in Mumbai, India.

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GameSoundCon Announces Seattle 2010 Game Audio Seminar

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SoundCon LLC announces the addition of Seattle to its list of 2010 locations for GameSoundCon, conference on videogame music composition and sound design. GameSoundCon 2010 Seattle will be held on May 10, 2010 at the Experience Music Project in Seattle.

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REVIEW: Pioneer CDJ-900 Media Player

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As witnessed today, Pioneer’s reinvention of the DJ scene continues with a totally unexpected DJM-2000 mixer. But to make it complete, it needs some company – and the CDJ-900 is the ideal bread for this Pro DJ Link sandwich.

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REVIEW: Pioneer CDJ-900 Media Player

Music Game Revolution, Now Indie Friendly, as Rock Band Network Goes Live

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They are the robots: Flight of the Conchords. Now, you are the robots, too, as Rock Band Network opens the indie floodgates to the music-distribution-as-game model

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This Week at the Game Developer Conference, San Francisco, Push the Button

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What can you do with this? Game designers and artists find out this week at GDC

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Technically the missing link – Pioneer’s DJM-2000

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As I coincidentally put together the official CDJ-900 review, news hits the twitterwaves of the next generation of Pioneer’s mixer arsenal – the DJM-2000. As ever, it’s an impressive beast, but until Pioner UK and/or Europe answer their emails, I won’t be posting too much detail

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E-mu LONGboard 61, SHORTboard 49 Performance Keyboards

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E-mu Systems is now shipping its LONGboard 61 ($399) and SHORTboard 49 ($349.99). These new 61-note or 49-note USB/MIDI controller keyboards offer a world-class sound set with 128-voice polyphony and high-quality effects, offering a great sounding live keyboard and a USB/MIDI controller with aftertouch in one instrument.

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