Brits’ love of music adds £11 billion to tech sales

Brits have a reputation for being music lovers and the latest study carried out by BPI shows just how much people are prepared to spend on their passion. The way the music business operates these days is a lot different to how it used to. Technology plays a large role not only in the production … Continue reading Brits’ love of music adds £11 billion to tech sales

SoundBlaster Roar: Redefining “all-in-one”

The Creative Sound Blaster was the soundcard of choice, back in the day when people still bought soundcards. However, as the previous sentence indicates, times have changed quite significantly, and Creative have found a way to innovate themselves out of obsolescence. The Sound Blaster Roar is a new kitchen sink approach to the Bluetooth speaker, … Continue reading SoundBlaster Roar: Redefining “all-in-one”

Native Instruments Kontrol Z1: Unbeatable Precision

Having caught our attention with its recently released Traktor DJ app (free for a limited time), Native Instruments today released the world’s smallest professional mixer and audio interface, the Kontrol Z1. The new controller takes the company’s new app and transforms it into a professional DJ system combining the best of a touchscreen with the … Continue reading Native Instruments Kontrol Z1: Unbeatable Precision

The Exciting World Of No Cost Electronica

These days, if you’ve got a PC or a Mac, a little hard disk space and an internet connection you’ve already got everything you need to produce music. No, you don’t need to buy any more hardware and you don’t need to spend any money on software. None at all! So, getting started is simple. … Continue reading The Exciting World Of No Cost Electronica

Top 5 Ingenious Bathroom Gadgets

We all spend a varying proportion of our time in the bathroom, be it for nature’s necessities, taking a long relaxing shower or pruning ourselves for a night out. If you are of the inclination to spend perhaps a little more time in the bathroom than really required, you’ll be pleased to be informed about … Continue reading Top 5 Ingenious Bathroom Gadgets

Top 5 DJ Controllers

With the proliferation of mp3s the world of DJing has seen a seismic shift away from traditional forms of mixing to digital systems and controllers that solely work with digital music files. So it’ll come as no surprised to you that there’s a burgeoning market for low-cost easy-to-use DJ controllers that range from simple midi … Continue reading Top 5 DJ Controllers

Connected Car: Glympse Partners with BMW and Mini for Location Sharing

BMW hasn’t pushed it smartphone app integration as much as its competitors like Ford or GM, but at last week’s New York motor show the German car manufacturer announced new partnerships with Glympse, Rhapsody, TuneIn and Audible. Each app, as you’d expect shows up on the LCD in BMW models equipped with the app integration … Continue reading Connected Car: Glympse Partners with BMW and Mini for Location Sharing

Spotify Launches Web-Based Player for UK

Spotify has made the online version of its music streaming software available to all UK users as it continues to extend the player’s public beta. The Web-based app has been online at https://play.spotify.com for several weeks, but has now been announced in an email sent out by the company, and is accessible for all Spotify … Continue reading Spotify Launches Web-Based Player for UK