In The News This Week
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TheWhippinpost scours the web to give you the best music-related news targetted specifically for musicians.
The new Windows Vista operating system from Microsoft is basically upon us now. So I've spent a fair number of hours trawling through a small mass of Microsoft techno-babble (around 2 years worth FFS!!) to get a grasp of what goodness - if any - there is in store for us computer-musicians... 'cos let's face it, sooner or later, most of us will be confirmed "Vistarians"!
Noneric - AKA Hans - of Digitalmusician.net and his team has been working hard on their online collaboration software - the Digital Musician Recorder (DM-Recorder) - over the last few months and, I have to say, it looks very interesting.
A Free Cakewalk SONAR 6 update is now available for download which - along with Vista-compatibility (32-bit and 64-bit) - also comes packed with new features.
Just ran a quick comparison of the first few popular audio/midi editors that came to mind using Google Trends which shows what search-words are on the rise, or on the fall... a barometer of popularity, ya could say.
I punched-in: Cubase, Cakewalk, Ableton and Pro Tools. The results are listed below.
Reckon you could write and record either 10 songs, or 35 minutes of original material in 28 days?
Well, RPM Challenge is once again reaching-out to grab you by the collar and slap you in the face before shouting: Come-head then, show us what you've got man-queen!!
Propellerhead have declared their software to be ready for use within Microsoft's upcoming new operating system, Vista - Seems all the major music software vendors are clamouring to be ready in time now.
If you have a website, blog, or even a MySpace profile containing links to copyrighted MP3's, watch out:
Record industry lawyers have been given the go-ahead to pursue you by the Australian courts.
A court ruling has given the recording industry the green light to go after individuals who link to material from their websites, blogs or MySpace pages that is protected by copyright.
In a bid, I daresay, to stay ahead of the pack, MOTO are shipping early beta releases of Vista-compatible drivers for all their MOTO Firewire, PCI and USB hardware interface products
Create Digital Music
The team over at Create Digital Music do a great job of sniffing-out, and commenting on the latest news on equipment from both known, and the not-so-known tool-makers of modern sound.