Massive Attack are continuing the 20th anniversary celebrations around their album ‘Mezzanine’ with a new app that allows you to create your own take on the classic album.
The Fantom 2.0 music app “creates dynamic procedural mixes that can be shared across multiple platforms,” according to a press release announcing the app. It means that you can create your own reworking of classic Massive Attack tracks such as “Teardrop” and “Angel”.
A new piece of groundbreaking technology aims to give people with deafness the ability to experience live music in a new way.
The technology, made in collaboration between collaboration between Avnet and Not Impossible Labs, was demonstrated last weekend in Las Vegas during the Life is Beautiful Festival. Members of the Deaf community were invited, along with hearing concertgoers, to wear specially designed lightweight vests with wrist and ankle bands while a band performed on stage.
Nirvana headphones, which massage your ears, are now ready for orders through Kickstarter. Described as a 'personal ear acupressure device' which relaxes you by prodding the ears with small plastic pins, if the promotional video is much to go by it doesn't look like they can be used to listen to music.
It's news that will disappoint anyone who believes beats are best for unwinding to. There are four different modes available to use, which can apparenty alleviate stress, stop anxiety and combat fatigue, manage cortisol levels, and promote better sleep.
Sony Records has finalized an agreement with start-up Dubset to become the first major label legalized for remixing. The move is a major step forward in effectively monetizing remixes (derivative content) for rights holders and labels.
Denon DJ launched their new range of products earlier this year, with Tiësto changing his tech rider earlier this week, specifying the SC500 Media player and X1800 Mixer at all shows.
And Denon DJ’s new DJ gear represents a potential game-changer in the world of DJ technology.
The four new products aim to confront the dominance of Pioneer DJ in the booth: the SC5000 media player, Engine Prime music management system, X1800 mixer and the VL12 turntable.
When DJ Mag Tech first heard of the Roland/Serato hook-up we were intrigued. Roland, which has cut its chops in the music technology industry for years, a leading player with an undeniable history in regards to its synths, drum machines and hardware now looking to enter the DJ controller arena; and Serato, one of the industry leaders in digital DJing software. What could they both bring to this already saturated marketplace?
A new study by the Audio Engineering Library has found MP3s and other forms of compression have a serious impact on the "timbral and emotional characteristics" of music.
Roland's classic Juno-106 synthesizer is now available to play in your browser window.
Built by developer Steven Goldberg, the unofficial soft synth emulator includes all the features of the 1984 original (including the waveforms, chorus and LFO), and actually doesn't do a bad job of recreating the rich analogue sound either.
Users can play the 106.JS via their computer keyboard, or if using Google Chrome, plug in a MIDI device to control it.
It's no secret that President Obama is a big music fan, and knows his stuff when it comes to hip-hop, so it's unsurprising that the Commander In Chief also likes his vinyl too.
A new feature in Architectural Digest has revealed Obama's turntable set-up and (despite having his speakers and subwoofer on the same table as the deck itself — doh!) it's pretty darn sweet.
Yes, you read that correctly. Apple's new upcoming iOS 10.2 update is set to include male and female emojis based upon the late, great David Bowie.
The "singer" characters (ebowji anyone?) will sport the iconic lightning bolt from Bowie's 1973 album 'Aladdin Sane'. Other new emojis will include a face palm, shrug and fist pump, plus a host of new foods, animals and professions.
As if confirming out regression into a heiroglyphic state, New York's MoMA gallery also recently added 176 original emojis to its permanent collection. Who needs words anyway?