I was trying to think of a theme for this week, but instead I found a variety of hot
stuff a little for work, a little for play and a little something extra.
This weekend (June 20-22) NAMM is holding their summer show in Nashville, TN. NAMM is an international association made up of retailers and manufacturers of musical instruments,
gadgets and toys from 85 countries.
course, AllHipHop.com is in the building!
you music industry cats will be happy to know Numark is announcing a few new DJ toys; a new line of mixers and the
DDS80, their future proof cd player. The mixers come in
three flavors, the C-series of rack-mount club mixers, the M-series of tabletop
DJ mixers, and the X-series which are 100% digital tabletop DJ mixers.
DDS80 has inputs and supports nearly all existing media. Its guaranteed to
have the party rockin for years to come
with integrated hard driveLarge
backlit, full-color displayKey lock
for maintaining key (pitch) while shifting tempoSeamless
looping, pitch control, and scratching capability via jog wheelsText
search, letter-pick scrolling, and on-board playlist creationThree USB
ports for connecting iPods, thumb drives, and hard drivesEnables
music to be played from two devices simultaneously, including two songs
from the same iPodUsers can
scratch with MP3, WAV, and AAC (unprotected) filesPitch
control from -100% ... +25%Beatkeeper
technology for seamless integration of samples and loops with tap overrideSearches
via two large jog wheels and uses skip peak searching in profilesTwo
front-panel USB ports for easy expansion and connection5RU
total, or 3RU + 2RU, fits standard 19-inch equipment racks
no pricing available yet for the mixers or CD player, but both will be at
retailers in the third quarter of 08. Here's a demo on the DDS80:
those of you who grew up in the 80s, Mio
hopes you were fans of a lil black car named KITT. Theyre releasing a Knight Rider branded GPS
unit ($299) that looks and sounds like your favorite TV car. It even greets you
with a, Hello Michael, where do you want to go today?"
finally, if you love stylin while listening to your music and got a few bucks
to burn (6,400 of them), check out the iDiamonds from designer Thomas
Heyerdahl. Theyre made of white gold
and encrusted with 204 diamonds
next time, keep stylin!Troy Gayle is the Founder of Gadget-T.com