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Pandora wants to stream music in your car

Posted in music by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2009

Pandora wants to stream music in your carPandora has it’s sights set on a variety of options for in-car music streaming. The news comes straight from Pandora’s Chief Technology Officer, who told attendees at the SF Music Tech Summit that the company is working with car manufacturers to more thoroughly integrate Pandora into vehicles.

Apparently the first thing they are concentrating on is an in-dash or hands-free option so you can use a docked device running Pandora. Then, “within a few years,” that could evolve to include Pandora services built right into in-car entertainment systems.

Hands On: Stylophone Beatbox

Posted in Musical Instruments by Conner Flynn on December 4th, 2009

Hands On: Stylophone BeatboxThe Stylophone Beatbox was recently released, some 40 years after the original Stylophone. They sent us one for review purposes. Now I’m not musically inclined myself, but I did find the device to be fun and pretty easy to use. And despite my lack of hip musical skills, it was pretty easy to figure out and start making beats.

SOUNZZZ lets you feel the music

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2009

SOUNZZZ lets you feel the musicMusic is interesting not just for the way it sounds, but for what it is. We hear music through our ears, but really music is just vibrations in the air. Those vibrations allow the deaf to “feel” rather than hear the music. SOUNZZZ is designed to allow the hearing impaired to enjoy music just like we do.

The sound gets translated into stronger vibrations that are felt by holding the weird egg-shaped device. It will also play a light show along with the vibrations and even has a headphone jack for people who can hear who may want to use it while playing music.

Vestax Spin DJ System for Mac

Posted in Musical Instruments by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2009

Vestax Spin DJ System for MacVestax has introduced the Spin, a DJ music mixer for the Mac. It measures in at 14 inches x 9.5 inches x 1.5 inches and weighs just 3.2 lbs, so you won’t throw your back out lugging it from gig to gig. It’s a combination of a DJ control surface, an audio interface and DJ software.

The device connects to your MacBook or MacBook Pro via the USB port and lets you select songs from your iTunes library. The Spin will be available in Japan this December for 30,000 Yen or about $330.

Gavari violin is a modern take on an old classic

Posted in Musical Instruments by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2009

Gavari violin is a modern take on an old classicThe typical violin is based on designs created over 300 years ago. It’s worked well and has given us some beautiful music, but it’s time for an upgrade. Modern design techniques and 21st century materials can surely improve it.

That’s the idea behind the Gavari Semiacoustic Violin from Austrian designer Gerda Hopfgartner. Hopfgartner was inspired by modern yachts and “feminine curves and sundry corset outlines of the Baroque, Rococo, and Biedermeier ages”. We have no idea what she’s talking about, but we love the results.

Wadia 170i iPod Dock, $379.99 worth of boring design

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2009

Wadia 170i iPod Dock, $379.99 worth of boring designIf you’re looking for a boring and plain iPod dock and you are prepared to spend a small fortune on it, this one is for you. For $379.99, you can get the “high-end” Wadia 170i Transport iPod dock.

It’s the first product to offer the iPod’s audio output over S/PDIF coaxial (RCA), DVD quality video via component outputs, which is cool, but this thing is super boring design-wise. It’s a simple aluminum chassis. Audiophiles will love it, but not to look at.

Forget Air Guitar, play the Rock Guitar Shirt

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

Forget Air Guitar, play the Rock Guitar Shirt Now you can retire from your gig as air guitar rocker and play your shirt instead. This Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt even has its own mini amplifier. When you strum the shirt with the special magnetic pick, it delivers some awesome distorted-sounding guitar chords.

You can’t rock individual notes, but there are 15 different power cords, covering all the major keys. Once you figure out where to activate each of the chords on the shirt’s “frets,” just press your finger there and start strumming.

USB Tape Express

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on October 27th, 2009

USB Tape ExpressMost of us have moved on to MP3s and digital music, but some of us may still have old audio tape collections, with awesome music on them. There are many rare tracks on audio tapes that have not yet made the digital jump.

That’s where the USB Tape Express comes in handy. Just hook the device up to your computer via USB, insert an old tape, then run the conversion process with the included software.

Equalizer Music Hat

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2009

Equalizer Music HatHere’s a great Equalizer Music hat, just in time for winter. This equalizer hat features blue luminescent displays in either side, which light up to the beat of your music, so pump up those jams and keep fashionably warm.

Just plug in your MP3 or music player with a headphone jack to show off your tunes right on your head. It will cost you about $30 and will apparently make girls look cute as a button. It’s also a great way to annoy those around you on your commute.

Must Have Mini Speakers for girls

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2009

Must Have Mini Speakers for girlsAre these stylish speakers a Must Have, as their name implies? You decide. One thing we know for sure is that these are for girls. Seems like a rather desperate name to us, but what do we know? They are available in several colors and designs.

All of which are full of girl power and cooties. These portable mini speakers should come in handy while on the go with your MP3 player.

DJ Tech DJ Mouse

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2009

DJ Tech DJ MouseThe mouse isn’t just for computers anymore. Check out the DJ Mouse from DJ Tech. It’s a multi-axis input device that interacts with the Deckadance Dj software and allows you to live out your DJ fantasy without a turntable or any vinyl.

It features a jog wheel that functions as a ‘scratch’ controller, while the software will buffer music so you can interact with it and play it back however you like. It even sports some cool blue back-lighting to make you look awesome in the dark.

Olive Opus stereo with 2TB of music storage

Posted in music by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2009

Olive Opus stereo with 2TB of music storageOlive has unveiled a new line of stereos today in the form of the Opus. And it has some serious storage capacity and a unique design. It’s official name is the Opus No. 4. This stereo will conveniently save imported CDs in lossless FLAC format and has a touchscreen menu.

It will let you make playlists, listen to online radio stations and more. There’s also wireless playback. The Opus is available in several models to suit your needs. There’s a 500GB model, a 1TB model and an extreme 2TB model.

Microsoft is launching a music streaming service this month

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2009

Microsoft is launching a music streaming service this monthPeter Bale, executive producer of MSN recently spoke to the Telegraph and announced that Microsoft will launch a streaming music service “imminently”, by the end of July. Bale said the service will be similar to Spotify, a streaming music service that offers both an ad-supported listening option as well as a premium subscription service with no ads. Bale also added that Microsoft is considering extending the service to the Xbox 360, but he didn’t give any other details.

They are still examining a business model. Apparently the service would let users stream tunes for free as long as they listen to ads every half hour or so. It will be interesting to see how this initiative will tie-in with the company’s Xbox 360 and Zune.

BlackBerry to offer wireless music downloads

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2009

BlackBerry to offer wireless music downloadsAccording to the Telegraph, music download site 7Digital will be launching a service for BlackBerry this September. It’s based around an application that will be available in BlackBerry’s App World. Customers will be able to download music directly to their phone for 79 cents a song. “Most” tracks will be DRM-free.

RIM CEO Jim Balsillie sure seems excited about it. He sees the market as experiencing the “birth of digital music 2.0.” We don’t know about that, but it sure is exciting for BB owners.

Korg microKORG XL

Posted in Musical Instruments by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2009

Korg microKORG XLThe microKORG is said to be the world’s best selling synthesizer. The new microKORG XL has the same great features and uses a more capable effects processor, has improved key response and a gooseneck microphone for instant vocoding.

You can use a USB cable to connect the microKORG XL to your computer. The three performance edit knobs offer fast, effective editing in performance. and you can use the free sound editing software to organize your sounds and edit all of the parameters from your computer.