Today’s picks from the Interweb: if you read German, there’s a great review of M-Audio’s Conectiv and Torq DJ solution. If you don’t, look at the pictures and use your imagination. At the other end of the spectrum, and written in English by an Englishman, Music thing is back after a hiatus with some new finds. At the dawn of computer music, the CSIRAC made some basic tunes. I wouldn’t say it bested Max Mathews in truly producing digital synthesis — Max’s work a few years later was closer to what we’d think of real synthesis — but it’s intriguing nonetheless. Not old enough for you? Check out some centuries-old musical oddities.