plasq Wins Apple Design Award (Congrats to CDM Reader Atariboy!)

I love it when CDM readers win major accolades. So it is with Cris “Atariboy” Pearson of plasq, who’s just scored the prestigious Apple Design Award for Best New Product for OS X at the WWDC conference. The winning app, the brilliant comic creation tool Comic Life got mentioned here on CDM just about before anyone knew about it. Congrats, Atariboy! Of course, as this is a music site and all, we’re still partial to the very-cool, very-free, very-Mac-only sampling instrument Musolomo, which just got a lovely Sound on Sound review. But that doesn’t mean we can’t send kudos to …

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Comic Life (Mac OS X) Turns iPhotos into Comics (OT)

Off-topic, but this is just too cool to pass up — and there's a CDM tie-in, too. Regular reader Cris 'Atariboy,' the musician/graphic designer who did the UI for music software like Rax, Zebra, and Bidule, has been busy. Via plasq, the folks who brought us the Musolomo live sampler instrument, comes Comic Life, a new application for converting your iPhoto library or other image files into beautiful comic books. So, when will see the first CDM photo comics? (read more)

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plasq and Granted Software Join Forces

One of our favorite developers, Granted Software, has joined up with another of our favorite developers, plasq. Granted is the developer of apps like Rax, a terrific AU host, Still Life, a cool program for creating custom moving slide shows, Midiclock MIDI synchronizer, an experimental LAN-based MIDI app called iMIDI, and ReVision, a ReWire QuickTime player. Rax is a must-have tool, with a lovely interface designed by CDM reader atariboy, and plasq says it has now moved to their site. Some of Granted's other apps, like ReVision, haven't been updated much lately and thus aren't compatible with new OSes, so …

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