LittleBits Wants To Build Your Custom Synth Module

little-bits-new-synth-modulesLittleBits Electronics wants to build your custom synth module for their modular building system.

LittleBits already makes the Korg Synth Kit, a modular building kit that lets you snap together a basic modular synth, and a wide variety of other modules.

Now, they’ve announced The BitLab – a marketplace for user-generated hardware. You design a module, people vote for the most interesting modules, and the most interesting modules will get built. Continue reading

Pioneer To Sell DJ Equipment Business For More Than Half A Billion Dollars

pioneer-PLX-1000-turntableRTTNews reports that Japanese electronics maker Pioneer Corp. plans to sell its DJ equipment business to a U.S. private equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), for 59 billion yen (about $551 million).

Pioneer would then acquire a portion of the newly issued shares in PDJ Holdings Co., Ltd (PDJHD), which would be owned 85.05% by KKR and 14.95% by Pioneer. Continue reading