CDM Welcomes Bill Gates to Digital Music Creation!

If you missed Bill Gates’s keynote from CES, you didn’t miss much — aside from an uncomfortably-close-to-Terminator image recognition demo, technology Microsoft says they won’t productize. (That’s good, because otherwise a robot from the future might have killed all the presenters on the spot.) But Microsoft did stage an Oscar-style spoof video, complete with celebrities, demonstrating what Gates might do after retirement from his full-time Chairman position later this year. The overwhelming trend: get into music making. Guitar Hero and Rock Band seem to be doing fine jobs of convincing people to make more music. I had Chairman Bill running …

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CDM @ Macworld Keynote: Live Updates (New GarageBand, New Intel Macs, Laptop)

Below: Podcasting in GarageBand. Can’t handle suspense? Here’s a hit: get ready to run Logic on your superfast Mac laptop, podcasting on GarageBand to your iLife Website by no later than March. Consider this story spoiled. CDM’s Lee Sherman is reporting to us live from inside the Macworld Expo. If Apple has anything of note for digital musicians, you’ll hear about it here (hit read more): First big news: a new iLife (still $79, or $99 for a family pack, lots of new features), which includes a new GarageBand and podcast creation. Available today. And now they’re talking computers. New …

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