Innovations are happening every SINGLE day. This one interesting creation is no exception. It marks the inauguration of the glass speaker technology. Huh, glass? Yes, Turtle Beach has officially made a technological breakthrough by using glass as a form of speaker to project sound. Using what they term as HyperSound Glass, they are able to project what they label as ‘beams of ultrasound’. I thought this was really cool. Check out the video and see how kickass these tech are. I mean the volume isn’t controlled in the video but it fluctuates according to the direction where it projects to. Still in its infant stage, this prototype is already a very impressive concept. These look like they can sit on my small snazzy TV console and still make a statement. That’s a want.
Hah! Are you a fan of the Star Wars franchise? To all you geeks out there, heres a really cool speaker. Check out this iHome Death Star Bluetooth Speaker. Personally i think its a very interesting set to place at home. Im a true Lego fan and have been collecting Lego Star Wars and of course, the iconic Lego Death Star. But I really did not expect to see the iHome Death Star Speaker, which exceeded my expectations for nice display piece. Here are the specs from thinkgeek. you can check the article out here.
- Death Star Bluetooth Speaker on acrylic stand
- Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
- Wirelessly stream music from up to 30 ft. away
- Compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, and 2.1+EDR enabled devices
- Auto-link button for fast, easy Bluetooth setup
- Also plays audio from devices equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack (cable included)
- Speaker lights up when in use
- You can charge the speaker while listening
- LED charging indicator light
- Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (a charge lasts up to 8 hours)
- Charges via micro USB (cable included)
- Dimensions: 6″ tall x ~ 4 1/2″ wide x ~ 4 1/2″ deep
- Weight: 7 lbs.
- Note: Does not include Concave Dish Composite Beam Superlaser
Wow, this has got to be one of most incredible dance video I have seen for the past few months. Excellent execution by Brooklyn-based studio Wild Combination, for Pillar Point’s single, “Dreamin”. What we see is the flexible aerobatic moves from dancer Daisuke Omiya, as he slice through the streets of New York. So much grace and tempo, director Jacob Krupnick managed to capture beautiful intricate details in tandem to the strokes of dance moves. I am certainly stoked by this brilliant combination of music, art and technology. Why do I sense that this could be some promo video for clothing giants like Uniqlo? Anyways, check out the video.
Every morning on my way to work, there would be this part of the journey where the jam would hog up a significant portion of my morning routine. What do I do? I would instinctively turn up the volume and start tapping on my steering wheel, beating away with the rhythmic stereos. This new invention has unprecedentedly caught my attention as I browse through Mashable’s articles today. The device actually allows you to generate music by tapping like what I did. So now, my daily routine has just made me a musician. Neat isn’t it? The device allows users to place a sensor which apparently looks like a circular round detector, on any surface to detect vibrations, forming nice rhythmic tunes. Exciting stuff in my opinion. Of course, you can then plug this device into your mobile headphone jack and enjoy the music you created. Mogees, as the device is called, is created by Bruno Zamborlin, a British musician with dance group Plaid. Check out more of their stuffs from the video and from Mashable’s article here.
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“I have done several workshops in primary schools in the UK, using Mogees to teach key aspects of sound and music in the national curriculum, and the results have been terrific,” Zamborlin told Mashable. “Kids really learned concepts about vibrations and acoustic properties of materials in a brand new, interactive and natural way. Mogees is not just an instrument for musicians — it’s a tool for music discovery that everyone should have fun in using.”
There’s simply isn’t a lot of fashion designers out there like John Varvatos who embraces the idea of making imperfections, perfect. A lot of designers claimed inspirations from rock bands and epitomizes their labels with the likes of such bands. In my opinion, they were merely endorsing these musicians. John actually made this campaign a part of his career and life. To him, KISS was the essence of rock ‘n’ roll. They were his super heroes.
Here are two extracts from adage.com:
“The idea was to do something that was against the grain, groundbreaking, and disruptive. KISS are all of the above and that’s what rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to be,” said Mr. Varvatos via email from Milan, Italy
The feeling is mutual. “John Varvatos is the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll fashion and we couldn’t be more honored to be a part of his legacy,” said Paul Stanley of KISS in a statement.
