Redesigned IK Multimedia GrooveMaker 2 released for iPad

groovemaker2_main_image_718x450GrooveMaker 2, by IK Multimedia has been totally redesigned and enhanced with more professional tools for creating non-stop loop-based music on the go on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

GrooveMaker 2 (latest version 1.1) is the most powerful mobile loop based music making app with a patented “groove generator” engine that lets anyone create professional quality non-stop grooves, beats and songs in real time. The latest version adds universal compatibility that provides iPad users with an intuitive groove making interface and full suite of professional tools and effects for creating music and grooves on the go on an iPad.

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Sidekick mounts your smartphone to your guitar

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We’ve seen smartphone and tablet mounts for mics and mic stands, but how about for a guitar? It would seem somewhat impractical to mount a tablet to your six-string or banjo. However, for your smartphone or iPod, it could certainly make sense and that’s what Guitar Sidekick is designed for.

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Review: Edifier Bric Bluetooth Connect Wireless Speaker

Edifier Bric Bluetooth Connect Wireless Speaker

Edifier is not only known for their Bluetooth speakers; they’re easily recognized by their elegance in design and styling and the Edifier Bric Bluetooth Connect (iF335BT) is certainly no exception.

It has a built-in microphone allowing it to operate as a hands-free speaker kit when you’re using your phone and a neat little output device when you’re streaming your tunes. Its appeal is further enhanced with a pocketsize wireless multifunction remote. It has a beautiful black frame with a matching grill. It’s quite square at the front with rounded edges and curves to the backside. It has two chrome reflex bass ports on either side and two front-facing 70mm drivers under the hood. While it’s classified as portable, at 11.8” x 3.54” x 5.23” (W x H x D), this unit is not really designed to be thrown in a backpack or purse and used on the go. It can run on batteries, albeit six AA cells, but it also runs on AC power with the supplied adapter.

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Wicked Audio Splitter offers dual volume controls

WickedAudioSplitterIt’s not often that you see two people sharing the same audio source from an iPod, smartphone or tablet, but when the need arises, it’s nice to know that each individual has the ability to control his or her volume with the new Audio Splitter from Wicked Audio.

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Review: ID America TouchTone portable wireless speaker

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Every new vendor of Bluetooth speakers tries to somehow differentiate their products from the rest of the bunch and ID America is no different. Known for earbuds, their latest creation, the TouchTone, is a stylish portable speaker and wireless speakerphone that connects to your computer or portable device via Bluetooth.

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CanoeTech Review: iRig KEYS PRO hits the right notes

KeysPro+iPadWhen iRig KEYS, IK Multimedia’s mobile MIDI keyboard, hit the streets about a year or so ago, people were most impressed with it’s functionality, ease of operations with iOS devices and loved its size.  It was adored by most people who used it except for those who felt the actual keys themselves were slightly on the small side – a tradeoff for ultra-portability. For those people, today is a happy day as IK Multimedia released the iRig KEYS PRO.  It’s identical in functionality and performance compared to the original with some exceptions: it’s bigger, it has full-sized keys and features Apple’s new Lightning connector built right in.

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Review: IK’s new Bluetooth portable speaker is certainly iLOUD

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There is certainly no shortage of Bluetooth speakers on the market. They come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and levels of quality and most of them are designed around working with portable devices; but there really hasn’t been one that was designed primarily with the musician in mind, until now.

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G4TV.ca: Bluetune Bean: a truly portable wireless speaker

Bluetune BeanThere’s no shortage of small portable Bluetooth speakers on the market, but the Divoom Bluetune Bean with a built in loop and a supplied carabiner is designed so you can carry it along with you anywhere. All you need to do is clip it onto your bike, belt, purse or backpack and you’re good to go.

When I first came across the Bluetune Bean, without any point of reference, I thought for a minute that it was a mini wireless speaker you attach to your keychain.  Upon further investigation, I discovered at 68mmx45mm92mm that it was not ultra mini, but still small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. READ MORE AT G4 Canada

 

iRig BlueBoard: first Bluetooth MIDI pedalboard controller

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There might come a day where there will be no wires onstage as IK Multimedia has just released yet another wireless first – the iRig BlueBoard Wireless MIDI pedalboard for Mac and iOS devices. It gives those on stage hands-free wireless control of their music apps easily and on the fly.

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KidzSafe headphones are safe for kids

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With kids tuning in at a much younger age than before, reports have found that millions of children ages three and up are being affected by some sort of hearing loss due to their exposure to noise. And while noise can come from a number of sources, two supposed culprits, which should be of no surprise to anyone, are headphones and earbuds. So KidzSafe has come up with a solution that not only has volume-limiting technology built right into them, they’re also fun and fully customizable for the little ones.

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