At the recent Tekserve Future of Music V event the discussion went beyond iPads and an audience member brought up Microsoft’s Kinect. I made the joke that the future of music would be air guitar. Well in just less than a month later we have Air Scratching via Kinect. So far I’m not so hot on no surface controllers but friends of mine who have used Kinect say it’s amazing. Is this a novelty or something we are going to be actually using in music creation?
“here im using the kinect to control dj software. its no joke in air gesture scratching.” – dustin o’connor
Microsoft Songsmith is a PC only application that you sing into and then the software creates a full song behind your voice. It uses some neat algorthms, technology from PGMusic’s Band in a Box and sounds from Garritan. You most likely already know about Songsmith but I found a really interesting website/mashup you may find new. It’s call Robert Songmith and basically it’s a good looking website that is Songsmith + The Cure + You. I spend a nice while listen to other people’s creations last night. You can also follow Robert Songsmith on Twitter: twitter.com/robertsongsmith
“Julie is a putz. She drives me crazy she’s a putz. She’s got a black cat and he’s cool but Julie is a putz. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. Yeah. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. Yeah. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. Yeah. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. Yeah. Julie she drives me crazy because she’s a putz.” – Oliver Chesler
MacWorld Boston 1997. Here we see a Steve Jobs before the iMac, iPod, iPhone and OS-X. Even though he seems depressed here I can’t help but think he knew he was going to change the industry. Google was still a year away from being incorporated.
“Next, we have taken a look at browsers out there and Apple has decided to make Internet Explorer it’s default browser.” – Steve Jobs
I own a Macbook Pro and an iPhone 3G. I spend about half my day on these machines.
I know this won’t be “the” touch screen turntable killer but it does show one will arrive someday. It’s crazy Microsoft doesn’t get the price of Surface to something reasonable and push it to consumers.
“Eric Havir chats with Joe Engalan about their DJ 2.0 alpha application, a fun DJ tool for the novice on Microsoft Surface.” – mssurface