Apple MacBook Pro Goes Core 2 Duo

After weeks of anticipation, Apple today announced that their line of MacBook Pro notebook computers now feature Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor. With the new processors, sleek styling, and rock-solid Mac OS X operating system, it’s easy to say that the MacBook Pro is the ultimate laptop computer for DJs, electronic musicians, sound designers, and recording engineers. Continue reading →

DJs spinning C++?

Wired News reports today on the recent trend of electronic musicians performing live by writing and executing code in real-time, rather than using traditional sequencers and midi controllers. Wired calls them DJs, presumably because they perform at raves and clubs.

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Cakewalk releases Rapture Universal Binary update

Cakewalk has just released a free Universal Binary update of their Rapture synthesizer software. Rapture is a fully programmable wavetable synth plugin suitable for electronic music and hip-hop production. Continue reading →

The MacBook has landed!

The new MacBooks

After weeks of speculation, Apple has released the Intel-based iBook replacement, and it’s named: The MacBook (thank goodness I don’t need to register a new domain name). Completely redesigned, the new MacBook comes standard with a 13.3-inch widescreen “glossy” display (with 1280 x 800 resolution!), built-in iSight camera, IR remote, and most importantly, Intel’s Core Duo Processor with speeds up to 2.0 GHz. And like its iPod cousin, the new MacBooks come in two colors, white and black. Continue reading →

MaxProtect cases for MacBook Pro

MaxUpgrades is currently offering versions of their MaxProtect impact-resistant carrying case for Apple’s 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro notebook computers. The MaxProtect is a form-fitting sleeve with dual-zipper closure and handles for easy transport. Continue reading →

Ableton Live + M-Audio Trigger Finger buying tip

Shopping around for Ableton Live 5? Here’s something you may want to consider. You can currently buy a copy of Ableton Live 5 for $349 (that’s $150 less than if you buy it direct from Ableton). But you can do better than that. Continue reading →

Pro Tools universal binary coming in late May

Digidesign has announced that version 7.1.1. of their Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered software will be released in late May. Continue reading →

Apple announces 17-inch MacBook Pro

Earlier today, Apple announced the release of their new Intel Core Duo powered 17-inch MacBook Pro. The specs are as follows: Continue reading →