Perspectives on CES 2019

CES 2019

This was my fifth CES in ten years, and it definitely felt busier than ever. The exhibit halls, ballrooms, and conference facilities were packed with all sorts of goodies every hour of every day, at hotels up and down the Vegas Strip — not just at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Sands Expo. As always, restaurants and venues were packed, and halls were jammed with noise, lights, and cool things. You can read all sorts of articles on everything that was exhibited at the show, so I’ll give you my personal take on what I think the themes of the show were, from the perspective of a “smart products” guy (e.g. software and hardware = smart product). (more…)

Incubator Kick-off

Art+Logic has kicked-off its first software Incubator project, and I was selected to handle the development effort. After meeting Dr. Scott Hawley and being briefed on the technique he uses for classification of audio files using neural networks (NN), and determining current and future features, we were ready to begin the project. While we go through this process, I’ll be documenting it on this blog. (more…)

The Promise of Software-Driven Hardware

“Hardware is the new app” is something you hear regularly in the Silicon Valley. And it really is a valid statement. With the introduction of the smartphone 10 short years ago, the app took software off computers and company networks and put it into the hands of everybody doing every activity every day. As long as you have a (smart) phone, there is an app for everything. (more…)

Sixteen Panels Made Me Think

Solar panels on house

Three years ago my wife and I signed up to purchase an array of sixteen solar panels for our rooftop. It was part of a neighborhood group-buy sponsored by the City of Milwaukee, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, and our local neighborhood association. Along with the purchase, we became members of the MREA and learned for the first time about their annual Energy Fair. Every year, thousands of people with an interest in sustainable energy convene in northern Wisconsin for three days of workshops, industry speakers, and other activities. (more…)

Help Send Art+Logic to SXSW 2019

SXSW PanelPicker

Art+Logic has submitted three proposals to present panels at the 2019 SXSW Interactive Festival that will take place March 8-12, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Since SXSW has received over 5000 proposals for approximately 750 sessions, it’s not going to be trivial to make the cut. About 30% of their selection process is driven by community voting via the SXSW PanelPicker site. We’ll be posting information about our proposals here, and asking for your support by creating an account on the PanelPicker site and voting for our proposals.

First up:

Native Cross-Platform Development With C++ & JUCE

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Announcing the Winner of Our First Annual Software Incubator Lab!

The winner of Art+Logic’s first annual software Incubator Lab is Scott Hawley, PhD., Associate Professor of Physics at Belmont University in Nashville. Dr. Hawley submitted a machine-learning based app that uses neural networks and Deep Learning to allow producers and composers to train their own systems to help classify, organize, and query their datasets of samples and loops. This project will allow musicians and producers the ability to train their systems to use their own tags and criteria. (more…)

Art+Logic Announcing winner of Software Incubator Lab at A3E event at Summer NAMM.

Art+Logic will reveal the winner of their first annual Software Incubator Lab at Summer NAMM. The company received over a dozen submissions, many with cutting-edge ideas that could have a major impact on the pro-audio community. After carefully reviewing the submissions, narrowing them down to a select few, and speaking with the top three finalists, Art+Logic has selected the winning project. This incubator will focus on developing a working prototype of a selected software project. (more…)