Recreate Apple's Shuffle Ad – Moving Arrows

Stephen Schleicher has a great tutorial at Digital Media Net for recreating those slick moving arrows in Apple's iPod Shuffle Ad. Basically, you need Adobe After Effects and a working knowledge of paths. See Stephen's site for more AE tutorial goodness. Tutorial Part I Tutorial Part II Which brings up an interesting question — how […]

Filterscape Coming to Windows

Prolific plug-in virtuoso Urs Heckmann is bringing his Filterscape bundle (filter + EQ with dynamics + analog synth) to Windows; join in on the beta and Windows users get a special discount (US$89 instead of US$129) before 4/15. (thanks, kvraudio) This is Urs' first outing on Windows, and he's pleased as punch: "I'm very excited […]

Massive Database of Free Audio Articles has a huge database of links to online articles, everything from how-to basics to advanced details of signal processing and mastering, plus a healthy selection of music-related links. There's a heavy tilt towards old Electronic Musician articles, though, so, hey, Keyboard gang, let's submit some stories from our glitzy new website. I still love […]

Deva: Female Devo Cover Band

Cover band mania continues: why, now there's even an all-female Devo cover band, called Deva. If you're in New York and need some "dome energizing," check them out Friday night. No audio clips up yet. Just bask in the randomness. Oh, and it turns out the real Devo is still touring.

Scratch with Video: Neuromixer Pro 0.5 (Win/Mac)

Neuromixer Pro 0.5 is here for Windows XP and Mac OS X: Load up video, and scratch it like vinyl. Neuromixer Pro features playback speed, range/cue points, forward/reverse, dual video "decks", and real-time MIDI-based manipulations. The new version features: Support for Ms. Pinky (so you can scratch with real vinyl!) Feedback video effect BPM counter […]

Kontakt 2 Samples: Orchestra, Pianos, and Loops, oh my!

Native's soon-to-ship flagship sampler Kontakt 2 wowed audiences at its unveiling earlier this year, but some of its features seemed a little too advanced to be of general appeal — how many of us will really be creating surround-sound patches? If you weren't sold then, Native Instruments is sweetening the deal with an insane collection […]

Profile: VJ Miixxy (Melissa Ulto)

New Yorker "imagineer and visualnaut" Melissa Ulto, aka VJ Miixxy, is interviewed by Vidvox, developers of GRID and VDMX VJ software. Melissa chats about her latest gigs (Museum of Modern Art, Madame Tassauds Wax Museum, Broadway, The Ramones, and a Pilates vid for MTV enough variety for you?), and her dreamy rig: Edirol V4s, Canon […]

Build-on-Demand Cardboard Speakers

Want speakers that are even more compact? Why not just build them when you need them? NYC Japanese importer Compact-Impact has US$45 collapsible build-on-demand speakers that measure just 3" cube and weigh only 225g, thanks to popypropylene and, you know, cardboard. They're passive, 2 watts (that's right, two) so don't expect much sound. But maybe […]

Trigger Finger Price Announced

M-Audio's Trigger Finger USB-powered triggering device, which I covered here on CDM and for Gizmodo, now has pricing: list US$249.95, though, as expected, street price is just under $200. M-Audio tells CDM the Trigger Finger is shipping by the end of the month, so you could have your hands on this soon. 16 velocity- and […]

M3 Summit Opens in Miami Tomorrow

The M3 Summit (Miami, Music, Multimedia) opens tomorrow at Winter Music Conference in Miami, FL. The event (which is co-sponsored by Apple) bills itself as "the only gathering in the United States to merge modern music, technology, fashion, and multimedia arts as an integrated lifestyle." On the bill are sunset sessions and poolside networking parties, […]