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What could make APC Live, MPC cool: Akai’s new software direction

Akai tipped their hand late last year that they were moving more toward live performance. With APC Live hardware leaked and in the wild, maybe it’s time to take another look. MPC software improvements might interest you with or without new hardware. MPC 2.3 software dropped mid-November. We missed talking about it at the time. But now that we’re (speculating, unofficially) that Akai is releasing new hardware based around the APC at some point in some form, it puts this update in a new light. B...
Tags: Music, Fcc, Mac, Windows, Tech, Analysis, Software, Gear, Stories, Upgrades, Electric, MPC, Ableton, Soft-synths, Music Tech, Vst


New Shoes For Your Classic Porsche Can Make All The Difference

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Tags: Diy, Upgrade, Porsche, Autos, Upgrades, Tires and Wheels, 912e, Minilite, Vredestein Sprint Classic, VTO Wheels


TidalCycles, free live coding environment for music, turns 1.0

Live coding environments are free, run on the cheapest hardware as well as the latest laptops, and offer new ways of thinking about music and sound that are leading a global movement. And one of the leading tools of that movement just hit a big milestone. This isn’t just about a nerdy way of making music. TidalCycles is free, and tribes of people form around using it. Just as important as how impressive the tool may be, the results are spectacular and varied. There are some people who take o...
Tags: Programming, Music, Free, Berlin, Tech, Code, Artists, Coding, Tokyo, Open-source, Upgrades, Tidal, Github, Alex, Listening, Bogota


Latin American Destinations Where Business Class Flights Are a Deal

Most frequent fliers try to rack up points in a loyalty program so they can upgrade to the front of the plane instead of enduring a cramped economy seat. What if you could actually just buy that business class flight instead though, and rack up more miles in the process? Maybe even get into the lounge before your flight takes off or on the layover? While it can easily cost you thousands of dollars to fly business class to Europe, the Middle East or Asia, getting to the front of the plane for L...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, Mexico, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Canada, Chile, Alaska, Middle East, Delta, Antarctica


The Lifehacker Staff's Biggest Upgrades of 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, we asked the Lifehacker staffers what one change made the biggest impact on their year.Read more...
Tags: Upgrades, Lifehacks, Staff Picks, Weekly Upgrades, Upgrade Of The Year


Reason 10.3 will improve VST performance – here’s how

VST brings more choice to Reason, but more support demands, too. Here’s an update on how Propellerhead are optimizing Reason to bring plug-in performance in line with what users expect. For years, Reason was a walled-off garden. Propellerhead resisted supporting third-party plug-ins, and when they did, introduced their own native Rack Extensions technology for supporting them. That enables more integrated workflows, better user experience, greater stability, and easier installation and updates...
Tags: Music, Mac, Windows, Tech, Development, Software, Stories, Upgrades, Performance, Benchmarking, Stockholm, Plug-ins, Stability, Music Tech, Vst, Reason


FL Studio 20.1 arrives, studio-er, loop-ier, better

The just-before-the-holiday-break software updates just keep coming. Next: the evergreen, lifetime-free-updates latest release of the DAW the developer calls FL Studio, and everyone else calls “Fruity Loops.” FL Studio has given people reason to take it more seriously of late, too. There’s a real native Mac version, so FL is no longer a PC-vs-Mac thing. There’s integrated controller hardware from Akai (the new Fire), and that in turn exploits all those quick-access record and step sequence fea...
Tags: Music, Mac, Windows, Tech, Software, Workflow, Upgrades, Sequencers, Step-sequencers, Music Tech, Daw, Akai, DAWs, Fl-studio, Fruity-Loops, Image-line


Bitwig Studio 2.5 beta arrives with features inspired by the community

We’re coasting to the end of 2019, but Bitwig has managed to squeeze in Studio 2.5, with feature the company says were inspired by or directly requested by users. The most interesting of these adds some interactive arrangement features to the linear side of the DAW. Traditional DAWs like Cubase have offered interactive features, but they generally take place on the timeline. Or you can loop individual regions in most DAWs, but that’s it. Bitwig are adding interactive actions to the clips t...
Tags: Music, Mac, Windows, Tech, Production, Software, Workflow, Stories, Linux, Upgrades, Beta, Ableton, Bitwig, Bitwig Studio, Music Tech, DAWs


