I installed Mavericks, and so far everything still works. Even Pro Tools 10 doesn't seem to mind. The upgrade is free and I had no problems with the installation. Mavericks has 'tags' for files and folders (I preferred the labels), Safari seems a bit faster, and battery running time is improved.
"Ohm Studio is the first and only pro grade, cloud-based collaborative Digital Audio Workstation. Whether you're a band who need to record a demo, a polished LP, a professional musician, teacher, student, a hobbyist - this changes everything. Time and space are so passé!"
Waves have just released a plugin that emulates the famous EMI J37 1" 4 track.
Mark Lewisohn (who wrote "The Complete Beatles Chronicle: The Definitive Day-By-Day Guide to the Beatles' Entire Career") has just completed a new book on the Beatles. Taking a leaf out of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, the first of three books is titled "Tune In" and is 900 pages long. Although these will be not the first to cover the story of the Beatles, they certainly will be the most comprehensive.
Today I was reworking an Excel spreadsheet that I wrote back in 1991 to calculate room modes. I needed to update a macro that handles a sort function and was about to delete the old macro and write a new one, but thought why not try to modify it first. So I edited it and guess what - off it went working perfectly. I can't even remember which version of Excel I wrote that on way back then. I have to hand it to MS - when it comes to backward compatibility this is amazing.
I love it when software soldiers on through lots of OS updates etc. Logic is brilliant at this too. Pro Trolls...well that's another story.
SKB have just introduced the world's first amplified pedal board. It has a 5W amplifier and 6" speaker built in. It's main feature, of course, is that it is a world first. Other notable features are...um...I dunno...I mean you are going to need a proper amp for gigging, and if you use this for practice how do you get used to your stage setup? Maybe I'm missing something here, but I'm not sure there is a point to this invention.
The nice people at Rane have put together this list of how to write technical words and abbreviations that we deal with in audio engineering. For example: MIDI is all caps. If you don't know your acrynom from your elbow, you can find help here.