Further proof the world is going digital: there are now even awards for digital entertainment. Here are the winners and losers for digital audio — but where are the tools for digital music CREATION?
I've just returned from Peekskill, NY and the Peekskil Extension Center of WCC. It was a great time. If you were there, or are just curious, I've posted some talk notes with links to more info on Ableton Live, MetaSynth, and more. UPDATED: Rumors of the death of MetaSynth were highly exaagerated; MetaSynth 4 could be under your Christmas tree.
San Francisco's AES conference hasn't even begun yet, and there's already an overwhelming lineup of new products. Here's what's on tap in a nutshell: Applied Acoustics has released the Ultra Analog VA-1 virtual analog synth. Quick take: It's an overcrowded product category, but the $199 price and clean interface means this could be one to watch. Available for download now, Cycling `74 has a new free utility for routing audio on Mac OS X, Soundflowerbed, which provides easy software audio routing options from the menu bar in conjunction with Soundflower. Quick take: A must-have for OS X users. It just …
David Gibbons, Digidesign's Director of Product Marketing and I were both guests on Scott Shepard's live radio show Inside Mac Radio Saturday; check out show notes and have a listen. David focused on the big news from Digidesign: they announced Pro Tools 6.7 this week, with tempo-dependent audio and automation, improved drawing and management of tempo curves and meter changes, MIDI step input, enhanced support for instrument plug-ins, MIDI Detective and Beat Detective for Pro Tools LE.