Ivan Beres

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  • CrunchDeals: Native Instruments Battery for $99

    Battery from Native Instruments is a great piece of software. It’s a software sampler for drums and percussion with more than 12 GB of samples. Now you can get it for $99 and that’s like 57% off the original price. What are you waiting for? Get it from audioMIDI today. No need to hurry though: the offer is valid until the end of May. Read More

  • Xbox strategy chief quits Microsoft for Apple

    After 15 years at Microsoft, Richard Theversam has left his role as senior director of business, insights and strategy. Theversam accepted an education-related role at Apple’s European office. Between 2005 and 2007, Theversam was the director for platform and marketing for Xbox. Read More

  • Akai unleashes the MINIAK virtual analog synthesizer

    The MINIAK from Akai Pro is a music production powerhouse featuring virtual analog and FM synthesis, sequencing, a built-in arpeggiator and vocoder. Akai teamed up with Alesis so unfortunately it’s not a “pure” Akai synthesizer. If you look at the thing it looks similar to the micron from Alesis which I happen to own. Read More

  • Nokia's Ovi to be launched globally in a month

    Vice president for Nokia media Marco Argenti outlined the plans for the Ovi Store they are preparing to launch next month. According to him the store will be an entertainment channel with applications and other content such as video, audio and games. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: TC electronics Tube-Tech 50% off

    The Tube-Tech is a neat compressor plug-in for those in possession of either ProTools or PowerCore hardware. You can buy it for two weeks starting today for $370. Read More

  • Review: Wolfenstein 3D for the iPhone

    Wolfenstein 3D is one of the best games ever made. When I saw it in the app store I felt I had to buy it. After playing the game for 30 minutes, my purchase is justified. Solid controls, original visuals and sound — Nazis, here I come! Read More

  • Livid Ohm64: Made in the USA by humans

    It looks like 2009 will be a good year for midi controllers. First Akai came out with the APC40, soon followed by The Maschine by Native Instruments. This new baby here, the Ohm64 from Livid is elegant and sexy. Read More

  • Complete How-to: Tethering an iPhone with 3.0 firmware

    This took a little time, but we’ve figured out how to tether the iPhone using the instructions written by Erica Sadun. It takes about 20 minutes to get it done. You might need some basic knowledge of editing configuration files. Read More

  • Review: The G Drive mini

    SSDs are fast, enduring and expensive. The G Drive mini is no exception; 120GB of solid state storage built into an all-aluminum enclosure priced at $599. Let us see what else can be expected from this small and reliable storage device Read More

  • iPhone OS 3.0 Beta Hands-On [Update]

    After refreshing developer.apple.com 347923691423964 times I could finally manage to download the beta version of the iPhone OS 3.0. It is available only for those in possession of a developer account and a registered iPhone in the developer program. So no, you should not download this from torrent, it will have your iPhone wiped and locked, inactivated unless you have a dev account. Anyway… Read More

  • Our life with cables

    Designer Christoph Niemann hates cables as much as the rest of us, but he has the skill to creatively describe his disgust. Summarizing the obvious problems and flawed solutions he gives us an overview of the cable misery with a clever pictorial storyboard. Read More

  • T.C. Electronics Global Konnekt goes online

    You can win great prizes if you dare to participate in TC Electronics Global Konnekt project. Get inspired by Robbie Bronnimanns drum tracks and upload your own ideas of bass, drums, keyboards, vocals and solo instruments to create a track together, online. Read More

  • Video: MFB-522 drumcomputer

    The MFB-522 is an analog drumcomputer with nine fully analog instruments and a step-sequencer with 16 steps. It can store up to 72 patterns and eight songs. You can edit your sounds in a similar way as on a Roland TR. The best part is that it will only cost you 280 euro. Read More

  • Time Machine Radio: Enter the past

    The Time Machine Radio lets you go back in time and listen to those old songs which will bring up happy memories. You set the knob to the year you want to listen music from and the radio will start to play the stuff you like. Read More

  • Video: Second Generation Surface

    In two to three years we will have the next gen. Surface. It will feature a second projector that will project images above it’s screen allowing to overlay images on each other. Infrared sensors will let you control the Surface without touching it. Read More

  • Sony France CEO captured by workers, released upon capitulation

    Sony employees locked Sony France execs Serge Foucher and Roland Bentz in a meeting room for a night because they were upset about getting fired and not getting the same relocation package as other workers. After the CEO agreed to continue negotiations, the workers set him free. And it’s not the first time this has happened (or worked). Read More

  • Mud powered Dirtlamp for environmentalists

    I know you hate burning oil and coal, you hate fission and everything that results in two headed cows. Dirtlamp seems to be an environmentally friendly way to light your habitat. Read More

  • Video: Vibrating chair makes you feel the music

    This chair researched at Ryerson University will make you feel the music. It has vibrating coils that will stimulate your senses in various ways depending on the music. Check out the video. Read More

  • Review: T.C. Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6

    I hate audio interfaces. They take up your space, they break, their design is flawed. Still, you need one to record your stuff. So basically you need a box with inputs to plug your instruments in. Of course, you might need a lot of inputs or outputs. You might also need to route audio signals. Then you need to read a lot of manuals and learn how to use your device. Forget that, get the Konnekt 6. Read More

  • Latitude E6400 XFR from Dell is rugged and thick

    Are you in the army? Or maybe you like to check your mail under a lavina. Dells E6400 XFR will endure harsh environments, such as drop tests, sea fog, temperature extremes, thermal shock and explosive environments. Read More

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