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Category: Audio

Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments

Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments
We’ve seen floppy drives and hard drives used to make music, but laurens.weyn’s Unconventional Instrument Orchestra can use “pretty much anything with steppers, or anything that makes noise on a signal pulse as percussion.” That includes hard drives, and floppy drives along with 3D printers, CNC machines and even doorbells.

R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone Doesn’t Just Pair with Droid Phones

R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone Doesn’t Just Pair with Droid Phones
R2-D2, it is you! It is you! I’m not sure why it took this long, but if you need a droid to use as a speakerphone, here is the Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone. Put it on your X-Wing themed desk and take calls.
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This Record Is Made out of an Uncooked Flour Tortilla, Really Plays

This Record Is Made out of an Uncooked Flour Tortilla, Really Plays
Who knew that tortillas were so versatile? Not only can they wrap food, but it turns out that they can act as a record and play music if you use a laser cutter to etch grooves into its floury surface.

History of the Sony Walkman (Infographic)

History of the Sony Walkman (Infographic)
If you can believe it, The Sony Walkman has been around for 36 years now. In fact, the player was born on July 1, 1979. In celebration of the Walkman, Sony put together this handy infographic which shows the evolution of the music player.

Review: Torque t402v Customizable Headphones

Review: Torque t402v Customizable Headphones
If there’s one thing that’s frustrating about headphones on the market today, it’s that each pair seems to be designed for a very specific individual’s taste and comfort. This is especially true of large headphones that are worn over or on the ears.

Portable Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet Speaker: Death Star Disco

Portable Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet Speaker: Death Star Disco
This portable Stormtrooper Bluetooth speaker is a stormtrooper that can shoot straight for once, since it is shooting sound rather than lasers. This speaker comes from Blue Sky Studios and looks just like a classic stormtrooper helmet.

BlueLounge Posto Headphone Stand: Give Your Ears a Rest

BlueLounge Posto Headphone Stand: Give Your Ears a Rest
Since I work with a lot of audio and video content, I wear headphones all the time so as not to bother everyone around me while I’m getting my job done. I’m a bit of an audio geek, so I prefer to wear big, over-the-ear headphones for the best sound.

Toc Record Player Spins Your Vinyl Vertically

Toc Record Player Spins Your Vinyl Vertically
Toc is one beautifully crafted record player, even if it does sort of look like an almond merged with a record. It was designed by Roy Harpaz. It spins the vinyl vertically rather than horizontally, but more importantly it looks amazing doing it.

DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move

DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move
A couple of years ago we featured DrumPants, a set of wearable drumpads. Now the company is raising funds for the second version of its unique MIDI controller, which has improved features and open source software.

Wristboom Is a Bluetooth Speaker for Your Wrist

Wristboom Is a Bluetooth Speaker for Your Wrist
Wristboom is a Bluetooth speaker that sits on your wrist. You can do stuff like stream music to it, or take calls. Unfortunately you can’t start any calls though, because there’s only one button, and that just turns the device on and off, and accepts incoming calls.

Review: OAXIS Bento Wireless Speaker Requires No Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Connection

Review: OAXIS Bento Wireless Speaker Requires No Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Connection
So how exactly does a wireless speaker work without a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection? The Oaxis Bento uses electromagnetic induction tech to work its magic. Simply place your smartphone on top of the Bento’s platform and align its speaker with the marked line.

Headphone Passive Speaker: In Both Ears and out of the Mouth

Headphone Passive Speaker: In Both Ears and out of the Mouth
Passively amplified speakers come in all shapes and sizes, but industrial designer Steffen Kehrle’s installation is notable not only for its looks, but for its source of sound. While most passive speakers amplify the sound from a mobile device, Steffen’s Speaker consists of five cones that boost the sound from headphones.

Here Buds Let You Hear the Real World at Your Preferred Volume

Here Buds Let You Hear the Real World at Your Preferred Volume
The next time you see someone walking down the street with a pair of wireless buds inserted into their ears, they might not be listening to their favorite jams. What could they be they listening to?

Review: SoundCover Amps up iPad Speakers, Protection

Review: SoundCover Amps up iPad Speakers, Protection
Perhaps the biggest problem with tablets is that most of them don’t have very good speakers built in. With few exceptions, tablets have tiny, tinny sound. I’ve got an iPad Air, and it’s certainly not very good in the audio department.

Review: Audiofly AF120 In-Ear Monitor Headphones

Review: Audiofly AF120 In-Ear Monitor Headphones
I’ve tested out numerous headphones and earbuds over the years, but this is actually the first time I’ve tried a pair of in-ear monitors. These specialized earphones are optimized for performers to use on stage so they can hear their performance without the echoes and ambient noise from the venue around them.

Review: Marshall Woburn by John Varvatos Limited Edition Speaker

Review: Marshall Woburn by John Varvatos Limited Edition Speaker
Building on its heritage as one of the premier makers of amps for the music industry, Marshall has extended its reach with the quality of its home audio products. Unlike some companies who might just slap their logo on a licensed piece of third-party equipment, it’s clear that Marshall cares about the quality of not just the hardware, but the sound of its home gear.
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