Tag Archives: Microsoft

Open Source Licenses For Musical Instruments

I, as they say, am not a lawyer. But I’ve formed some definite opinions (and no small amount of confusion) while researching grid sequencers. My fascination with electronic noisemakers has introduced me to the world of microcontrollers. These noisemakers (and all devices built around microcontrollers) blur the line between hardware and software (being a combination […]

Digital Black Hole

Archaeologists looking back on our time will be confounded by two problems of our own making: the Cultural Black Hole and a Digital Black Hole. We live in amazing times. Technology gives us pocket-sized computers which allow us to communicate with others thousands of miles away, as well as record events in audio and video. […]

Robot Sings The Blues

This week, there’s been some buzz surrounding Microsoft’s latest software, Songsmith. Yes, Microsoft. Songsmith is touted as a everyone-can-make-music killer app. You just sing into a microphone and it makes up music to match. Just what everyone wants to do on a Friday evening. The original demo video suggests that it makes up music based […]