These days, you can’t go more than a few hours without encountering some gadget with a human-sounding voice. The Science Elf provides a concise look at the history of machine-made speech, from early mechanical devices through modern voice assistants like Siri and Alexa.
Artblox can take the waveform from a musical passage, words, or any other short sound, and etch it onto a block of clear acrylic. They can be personalized with your choice of color scheme, and an optional QR code which lets you play back the recorded sound via a mobile device.
In a just barely Halloween-themed episode, musical expert 12tone walks us through the complexities of distortion, and what it is about such sounds that make them more creepy and off-putting than others – sort of like the way he draws from right to left across the page.
Musician Steve “SamuraiGuitarist” Onotera presents a hyperbolic short film about an itch he’s been wanting to scratch – stringing together all 37 of his stomp boxes, to hear what it sounds like when he routes his guitar through them all. That Miku stomp box is hilarious.
During most of his concerts, musician Rob Scallon performs Rain, a tune that relies heavily on a delay effect pedal. But he recently decided to see if he could replicate the sound through a combination of room acoustics and enlisting the help of two other guitar players.
Not only is this rugged Bluetooth speaker portable and water resistant, its docking station at home adds a subwoofer and a 15-watt amp for lots of extra bass boom. The speaker also has 2GB of built-in storage if you want to save tunes to it. Save 81% in The Awesomer Shop.
Pyle just took wraps off what could the baddest Bluetooth speaker ever. This beast blasts out an impressive 1,000 watts of power to turn any space into an instant dance party. Supports NFC pairing, and has an FM tuner and 3.5mm input. Plays for up to 5.5h on battery power.
You’ll want to put your headphones on for this one. Car fanatic 19Bozzy92 decided to record his latest video with a 3D binaural microphone. The resulting audio is the next best thing to standing trackside as these amazing Ferrari F1 cars zip around the circuit at Mugello.
Place the Sounddeck under your big screen, and connect a single cable for instant theater quality sound. Six full-range drivers, two subs, and a 280w Class-D amp push out impressive volume and expansive acoustic imaging. Also supports wireless music streaming.
German-engineered audiophile grade bookshelf speakers that deliver big, warm sound, a wide soundstage, and wireless streaming, supporting iOS, Android, and PC music libraries, Internet radio, Spotify, Soundcloud, Last.fm, Rhapsody, and TIDAL. Multi-room capable too.