Now in its 4th year, Moogfest presents the Circuit Bending Challenge, which invites engineers to hack everyday objects to create new instruments. Sponsored by MAKE Magazine, the contest has whittled down to four finalists, whose inventions have been selected by a panel of judges, including Mark Frauenfelder (MAKE Magazine), Ryan Germick (Google), Amos Gaynes (Moog Music), and Andy Huges (Moog Music).
The nearly century-old Pulitzer prizes honor achievement in journalism, books, drama, and music. This year’s music winner, John Luther Adams, is an Alaska-based composer whose orchestral work “Become Ocean” was commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, inspired by the waters of the Pacific Northwest. The piece, which is written for an exceptionally large orchestra (including four
By Jason Epstein Owners of Sonos wireless speakers are typically a proud bunch who tout its excellent sound quality and app-integration. And there’s good news for them – Google Play and Sonos are finally starting to play nice with each other. Now you can open Google Play Music and stream it to your Sonos speaker
By Briana Cheng It all began 15 years ago in a backyard of a Berlin warehouse, and now in 2014, Red Bull Music Academy is returning to New York with a month-long festival in May. RBMA was in New York City just last year, with its prestigious production academy, hosting workshops for a select group
By Carolyn Heneghan Coachella has announced that it will bring some of the latest in Apple technology to its festival attendees: iBeacon. The iBeacon is a small device that communicates with iPhones via Bluetooth to deliver proximity-based information, navigation, and notifications. On the official Coachella app, an update on April 9th says, “Enable On-site iBeacon notifications
By Ruben Lone Now that Audiobus has announced its newest update, allowing inter-app presets to be saved and recalled, soft and hardware instrument maker Arturia has adopted the new technology for its iSEM mobile synth. Made specifically for iPad, iSEM is an impressive digital reconstruction of Oberheim’s 1974 SEM synthesizer. Praise for the device’s accurate