Music System

Pilotfish Ondo modular, bendable musicphone concept

Pilotfish Ondo modular, bendable musicphone concept

What the world needs are more concept devices, and thankfully here come Pilotfish with their Ondo to fill that gap.  Best known for their work on the Synaptics Onyx interface, Pilotfish have now turned their attention to more media-centric mobile devices with the Ondo cellphone concept, a twistable, touch-sensitive and modular music experience. 

 

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Vivace multitouch portable music studio concept

Vivace multitouch portable music studio concept

Music workstations have been around for many years, but we're yet to see something as slick as this Vivace concept.  Designed by Young-Shin Lee and Hae-Jin Jung, the Vivace is a clamshell touchscreen instrument and computer, which offers multi-function playback, recording and editing all in one device.

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Stanton SCS.3m touch-sensitive DJ mixer

Stanton SCS.3m touch-sensitive DJ mixer

Stanton have launched a new portable MIDI controller, using the layout of a traditional two-channel mixer but fully touch-sensitive.  The Stanton SCS.3m Mixer Controller has touch-sensitive sliders, a multitouch-crossfader, colored programmable buttons to trigger loops, EQ kills or effects, and is peppered with LED indicators.

 

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Musical Bra: touch them, they’re tuneful

Musical Bra: touch them, they’re tuneful

Musical Bra.  Not, perhaps, two words you'd expect to see together, but somehow hypnotic now that you do.  Take one bra, add to it the guts of a cheap electronic musical toy - such as the $1 toy keyboard used in the original Instructable - and then hit the streets asking strangers to palpate your tuneful chest.

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Nokia 5730, 5330 & 5030 get official

Nokia 5730, 5330 & 5030 get official

As expected, Nokia have announced three new music-centric handsets: the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic, Nokia 5330 XpressMusic and the Nokia 5030.  The three devices accompany the spread of the Comes With Music scheme, together with new Nokia Music Stores.

 

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Motorola KRE-8 music cellphone concept

Motorola KRE-8 music cellphone concept

Designed in response to a Motorola cross-disciplinary studio task, Jose Tomas DeLuna's Motorola KRE-8 music cellphone is a curious mixture of PMP, portable music creation tool and 3G handset.  There are three distinct music modes: instrument, record and mix.

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Sony CMT-LX30iR: iPod dock, USB & easy CD rips

Sony CMT-LX30iR: iPod dock, USB & easy CD rips

Hot on the heals of the Sony CMT-Z100iR comes another iPod dock with the same slot-loading CD drive and slightly-relaxed-obelisk styling.  The Sony CMT-LX30-iR is a more compact speaker dock, but still offers USB playback, MP3 CD support, an FM/AM tuner, line-in and quick CD to USB sync.

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Sony CMT-Z100iR iPod & CD speaker system leaks

Sony CMT-Z100iR iPod & CD speaker system leaks

Sony are preparing to launch a high-end iPod and iPhone speaker dock, with integrated CD player and higher than typical sound quality.  The Sony CMT-Z100iR has a dock for your Apple PMP, together with a slot-loading CD player on top and a USB port to hook up other media players.

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Cambridge Soundworks MovieWorks HD X-Fi iPod dock

Cambridge Soundworks MovieWorks HD X-Fi iPod dock

Cambridge Soundworks - a subsidiary of Creative - have announced the MovieWorks HD, a docking station for the Apple iPod range that can output high-definition video and digital audio to a connected HDTV or audio system.  The MovieWorks HD also has an integrated X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity chip onboard, together with Creative's X-Fi Crystallize and X-Fi CMSS-3D technology, and connects via HDMI.

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Samsung M7600 gets B&O audio and DJ functionality

Samsung M7600 gets B&O audio and DJ functionality

Images of the upcoming Samsung M7600 touchscreen music phone have leaked, complete with details regarding the company's latest cooperation with audio specialists Bang & Olufsen. As you might expect, the M7600 takes a distinctly musical approach to mobility, with its 2.8-inch AMOLED display offering up a virtual DJ turntable for on-device editing of tracks.

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DIY Vacuum Tube iPod Amplifier and Speakers

DIY Vacuum Tube iPod Amplifier and Speakers

There are great presents, and then there are truly awesome presents: this home-built vacuum tube iPod amplifier and speakers falls most definitely into the latter category.  Given to Peter Redmer by his engineer father, the setup consists of a quad-tube custom amp in a hand-made wood and copper chassis, together with a pair of custom black lacquer speakers.

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CES 2009: Linksys Wireless Home Audio

CES 2009: Linksys Wireless Home Audio

Linksys by Cisco have been demonstrating their new Wireless Home distributed media system at CES 2009, a Sonos-rivalling system that includes the standalone Conductor DMC350 with integrated touchscreen control and CD player, the Director DMC250 media player with integrated 50W-per-channel amp, and the Player DMP100 for connection to an existing amplified setup.  Each can access media from across your home network or the internet, together with internet radio.

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