Macs Are Evil

Abortion, pre-marital intercourse and now Macs: according to this fundamentalist christian columnist, if you’re using a Mac, you’re a dirty, no good communist hippy and your computer of choice is an instrument of the devil.Sometimes it seems Christianity isn’t for the meek, it’s for the incurably stupid. http://pokerdexidn.com/ Lomechanik.net, of course, is brought to you […]

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Audio On OSX Overview

The online edition of Electronic Musician is running an article on OS X and what it has to offer computer musicians. The article is reasonably in depth and takes a look at such important issues as plugin standards for OSX, integration of audio technology into the core of the OS and the rather dysmal (at the moment) selection of […]

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MacWorld Report

Over on the Hot News section of Apple’s website, a Stefanie Jorgl provides a report of the new audio production related tools that were debuted at MacWorld recently. Highlights include the EJ Turntable (retrofit a turntable to become a MIDI controller with which you can scratch both audio and video), the BIAS set of small audio tools […]

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Native Instruments

First of all, they announce two offshoots of their much-hyped software sampler Kontakt: Intakt is a phrase sampler geared specifically towards use with rhythmic loops (aka “Beats”). It does automatic cutting up of beats into individual hits, which is pretty cool. Another Kontakt offshoot is Kompakt – a “lite” version of Kontakt, if you will. Vokator is a vocoder that […]

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NAMM: Logic 6, Firewire Audio Interface, Software Akai (bis)

Emagic unveil Logic Audio 6. The new version will be available for Macs only (d’uh) starting February. It features intelligent CPU resource management (it won’t freeze as much), track grouping, mixing from the main program window, mp3 support, improved time stretching/pitch shifting, bla bla bla bla. The press release is here. M-Audio, makers of fine outboard audio/MIDI […]

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