First, the good news: the new Ecler NUO4 has been launched, and it’s got some hot features, including completely-assignable controls so you can easily integrate computers running software like Traktor DJ or Ableton Live. See specs and details at create digital music. Assign a crossfader or knob, for instance, and you have instant software control; you can even label your assignments with included magnets. The mixer interfaces with your computer via either MIDI or USB cables.
Now, the bad news: Ecler made the customization software Windows-only. You should still be able to use the mixer without the software, but with so many DJs are Mac based, from amateurs to world-touring pros, you have to wonder what Ecler was thinking. I’ll keep you posted if I hear anything.
64-bit software users are reporting a serious problem with Apple’s security update 2005-007. Apparently the update which fixes 43 known issues with Mac OS X also breaks 64-bit applications, like Wolfram’s Mathematica. According to Apple, “Security Update 2005-007 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: AppKit, BlueTooth, CoreFoundation, cups, Directory Services, HIToolBox, Kerberos, loginwindow, Mail, OpenSSL, QuartzComposerScreenSaver, Security Interface, Safari, X11, and zlib.”
At press time the update was still available from Apple’s Support Downloads Web site. Click through to read an email Wolfram Research sent sent to Mathmatica users on Tuesday. Read More…
Rumor has it that this Tuesday, June 21st, in a
sub-committee on Commerce, Science, and Justice, a single
senator will propose an amendment, hidden among many
others, to re-animate the MPAA’s broadcast flag and burn
it into law…
If you’re in the San Francisco area today (Wednesday, June 22, 2005) from 5-8pm you’re invited to the PowerPage Bay Area meetup.
We’ll be celebrating the start of summer, life, liberty and all things mobile. When will Apple release the Intel-based PowerBook? Come see some early schematics of the Intel/PowerBook mobo courtesy of Apple’s Cupertino dumpsters, groan about suffering through another two year transition or just bring a cool shiny gadget to show and tell.
Thanks to everyone that attended, esp. Howard, Frank and Dan. Props to Sean from Wish Bar and Lounge (1539 Folsom St. SF) for hosting. Great spot – check it out.
Tom’s Hardware Guide: Freescale Semiconductor on Monday began showcasing the MPC7448, its latest high-performance PowerPC processor and the highly touted successor to the MPC7447A chip used in today’s Apple PowerBook G4 systems.
Rumor has it that this Tuesday, June 21st, in a sub-committee on Commerce, Science, and Justice, a single senator will propose an amendment, hidden among many others, to re-animate the MPAA’s broadcast flag and burn it into law. Go to the EFF action alert page for details. Read More…