When it comes to procreation, the offspring tend to embody the traits of their parents. When it comes to this custom Monome-Guitar, there’s certainly no exception to that rule. Thanks to Ben Brown for this beautiful marriage, and offspring of a guitar and monome. Great video as well.
June 8th, 2009 by
Found this strange little novelty item while drooling over the Optimus Maximus. Not quite sure if the DJ scratch pad would make it in the winner’s circle. I can imagine some dude pulling this card out of his wallet and whispering slyly to his date, “Hey… check this…” then start scratching like he’s Kid Koala. Deal-breaker? Probably. At least the video is hilarious.
May 21st, 2009 by
Stumbled across this beautiful USB mixtape project by Alice Wang. Although this is just a prototype, based on the specs, the custom USB player would allow for full volume control, and would even have the ability to crossfade between albums. I can just imagine trying to dj with one of these. FTMFW!
April 10th, 2009 by
Stumbled across these while searching for portable listening devices. Audio Technica’s AT-727 Sound Burger & AT-770 Mr. Disc. Yep! With names like those, it’s hard to believe that they never made the popular vote. Even though they may not be as portable as an iPod, it would be damn hilarious to catch someone trying to jog with one of these strapped to their leg. :)
March 30th, 2009 by
Last month, we had touched on vintage cassette tape inserts and how awesome the designs are. Perhaps it’s the nostalgia of growing up in the era of analog sounds, or that everything old is back in fashion, but the aesthetic of cassette tapes still have profound desire and influence in modern society. This post pays homage to the cassette tape, and the unique ways that we’ve tried to preserve it by bridging the gap between digital and analog. Here are some of my favorite mods and hybrids:
NVDRS Tape by Stefano Pertegato
I’d like to describe the NVDRS Tape, but the images already speak for themselves:
February 6th, 2009 by
I’ve seen a lot of wooden gadgets and gizmos over the years, and wanted to post some of my favorite items that pertain to the audiophile: wooden headphones and earphones. For the sake of brevity, I’ve decided not to make this a review or include lengthy tech specs. If you’re interested in learning more about each item, I’ve included relevant links and purchase information. I’ll also be following up later this week with more wooden audio gadgets in this wood series. Enjoy!
The Perfect Unison Headphones
Captions & photos courtesy of LimitedHype.com