The Chord Company Cream instrument cable review

Attitude and Chord Cream

The Chord Company have made their name by producing some very impressive, not to mention expensive, audiophile grade Hi-Fi cables. It was with some interest that I noticed that they also make cables for instruments. Could they actually make a difference? The Cream Cable (guess what colour it is) is typical of how The Chord […]

Korg revives classic ARP Odyssey synth

arp odyssey uk launch

I attended Korg’s official UK launch of the highly-anticipated ARP Odyssey reissue in a Soho basement beneath a record shop. Matt Berry was on duty to introduce the BBC Radiophonic Workshop live performance and guests came from as far as the planet Skaro. Who says that life at GadgetyNews is boring? Korg chose the cavernous […]

Record sleeve turns in to Bluetooth DJ controller

DJ Qbert Extraterrestria Album

Bringing the worlds of physical media and digital gadgety goodness together, QBert’s album sleeve doubles up as a DJ controller via Bluetooth and an app. Vinyl is continuing to make a resurgence even though people like me never stopped using it. DJ QBert has brought together all the good things that vinyl brings as well […]

Tidal to stream HiFi quality audio

Tidal

There’s a new music streaming service in town, it’s called Tidal and it’s packing a secret weapon – Instead of dishing out the usual MP3, AAC or OGG files, Tidal streams lossless FLAC files that offer several times the bitrate of most other music services. Tidal, the new audio streaming service from WiMP HiFi, will […]

Apple iPod Classic sent the way of the Walkman

apple ipod classic finale

Apple has cunningly used the diversionary tactics of announcing huge iPhones and a swanky wrist-based peripheral in order to kill off one of its classics. Literally. The iPod Classic. That’s right. Apple has quietly taken the iPod Classic around the back of the company’s Cupertino HQ and ‘discontinued’ it. Permanently. It’s almost as though the […]

UK pirates now to get away unpunished

pirate

The new voluntary copyright alert programme (Vcap) will see naughty pirates get issued with up to four warnings annually if their broadband connection is known to be unlawfully sharing files. What happens if you ignore these warnings you may ask? Nothing. You read correctly. As of next year if, after four warnings, the perpetrator continues […]