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Tag: Music

Gundam Calling T-Shirt: That’S One Huge Guitar

Gundam Calling T-Shirt: That’S One Huge Guitar
Let’s play six degrees of Gundam! How many degrees of separation does Elvis Presley have from Gundam? One! Elvis Presley’s debut album art looked like this, which The Clash emulated for their album London Calling, which Chop Shop emulated for this Gundam shirt.

33% Guitar + 33% Mandolin + 33% Theremin = 100% Awesome

33% Guitar + 33% Mandolin + 33% Theremin = 100% Awesome
The guys over at synthopia hunted up this wondrous electrical musical oddity, and I love it. The Destroyer combines an electric guitar, mandolin and that wonderful outer-spacey-squealy instrument – the theremin – in one compact package.

Toyota’s Violin-Playing Robot Will Soon Play in a Symphony

Toyota’s Violin-Playing Robot Will Soon Play in a Symphony
Well, maybe not yet, but it’s still impressive that this ‘bot can actually play the violin! I don’t think that human orchestras are in any danger, but it just goes to show that robots can be programmed to do anything.

The iPod Revolution: How Your Cute Apple Device Changed the Music Business

The iPod Revolution: How Your Cute Apple Device Changed the Music Business
You can either love it or hate it, but there’s no denying that the iPod changed the face of the music industry. Even though you’d rather not think too much about it, especially if you don’t own a Mac, Apple has made an incredible impact on music.

Android-Winmo-Iphoneos Guitar: What Happens When the Phone Rings?

Android-Winmo-Iphoneos Guitar: What Happens When the Phone Rings?
This crazy looking contraption isn’t just a bunch of smartphones, it’s a musical instrument. Made for a presentation at MobileCampBrussels, the Phone Guitar is made out of five smartphones (actually there’s an iPod Touch standing in for the iPhone) on three different mobile platforms using three different programing languages as well as two third-party apps, a custom cross-platform sequencer app, a stick, some battery powered speakers, and a whole lot of duct tape.

Uo Dj Mixer Won’T Scratch Your iPod

Uo Dj Mixer Won’T Scratch Your iPod
The UO DJ Mixer is a nice gift for newbie DJs. It lets you combine music from a pair of iPods or iPhones – and add effects like reverb, filter and flange. You can connect it to a sound system and share your mix with everyone, or use the bundled headphones if you’re not that confident with your skills yet.

8-Bit Guitar Trades Chords for Combos

8-Bit Guitar Trades Chords for Combos
In the past few years, artists have started to use video game-like sounds to make music. Some have even recreated music using the sound chips from old computers and consoles in a musical genre known as “chiptunes.”

Eton Soulra Solar-Powered iPod Speaker: Loud Beats on Bright Days

Eton Soulra Solar-Powered iPod Speaker: Loud Beats on Bright Days
The Eton Soulra may not be as portable as, say, the foldable Origaudio speakers, but it’s a lot more powerful, and since it draws power from the sun, it’s perfect for summer outings.

Super Mario Bros. Theme Played on Pencils

Super Mario Bros. Theme Played on Pencils
Here’s what happens when you try and play the theme from SMB with a couple of spare pencils. Actually, they look more like pens to me, but what does it matter.

Roland Micro-Cube Amp: Big Sound You Can Carry Around

Roland Micro-Cube Amp: Big Sound You Can Carry Around
If someone in your family suddenly develops an interest in learning how to play the guitar, giving him or her the 2-watt Micro-CUBE amplifier by Roland will help ensure that your neighbors won’t kill you. That’s not to say you’ll be giving your loved one a gimped amp; the Micro-CUBE doles out full sound and clean tone.

IPhone App Quartet + Youtube = Internet Fame

IPhone App Quartet + Youtube = Internet Fame
YouTube user applegirl002 just did Apple a favor. Her videos show just how mature and complex the apps on the iPhone and iPod Touch have become. applegirl002 shows us how to play Lady Gaga’s Poker Face using only four iPhones, three apps and one wicked stand.

Roland Lucina Ax 09: Shoulder Synthesizer or Keytar? Does It Matter What Its Called?

Roland Lucina Ax 09: Shoulder Synthesizer or Keytar? Does It Matter What Its Called?
To me, yes it does. Keytar is just too silly for me, right down there with slanket and yogilates. I can roll with shoulder synthesizer though, and that’s exactly what we have today, the Lucina AX-09 by Roland.

Cassette Tape Speaker: Do Not Try to Play This Tape

Cassette Tape Speaker: Do Not Try to Play This Tape
I’m not really sure why you’d want a speaker that looks like a cassette tape, but you can have one nonetheless.

Mythos Xtr-50 Wallspeakers Thanks the Aluminum Diet for Its Slim Figure

Mythos Xtr-50 Wallspeakers Thanks the Aluminum Diet for Its Slim Figure
How slim? The Mythos XTR-50 by Definitive Technology wowed folks at CES 2010 with it’s 1.5-inch thick body. The secret? Aluminum. The Mythos XTR-50 wall-mounted speaker has an “aircraft-grade” extruded aluminum enclosure, two 3.5″ anodized aluminum drivers with their patent-pending “XTDD technology”, four 3.5″ aluminum dome bass radiators and a 1″ pure aluminum dome tweeter.

Chicbuds Headphones Are Brightly Colored Fo Realz

Chicbuds Headphones Are Brightly Colored Fo Realz
My wife uses her iPhone for listening to music a lot. She uses these cheap pink earphones when she listens that sound worse than the stock Apple earphones. The other day I got a really nice set of earphones for her from V-Moda that sound great.

Vincent Audio C-60 CD Player is C-Razy Expensive

Vincent Audio C-60 CD Player is C-Razy Expensive
There are lots of things that I would squander $5,000 on and not think twice about. Most people would probably think these things were a waste of money. None of the ways to part $5K from my wallet has anything to do with music though.