Bass Station II turns 2.5: filter tracking, paraphonic mode, microtuning

Novation’s Bass Station has reached the 25 year mark – and their Bass Station II synth gets a significant set of updates as “2.5” to celebrate. Think new sound design possibilities and architectural wonders, plus microtuning. Let’s look: Let’s face it – as much as the 90s were a great era for techno and dance music and pop, and even as they saw the gradual rise of computers for audio (which, hey, we like around here), the decade did not produce a lot of classic synths. The Bass Station is one ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Hardware, Keyboards, Tech, Gear, Tips, 90s, Upgrades, Firmware, Synths, Music Tech, Novation, Microtonal, Bass Station, Paraphonic


Free Cakewalk DAW for Windows gets big updates, more stretchy audio

Welcome to an alternate universe. You knew the world where acquisitions killed products. In this one, products get better, faster – and go from costing hundreds of dollars to being totally free. Let’s catch up with what’s new in Cakewalk for Windows. First, DAWs – music production software bundling lots of different features – do as much as they do because producing music is pretty demanding. Multitrack recording, editing, arrangement, working with patterns and sequences, working with audio, m...
Tags: Apple, Updates, Music, New York, Free, Windows, Time, Tech, Freebies, Software, Workflow, Editing, Windows 10, Upgrades, Sonar, Garageband


Jet Airways upgrade vouchers to go digital

Full service carrier Jet Airways has been making small changes to it’s frequent flyer program JetPrivilege (JP) over the past few months. In May the carrier announced that frequent flier miles would no longer expire as long as the account had one activity every 18 months. Now the carrier is digitizing it’s upgrade voucher process. … The post Jet Airways upgrade vouchers to go digital appeared first on Bangalore Aviation. >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: Aviation, Upgrades, Jet Airways, Bangalore Aviation, JetPrivilege


Logic Pro 10.4.2, MainStage 3.4: why you’ll want to update now

The new Logic adds multi-track Smart Tempo, and sorely needed external storage of sounds, among other improvements – and live performance-friendly MainStage syncs up with Logic’s latest instruments, effects, and features. Note that Mojave actually isn’t specifically mentioned in these updates – but pro audio users will, as always, want to move nice and slow with major OS updates to let hardware and software developers catch up and find any issues. But existing Logic users should grab this one....
Tags: Apple, Music, Mac, Tech, Logic, Software, Upgrades, Music Tech, Alchemy, Logic Pro X, DAWs, Mainstage, Logic-pro, Logic Sound Library, MainStage MainStage, Bar Group Beat and Division


How to Find Out if You're Eligible for the New iPhone Upgrade

The 2018 iPhone lineup release is mere hours away, and Apple will certainly be unveiling all sorts of exciting developments. For most of us, all that really matters is if we can get it immediately.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Upgrades, Lifehacks


How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

Installing a solid-state drive is one of the best upgrades you can make for your desktop computer. And the easiest way to get one into your system is to physically install it, connect the right cables, and reinstall Windows from scratch.Read more...
Tags: Feature, Hardware, Top, Backup, Migration, Ssd, Upgrades, Lifehacks, Ssds, Hard Drives, Clone, Solid State Drives, Data Migration


Apple may release an updated MacBook Air this year

There is no such thing as an inexpensive Apple laptop. The least painful entry into MacOS, save buying a refurb or hunting down a used MacBook online, is the MacBook Air. They're great! Well, they're great so long as you need to crunch numbers, do some VERY light gaming or type for a living. I've owned two of them. If the first hadn't been destroyed falling off the back of a motorcycle and the second hadn't been futzed up by Costa Rica's crazy temperatures, I'd still be using them. That said, ...
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Mac, Bloomberg, United Kingdom, MacBook Air, Upgrades, Costa Rica, Laptops, Mac OS, Apple Inc, Mac Mini, Paul Hudson, MacBook Air CC


Novation Circuit 1.7 adds song mode and more, in yet another update

Every time you think, okay, that’s the last update for Novation’s Circuit – there’s another one. What started as a simply entry-level groove box continues to evolve. Version 1.7 is out now. As with past updates, you can get it by connecting your Circuit and heading to Novation’s Web hub for content, updates, and managing your own creations, Novation Components. Find it here: https://components.novationmusic.com/circuit/new-pack New in this build: Chain patterns, make songs. It’s called “Patter...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Tech, Gear, Circuit, Upgrades, Firmware, Patterns, Drum-machines, Music Tech, Grids, Novation, Novation Circuit, Novation s Circuit, Rhythms


Apple MacBook Pro revision boosts CPU, display – so should you buy?

