Instant Music connects via USB and ships with Acoustics Spin It Again software to set sample bit rates, configure audio formats you plan to convert from analog to digital and more advanced features such as ID3 tagging. I don’t think it’s as slick looking as the Ion Audio unit but then again we see a big price difference between the two ($49 verse $150) and the Instant Music will convert any analog signal, not just those old vinyl records. Continue Reading
Why Targus hired a marketing firm who places their speakers in a pile of rocks with weeds sticking out is a complet mystery.Â If these folks are trying to send the message of a lovely afternoon at the park, then grass, picnic basket and a couple glasses of wine should have been the props here. Maybe they are trying to convey the portable iPod speaker system will get you to “rock out.”Â Doubt that. In either event, the Targus speakers will run you about $45 bucks plus a plane ticket to Korea. Source: AvingUSA. Continue Reading
Designed for any on-spot location the ProTrack will run solid for five hours with just four trip-A batteries.Â The little guy is also threaded for tripod mounting to set it & forget it.
ProTrack is ideal for capturing sound effects, recitals, jam sessions, speeches, interviews, rehearsals, performances, meetings, lectures, notes-to-self, or any other audio material directly to iPod. It will be available from pro audio dealers Q3-2008.The ProTrack is due out in 30-45 days (although Alesis is notories for pushing back release dates) with an undisclosed price tag [damn]. Source:Â Engadget via Brad Linder’s Blog. Continue Reading
- You have an AAC file in iTunes that’s not compatible with your Zune that can play MP3 and not AAC files.
- A WAV file needs to be emailed to a client for approval but it’s too big. You need to convert the file to an AAC so it’s small enough to easily send via email.
- You are making a music video and want to use a song you got online as the soundtrack. However, the editing program won’t import the song because it doesn’t support MP3 or AAC.
- You need to remove the DRM (Digital Rights Management) from an AAC song you purchased from the iTunes Store (see step #7).
At just over 3″ in width and 1.25″ in height the goose neck speaker does give you the freedom for directional audio but if you are using a laptop aren’t you generally right in front of the computer anyway, just crank up the sound. Regardless of my petty opinion, Urban Outfitters feels different.Â They offer the USB flex speaker at Continue Reading
Two Creative technologies are embedded into the USB Sound Blaster which are X-Fi Crystalizer and X-Fi CMSS-3D.Â I’ve talked about these technologies before which are the key components to Creative’s solution. Not to leave any stone unturned, here are the list of features for the USB Sound Blaster:
- Supports USB 2.0 for high quality 5.1 audio
- USB bus-powered
- Gold plated RCA front outputs and mini-jack surround outputs for maximum fidelity
- Optical Output for connectivity to surround sound systems
- 24-bit Playback and Recording ADC, DAC
- X-Fi audio enhancement technology
- Easily accessible Headphone out and Mic In for connecting headsets
- Convenient Volume Control with push to mute feature
- Line-in monitoring
- Host-based EAX advanced HD 4.0 and OpenAL support
- Creative Alchemy software that restores DS3D Games’ 3D audio in Windows Vista
I’ve got at least 3 dozen installation CDs, software CDs, and utility CDs that I like to have in storage.Â Problem is the over flow of putting those CDs into a leather case – now I’ve got two cases.Â Rather then spending more mone on another bulky leather CD/DVD case, I’m looking at this Disc Stakka. The Stakka is an automated carousel that stores and protects your CDs and DVDs.Â It does the painfully obvious as well, retrieves them.Â The Stakka holds Continue Reading
Stream from 16 bit, 44.1-48kHz directly from your computer and use the high-quality headphones for monitoring your session.Â The USB podcasting microphone makes it a snap to get connected and get going. One of the best applications for this type of product, other than being self-absorbed and loving the sound of your voice on the net, would be setting up a portable studio for trade-show interviews with customers, clients and critics.Â With the ease of setup from the Alesis system, your booth could have a podcasting station for in depth interviews, tutorials on products or guest speakers you could immediately deliver to the world via podcasting and the internet.Â After all, the classic 10×20 booth with some posters and fliers is so old-school. The Alesis USB podcasting kit is priced at just $99 bucks.Â A drop in the bucket for anyone reading this post. Continue Reading
“This year’s Billboard Latin Music Conference is all about exploring the new way of doing business, so it is extremely fitting that SanDisk Corporation is an in association sponsor of the event,” said Leila Cobo, Billboard’s Executive Director of Content & Programming for Latin Music & Entertainment. “From ringtones to video, understanding and utilizing mobile technology is crucial for any artist or company that wants to succeed in the Latin music business, and we’re thrilled that SanDisk will be giving our attendees the opportunity to experience the true power of mobile entertainment through its microSD cards.”To increase awareness for how microSD cards can be used SanDisk launched this very entertertaining website WakeUpYourPhone.com. Continue Reading
Unless you need specific subscription channels, you no longer have to put up with cable or satellite costs to get the High Definition TV everyone is craving for. The AverTV Hybrid Volar MAX does it all. For video quality, playback and speed consider this:
“The AVer MeidaCenter provides users more joy from Clear QAM digital cable TV. Advanced real-time H.264 recording compression significantly reduces CPU loading and the amount of hard disk space needed for recording. The optional 320Ã—240 resolution enables users to save and playback video on an iPod.”Don’t hold doubt either, the AVerTV Hybrid Volar MAX can truly present the details of HDTV in 720p/1080i resolution. With an exclusive Vista MCE Video Gaming Plug-in, the AverTV Hybrid Volar MAX resolves the Continue Reading
Although it appears simplistic with only 6 laser strings, the pre-authored pulses allow you to play pulses, streams, riffs and loops from a variety of instrument selections.Â Configure the laser beam music system to play strings, keyboards, winds and percussion instruments. The laser beam music system from Sharper Image includes 30 original songs in 19 different music genres.Â Genres include Jazz, bluegrass, classical, hip-hop, reggae, heavy metal and more. Continue Reading