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[Namm2014] Bitwig Studio Release Date Confirmed

bitwig-logo-screen2Bitwig's press division just released the official release date for Bitwig Studio: March 26, 2014... It looks like Bitwig Studio will be available from the very beginning aswell for Windows, as for Mac, as for Linux. Bitwig Studio will be supported by devices from Novation, Nektar and Livid Instruments... More news to come soon... // Update // Detailed prices now released as well: // Box: USD 399.99 / 329 EUR // Download: USD 399 / 299 EUR Read more »

[Namm2014] Roland to Reissue an updated Version of TR-808?

There are rumors, that Roland might be working on updated re-issues of their all-time-favs TB-303 Bass Synthesizer and TR-808 Drum-Machine. The updated version of the TR-808 is currently going under the name AIRA TR-08. You may subscribe to their AIRA newsletter on their website.     The picture is courtesy Attackmagazine.You may head over to them to get some more details Leaked image purporting to show the new Roland AIRA TR-08

[Ableton] Repairing Defective ALS Files Manually

abletonlogoneu2   What happened?
  • many avoidable (stupid) situations arise from hectic rush: we for instance accidentally deleted an ableton set (.ALS file extension) from a local NAS server
  • without going too deep into detail: since we don't have a RAID based NAS we could recover (some parts of) the desired .als file by putting the NAS' drive into an old PC and restored the found data with UFS/XFS-Explorer (absolute recommendation) to an external USB drive
  • after loading the recovered ALS file, we encountered the corrupt file error from Ableton
bildschirmfoto-2014-01-01-um-3-59-16-pm The following article is written by a Mac user, but many (if not all) things should most likely be able to be applied to Windows aswell. Read more »

[News] Beer and Civilization

Although that article is not new, in fact is from march 2013, it still is very interesting. It deals with the question if grain originally was grown and stored for making bread or beer at first. And evidences seem to tend into the beer direction more and more...

Current theory has it that grain was first domesticated for food. But since the 1950s, many scholars have found circumstantial evidence that supports the idea that some early humans grew and stored grain for beer, even before they cultivated it for bread.

Brian Hayden and colleagues at Simon Fraser University in Canada provide new support for this theory in an article published this month (and online last year) in the Journal of Archeological Method and Theory. Examining potential beer-brewing tools in archaeological remains from the Natufian culture in the Eastern Mediterranean, the team concludes that “brewing of beer was an important aspect of feasting and society in the Late Epipaleolithic” era.

Via: Gizmodo Original article has been published here at Springer.

[Muzaq] Native Instruments Komplete 9 To Be Released Tomorrow

Check Native Instruments' site here for details.   COMPARISON CHART - KOMPLETE 8 VS. KOMPLETE 9 Read more »

[MacOSX] Bonjour Issues with Realtec 8111B on Gigabyte GA EP35 DS3

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9g2xyiIBsNU/TB-3E5BWCUI/AAAAAAAAAEI/fFVxNKb5nNM/lnx2mac-logo.png... can be solved easily using Lnx2Mac's driver :D His driver is based on Realtec's Linux driver which has been released under the GPL. Read more »

[iOS] iPhone 4 and the iOS 6.x firmwares

iphone4-pwnedAbstract You are using an iPhone 4 and you coincidentally updated to iOS 6.1.3, which cannot be jailbroken at the moment. Since you saved the SHSH blobs you think you can restore by doing a replay APTicket attack with TinyUmbrella or Cydia. Sadly iTunes shows errors like 1600, 1601, 1602, 1604 etc. If you have an iPhone 4s or iPhone5 you can stop reading here. This article will not be able to help you. The iDevices with an A5 CPU or later cannot be downgraded with replay attacks at the moment. Read more »

[MacOS] Determine Manufacturer of a Mac Book Pro Retina Display

There is a a lot of fuss going around the latest Retina equipped Mac Book Pro's. Looks like the MBPs can be delivered with either a Samsung display or a Sharp/LG. The problem is: the Sharp/LG displays seems to produce ghosts on the screen. Apple says there might be "image persistance" in some rare cases, but did not admit that it is related to the type of display used. Anyway the Apple discussions forum provides a huge thread. So if you wanna make sure that you don't have a Sharp/LG display in your MBP just type this line: Read more »

[Muzaq] Ableton Live 9 and Push Release On March, 5th

Until March, 5th Ableton Live 8 and Ableton Suite 8 are available with a 25% rebate! Don't miss the chance to get Ableton Live or Suite 8 including a free upgrade to Ableton Live or Suite 9 for such a fair price. The boxed version is even more rebated when you buy it via Thomann. So folks enjoy...