If you’ve been waiting for a revision of Apple’s MacBook Pro, it’s here. And Apple gives its users some significantly improved CPU performance, among other features. That’s not making Mac buying decisions much easier, though. The MacBook Pro retains the same radical redesign, love it or hate it, that we saw in the previous revision. That includes some choices that upset some users. The keys still lack travel, which can be less satisfying for regular typists. There’s still a TouchBar and no ded...
Tags: Apple, Music, Hardware, Mac, Advice, US, Tech, Intel, Macbook, Gear, Stories, Nvidia, Amd, Upgrades, Gpu, Motion


Bitwig Studio 2.4: crazy powerful sampler, easier control

The folks at Bitwig have been picking up speed. And version 2.4, beta testing now, brings some promising sampler and controller features. The big deal here is that Bitwig is going with a full-functioning sampler. And as Ableton Live and Native Instruments’ Maschine pursue somewhat complex and fragmented approaches, maybe Bitwig will step in and deliver a sampler that just does all the stuff you expect in one place. (I’m ready to put these different devices head to head. I like to switch workfl...
Tags: Music, Mac, Windows, Tech, Production, Software, Stories, Linux, Upgrades, Sampler, Midi, Ableton, Bitwig, Bitwig-studio, Music Tech, DAWs


Mini Refines the Clubman and Countryman for 2019

Mini plans to launch updated versions of its two most commodious models this summer. While many of the refinements are incredibly boring (like a new particulate filter that adheres to new European emission mandates), there are tastier aspects to cherry pick. For example, the Clubman and Countryman gain receive upgraded transmissions in Europe — which hopefully carries […] The post Mini Refines the Clubman and Countryman for 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Autos, Upgrades, Mini, BMW Group, News Blog, Mini Countryman, Mini Clubman, DTC


Video: 2018 Ford Mustang Gets Upgraded in the UK

The Ford Mustang in its newest form has finally arrived in the United Kingdom, being available in two variants and coming with a handful of upgrades compared to last year`s model. The new 2018 Ford Mustang is also highlighted in the video below, the muscle car bragging with the gorgeous design and performance characteristics under the hood. Once arriving in UK next weeks, the 2018 Ford Mustang will be available in two variants – the 2.3-liter EcoBoost, which is priced at £36,645, as well as the...
Tags: Video, UK, Ford Mustang, Ford, United Kingdom, Autos, Upgrades, Mustang, EcoBoost, 2019 Ford Mustang


FL Studio 20 for Windows and now Mac, with Hell-freezing functionality

FL Studio aka Fruity Loops has hit a version the developers are dubbing FL Studio 20. At age 20, the software still includes lifetime free updates – and a bunch of new features, including freezing of audio, and Hell freezing over. The “Hell freezing over” bit you’ll see a lot around this release. It’s a reference to a claim developers Image-Line made that they’d add native Mac support “when Hell freezes over.” The comment at the time wasn’t so outrageous: FL Studio had been built a Windows-nat...
Tags: Music, London, Mac, Berlin, Windows, Tech, Pc, Software, Stories, Upgrades, Pdc, Awesomeness, Music Tech, Fl, DAWs, Fl-studio


Jet Airways introduces JetUpgrade to bid for upgrades

Jet Airways has introduced a bidding system to allow passengers to bid for upgrades on it’s flights. Passengers will be able to place a bid to upgrade to the next available class of service – Economy to Premiere (business) or Premiere to First. To bid for an upgrade, passengers can place a bid under the … The post Jet Airways introduces JetUpgrade to bid for upgrades appeared first on Bangalore Aviation. >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: Aviation, Upgrades, Jet Airways, Bangalore Aviation


Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades to Delta One on All Domestic Flights Now Available — Including Hawaii

The latest news from Delta Air Lines announces that members of the SkyMiles program who have earned Medallion elite level status can receive day-of-departure complimentary upgrades to Delta One on all flights within the 50 United States effective as of... The post Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades to Delta One on All Domestic Flights Now Available — Including Hawaii appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, Airlines, Upgrades, Delta Air Lines, Loyalty Programs, Elite Status


