Music System

Line 6 Relay G30 Digital Wireless guitar system

Line 6  have announced a new wireless guitar system that, they claim, “redefines the wireless experience.”  The Line 6 Relay G30 Digital Wireless System consists of a compact transmitter with standard 1/4-inch input and six user-selectable channels, together with a receiver good for up to 30m range.

 

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Steampunk analog synth: what brass etching was invented for

Steampunk analog synth: what brass etching was invented for

Steampunk continues to divide opinion, with some still entranced by etched brass, cogs and masterful repurposing of what would otherwise be thrown away as trash, while other think it a tired meme that doesn't know when to give up.  We're thinking that both groups would find some appeal in Moritz Wolpert's Steampunk analog synth, however.

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Sony iPod/CD speaker-docks: WiFi DLNA streaming & LCD remote

Sony iPod/CD speaker-docks: WiFi DLNA streaming & LCD remote

Remember the Sony CMT-Z100iR iPod dock from all the way back in March?  Well, it's arrived and it brought a friend: the wirelessly-enabled NAS-Z200iR, shown here.  The Z100iR is a basic iPod speaker dock, with FM radio and CD player, whereas the Z200iR throws in WiFi, DLNA streaming and a remote control with a 3.5-inch LCD display.

 

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Airpiano: flail, and the music flails with you [Video]

Airpiano: flail, and the music flails with you [Video]

We can't all be Jean Michel Jarre, but thanks to the Arduino microprocessor we can flail our arms around and make music.  Omer Yosher's "Airpiano" is a long strip of motion sensors treated as, via the Arduino, midi keys and faders; moving your hands over and through the sensors control notes or samples, as well as volume.

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia 5900 XpressMusic leaks?

Nokia 5900 XpressMusic leaks?

Images claiming to show Nokia's follow-up to the 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen cellphone, the Nokia 5900 XpressMusic, have leaked, and while there's no confirmation that these are legitimate they certainly look the part.  Believed to include a larger, 3.5-inch touchscreen, 3.5mm headphone jack and 5-megapixel camera, the 5900 XpressMusic is expected to run the same Symbian S60 5th Edition OS as its predecessor.

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Sony Rolly culled in US? Price slashed to $99

As my mother once told me, there’s only so long you can roll around on the floor, bleating and waving your arms around, before they put you out to pasture.  The same seems to be true with the Sony Rolly, currently out of stock at the official Sony Style US online store and apparently discounted to just $99 in their bricks & mortar stores.

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Project Stella elliptical step sequencer

Project Stella elliptical step sequencer

The great thing about musical hardware is that you can admire it as a musician, recognizing how useful it might be to create awesome new tracks, or merely as someone who likes buttons and knobs.  Project Stella is no exception: JoeLMutantE's analog step sequencer may be based on an old P3 sequencer kit, but with its non-traditional ellipsoidal layout it looks thoroughly modern.

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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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