Japan is years ahead of the U.S. in electronic technology—here bathtubs talk, cell phones control toy cars, and melodic "earcons" are everywhere.
In this special travel edition of Digital Media Insider, I visit the Tokyo headquarters of DTM (desktop music) Magazine and talk with editor Daigo Yokota about the state of music-making technology in Japan. (DMI 01-08-2007: 22 minutes 17 seconds)
DTM Magazine is a beautifully designed resource for Japan's high-tech musicians. Each issue includes a DVD with video reviews, audio examples, MIDI files, and royalty-free sound samples.
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