Microsoft Surface Book First Look

This video, via mobile technology vloggers Pocketnow, is a first look at the new Surface Book. While the video is for general audiences, it does show that Microsoft is interested in winning over electronic musicians. At their introduction, the company was showing their new laptop as part of an electronic music setup. 

Windows 10 Promises Better Audio & MIDI Performance, Easier App Development

At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show‘s Advanced Audio & Application Exchange (A3E) session, Pete Brown of Microsoft gave a keynote that offers a preview of their new Windows 10 OS. In the video, embedded below, Brown discusses: Audio and MIDI in Windows 10; The new AKAI MPC, which runs a version of Windows 10 Embedded; Xi-Machines custom Windows… Read More Windows 10 Promises Better Audio & MIDI Performance, Easier App Development

Seattle Symphony Debuts New Work For Orchestra & Kinect-Controlled Music Robots

The Seattle Symphony (Music Director Ludovic Morlot) recently premiered Above, Below, and In Between, a commission and site-specific composition by sculptor, sound artist and composer Trimpin. Above, Below, and In Between is a sculpture and musical composition for small orchestra, soprano voice, prepared piano, kinetic instruments and gesture-controlled conducting. The piece was created in partnership with Microsoft.… Read More Seattle Symphony Debuts New Work For Orchestra & Kinect-Controlled Music Robots