Tech Roots and Factoids

ColdfusTion Tv’s recent video 14 Things That Changed The World let me know the first email pre-dated my birth-date, who made the first cell phone call, the fate of the first Facebook user and what ever happened to Auction Web. It’s actually a great reminder how young the internet really is, and the we’ve come along way themes of ColdfusTion TV serve to remind us of that with slick, fact-filled shorts fleshing out the bullet points of tech history. He also offers tech reviews and music videos making for a diverse channel with regular but well-spaced uploads bound to answers tech curiosities you didn’t know you had.

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Pensado’s, Tools and Takeaways

Christmas came early. I woke with a free VST (software synth) offer on my Facebook wall, some friends know the right gifts. Within 10 minutes I was downloading and my eye wandering the Facebook page. An Arturia Virtual Instrument post touting half price VSTS sat smack in the middle of my page. Underneath it sat a debate I forgot still took hold of some producer’s minds. This seemed a carry over from a little law that exists on many a music producer forums. Thou shall not make an approving post about VSTS without being reminded of the sanctity of knobs and voltage.

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Touchscreen Turntable

Final Product // ATTIGO TT from Scott Hobbs on Vimeo. Are the turntable’s days numbered. Scott Hobbes new prototype touch screen turntable may point to a more rectangular future. Still tablists should have no more fear than a violinist worrying a piano player will replace her. There’s lots of ways to make music, and the concept of a rectangular touch screen presents a new paradigm on sound and its design. With potential to rise above the common plethora of audio tools – more essential than say maracas and chaos pads – it’s worth looking out for it at future NAMMs and Muteks

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