SynthStation49 is the most advanced, intuitive music controller designed specifically for use with the iPad and the first true iPad performance tool for musicians. Working seamlessly with Akai Professional’s heralded SynthStation software, SynthStation49 provides unparalleled music creation capabilities, including direct in-app MIDI recording from its velocity-sensitive keyboard, nine MPC-style drum pads and array of transport controls. In addition to its integration with the SynthStation app, SynthStation49 is also completely iOS CoreMIDI compatible, making it instantly compatible with dozens of music apps already in the App Store and hundreds more on the way.
Don’t own an iPad? Never fear, there’s also the SynthStation25 for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Found via TUAW.
on the birth and rise of the Arduino
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Brilliant Nintendo-inspired concept car. Designed by Eric Nakamura, editor and publisher of Giant Robot Magazine. You can see the car at the Zen Garage in LA, until February 13th.
As you probably know, my family and I are in Mexico for a few weeks. Because we’re here for close to a month, I’m working full-time for part of our trip while my wife and kids enjoy the goodness that is the all-inclusive Sandos Playacar (we’ll be moving in a villa for the last 2 weeks on the 24th). This lead me to acquire a TelCel Amigo 3G USB stick (comes with 3GB of monthly bandwidth).
Since this is the only constant internet connection we’ll have throughout our stay, I wanted to be able to share the connection so that I can also connect via wifi for our iPhones (unlocked, also set with simple pay-as-you-go local SIMs, but no data) and my son’s netbook.
If you happen to be on OSX, doing so is absolutely dead-easy.
- Connect to the internet via your 3G connection
- Make sure Airport (wifi) is on
- Go to Systems Preferences → Sharing
- Select Internet Sharing
- Select your USB stick’s hardware from the list of ports in the “Share your connection from” section (see screenshot below)
- Check the “Airport” checkbox
- Set a network name and WEP password using the “Airport Options…” button
Tada! You should be all set and now be able to see your mac-as-an-access-point from any wifi-compatible devices. Enjoy! :)
Update: Had forgotten to attach the screenshot I mentioned. See below.
Had to RMA the drive back for a refund, since I’m leaving Montreal for a trip tomorrow and NewEgg wouldn’t ship a replacement to Mexico… Quite disappointed, but nothing critical since I was upgrading for a speed boost, rather than replacing a dead drive. Shame though.