Touchtable is a portable media player designed to be interactive and intuitive, with DJ-style controls. It features a large controller wheel that surrounds the screen and functions like a turntable. It’s sensitive to touch and pressure and when you use it in combo with the surrounding function buttons, it facilitates absolute user control over a… Read More Touchtable Interactive MP3 Player
UK record label First Word Records is offering DJs the best of both worlds – vinyl records that include downloadable MP3s – with a new service, DigiWax. The records are double-weight vinyl discs that come with a unique code. With the code, buyers can download an unprotected, 320Kbps MP3 version of the music, to use… Read More UK Record Label Offers MP3s Along With Vinyl
At the recent 2006 NAMM Winter Show, iKEY-Audio, introduced the iKEY PLUS – a device that records live audio and converts it into high quality MP3 and WAV files and saves them directly to an iPod or another USB compatible storage device. While incorporating the technology of the original iKEY, the new iKEY PLUS takes… Read More NAMM Update: iKey Plus Turns Audio Into MP3s
Babes, guns and MP3s appear to be a winning combination for British audiobook publisher AudioBooksForFree. They are using “a winning trio of Russian glamour models” to market their unusual AK-MP3, a portable MP3 player build into the ammunition clip of a Kalashnikov automatic rifle. According to ex-rock-star-turn-advertising-tycoon Andrey Koltakov, “100 top Russian models competed in… Read More Guns, Babes, MP3s
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and Thomson have announced the addition of two new elements to the MP3 Surround demo software: MP3 SX (MP3 Stereo eXtended) allows enhancing MP3 stereo files for multi-channel playback and Ensonido provides portable MP3 Surround sound using stereo headphones. MP3 SX enables listening to two-channel content in surround… Read More Fraunhofer Expands MP3 Surround Sound Capabilities
MP3tunes, a new digital music store started by Michael Robertson, founder and former CEO of MP3.com, has opened at www.mp3tunes.com. Robertson, CEO of MP3tunes, unveiled his new venture at the Desktop Summit in San Diego this week. Songs are available for download from the MP3tunes site for $0.88 per song or $8.88 per album. All… Read More MP3tunes Opens With DRM-Free Music
Fraunhofer IIS, Thomson and Agere Systems unveil free MP3 Surround evaluation download. Full versions of MP3 Surround encoder and decoder available from www.mp3surround-format.com. MP3, the world’s most popular audio compression format, goes multi-channel. Scientists and engineers from Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, who developed MP3 together with their colleagues from Thomson, the exclusive licensing… Read More MP3 Surround Sound
RIAA Mix – Bring on da Noise! Bring on da Funk! Claire Chanel and Scary Sherman finally figured out what is up with those crazy, noise-filled downloads that are flooding peer-to-peer networks. They are cutting edge noise-art, courtesy of the RIAA. Claire Chanel and Scary Sherman have been keeping busy. First they put together the… Read More New RIAA Remix Site Says Bring On Da Noise!