FL Studio 20.5 adds free FLEX, a surprisingly powerful preset synth

So, I hear you like tuned 808s. And strings. And pianos. And wavetables. And FM. And filters. And… okay, let’s just put all of those in one synth but make everything a preset. Meet FL Studio 20.5. The folks at Image Line are always full of surprises – somehow their always-free-upgrades churn out more and […]

Flash Augmented Reality, Made Easier: Open Source FLARManager

You’ve seen the demos. You like the idea of tracking tags in the real world to create visuals. And now you want to try augmented reality for yourself – and, incidentally, you’re a Flash developer. Reader Eric Socolofsky writes to share a framework he’s created that makes it much easier to work with the Flash-based, […]

Peter Kirn - July 1, 2009

What Adobe Means By “Open” Screens, and a Mobile Open Scorecard

Software is increasingly a medium for artists. That to me raises really deep questions about platforms, and whether you’ll have freedom with the platforms you use. A gig’s a gig, and there’s nothing wrong with using these tools to accomplish jobs. But on the other hand, for the same practical (not even philosophical) reasons, the […]

Peter Kirn - February 19, 2009

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