Review: iRig Keys I/O all-in-one portable digital audio workstation

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If you’re a budding musician or musician simply tight on space or spends time on the road, then you might be interested in IK Multimedia’s iRig Keys I/O. It’s a brand new self-contained digital audio workstation (DAW) for your Mac, PC, iPhone or iPad. It’s a MIDI controller with full-sized keys (25 or 49), a high resolution digital-audio interface (DAC) suitable for plugging in directly your guitar, bass or microphone, and a built-in pre-amp. All this comes in a self-contained compact lightweight portable unit along with with a bundle of software and apps. [Read more…]

It’s NOT all been done before – Holiday Tech 2017

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When it comes to gadgets, for me, sometimes Barenaked Ladies’ songs come to mind. Not, necessarily, If I Had $1,000,000, but rather the words of former band member Steven Page, It’s All Been Done (Before). But much to my delight with the scores of trade fair vendors at LDTECH 2017 – London Drugs Retail Tech Group Annual Conference, I did not walk away disappointed – in fact, it was the opposite! [Read more…]

MTN Dew and Doritos giving away an Xbox One X every hour

While there’s a lot of hype going around about the upcoming November 7th launch of the much-anticipated Xbox One X, there’s also a contest that will allow Canadians to win one of over 1,000 units up for grabs. All this, courtesy of Mountain Dew and Doritos who have teamed up and will give you a chance to ‘Win Every Hour.” And if you are in Toronto there’s another Xbox One giveaway happening. [Read more…]

Waterproof USB cables necessary for harsh environments

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While more and more products are going wireless, it’s not always possible to do away with USB cables. And if you do need to use them, the challenge of course arises when you have to use them in less than ideal conditions – particularly wet ones. Since not all cables can withstand moisture, having waterproof rated cables is imperative to ensure you maintain a solid connection especially in mission critical situations. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

IK Multimedia releases iRig Pre HD – high-def digital mic interface for iOS, Mac & PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 19, 2017 – IK Multimedia has just announced iRig Pre HD a high-definition, ultra-compact digital interface for microphones with an onboard Class A studio-quality preamplifier designed to deliver top notch audio performance with iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC. It offers the ability to record anytime and anywhere using any kind of professional microphone with a XLR connector, including gain-hungry models and those requiring phantom power. Featuring an integrated 1/8″ headphone output for real-time direct audio monitoring, high-quality internal converters, LED indicators and a suite of professional audio apps, iRig Pre HD is the most comprehensive, portable digital microphone interface for professional applications on the market.

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Pocket-sized Sonic Soak cleans clothes and everything else

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It’s hard enough finding time to do laundry and even harder when you’re on the road. Enter Sonic Soak, a tiny pocket-sized cleaning tool that uses ultrasonic waves to clean your clothes, fruits and vegetables, the kid’s toys and even your jewelry.

Sonic Soak consists of an AC (110/220V) powered control module with a built-in auto timer and a vibration generator made of medical grade antibacterial stainless steel. It weighs a mere four ounces and can be taken anywhere.  [Read more…]

Hartke bass amp incorporates hybrid paper/aluminum cones

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 In an attempt to make their new bass amp more powerful and lighter Hartke has just unveiled their new HD500 Bass Combo featuring patented speakers whose driver’s cones are crafted from a unique blend of half paper, half aluminum.

The new model boasts a serious 500-watt Class D amplifier (500 watts peak / 250 watts RMS) along with a pair of 10-inch Hartke patented HyDrive drivers with the new cones that the company says produces both an exceptional blend of warmth and attack that can’t be attained simply by using traditional all-paper cones. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Syntronik legendary synth powerhouse now available for iPad – FREE

 

 

 

 

 

September 20, 2017 – IK Multimedia has just rolled out Syntronik, the legendary synth powerhouse, is now available for iPad on the App Store. It offers the largest and best-sounding collection of classic synthesizers in a virtual instrument for iPad to date. This is thanks to a unique combination of the most advanced sampling techniques with a new hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine, an arsenal of high-quality modeled effects and innovative instrument features that raise the bar for flexibility and sound quality.

Syntronik for iPad includes 17 amazing Synths covering a wide selection from 38 of the most iconic to ultra-rare classic synthesizers of all time:
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Mood changing cases for new iPhones

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If you’re a fan of the mood ring or simply like its coolness factor, you can now bring that vibe to a new phone case as Case-Mate unveils Mood. It’s a new a case with an old twist for the latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the new iPhone X models that will no doubt be a great little conversation starter. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Watch Live: Google Pixel 2 coming October 4th?

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A suspicious email arrives in my inbox with the subject line, “Ok Google, how many days until Oct 4?” An animated GIF pops up on the screen with the showing the same question, then a reply, “20 days.” At first I thought it was suspicious especially since it was fairly non-descript email. It had short links and a PNG attachment and no signature line. After further investigation, I determined it was legit and realized it was a teaser for some new stuff coming from Google.

Pardon my suspiciousness – my scam and phasing radar is always on high.  Read more at Canoe Tech Blog.