All the new stuff from Apple you might have missed, for advanced creative types

Apple’s WWDC keynote kicked off yesterday with an event mostly focused on consumer features for WatchOS, iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and home. That means you might have missed a lot of the advanced creative features, graphics, and developer tools buried in the fine print.

Native Instruments and iZotope now sister companies, with backing from Francisco Partners

Make no mistake – music production is attracting investors. Just weeks after announcing it was acquiring a majority stake in Native Instruments, Francisco Partners now will create a parent company for both NI and iZotope, making two of the largest names in audio software “sister companies.”

Peter Kirn - March 11, 2021

Let’s dump master-slave terms: they’re vague, horrible, and we’re better off without them

It’s not waiting for someone to be “offended.” It’s about why anyone would be defensive about clinging to terrible terms based on horrific inhumane things. Let’s just fix this, finally. And yeah, right now seems like as good a time as any to stop using slavery references when you just need clear, boring technical terms. […]

Peter Kirn - June 15, 2020

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