Category Archives: software
I’ve been having a ball exploring free VST plugins. One of the better ones I’ve come across is Addictive Keys. This demo version is an amazing plugin that’s totally free. It doesn’t time out but only 4 full octaves make sound. Still, it’s great for goofing around. I just made this little ditty up using the “Studio Grand” preset. There are 8 different piano presets, each somewhat adjustable.
- Creating a VST or AU plugin (gearslutz.com)
- Nebula AU/VST 64bit on Mac: finally! (gearslutz.com)
- Image-Line VST 32/64 Bit Update (gearslutz.com)
- Guitar heaven? (mclark.wordpress.com)
- Sugar Bytes Cyclop 1.1.1 STANDALONE VST RTAS AAX WIN.MacOSX x86/x64 (getnewfreedownloads.wordpress.com)
- MyStartupStory: Alex Ljung, Founder and CEO of Soundcloud (hiscoxusa.com)
- Creating an orchestral track under Ubuntu – Part 2: Setting up LMMS (lkubuntu.wordpress.com)
Trying to get some help in fixing a buggy iPad2…
- iPad Vs. iPad 2 | Ebuyer HQ (ebuyer.com)
Looks like voice recognition is finally getting off the ground.
I’m still using WinXP so did a search for some front end voice recognition software that apparently uses Microsoft smarts included in Vista.
If it sounds complicated, it’s not. Well, it sorta is. But any interested WinXP users can figure out how to get voice recognition software up and running without too much trouble.
First you set your microphone levels and all that. There’s a wizard to help. Then you start talking. And you can train it to recognize your particular accent better by reading all sorts of interesting stuff into it. Sort of like following the bouncing ball…
I’m using it for my volunteer work at allexperts.com and find it’s really opened the door. I talk much more easily than I type.
The name of the software is e-Speaking Voice. It’s definitely worth a shot… for all you still in the world of Win2000 or WinXP.
Twitter guy Evan Williams talks about following hunches even if you can’t say why or know where they’re going…
In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves. » http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/473
Could it be true? I’m almost starting to like Mozilla Firefox more than my old standard, IE. It’s hard to believe that Firefox is based on the more or less defunked Netscape because that’s one browser that I never, ever liked (well, maybe I did in the very early days when I surfed on the university computers…).
So why do I like Firefox?
Well, it seems to run faster on my laptop. And I prefer the intra-search layout. Plus, the tabs at top are smaller.
Does it allow for the Google browser? This I still have to find out… because I really do need the online form spellcheck!
See my previous blog. I just installed the update for “Writer” and am sold… err, rather… whatever.
I’ve been trying out “Writer” from www.openoffice.org and so far am very impressed.
It’s freeware and sort of fun but not cheesy. A good alternative to those costly commercial word-processors.