Posts by tag: music

Gadgets July 23, 2014 posted by

Audio Engineer’s Hoodie – the perfect mix (!) of geek style and function

It’s important to realise that deep inside every geeked out audio engineer there’s a heart yearning to level up to some custom form of ultra subtle chic that an outboard rack and cable ties will never satisfy. And this goes double when it comes to fashion. How to reconcile a comfortable, slick hoodie with doing your job and staying in touch with the sounds? Well now, thanks to engineer Nic Pope, there’s a way to combine virtual invisibility with style,…

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Audio Engineer’s Hoodie – the perfect mix (!) of geek style and function
cool tech July 22, 2014 posted by

Milktape – relive the glorious retro art style of mixtapes

Remember when mixtapes used to be that ‘special‘ gift? If you don’t, go take a look at John Cusack in the excellent High Fidelity movie. They could mean so many things. It could just be, “I think these songs are rad” or it could say, “I think you’re rad.” Too bad it’s a dying art. Or at least it was. Milktape is reviving the mixtape as a form of communication for lovers and friends alike.

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Milktape – relive the glorious retro art style of mixtapes
Gadgets July 15, 2014 posted by

The Roadie – cool auto guitar tuner is like having an actual roadie in your bag, without the attitude

Tuning a guitar is probably the most important part of learning how to play, but the physical act of tuning can take some time, and can really require good ears. The Roadie guitar tuner does all the work for you, including winding the strings, which is pretty much all you could ask of a real live roadie, except to go grab you a coffee.

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The Roadie – cool auto guitar tuner is like having an actual roadie in your bag, without the attitude
Bookmark This! July 10, 2012 posted by

Tunescicles gives you music playlist superpowers

As we’ve noted before, YouTube currently drives a good proportion of the Web’s music discovery, but up to now we haven’t seen much in the way of basic, down home jukebox functionality from the service. Yes you can set up channels, or use your favorites as a form of playlist manager, but neither of these options gives a really satisfactory result.

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Bookmark This! June 27, 2012 posted by

Like FM powers your music discovery with Pinterest elegance and YouTube videos

When the history books are finally written about the evolution of music in century 21, the major feature that will hold the historians spellbound is how swiftly popular music moved from being a strictly controlled, media manipulated fiefdom, to a digital free for all, curated by the global crowd. The other surprise is likely to be how much influence YouTube videos had on this shift in consumption.

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Bookmark This! June 6, 2012 posted by

Subsonic lets you create your own Spotify cloud music service for free [Freeware]

Suddenly it seems like the world is awash with music services, but for many people it still isn’t enough. The problem is you need to pay for these services, which can be hard for those with a limited budget or a religious aversion to paying for music delivery. There are free alternatives to commercial music streaming though, and with a bit of time and effort the results can be excellent.

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Bookmark This! May 8, 2012 posted by

Livebeats delivers live concerts to the world

The music business is in a state of…ah…change? Is that an understatement? CD sales are dying, and although MP3 downloads are rising it’s not enough to compensate for lost revenue and keep those expensive music lawyers in the style to which they’re accustomed. Their saviour seems to be live music, now enjoying something of a resurgence.

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Bookmark This! April 17, 2012 posted by

MP3Gain cures the annoying LOUD and soft music tracks problem [Daily Freeware]

I’ve started to use my phone as a music player much more nowadays, especially when I bike down to the shops or whatever (yes I’m careful not to shut out traffic noise!). One of the thing I’ve noticed though, is how annoying it is when different tracks play at different volumes. I’m not just talking about quiet tracks, but also tracks which should be loud but which aren’t for some reason (probably because I ripped them poorly from my CD).

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Bookmark This! April 16, 2012 posted by

Musikame lets you play DJ with Soundcloud tracks

Soundcloud is starting to build an ecosystem, which is a very good sign that an online application is getting popular. What we mean by ecosystem is a set of external applications and functions that add value to the core, rather like Skype apps make the Skype platform much more than just an Internet phone system.

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