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VIDEO: Woogie Board electric washboard launches

VIDEO: Woogie Board electric washboard launches

By 8 February 2010

News comes in of the launch by Saint Blues Guitar Workshop of the Woogie Board, which is believed to be the first production electric washboard. The Woogie Board, which is sold in partnership with Cody Dickenson who developed the instrument, is now said... >>

Stylophone Vocoder brings your voice to the retro music party

Stylophone Vocoder brings your voice to the retro music party

By 29 January 2010

Stylophone is planning on launching a new musicical instrument called the Stylophone Vocoder. The new portable electronic vocalizer will come with the ability to harmonise your voice with the keyboard as well as three "exclusive" new sounds. If that wasn't... >>

Beamz Interactive Music System hands-on

Beamz Interactive Music System hands-on

By 11 January 2010

Here we have pics for you of "ShadowBeamz", a new game for the Beamz Interactive Music System described as a dynamic, fun, free-flowing musical instrument that anyone can play. The Beamz, which cost $200 and hooks up to a PC via USB is an "interactive... >>

Stylophone Beatbox goes on sale in the UK

Stylophone Beatbox goes on sale in the UK

By 16 November 2009

We brought you news this was incoming from this year's Toy Fair, but the Stylophone Beatbox is now available to buy in the UK. Following the relaunch of the retro Stylophone, the Beatbox edition produces several different percussion sounds, from bass... >>

Yamaha Tenori-On Orange announced

Yamaha Tenori-On Orange announced

By 6 November 2009

Yamaha has unveiled a more "wallet friendly" addition to the Tenori-On family - the Tenori-On "Orange". The follow up to the original Tenori-On, launched back in 2007, it seems this version loses the expensive magnesium casing of the original, being replaced... >>

VIDEO: ThinkGeek's Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt

VIDEO: ThinkGeek's Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt

By 28 October 2009

You can now be a guitar hero away from the console with ThinkGeek's Electronic Guitar Shirt. $29.99 and four AAA batteries will see you rocking all over the world using just the shirt on your back. Described as a "real instrument", the Electronic Guitar... >>

VIDEO: Novation Launchpad controller revealed

VIDEO: Novation Launchpad controller revealed

By 2 October 2009

Novation has come up with a new product designed for controlling Ableton Live - a popular bit of DJing and music production software. It can dynamically control almost every part of the software, from triggering samples to tweaking the mixer. It consists... >>

Pioneer launches CDJ-2000 turntable

Pioneer launches CDJ-2000 turntable

By 17 September 2009

Pioneer's CDJ-1000 turntable has become the industry standard among DJs that play from CDs thanks to its tank-like construction, big vinyl-emulation wheel and exceptionally precise controls. Pioneer has just announced its successor - the CDJ-2000. The... >>

Pioneer teases DJ release

Pioneer teases DJ release

By 1 September 2009

Pioneer has released a series of teaser videos for a new DJ product that it's launching on 17 September. The videos, one of which can be seen above, feature big name DJs talking about the product, dropping a few clues. It seems like it has a USB port,... >>

Orange Amplification relaunches Crush PiX range

Orange Amplification relaunches Crush PiX range

By 26 June 2009

Orange Amplification, not to be confused with the phone network, has upgraded and relaunched its iconic range of Crush PiX guitar amplifiers. Eight models will be available in the new range, from 12W to 100W, putting them firmly in the hands of home users.... >>