Monthly Archives: September 2010


I’ve been telling people all day about the new MakerBot Thing-O-Matic, so I’m just going to write it all down here. There has been quite a bit of news lately from MakerBot Industries. New add-ons for the MakerBot Cupcake CNC 3D printer (Automated Build Platform, Cyclops 3D scanner, and Unicorn plotter toolhead) were followed by […]


Kristin Hersh (of Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave) has been dabbling in some very interesting music distribution methods through her non-profit organization, CASH Music. CASH Music was envisioned as a subscription model, where fans could support their favorite musicians directly. Since, they have been experimenting with other models. Her latest album, Crooked, has been […]

How Many Bits Is Too Many?

So, if 1 bit is fine for an electronic symphonic work, why do CDs and MP3s use 16 bits? Well, it turns out that Tristan Perich’s 1 bit music is a special case, and in general, we need more bits – but is 16 enough? How many should we really be using? *** Digital audio, […]