Archive for January, 2012

WebOS : Enyo JS available

Posted: January 28, 2012 in IT/Dev
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HP presented its Enyo javascript framework, that notably allows developing webOS applications.

We can see demos of UI controls, that take inspiration from iPhone’s UIKit, however the available APIs are very limited for now, compared with initial Cappuccino version from 2008. Moreover some controls still require a WebKit based browser (Enyo 2.0, expected in September, will work on all browsers).

In tutorials, we find an example of external Twitter service call, based on a JSONP request (the source code reminds the one from CPJSONPConnection, and the one from Enyo.Asynch logically is close to – however not as evolved as – CPURLConnection).
We also find a generic service, DbService, for data access using a serach filter.

Services can be developed in javascript, thanks to the use of Node.js. The syntax is still as low level (close to DOM) as jQuery (less abstraction and less features than what Cappuccino’s components provide).

Following this announce, we also learn that John Rubinstein is leaving HP.

Motu Digital Performer 8

Posted: January 23, 2012 in Audio
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MOTU presented Digital Performer 8, now also available on Windows. We can watch a video that features new effects plugins.

Native Instruments provides free updates to Abbey Road 60s/70s/80s/modern, now named Abbey Road drummer series. The password and download link (7,8 GB) have been emailed to users. The new versions bring grooves, new effects and a new mixer. However they require Kontakt 5 (a new 5.0.2 version of the player is available).

UVI Emulation II

Posted: January 12, 2012 in Audio
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UVI presents Emulation II, a plugin that provides 250 sounds from 80s (drums, bass, bells, choir-voices, fretted instruments, FXs, keyboards, mallets, percussion, synths, strings, orchestral hits). Audio demos are available, and it is priced 199,95$.

NAMM 2012 soon

Posted: January 12, 2012 in Audio
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Waiting for Winter NAMM that will start this January, 19, we can find some thoughts about expected announces : a new Roland synth that doesn’t rely on ARX cards (weren’t as successful as SRJV and SRX at their time), return of Akai, Alesis and Casio. We can also read an interview of Eric Persing, that provides a photo from NAMM 1986 !