Apple gets the Pro back in MacBook Pro with more power – and ports and keys

Maybe the most noticeable feeling in Apple’s latest product unveiling – that sense that a Mac notebook launch brings real excitement again. “I sense something. A presence I’ve not felt since…” This is available to order now and ship next week, so I think some of your credit cards beat me to even writing this […]

As Facebook reveals fundamental flaws, music tech might reexamine the platform’s role

In just 48 hours, we’ve been treated both to whistleblower testimony that questions Facebook’s impact on society – and a massive technical outage that shows our dependence on it (and its fragility). Maybe it’s time for the world of music to stop treating Facebook as inevitable and entirely benign.

Peter Kirn - October 5, 2021

Attacco turns any mic – and any surface – into expressive percussive music input

Attacco’s Virtual Controller, now in beta, makes anything into a percussive MIDI controller – not just for triggers, but expression, too. And you don’t need special hardware, either.

Peter Kirn - September 27, 2021

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