A while back, my friend Rich Vreeland, AKA Disasterpeace, made a Flash game called January where you catch snowflakes on your tongue and each plays a soft, pining note. Rich has been busy lately making music for other video games, but he just pushed out a big update to January. The new version trims down on the storyline in favor of a more capable music generator. It has auto-pilot functionality, a selection of keys to choose from, a pentatonic mode, and the ability to save your generated compositions as MIDI files.
When Limp Bizkit ruled the music scene, the world was a much-different place. At the dawn of the 21st Century, it seemed like rock and rap were slated for an eventual and permanent merger. Mediocre white rappers like Fred Durst—frontman of Limp Bizkit—vaulted to popularity by slinging their rudimentary lyrics over guitar riffs. Limp Bizkit… READ THE REST
Mr. Shadow is a song composed with Artificial Intelligence. It was created by Flow Machines, a technology that learns different music styles and then makes up its own songs based on what it's been fed. Although the voice in the song sounds peculiar at times, I could have easily been fooled into thinking a person… READ THE REST
ArtBeats is an easy-to-use sequencer where you can create and listen to visual patterns. There are multiple color palettes to choose from. Be warned, it's hard to stop playing around once you start. You don't need much musical talent to make something that sounds good here, either. You can easily share your song once it's… READ THE REST
There's nothing worse than working away on your trusty laptop only to realize its end may be near. Between its last few glitching episodes, slow loading time, and used-up storage space, the time for a new laptop has come, but with all your recent expenses and rising prices across the board, your budget may not exactly be able… READ THE REST
Let's be honest. Few things are as eye-catching as watching an image projected on a wide screen. A good projector can liven up a backyard party, make movie night more fun, or even act as a great television replacement. Additionally, projectors can transform a dull, blank wall into a work of art. The only unfortunate thing about a… READ THE REST
Plan on spending the day outside? Whether you're at the pool, beach, lakefront, camping, or in your backyard, you'll need a reliable cooler to keep your water and other essential beverages nice and cold. However, not just any cooler will do. You need something durable, heavy-duty, and insulated to ensure everything from water and beer to… READ THE REST