WK-Audio Announces ID-Console Controller for Nuendo

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German manufacturer WK-Audio calls the ID-Console its “new flagship” product. Created in late 2009, the ID-Console builds on features in the company’s ID-Controller Nuendo control surface.

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Put a Hex on You: New Game, Crazy Music Sequencer with Hexagons

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Hexagons are the new squares. After years of square grids, music is discovering the hexagon in a big way.

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A Free, Futuristic Music Compilation for SyFy’s Caprica; Stories Behind the Tracks

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This is the (real) Shanghai, but it makes a perfect stand-in for the imagined Caprica City from the Galactica universe. And that’s where a new music compilation begins: as the future is now

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Trifonic’s Music, Beat Slicing Technique, Free Bass Patch

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Trifonic: Editing Beats – Part 1 from Next Step Audio on Vimeo . No more secrets: that could well sum up the zeitgeist of music making in 2010. So it is that Trifonic, aka virtuoso beatmeister brothers Brian and Laurence Trifon of San Francisco, share their technique for chopping up and glitching out audio.

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CDM’s Biggest Music Tech Stories of 2009

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Running a daily website is something of a controlled experiment in the passions of an enthusiastic community. 2009 was a year in which musicians pulled no punches in debating the merits not only of tools themselves, but of the ideas behind them. What follows is not the “best” of 2009, but the “biggest” – the stories that inflamed passions and got readers clicking and commenting

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CDM and Creative Commons “Non-Commercial” Images

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( CC ) Giulio Zannol . Sampling and online reuse are enormously common in our culture today. But if you really believe in making some of that culture freely accessible, it follows you must also make free licenses explicit.

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Here Come the Fixes: Live 8.1.1 Begins Squashing Bugs

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( CC ) Pikturewerk . Minor releases and bugfixes don’t generally make CDM news, but this is a special occasion. Ableton founder and CEO Gerhard Behles got everyone’s attention this week by making the rare public announcement that Ableton’s development team was temporarily halting work on new features to focus on fixing bugs

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Round-Up: Robotic Drummers, Robotic Percussion

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So, your human drummer can’t bang out the elaborate breakcore beats you’ve composed, huh? Build your own robotic replacement, putting the magic of positronics into rhythm. That’s what the folks of Texas Central Positronics and the David Crowder Band have done with Steve_3po, the robotic drummer

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Got a Product at NAMM? Get in Our Guide, Request Meetings; Correspondents Wanted

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Yes, folks, NAMM is big . Photo ( CC ) bigdrumthump.com If you’re introducing or demonstrating new products at NAMM, and you’d like to be considered for CDM’s curated NAMM products guide, let us know. Incidentally, since I don’t represent the NAMM organization, that can mean anyone in LA around NAMM or otherwise timing announcements that week, whether or not you’re an exhibitor.

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Where was I on 09/11/2001?

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Just another day…so I thought…

I was at work on the 5th floor of 111 Fulton Street, which is 3 blocks away from the World Trade Center site.

I was speaking to a client at my desk when, I heard a loud bang and felt my seat shake. At first I looked around and thought the elevator had fallen through the elevator bank and tried to ignore it. My colleagues and I all looked at each other as we all felt the rumble, and thought it was probably the elevator. My heart and mind thought otherwise; and, so my curiosity led me to the window in the kitchen facing Fulton street.

Upon looking to the street I could tell something was off, as there was a larger crowd than usual. I had seen the street full of people on their way to their destinations before, but not like this. It was almost instantly that I looked up and to the right when I saw flames and smoke coming out of WTC 1 – better known as the North Tower. I thought to myself; what could possibly have made this happen? I instantly recalled 02/26/93 when the WTC was first bombed, and prayed that this was not another incident.

Taking a few moments to try to assess the situation, I remembered my Sony digital camera I had recently purchased. So I grabbed my camera, and went back to the kitchen which was now somewhat crowded with co-workers.

The following is the video I captured from work on 09/11/01; but please be advised that it does contain profanity, as it was a very emotional moment.

RIP to all those we lost that day.