You can now install the first beta of Android 13 on your Pixel phone

Google today launched the first beta of Android 13 and, as usual, this means that if you’re an early adopter who isn’t afraid of a few broken features here and there, you can now install i

Here’s why we’re about to see an explosion of hyperreal artificial humans online

Synthetically generated versions of real people that can be can be programmed to say anything sounds like a scenario from the latest episode of “Black Mirror.” But in fact, production-grad

Android 13 makes push notifications opt-in

Android development these days runs on a monthly cadence, so it’s no surprise that about a month after Google announced the first developer preview of Android 13 (code-named “Tiramisu,&#82

Roli’s light-up learning keyboard goes up for pre-order at $299

Roli is a cool startup that makes fascinating music products. The Seaboard led the way, with a clever take on the keyboard that allowed players to bend notes like guitar strings. Blocks were even more

Pre-orders for the Analogue Pocket retro portable game console start August 3, ships May 2021

Analogue has repeatedly proven that it’s the gold standard when it comes to retro gaming, delivering extremely faithful, but modern hardware to play original NES, SNES, Sega cartridges and more.

You can now buy AWS’ $99 DeepComposer keyboard

AWS today announced that its DeepComposer keyboard is now available for purchase. And no, DeepComposer isn’t a mechanical keyboard for hackers but a small MIDI keyboard for working with the AWS

Why AWS is selling a MIDI keyboard to teach machine learning

Earlier this week, AWS launched DeepComposer, a set of web-based tools for learning about AI to make music and a $99 MIDI keyboard for inputting melodies. That launch created a fair bit of confusion,

The startup behind that deep-fake David Beckham video just raised $3M

The recent global campaign showing Malaria survivors speaking through David Beckham to help raise awareness around the Malaria Must Die initiative spooked a lot of people: The campaign has already exc

Mumford & Sons beware! An AI can now write indie music

A fascinating project called Amadeus Code promises to out-Tay-Tay Tay Tay and out-Bon Bon Iver. The AI-based system uses data from previous musical hits to create entirely new compositions on the fly

This MIDI-powered robotic music box is the good news I needed this week

It's been a bit of a tumultuous week, to put it lightly, but one must always remember that no matter how dire things look on the global stage, there are always makers working obsessively to create som

Nokia 8110’s slider ‘Matrix’ feature phone returns with 4G and a €79 price tag

Nokia’s 8110 — the distinctive ‘candy bar’ feature phone with a slider opening — was once the phone that everyone wanted but no one could afford, made popular through the

Odis brings Alexa voice commands to music production

The home studio has arguably revolutionized the music industry more than any other single element. Sessions that once required devoted space and tens of thousands of dollars can now be recorded solo i

Google Updates Chrome Beta With Support For External MIDI Keyboards And A New Permissions API

Chances are you've seen a few web-based virtual instruments that use the Web Audio API. Now, assuming developers support this, you'll be able to use your MIDI-compatible keyboard to play these with th

If You Watch One Partially Cacophonous NES Player Piano System Video Today, Make It This One

The folks at RoboBand have created a robotic band that plays the soundtracks to famous Nintendo games using a <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/raspberry-pi">Raspberry Pi</a>, a Yamaha Disklavier, a

Machina MIDI Jacket: Sound, Movement and Fashion

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.machina.cc/">Machina</a> is a menswear clothing brand that is in the process of mounting a Kickstarter campaign to promote a new product. The campaign doesn't star

Review: Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller

If you are looking for Piano or Rhodes-like feel for serious playing, <a href="http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/usb-midi/keyboard-controllers/carbon49/" target="_blank">Samson's Carbon 49 USB

How To Make A Pseudo-Antique Light Bulb Organ Controlled By A Midi Keyboard

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IMG_5251-1024x682-620x412.jpg" />Musical acts can always do better if they have some sort of gimmick. The band Future Dancing is using a

Livid Ohm64: Made in the USA by humans

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ohm.gif" />It looks like 2009 will be a good year for midi controllers. First Akai came out with the APC40, soon followed by The Maschine

Wireless midi guitar is not really a guitar

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/1230574590361.jpeg"> I like the idea of controlling synthesizers with my guitar. It would be so great to do some sick solos with the soun

M-Audio 02 MIDI Keyboard Hands On

Need an ultra-slim MIDI controller keyboard for laying down quick tracks while you’re on the go? Or perhaps you’re looking for a small, inexpensive keyboard to complement your full-size ho
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