This Modstep video explains why you’d want an iPad

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Modstep is … an app that does a lot of sequencing things on iOS. Step sequencing and sequence recording with … a lot of stuff. And then those things all connect together, and there are templates for… Okay, it’s hard to explain. Those of us in the business have gotten used to the “it does a whole bunch of stuff” quality of DAWs. But now, new organisms are crawling out of the sea and walking on land, and they don’t have a genus and species yet. Fortunately, a new Modstep video does it absolutely perfectly, so let’s watch that. Also, …

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These New Star Wars Posters Are Simply Perfect

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These New Star Wars Posters Are Simply Perfect

There are so many Star Wars posters out there these days, it’s incredibly difficult to make one stand out. Well, artist Matt Ferguson has found an answer to that: Make posters that are simple, clean, and instantly recognizable.

That’s easier said than done, of course—but Ferguson’s definitely pulled it off. Along with the Bottleneck Gallery and Acme Archives, he’s about to release an officially licensed series of posters that practically scream “Star Wars,” without being too in your face. Check out the color regular, and gold variant, editions.

These New Star Wars Posters Are Simply Perfect
These New Star Wars Posters Are Simply Perfect
These New Star Wars Posters Are Simply Perfect
These New Star Wars Posters Are Simply Perfect
These New Star Wars Posters Are Simply Perfect
These New Star Wars Posters Are Simply Perfect
These New Star Wars Posters Are Simply Perfect

All these posters go on sale at 12pm EST February 25. The variants are a limited edition run of 225 while the regulars are a timed edition that will remain on sale until February 28 until 11:59pm EST, and they’ll print as many sets as they sell during that period. All prints are 12 x 24 inches.

They’ll be on sale at Bottleneck Gallery, at a cost of $100 or $115.


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Uber’s experimental service in Bangkok hails motorcyles

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In Bangkok, Thailand, people can fire up Uber and summon motorbikes instead of cars. The San Francisco company has kicked off an experimental service called UberMoto in the Asian capital, according to The Wall Street Journal. Motorcycle taxis are a popular mode of transportation in various Asian countries, including China, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, India and Indonesia. A lot of people choose to ride them, because they’re small and can easily slip in between cars and bigger vehicles in the middle of a traffic jam.

In some places, people can find them lined up and ready to take them anywhere they want. But more recently, commuters have been able to hail them via apps like Grab Bike, which will be one of UberMoto’s biggest rivals if it ever ventures outside Bangkok. The Grab family of apps (including GrabTaxi) is owned by a Singaporean company backed by Lyft.

A spokesperson told the WSJ that UberMoto already has thousands of motorbike drivers, but a wider rollout is still up in the air. He said the company is still "looking at [its] applicability" in emerging markets. In other words, the service has to do well in Bangkok before the company brings it elsewhere. He didn’t elaborate on how UberMoto operates — the WSJ did say that it accepts cash and credit cards, though — but we hope that the company has imposed a strict limit on how many passengers are allowed. This editor has personally seen as many as six people on a single motorcycle taxi (seriously), and it was an anxiety-inducing moment.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Recreating Commodore 64 Tunes on These Tiny Synths Requires Blazing Fast Fingers

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Recreating Commodore 64 Tunes on These Tiny Synths Requires Blazing Fast Fingers

Using three of Teenage Engineering’s tiny Pocket Operators all playing at the same time, YouTuber tubesockor masterfully performs a near perfect recreation of the sountrack to Delta, a legendary Commodore 64 game that dates back to 1987. But what’s more impressive than how authentic the rendition sounds, is how quickly tubesockor’s fingers have to fly across those little buttons.


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