Objest Quip – possibly the most stylish home Bluetooth speaker

quip minifig head

Objest is a London-based purveyor of “audio objects” and is looking to bring its latest design for a Bluetooth speaker, called Quip, to market with your help. The company is based in Shoreditch, just down the road from my office, and has designed the Quip to fit in to your living room and the pillow [...]

Copying your legit downloads to CD is now legal in UK

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Ever make a mix CD for a road-trip or for a house party you were throwing? Up until now, you were being naughty and a tad illegal. Even backing up your music to CD would have you labelled as some criminal mastermind. New laws mean that from 1st June 2014, it will no longer be [...]

Kyub mini maker synth with feather touch and accelerometer

Kyub-3D-MIDI-Keyboard

Synth fans, there’s a new open sourced instrument called Kyub it looks pretty cool. This new open source midi keyboard kit called the Kyub (pronounced cube) offers users a feather touch three-dimensional midi keyboard complete with accelerometers and other neat stuff. The Kyub has been designed as a kit that can be assembled at home by just [...]

Create your own vinyl record pressing from digital tracks

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We are all now familiar with the vinyl to MP3 digitisation of your music collection but what if you miss that warmth and occasional crackle of vinyl? What if you could send your digital music to record? There is a guy who has made a device that makes it easy to press audio files into [...]

Last chance for revolutionary GigBlade gig bag pre-order deal

GigBlade

It has been a while since I’ve been excited by something that’s actually useful. Sure, amps, cabs and basses will always getting me wanting but a gig bag? Really? But the GigBlade from Gruv Gear is no ordinary bag. Carrying your bass or guitar from one gig to another can be awkward and sometimes, quite [...]

Spotify releases Guilty Pledgers donation scheme

guilty pledgers

Music streaming service, Spotify, has unveiled the Guilty Pledgers app, a service that allows music fans to donate money to their favourite charity in exchange for adding their guilty pleasure tune to a party playlist. The idea behind the app (that works from within Spotify’s desktop app) is that Spotify users will sign up to throw a [...]