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  • Microsoft Surface: From Idea To Pro

    Microsoft Surface: From Idea To Pro

    When it comes to designing new hardware, most companies are pretty quiet about the design process. Microsoft, with its Surface tablets, is taking a far more open approach than many other companies. Just a few days ahead of the launch of the Intel-powered Surface Pro, I got a chance to sit down with Ralf Groene, Microsoft's Director of Industrial Design, earlier this week to talk about the history… Read More

  • Euphonix to join the Avid collective as well

    Euphonix to join the Avid collective as well

    Apparantly not satisfied with only encompassing Digidesign, Avid announced yesterday their planned acquisition of Euphonix. Makers of the System 5 series of audio consoles, converters, and a little more in my price range, control surfaces for audio and video software. Read More

  • Hardware remote focus knob for DSLRs – that attaches to your iPhone

    Hardware remote focus knob for DSLRs – that attaches to your iPhone

    There's a lot going on here, but what you're basically looking at is a focus ring, attached to an iPhone, which sends a signal to a remote unit, which then turns the real focus ring on a DSLR that would otherwise be inaccessible. There are other tools a bit like this, but the integration of an iPhone as interface element could streamline things immensely. Looks like you can also control aperture… Read More

  • Panasonic announces Micro Four-Thirds pro camcorder

    Panasonic announces Micro Four-Thirds pro camcorder

    This isn't really something many gadget lovers will want (at an estimated $6000 it's well out of our price range), but it does demonstrate Panasonic's commitment to the M4/3 format, and not just at a consumer level. The AG-AF100 will fit with whatever lenses you see fit to buy for your EVIL Panasonic camera, and shoots pretty much every format you might want to shoot, as long as you don't want to… Read More

  • Digidesign transformation into Avid complete

    Digidesign transformation into Avid complete

    Avid Video has quite an ambitious plan in the works. They currently own multiple, industry-leading companies covering all things audio and video. Digidesign, maker of the Pro Tools audio editing platform, is included under this umbrella. We’ve got word that their assimilation into the Avid name will be complete in just four more days. Read More

  • Moog releases Auto De-tune. We get our sanity back

    Moog releases Auto De-tune. We get our sanity back

    Thank the audio gods. Today marks the greatest day in musical history. Well okay, not the greatest, but maybe right behind the release of the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill. This glorious day is the day Moog’s MF-401 Auto De-tune unit starts shipping out. Now we can finally stop putting up with this. Read More

  • Hercules Mk4 DJ controller announced at Musikmesse

    Hercules Mk4 DJ controller announced at Musikmesse

    After a sneak peak at this years NAMM show, Hercules officially announced the release date and price of their new Mk4 controller at the Musikmesse fair in Germany. This slim sized controller is designed to interface with whatever input you can dream up. Read More

  • BR-800 digital recorder from BOSS

    BR-800 digital recorder from BOSS

    Field recording sessions are fun, but there’s a pretty large gap between the low and high ends of the gear. You either get a handheld stereo recorder, or have to haul a mess of interfaces and preamps with your laptop. But this multi-track recorder from BOSS fills in that gap nicely with a very versatile and flexible recording platform. Read More

  • Soundwave makes a comeback, as a theatre on wheels

    Soundwave makes a comeback, as a theatre on wheels

    If you can't go and listen to a high fidelity sound system, why don't you have it come to you? The Harmon Mobile Showcase is designed to do just that, bringing two professionally calibrated listening rooms to an expo near you. Read More

  • Pioneer DJM-2000. Turntables are out, touchscreen is in

    DJ gear is unique in audio in that more than any other equipment, it has to be flashy and able to take a pounding. Usually in the form of spilt beer. My main concern with Pioneer’s new DJM-2000 is how the touchscreen will react to the rough-and-tumble world of house music and ecstasy. But it still looks gorgeous. And you can hook in up to 4 CDJ turntables. 4! Unless you spontaneously grew… Read More