Serato DJ gets more modern features, no longer requires hardware

Serato’s new software gets support for 64-bit and high-resolution displays – and now you can run it in “practice mode” without having to plug in a controller. Hello, prepping on airplanes. And in very big news, Serato Lite (formerly Serato Intro) now runs without any license or any controller at all. So you can get going for free – and plug in entry-level controllers if you like. Some software releases you can just meet with “ah, finally.” And that’s the case here. Serato’s newest update isn’t...
Tags: Music, Mac, Windows, Tech, Dj, Software, 64-bit, Upgrades, Macbook-pro, Music Tech, Controllers, DVS, Serato, Controllerism, High Resolution Displays, Retina Displays


Ableton Live 10 arrives: how you’ll use it, what it means for Max for Live

After weeks of watching Ableton’s trainers and testers have the fun, Live 10 is now the current version. Here’s what that means for you. Live 10 is now the official release version of Ableton Live. If you didn’t jump on the discounted upgrade or preorder pricing, that’s done. Live reverts to its original pricing and retains the same editions Live 9 had (Suite, Standard, Intro). What you get with Live 10: lots of new Devices including the Wavetable synth and Echo multi-engine delay, automatic C...
Tags: Reviews, Music, Mac, Windows, Tech, Software, Live, Macbook, Stories, Upgrades, Max, Ableton, Msp, Music Tech, OSC, Buss


Logic Pro X 10.4: New effects, and play and mix audio without a click

Apple’s free update to Logic adds a slew of new FX. But the banner feature is Smart Tempo: record without a click, and mix and match audio, automatically. Playing to click tracks has been the bane of DAW and sequencer users since the beginning. The idea of Smart Tempo is, you record with a human feel, and automatic detection adjusts the tempo track to match. You can then either keep those tempo changes or sync up the result to a clock. Apple confirms this is the same automatic detection we fir...
Tags: Apple, Music, US, Tech, Production, Software, Effects, Upgrades, Recording, Hamburg, Camel, Music Tech, Logic Pro X, Steinberg, DAWs, Camelphat


Ableton Live 10 now in public beta; here’s what you need to know

Electronic musicians have been living with the idea of Live 10 for a while. Now, the actual software is available in a public beta. Here’s how it works. Who can join the public beta? You need a registered copy of Ableton Live 9 Standard or Live 9 Suite. Earlier versions and entry level/bundled versions of the software don’t qualify. How do I join in? Ableton uses bug tracker Centercode to share current in-development testing builds of their software, and to collect data on how you’re using it....
Tags: Music, Mac, Windows, Tech, Guides, Software, Stories, Upgrades, Beta, Max, Ableton, Ableton-live, Music Tech, DAWs, Tom Cosm, Cycling-74


djay Pro 2 brings algorithms and machine learning to DJing

A.I.D.J.? The next-generation djay Pro 2 for Mac adds mixing and recommendations powered by machine learning – and more human-powered features, too. When Big Data meets the DJ The biggest break from how we’ve normally thought about DJ software comes in the form of automatic mixing and selection tools. One is powered by machine learning working with DJ sets, and one from data collected from listening (Spotify). Automix AI is a new mixing technology. And hold on to your hats, folks, if the “s...
Tags: Apple, Photos, Spotify, Music, Mac, US, Tech, Dj, Software, Stories, Streaming, App-store, Ai, Upgrades, Motion, Algoriddim


I Want to Replace My Entire Keyboard With Fidget Spinner Keys

2017 was poised to be one of the most disappointing years in history, filled with a non-stop barrage of depressing developments and defeats. But then, with a last-minute, game-winning buzzer-beater, a company called Hammer revealed a series of replaceable fidget spinner key caps for your keyboard and partially…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Keyboards, Tech, Upgrades, Keys, Massdrop, Consumer Tech, Fidget Spinners


New Elektron Octatrack OS is here, and trig conditions are awesome

Elektron have shipped their Octatrack OS 1.30B. Sequencer trig conditions, powerful rules that determine how sequences play, are here. And they’re wicked. Normally, the way step sequencers work is, each step triggers a note, if a note is there, or doesn’t if a note isn’t there. Sounds obvious. If you watch a clarinet player reading a music score, they look at the page, play clarinet notes where there are clarinet notes, and play rests where there are rests. But wait: a sequence is just a set o...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Tech, Os, Gear, Stories, Upgrades, Firmware, Sequencers, Drum-machines, Music Tech, NEI, Elektron, Samplers, MkI, Octatrack