Apple Releases Logic Pro X 10.5:
The Biggest Update Since 10.0

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Live LoopsFor spontaneous composition.

Live Loops is a dynamic way to create and arrange music in real time. Kick off your composition by adding loops, samples, or your recorded performances into a grid of cells. Trigger different cells to play with your ideas without worrying about a timeline or arrangement. Once you find combinations that work well together you can create song sections, then move everything into the Tracks area to continue production and finish your song.

Step SequencerPure beat poetry.

Step Sequencer is inspired by classic drum machines and synthesizers. Using the Step Sequence editor, quickly build drum beats, bass lines, and melodic parts — and even automate your favorite plug-ins. Add sophisticated variations to your pattern with a wide range of creative playback behaviors. Use Note Repeat to create rolling steps, Chance to randomize step playback, and Tie Steps Together to create longer notes.

Step SequencerPure beat poetry.

Step Sequencer is inspired by classic drum machines and synthesizers. Using the Step Sequence editor, quickly build drum beats, bass lines, and melodic parts — and even automate your favorite plug-ins. Add sophisticated variations to your pattern with a wide range of creative playback behaviors. Use Note Repeat to create rolling steps, Chance to randomize step playback, and Tie Steps Together to create longer notes.

Plug-ins and SoundsYou can play with this. Or you can sample that.

Fuel your creativity with a massive collection of instruments and effects. Use modern synthesizers, vintage equipment, and complex multisampled instruments to create your own unique sound.

DrummerCompose to the beat of a different percussionist.

Using Drummer is like hiring a session drummer or collaborating with a highly skilled beat programmer. Create organic-sounding acoustic drum tracks or electronic beats with the intelligent technology of Drummer. Choose from dozens of drummers who each play in a different musical genre, and direct their performances using simple controls.

Compositions and PerformancesYour studio is always in session.

Logic Pro X turns your Mac into a professional recording studio able to handle even the most demanding projects. Capture your compositions and performances — from tracking a live band to a solo software-instrument session — and flow them into your songs.

Noiiz Offers 10GB of samples from 96 Creators for Donations To Their COVID-19 Fundraiser: Project-Unity

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Over 10GB of exceptionally well produced sounds, with 5,604incredible loops and samples made by 96 different Creators. 😍

Hit the link below to pay what you feel for the pack (minimum $5, suggested $25) and we’ll send 100% of your donation to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund…

www.noiiz.com/project-unity

 

My Next Television:
LG C9 Series 4K OLED TV

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My good dependable Vizio 46″ television is finally burning out after 5 years of hard service. Now I’m turning my attention of the excellence that is LG OLED TV’s, With my wife’s permission, I’m ditching the ways of finding the cheapest TV and going straight to quality (at a reasonable price). Thi LG OLED 65″ comes in at $2200 ($300 under my budget). I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but I’ll have this thing ordered before the weekend.

I Know I Don’t Need It, But I Really Want The Sega Genesis Mini

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I think the Sega Genesis was the dopest console I’ve ever owned. Now with the mini coming out, I feel like I’m obligated to represent my childhood and own one of this vintage consoles.. even though I don’t think I’ll play it more than once or twice. LOL.

Upgrading My External Storage To The Samsung T5 2TB SSD

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Right now I’m running around with multiple portable USB drives to store my personal content. I have an older Western Digital USB Micro-B drive which holds my design stuff (graphic resources, templates, software installs), I have a shock-proof Silicon Power 5TB drive (that won’t boot even boot anymore) with a back up of my mp3 library, books, comic books and Design and Video Job archive, and an assortment of USB flash drives with misc stuff. So I’m looking to consolidate all that onto a Samsung T5 SSD UBS-C drive. I already own a 500GB model and it’s been running flawlessly for a year holding my mp3 library which I alternate between iTunes and my Plex server. Now I’m going to get the 2TB version to consolidate all of my content.

Maybe It’s Time To Look At The Mac-mini Again 🤔

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My current Apple TV is getting long in the tooth. Once it use to be one of my most reliable piecer to tech, now it seems to be finding it hard to keep up with the latest versions of applications and tvOS. So I have a few options– the best two being an Apple TV 4K, or the latest version of the Mac-mini. Even though the AppleTV 4K would be a nice upgrade and cheaper, the Mac-mini is a bonafide desktop machine with a lot of power. How I would need that for the TV, I don’t know. But I’m doing a little more research. I definitely need something.

AiPower Tries to Cut Into the Fitness Watch Market with Wearbuds

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Impressed by your huge passion for #Wearbuds, we have decided to bring forward our official launch on #Kickstarter to 11:00 AM PDT on #June20. Please stay tuned and set a new reminder for this big moment.

#XMasList: Akai MPK Mini MKII Compact Keyboard / Controller

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For making beats, I’m totally laptop based. No other equipment needed. I do everything within the confines of Apple Logic Pro X. But I’ve always thought maybe a small controller with e mini keyboard and some sample pads would be great. Since I do a lot of beats in my work commute, I need things are are compact and easy to use. The AKAI Mini MKII seems to fit the bill. It’s very small, UBS-powered and should integrate easily with beat-making.

#XMasList: iPad Pro 12.9″

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I’ve has some version of an iPad since they first dropped in 2010. I currently own a 2nd Generation iPad (with a smashed screen) and a 1st generation iPad mini (which is so slow it’s barely usable). I was waiting for a major upgrade to the hardware and this year it finally came. After a couple years of the iPhone going ‘all-screen’, the new iPad Pro has all done an edged screen to give you more service room. Add in processing power that rivals current computers and you have one hell of a device. Even though money is tight, it might be time to pull the trigger and find a way to get one.

Could Shadow Be The Future of Gaming

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Cloud gaming has been an unrealized for a decade. And even though this Show cloud gaming service seems too good to be true, a lot of the real world reviews suggest this is the real deal. $35 gets you a fully functional Windows gaming PC in the cloud. You get full Windows 10 so you can download steam and play games on your desktop/laptop (Windows AND Mac), and your mobile tablet and phone. The subscription price seems pretty steep, but I’m really considering trying this out!
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I Can’t Wait For the iMPC Pro 2 for The iPhone

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I’ve been trying to get my mobile beat game up for years. Being able to compose complete works with nothing but my MacBook Pro has been very freeing. Now I need that same freedom on my phone. I purchase and played with the first version of the iMPC when it first came out, as well with other mobile beat apps. But I never really dug too deep into their functionality. The Maschine app was pretty dope. Now I hope the iMPC 2 Pro app takes it further.

 

The 2018 Mac Mini Is Awesome

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The last Mac Mini I had was the perfect media PC. It ran both XBMC (now Kodi) as well as Plex. It was a grab backup Mac for work and browsing. This souped up version might be a worthy replacement in the near future.