The Google team has created a very special doodle that lets you play music from your own web browser. This doodle is dedicated to Hip-Hop movement’s anniversary that according to Google reach 44 years.
Entering the doodle you can use a set of two turntables, a crossfader, a BPM control and a small collection of classic drum breaks, loops and samples. You also have a “sync” button that you can also deactivate to synchronize beats by hand.
Each recording is in stereo, so you can use your headphones or speakers you already have. A nice doodle to enjoy this curious tribute that includes a realistic experience of playing music and recordings.
Now, with the revival of the vinyl record, Spinbox arrives. A portable turntable that you can assemble in a few minutes. In the box is offered the turntable, audio and power circuitry, amplifier and speakers, all pieces that you can put together to build it, plug it in and then play your vinyl records.
The record player is part of a project in Kickstarter, with a target of $ 30,000 Spinbox has already $ 150,000. After having been presented last year, with a launch of 4,000 units with another crowdfounding campaign of three months; Spinbox, has all the guarantees of a finished design that works perfectly. It is customizable, and is offered in black, marble and brown cardboard finishes (other colors to come).
Spinbox, will be sold at $ 99 per unit, its developers also offer volume packages for schools or stores, and their first shipments are expected for November 2017.
Sales of vinyl records have increased; In this way have reactivated several production plants with new machines that promise greater efficiency when pressing music in this format.
Sony Music will revive its factory in Japan, after three decades without vinyl production because of Sony’s focus on the CD. According to the Recording Industry Association of Japan, vinyl sales have increased from 105,000 to 799,000 between 2010 and 2016 respectively. The sale of CDs on the other hand has decreased, when that of LPs seems to be projected to high scales millionaires. Since 2014 there was talk of a significant sales growth in this format, with USA reaching almost 8 million record sales.
It is expected that in the first quarter of 2018, production will start at the factory.
Regahas presented an update on his turntable RP6. Now features a new design, the Planar 6 / Neo PSU shares only the RB330 arm and hinged plastic cover of its predecessor.
Most striking is its external “Neo” power source, previously seen in the more expensive RP10 model, designed to provide constant power to the turntable. This means that it will rotate at the exact and precise speed you want, regardless of fluctuations in the mains current that are unavoidable from any outlet, providing smooth and consistent sound.
The turntable comes in matte gray also includes a precision hand made RB330 stainless steel arm. The Planar 6 and Neo PSU will be sold for £ 998, while the Planar 6 & Neo PSU with with cartridge are sold at retail at £ 1398.
The beta version of Rekordbox 5.0 can now be tested by users. Now it has a new graphical user interface totally renewed, with a flatter and geometric design and more vivid colors that contrast with the gray background to highlight all the elements of the interface.
Interface 2, is a new two-channel audio interface that allows you to use Rekordbox DVS in any djs configuration, in this sense, you can scratch and control your music through Rekordbox DVS, without another Pioneer hardware.
Check promo below.
It offers 44.1 / 48/96 kHz audio quality; we assume that in 24 bits; (There is no bits information on Pioneer website) and a signal-to-noise ratio of 112 dB via USB (103 dB per line and 100 dB per phono).
Interface 2 you can use it with a computer or simply with speakers or turntables. Also, in Thru mode it is not necessary to rewire turntables to a mixer.
Includes license keys for Rekordbox DJ and Rekordbox DVS, and two time-coded vinyls records.
It is expected to be available this month for 299 euros VAT included.
If you have a good collection of vinyl records, you could build your own cabinet in a modern style.
The initiative has a sumptuous design comes through the youtube channel Chris Salomone, who has shared a friendly guide for the construction of a magnificent shelf for vinyl and turntable console.
With a dynamic video, we can learn basic steps to create a parallelogram design with sense of movement, being at the same time a complete functional piece of furniture.
Burmester, celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new turntable, model Burmester 175.
The new launch offers tonearm, cartridge, power supply and phono stage built-in -all made in-house -. Also, three magnetically isolated feet and is powered by four motors that sit around the sub-platter and use multiple belts for an even pull.
The new turntable is made of brass and aluminum with anti-resonance properties, robustly built to last. Expected to be priced at around € 30,000.
The Burmester 175 will be available later this year.
Attention turntables and vinyl lovers! Now, the company Timestep, presented a new update of the Technics SL-1210GR.
The modification of the SL-1210GR model has a low resonance Michell TecnoArm arm and a counterweight with the highest audiophile quality standards and a high performance Denon DL-110 cartridge. Similarly, you can add your own cartridge. The arm derives from the original SL-1200. Also, the SL-1210 offers a power supply that eliminates the “haze”.
“With its low resonance drilled arm tube and under-slung counterweight, is just right – and to top it off, it’s black too!” As to the cartridge, which is an optional extra, Cawley typically fits a Denon DL-110 high output moving coil cartridge.”
Available now, either as a fully finished turntable package or as selected components to create your own modified Technics SL-1210 GR deck.
Technics SL-1210 GR turntable (black): £1,299.00
Michell TecnoArm (black): £677.00
Tonearm mounting plate : £90.00
Timestep HE III PSU: £450.00
Total cost of turntable & tonearm package: £2,716.00
Denon DL-110 high output moving coil cartridge: £179.00