In this interview, Keith McMillen shares his views on why he’s not interested in creating ‘easy-to-use’ instruments – but, instead, more interested in making instruments that bring new power to musicians. … Read More Keith McMillen Interview: Modern Instruments Should Combine Traditional Expressiveness With New Power
Interaction design student Andreas Refsgaard created Eye Conductor, an application that is essentially a MIDI interface that allows people with physical disabilities to play notes and build beats, through eye movements and facial gestures. Using a $99 eye tracker and a regular webcam, Eye Conductor detects the gaze and selected facial movements of users, enabling them to play… Read More ‘Eye Conductor’ Brings MIDI To People With Disabilities
A key concept in the world of artificial intelligence is the Turing Test – the idea that a computer exhibits intelligence when a natural language text discussion with it becomes indistinguishable from a text discussion with a human. That idea, introduced by computer scientist Alan Turing, has sparked the imagination of many, been a recurring topic of… Read More If There Was A Turing Test For Music Artificial Intelligence, ‘Kulitta’ Might Pass It
It looks like mobile music making – especially with iOS devices – is here to stay. Sales of iOS devices, which have been increasing steadily for seven years straight, caught up with sales of Windows computers in June:
The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) will be hosting an open discussion at the 2015 NAMM Show about a new ‘HD’ standard, designed to be compatible with MIDI 1.0. The session, scheduled for Sunday, January 25, will cover the trademark, licensing, and product certification options for the MMA’s proposed new industry standard, “HD Protocol”.
The 2015 NAMM Show, scheduled for January 22-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center, promises to be a huge event for synth fans. We just got word from the NAMM Show organizers that synth manufacturers have nearly doubled their show floor square footage since last year, making this one of the show’s fastest-growing segments. And you… Read More 2015 NAMM Show To Feature Double The Synths
Amazon has introduced a new type of ‘smart device’ – the Echo – that’s a reimagining of the home stereo as a always-connected, voice activated speaker. It’s got some impressive features – combining Siri-style voice recognition, with search, music and news service. You can tell it to play some music by Boards of Canada, tell it to wake you… Read More Amazon Echo: Super Cool or Super Creepy? You Make The Call!
As part of Berlin’s recent Social Media Week, Peter Kirn, editor of createdigitalmusic.com hosted this conversation with Matt Black (Ninjatune founder and member of A/V group Coldcut), and Gerhard Behles, (CEO of Ableton and former member of Monolake). Behles and Black are both technologists and musicans, and the hour+ discussion delves into the intended and unintended consequences of today’s… Read More Music In The Age of Democratization, With Ableton’s Gerhard Behles & Coldcut’s Matt Black