John surprised the audience at the Milan Fashion Week with a stunting performance by KISS at the end of the fashion show. His collections has always been a favorite of mine and personally, I think he has done a good job delivering a range of beautiful suits and tailored ready to wear collections which any man can pull off with a touch of class. This time round, he describes his works as “a return to elegance” accompanied by dressy aesthetics with intricate detailing like textures and fitting silhouettes. Check out this campaign and the art direction surround it. It is fantastic. With Danny Clinch shooting the campaign on a monochromic art direction, featuring images from Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood and the Manhattan Bridge, the visuals were truly well delivered. Nice work there by John Varvatos, for featuring such great campaign work inspired by KISS’ 1975 album ‘Dressed to Kill’.
Gosh, I should have seen this coming. It is such a good mix of experiences between what is sheer driving pleasure and maximum entertainment satisfaction. We now have both with the newest Volkswagen GTI campaign. The new experience integrates digital and creativity together as one. Imagine a new way to make music, simply by merging the idea of driving together with music. Of course, we all know that when you drive, you listen to music on the go. Now, you are your own curator of music for your own accordion of tracks in your little car space. Pretty neat isn’t it? The app allows you create music based on the way you drive and it recognizes the behavioral patterns. While the app is yet to be available for download, this leak of a news is one to keep us captivated.
Amazing work from Wendy Morgan, music director with a knack for creating awesome work that would help brands push out their voices more effectively. This time round, she created this amazing music video as a means to advertise for the Volkswagen Beetle’s interactive music video – “The Beetle Remix” together with creative agency, Red Urban Canada. What we see is the evolution of music videos on youtube with more interactivity, live ambience and a rather unique way of creating music. The band used the VW Beetle as part of their rhythm section. Check out the video and make sure to click all three different genres of music and witness how the band would play each music piece brilliantly while encompassing the VW Beetle as part of their performance. Very impressive and captivating video. Nice work.
Most often of not, it is not easy to have the immediate amount of engagement or the mechanism to trigger your consumer for an action. But, there are a lot of ways we can achieve so depending on the kind of promotion or the product that we are selling. In this case, music being an integral part of our lives is a good boost to trigger music fans for an action. Billboard Magazine wants to reward real music fans. They created a magazine dispenser machine that would instantly reward you with a free magazine. All you need to do is to prove that you are a fan of the artist on the cover of the magazine. How do you prove your devotion then? All you really need to do is to plug your phone to the machine. You don’t even need an app. The machine scans your library and almost instantly decides if you have at least 20 tracks of the artist on your phone. Then you either walk away with a free magazine or empty handed.
Music is an essential part of our daily mobile activities. As demand for music becomes mandatory, the increase in needs for better mobile devices like ear pieces and ear phones becomes an integral part of the mobile offerings. We see that there is both growth in hardware and software as the market booms. Hence, this has led to the music streaming industry’s popularity which is seen leveraging on the concept of music on the go. We see a lot of companies diving into this sector of the business. Twitter, being one of the later few to dwell into this business has been offering quite a bit to stay competitive. However, the Twitter #Music app not only did not make it to stardom, it was soon forgotten, plunging right down the abyss of the App Store. In an attempt to try and push it back into charts again, Twitter is updating the app with a few features. You can now choose from your favorite artist’s top tracks instead of being actually forced to listen to the tracks Twitter deemed suitable from an artist.
Twitter now scans your library of music and lets you see which musicians your favorite artists are following and help you find interesting listening material. This significantly increases listening potential for most users. Also, to add up the interest level even further, Twitter #Music now improve their search results by catering to your needs even further since it now scans your library of music. Phone base scanning has been part of the norm these days and people are getting so used to it that it almost does not strike on them the intrusion of privacy. Well, seems to me that Twitter is really trying to make this app work. I say, why not give this app a try?
Nothing beats giving joy to young children and seeing the grin from their faces is extremely rewarding. Brazil-based industrial designer Ricardo Seola has invented a rather interesting toy. Using wooden materials, he made a train set that allow children to create music as they play. Amazingly, the train would educate the young ones about music as they play. He named his creation ‘Sound Track’. It aims to help children get to learn more about music while they are developing their motor skills. Every time the train passes through the teeth of the train tracks, it would produce music. New York based Quirky will be developing, producing and marketing this interesting toy. It is due to launch at the end of the year. Come to think about it, this could also be an ideal direct mailer for a toy retailer isn’t it?
“A toy that allowed children to discover for themselves how music was actually made.” Seola