Luis and Clark’s Carbon Fiber instruments aren’t just about looks: they play well, take quite a bit of abuse, and have found their ways into the hands of musicians like Yo Yo Ma.
No, he’s not on crack: Theremin-master Greg uses a mic buried into headphones along with his hands for pitch and volume to create a trippy version of the Portal song via Rock Band.
If you were crazy enough to remember every word to Barenaked Ladies’ “One Week,” we’ve got a new one for you: CollegeHumor’s Streeter Seidell stars in the wacky parody above.
Bastard vs. Bots is an awesome series of short, animated episodes pitting cowboys, skaters and even Vikings against robots; they’re promo pieces for heavy metal band Black Tide.
eFizz doesn’t instill much confidence name-wise, but this all-in-one iPod dock and 2.1 stereo system cranks out 70 watts RMS through Cabasse speakers; it includes a HandMusic remote.
It’s no stretch to say that NPH has been on a roll as of late: this past weekend’s SNL was capped off by an orchestral homage to the Doogie Howser theme. We cried at the end too, bro.
Electro Harmonix’s Voice Box is a vocal synth processor: in short, sound like a synth-robot, add backup singers or even do a little gender bending (hey, it’s your music).
Think Ocarina x 5: above is Stanford’s Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO) playing Stairway To Heaven with their iPhones and special glove speakers at The Crunchies 2008.
A remote in the hand is worth one Ipod in the dock, at least with Ewoo’s HandMusic; a remote with a 1.8″ TFT LCD lets you keep your iPod docked while you pick tunes from 500 feet away.
Boomboxes are alive and well with Sony’s “Muteki” LBT-ZX66i; made for iPods, it features two three-way bass reflex speakers with a 7″ sub and 1″ tweeter, good for 560 watts.
With gigantic transducers, uncovered earcups and Alcantara ear pads, Sennheiser’s HD800 headphones promise high fidelity natural listening–and make you pay out the nose for it.
Sony’s Walkman NWZ-X1000 may yet be a viable iPod Touch competitor: available in 16GB and 32GB flavors, it sports a 3″ touch AMOLED screen, Wi-Fi and digital noise cancellation.
iTunes is now 80% DRM free, with all 10 million going free by the end of Q1 2009; there will be three pricing tiers ($0.69, $0.99 and $1.29) as well as a 3G/Wi-Fi store for the iPhone.
Also debuting at CES: Blaupunkt and miRoamer are teaming up to release the first in-car internet radio receiver; early models will connect via Bluetooth to a 3G/HSDPA/HSPA device.
JA Michell’s TecnoDec is an entry-level turntable with a low-noise DC motor, advanced bearing and a solid plinth, yet is still easy to use; it requires no user setup or maintenance.
It might get us impaled playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero, but that won’t stop us from ogling this PS3 Warbeast Guitar; angles aside, it features a glowing strumbar and faceplates.
These s-Jays earphones come with a SIREN armature that bumps up output and dynamic range; they also include extra sleeves, a stereo splitter, airline adapter and extension cable.
Built by Randy Jones for his CS thesis, this multitouch music device is actually a passive force sensor that makes music with a MacBook Pro via an 8×8 RME audio interface.
Compiled in less than a week by 23 year-old Fredrik Larsson, this one-man Wind Waker music video (a-la Zelda) shows him playing everything from an accordion to a pan flute.
Roth Audio’s MC4 mixes a bit of the old with the new; it’s both a tube amplifier and an iPod dock with s-video output; includes remote and a pair of OLI1 2-way bookshelf speakers.
This VAX77 Folding Keyboard is a boon for on-the-road musicians and weighs just 25 lbs with a magnesium alloy case, polyphonic aftertouch, custom colors and keyweights.
With a USB 2.0 connection to your DAW, I¬¨â€šÃ Ã«ONIX’s Desktop Recording Interfaces slot neatly between your monitor and keyboard with input level controls and dbx mic preamps.
Nano, eat your heart out: Samsung’s Korea-only Yepp P3 sports a 3.0″ haptic touchscreen with 4, 8 and 16GB flavors; it also includes Bluetooth, an FM tuner and a built-in speaker.
iLuv’s 2.1 channel i9500 Audio System is a followup to their popular i9200, albeit with twice the power at 45W RMS; this vertical system will dock your iPod or iPhone and hold up to 4 CDs.
Its composite back may scare guitar purists, but the Ovation Idea’s tech is super sweet: preamp for live gigs, built-in mp3 recorder with condenser mic, and playback for practicing.
Philips’ DC350 is a vertically oriented iPhone/iPod clock radio which also sports a Bluetooth link for hands-free calls; it’s rated at 6W RMS, includes a remote and will be out January.
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