Tag Archives: sound

The Beat Goes On and On and On

The musical trio from Tokyo, Japan known as d.v.d. sound like a blast to see live. The group consists of drummers Itoken and Jimanica and visualizer Takashi Yamaguchi. As the drummers play and beat on the drums, Takashi projects and manipulates brilliant imagery on a screen. The sounds trigger geometrical shapes and landscapes via Processing (just like Metamorphosis 2), ensuring ...

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Trippy iPod Is By No Means Portable

Either I’m on some awesome drugs thatI don’t know about or the Russian artists who designed this oversized iPod are. OK, I just gave myself a blood test; I’m sober. That means that both Aristarkh Chernyshev and Alexei Shulgin are out of their skulls for crafting this large, warped, fully-functional iPod. It looks like they put a giant iPod in ...

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Throw Out Your CDs: Amazon Is The Way To Go

Music can be really costly these days, especially if you’re the one guy caught leaking the Guns N’ Roses album on to the net. Even music stores mark up prices on both uses and new CDs at an outrageous rate. It almost seems like everyone is out to get anyone who loves listening to music. Well, Amazon wants you to ...

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Public Service Announcement On The Go

You don’t need a DJ Mobile to be able to make public announcements over a loud speaker. Take a look at this briefcase. It’s transportable and it’s got a built-in sound system that includes a 20-watt amplifier and 4″ speakers. While it may not have a toilet inside of it like the Gotta Go Briefcase, it’s got the next best ...

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Those Speakers Won’t Make Your Car Go Faster

If your neighbors piss you off or if you’re just an angry, bitter soul who wants to watch the world burn, then why not blast loud and obnoxious music to annoy everyone as you drive around the block? This mobile multichannel speaker car is every DJ’s wet dream. Can you imagine pulling up to the Minitek Electronic Music festival in ...

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Mo’ Urban Headphones From The Family Doc

Remember the Toshiba A2DP headphones? Those were tight, right? Wrong! They’re missing one of the most important factors of becoming quality headphones: Dr. Dre’s name. If you want headphones to sell, you need to slap a famous rapper’s name on it. Forget Bluetooth headphones like the Bluetrak ST1; those sell about as well as Funkmaster Flex’s driving shoes. And you ...

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So Two Receivers and A Consumer Walk Into A Bar…

Radio stinks. It’s boring and pretentious and they never play enough 1970s progressive rock bands. In a desperate attempt to get more listeners in on radio, Coby Electronics’ HD Radio launched with promises of higher audio quality for no additional fee. The two new HD Radio receivers in town include the portable HDR-700 Radio System and the HDR-650 (pictured above) ...

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My First Arduino Project

So I got my very first Arduino in the mail two nights ago. In less than one day, I was able to create a simple program and circuit that plays back any set of musical notes I want. I can then modify pitch, frequency and delay time all with potentiometers I have rigged up to the Arduino. Coding is extremely ...

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Robotic Fish Feeder Saves Lives

The most common demise of fish is due to negligence. If you go through life with a “can’t someone else do it” attitude, like myself, then pets really aren’t your bailiwick. Fish of all pets are the easiest to maintain and yet, some people can’t keep a goldfish alive longer than a week. With Fifer, the fish feeding robot, fish ...

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Discard Your WiiMotes In Favor Of Something More Fun

Let’s be square with one another: you haven’t used your WiiMotes since you got Super Smash Bros: Brawl. That’s alright though, because Tom Tlalim of the Netherlands was in the same boat as you. Using eight Nintendo Wii controllers, that previously were doing nothing more than collecting dust, Tom is able to create and manipulate sound in real time. This ...

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