Bouncing MIDI Framework Folder – Pro Tools® 8.0.3 Mac OS X – Technical Workaround



THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN FIXED WITH THE RELEASE OF Pro Tools Version 8.0.4
http://secure.digidesign.com/services/avid/kb/downloads.cfm?digiArticleId=41974&localeCode=en

Windows 7 Users click here
http://secure.digidesign.com/services/avid/kb/downloads.cfm?digiArticleId=41975&localeCode=en

This videos shows you how to stop the “Core MIDI FRAMEWORK folder” from bouncing on the Dock with Pro Tools 8.0.3 Installed. This can happen when launching Pro Tools, AMS Setup, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, or Digital Performer. Upgrading to Pro Tools 8.0.4 will fix this Bug. Please watch in HD for best picture quality. When watching full screen, turn Scaling off for better results.

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TECHNICAL LINKS
Read the AVID Knowledge Base article for this video. KB# 368131
http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=368131

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http://www.youtube.com/user/avid#p/c/C1082D2BF338C56D

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LastHistory – Interactive Visualization of Last.fm Listening Histories and Personal Streams



Are you using Last.fm? Did you ever wonder if there shouldn’t be more to scrobbling tracks, dream about somehow discovering a deeper meaning in those thousands and thousands of songs diligently submitted to Last.fm to build up your profile, analyzing the entries building up your music listening history?

LastHistory allows you to analyze music listening histories from Last.fm through an interactive visualization and to explore your own past by combining the music you listened to with your own photos and calendar entries. It is written as a desktop application for Mac OS X v10.5 or higher.

Available as free download incl. source code at http://www.frederikseiffert.de/lasthistory.
Join the LastHistory user group: http://www.last.fm/group/LastHistory+Users.

Sonic Beyond Episode #59 – Takin’ It To The Streams



In this weeks episode I talk about The IFPI saying 95% of music downloads in 2009 were illegal. Apple in talks with record labels about starting streaming service, and how MP3’s are getting DNA. In the music gear news, the new Trial Cubase 5 from Steinberg, Alesis Q49 MIDI Keyboard, and MOTU ZBox guitar impedance adapter. The FREE software download of the week is a sound analyzer software designed specifically for Mac OS X.

BumpTop on Mac OS X



This is a beta version of BumpTop for Mac. For this video, I used a Zelda Spirit tracks BumpTop theme that you can find here (with many other BumpTop themes): http://customize.org/bumptop

The new V-Ray for SketchUp



Features preview for the new V-Ray for SketchUp, set to release in early 2010 for both MAC OS and PC! Pre-order now and receive $100 off!

New features in this release include:

Anti-aliasing
Adaptive Subdivision
-Object Outline
-Randomize Sampler

Parsing Time
-Improved Parsing Time!!

UI Interface
-New toolbar icons
-Better UI arrangement
-V-Ray menu in the Plugins menu of SketchUp with more options

**Read more about the new features here: http://tinyurl.com/yephr7f**

GoGo l’escargot!



Express direction: Adrien Zancan.
Photos were taken in just 10 minutes (iPhone stand making include).

GoGo is a simple piece of foam vaguely resembling a snail (“escargot” in french). At my work, it is a sort of mascot.

Hardware:
– Camera: iPhone 3G
– Stand: a standard plastic cup, returned and cut

Software:
To assemble photos: Apple QuickTime + a home made AppleScript application (to do the same thing as QuickTime Pro: Open an image sequence).
To add music: Apple iMovie HD (6).

If you don’t have QuickTime Pro, here is my AppleScript application to open an image sequence (free and open source):
http://ma.zancan.fr/downloads/stopmotion/stopmotion.zip
To save the video (menu is disabled), just close the QuickTime window, it will ask you if you want to save the file.
Works with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), not tested with other versions but optional modifications should be easy. Here is the source code:
http://ma.zancan.fr/downloads/stopmotion/stopmotion_sourcecode.zip

Warsow 0.5 HD Trailer



Set in a futuristic cartoon-like world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets, Warsow is a completely free fast-paced first-person shooter (FPS) for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Speed and movement, that’s what Warsow is all about. Like a true cyberathlete you jump, dash, dodge and walljump your way through the game. Grab those power-ups before your enemy does, plant the bomb before anyone sees you, and steal the enemy’s flag before anyone knows what’s going on!