audio

  • The Alan Lomax Folk Collection Will Be Available For Streaming In February

    The Alan Lomax Folk Collection Will Be Available For Streaming In February

    Alan Lomax single-handedly (and some would say, heavy-handedly) saved the folk music from oblivion. Son of John Lomax, Alan travelled across the US and around the world recording folk musicians in their natural habitat. Some of his most notable songs – work songs, cowboy songs, and ballads – formed the bedrock of the folk movement and the succeeding rise of the singer-songwriter in… Read More

  • Rockers <i>One Like Son</i> Record Full Album Using Only iPhones

    Rockers One Like Son Record Full Album Using Only iPhones

    In August, I remember seeing YouTube links for the band One Like Son, who recorded an entire song using only their iPhones and a few iPhone peripherals (in addition to their instruments and drum programs). Today, I received a press release indicating that the band have finished recording an entire 10 song album using the same setup. Intrigued, I contacted Stephen Poff, the mastermind behind… Read More

  • AIAIAI’s New Headphones Continue Trend Of Understated Design

    AIAIAI’s New Headphones Continue Trend Of Understated Design

    We don’t design and hardware quite as much as we used to, but I’m making an exception for these. A good while back, I wrote about a pair of headphones I thought was the most understated and attractive I’d ever seen. They were the TMA-1s from Danish design house AIAIAI, and while I never got to get my hands on them, I’m going to make it my business to try their new pair out. Read More

  • “Twitter For Audio” App Spreaker Now Live On Android

    “Twitter For Audio” App Spreaker Now Live On Android

    About a month after its iOS debut, the self-described “Twitter for audio” app Spreaker is now publicly launching Android. The app, which lets users broadcast live over the Internet, is a DIY broadcasting/podcasting solution with social sharing mechanisms built in. You connect the app to your Twitter and Facebook accounts to broadcast live as a status update. Afterwards, you can… Read More

  • 50 Cent Debuts His Company's New Headphones

    50 Cent Debuts His New Cans: Street And Sync By 50 (Video)

    While we weren’t “In Da Club”, the Candy Shop, or the Disco Inferno, 50 Cent himself made some time this morning to meet us in downtown Manhattan and show off his brand new line of headphones. If you don’t already know, 50 originally tried to get the ball rolling in the audio biz with Sleek Audio earlier this year, until some licensing issues led him to become CEO of… Read More

  • Altec Lansing Headphones Go Custom

    Altec Lansing Headphones Go Custom

    Altec Lansing has been trying to sell custom headphones with for a while now but this year they’re getting serious. In a joint effort between A-L and ACS customs, a UK company, they are now selling $999 custom in-ear headphones for professionals (and professional wannabes). Read More

  • Bose Announces Two Soundbar Systems

    Bose Announces Two Soundbar Systems

    Bose just announced two soundbar systems for home theaters, the Lifestyle 135 System and CineMate 1 SR System. The devices use a single bar to emit what many would call surround-sound audio and can be mounted almost anywhere in the room in almost any position. The Lifestyle includes a small console with four HDMI inputs, a tuner, and an iPod/iPhone dock. The CineMate simply connects to any TV… Read More

  • Razer’s Tiamat Headset Uses 10 Drivers To Produce 7.1 Sound

    Razer’s Tiamat Headset Uses 10 Drivers To Produce 7.1 Sound

    Very few headsets out there are “true” surround sound. Most are traditional stereo headphones with “virtual surround sound” — a process that adds depth and directionality, but delivers it through two speakers. Headphones like Tritton’s and Psyko’s actually use multiple drivers to simulate being in a room with, say, five speaker channels and a subwoofer. Read More

  • Audio Magazine Shuffler.fm Gets Big Update, Gives Us Sneak Peek at iPad App

    Audio Magazine Shuffler.fm Gets Big Update, Gives Us Sneak Peek at iPad App

    Shuffler.fm, an online Web application for music discovery, received a major update today. Now users can play mixes of their favorite blogs, browse the Web’s most popular songs and artists, create personalized channels and more. But what has us even more excited is the upcoming Shuffler.fm iPad application, which provides a visual way to explore new music, optimized for the… Read More