updated 03:03 pm EST, Thu February 13, 2014
Angry Birds' new release focuses on female characters
Rovio has announced its upcoming new game Angry Birds Stella, offering a female lead character. Rovio CEO Mikael Hed says Stella will feature "passionate characters who really stand for something, while adding plenty of action and and reality into the mix." As with previous Angry Birds games, Stella will likely have books, toys, and other merchandise associated with the title. It is anticipated to be released this fall.
Ableton's Dark Synth synthesizer released, offers 136 presets
In conjunction with Amazing Noises, Ableton has announced the release of Dark Synth, a new Max for Live synthesizer that offers an extensive and easy to use interface. The Dark Synth has 2,048 independently-controllable sine wave oscillators that are capable of creating a variety of classic waveforms, such as sawtooth and square wave. Its hands-on interface lets users quickly dial in complex and dynamic soundscapes, and is capable of creating up to 128 detuned and phase-shifted copies of all 2,048 partials. Dark Synth requires Ableton Live v9.1 and Max for Live v6.1.6. Dark Synth is available for purchase for $70.