Autodesk specializes in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, creating technology solutions for entities ranging from automakers to movie studios to architects. Its latest software, Fusion 360, is the first cloud-based 3D CAD design software which will be available as downloadable apps. An example of its functionality is to design a pair of headphones, in [...]
For music enthusiasts feeling a bit nostalgic for vinyl records, the Turnplay app created by Illya Kulakov appears to be a decent substitute especially for $1.99 (assuming you don’t have access to vinyls and a record player). Turnplay features an interface which recreates a record player on the iPod (tonearm and all), playing songs (one [...]
The Ableton EDM bundle offered on Guitar Center features a variety of industry tools to create and perform electronic music. It arrives with APC20, Live 8 (upgradeable to Live 9 for free), Dubspot 30 certificate (free 30-lesson course on using the software), Shutter Edit, an FX utility plug-in, a library of electronic and dubstep sounds, [...]
Beatport has put together a list highlighting the noteworthy music-tech gear releases over the past year. It ranges from the inaccessible (in terms of price and hardware, software capabilities, such as the $1300 Dave Smith Instruments’ Mopho X4 analog polysynth) to ready to use apps (Wolfgang Palm WaveGenerator, which allows access to wavetable synthesis technology). [...]
Keeping track of various charging devices and disentangling a mess of wires is a pain, especially when travelling. AViiQ’s Portable Charging Station appears to be a decent solution for those who aren’t as organized. Its an all-in-one travel bag with a 4-Port detachable USB hub and a cable management layout to keep the wires neat. [...]
Restoration Hardware’s Gramophone borrows its design from the iconic phonograph. Created by industrial designer Matt Richmond, the Gramophone’s functional design allows sound amplification of up to 3-4 times that of the built-in speakers in the iPhone or iPod. It requires no electricity, just simply insert the gadget into the Gramophone’s front slot. Read more HERE.
Audio firm Edifier is a high-end manufacturer of consumer audio, vertically integrated to do everything in-house (R&D, design, assembly, etc). Their latest product is the e10 Exclaim, a sleek-looking speaker system which features an upper section containing its midrange/tweeter unit and a passive radiator. The base contains a 3in woofer in addition to a 3in [...]
Sonos Studio, based in Los Angeles, is a 4,000 square foot multi-functional art space which focuses on audio experiences. The latest exhibit is Missing, which explores the relationship between man and machine. Music is curated based on Coexist, an album by English indie pop band xx. The installation reportedly uses 50 speakers, Kinect cameras, among [...]