Tuned Into: Tech Reviews
Microsoft just announced the prices for the controllers and headsets for the new Xbox. The wireless controller will cost $59.99 and If you want to add a charging kit it will cost you $74.99. The headset will cost you $24.99. Prices are looking more on the upside.
So you always have a friend that plays with an inverted controller or vice versa. This won’t be a problem any more for Xbox One. The controller will recognize the player via Kinect so you don’t have to change your controls or switch profiles all the time if they play inverted and you play normal. Also, if you want to an instant replay of you killing someone in Call of Duty, the Xbox records the last 5 minutes of the game. You can then crop it out and share it with friends in all different ways.
People have been knocking on Microsoft for working with the government and selling out their customers. Microsoft came out and issued a statement saying, “To be clear, Microsoft does not provide any government with blanket or direct access to SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Skype or any Microsoft product.”
The Akai Pro SynthStation49 looks to offer more out of your midi controller by adding iPad compatibility for producers. It lets you program sounds digitally on your iPad while you bang them out on the keyboard AND allows you to make music without always connecting to your Mac or PC!
Fruity Loops is always adding more features! But the official release of 11.x should be coming in the near future with improvements on fundamentals and ease of use. Some new features include a performance mode which sounds similar to Ableton Live and an increased playlist size. As always, they updated and loaded new plug-ins. Image-Line didn’t say when it’ll be dropped, but their website hints more news coming May 1, 2013.