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Roland targets TB-303 and live musicians with gadget gush

Roland targets TB-303 and live musicians with gadget gush

Roland has gushed a bevy of new audio products, including a sync box that helps laptop musicians play nicely with classic kit like the SH-101 and TB-303, a S1LKi-based mobile audio interface, and a UFO-styled session mixer. Meanwhile, Roland also targets the entry-level with a new V-Drum kit intended to fit more discretely into smaller spaces like bedrooms, and a Boss looping pedal that aims to take some of the complexity out of sampling.

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Archos ‘Music Beany’ is your new connected hat

Archos ‘Music Beany’ is your new connected hat

Here’s a novel concept; what if you could remember to bring a hat, but also be able to listen to music when you leave the house? Archos is banking that’s a concept you’ll love, as they’ve announced a strange new connected “device” that will deliver just that. The ‘Music Beany’ is a cover for your cranium, but will also keep the beats bumping.

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Spotify Serendipity shows simultaneous streaming

Spotify Serendipity shows simultaneous streaming

Spotify has never been afraid of a hack or two, and its latest - Serendipity - is all about the commonality of music. Handiwork of the streaming service's latest Media Artist in Residence, Kyle McDonald, Serendipity is a constantly scrolling, zooming map showing occasions where two Spotify users start listening to exactly the same song, at the same moment in time.

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NFL “pay to play” Superbowl halftime act deal rumored

NFL “pay to play” Superbowl halftime act deal rumored

It’s a little-known fact that the NFL doesn’t actually pay Superbowl halftime performers to play during the most-watched sporting event of the season every year. What’s even more under-wraps is the idea that the NFL may take things another step this year: asking performers to pay THEM to play during halftime. When you think about it, it does (sort of) make sense.

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