GrooveStep: New Step Sequencer, Pattern Maker for Nintendo DS

  The DS’ stylus and touchscreen make an ideal pocket-able interface: they’re coupled with friendly, conventional arcade buttons, but provide precise control of visual interfaces without using a mouse. (Touch with fingertips is not nearly as accurate, especially on tiny screens.) That’s already inspired quite a bit of music software, but GrooveStep earns extra points […]

Planning to Enter the Futuristic Music Design Challenge?

If you’re planning on competing at the NASA Ames Research Center Saturday, don’t wait another moment to fill out your entry on I’m finalizing the lineup and details today. I’ll accept any entry up until midnight tonight Monday, New York City time, but if you can avoid waiting until then, please do drop me […]

Peter Kirn - April 7, 2008

Vitamin L: Ableton Live Keyboard, Mouse Shortcuts on XP

Ableton Live gets a little help from a Tonearm. (Photo: lowfatbrains.) My friend Ilia, aka Tonearm, has released his set of Windows XP-compatible shortcuts for Ableton Live. (Got to play out with Ilia last month and hope to do it again.) Ableton, if you’re listening, here’s another argument for more customization of the program. Even […]

Peter Kirn - April 7, 2008

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