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Here's Your First Amazon Echo Discount of the Year

Here's Your First Amazon Echo Discount of the Year In spite of all the snark when it first launched, the Amazon Echo is actually really great (and only getting better over time), and Amazon’s discounting it today for the first time since Black Friday.In addition to being a pretty solid Bluetooth speaker, the Echo can check the weather, turn on your lights, read you the news, trigger custom IFTTT recipes, and even order food.

The future of sound and thought at Moogfest 2016

The future of sound and thought at Moogfest 2016 All told, including during the day, there will be over 300 sessions, performances, and workshops at Moogfest 2016 covering future tech, business, product design, science, and perhaps most importantly, the process and craft of creating music — from rock and electronic music to the experimental and avant-garde.Robert Moog (sounds like “rogue,” pictured above), the famed inventor and founder of Moog Music that engineered the analog synthesizer in the 1960s.

Move over Keytar: The versatile Artiphon rocks Moogfest 2016

Move over Keytar: The versatile Artiphon rocks Moogfest 2016 DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — If you’re looking for a killer MIDI controller that feels like not just one “real” instrument, but many of them, Artiphon could be your salvation.The Artiphon Instrument 1 ($399), on display here at Moogfest 2016, is now in “soft launch” mode, but that means much more than what it sounds like.

Moog Music reintroduces the classic Minimoog Model D synthesizer

Moog Music reintroduces the classic Minimoog Model D synthesizer DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — Moog Music announced it’s reintroducing the classic Minimoog Model D synthesizer with a pilot production run at Moogfest 2016.The Model D first hit the market in 1970, and was used on countless recordings and live tours throughout the 1970s and early 1980s.

Q&A with synthesizer pioneer Gary Numan on composing and releasing new music

Q&A with synthesizer pioneer Gary Numan on composing and releasing new music And they don’t actually really know what it took to make it.My wife is a composer and singer/songwriter and- GN: Yeah?

Bose gets serious about wireless headphones, debuts 4 wildly different models

However, if there's a modern audio gadget Bose isn't strong on, it's wireless headphones.95), which looks and feels like a wireless version of the company's current noise-canceling over-the-ear headphones, the QC25.

Bose unveils its first wireless noise-canceling headphones, the QuietComfort 35

After more than a decade of QuietComfort headphones, Bose has unveiled the flagship QuietComfort 35, the successor to the wired QC25 and the first version that’s wireless and contains active noise-canceling circuitry.But Bose is arguably the most recognizable name in noise canceling, and has held out on releasing a wireless version for a long time (although it has released wireless headphones without noise cancellation before).

US soldiers are getting enhanced hearing tech on the battlefield

The US Army is in the process of rolling out a new piece of technology that can protect a soldier’s hearing on the battlefield.A battlefield is noisy, and damage to hearing from exposure to high decibel levels can be permanent.

Apple kills the headphone jack, launches mediocre wireless earbuds, and calls it ‘courage’

Apple kills the headphone jack, launches mediocre wireless earbuds, and calls it ‘courage’ At its iPhone unveil yesterday, Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller took the stage to explain why the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would dump the 3.5mm headphone jack, and move to a mixture of proprietary wireless solutions with wired headphone support provided via the Lightning port.

Researchers discover how to shape sound in 3D

Researchers discover how to shape sound in 3D Manipulating waves in 3D requires a phased array of transducers, but phased arrays are limited in spatial resolution by the physical size of each transducer.Now a team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany have figured out an inexpensive way to shape sound waves in 3-space, using 3D printing.

Apple's Bootcamp audio driver can permanently damage the speakers on the new MacBook Pro

Apple's Bootcamp audio driver can permanently damage the speakers on the new MacBook Pro For the past 11 years, Apple has offered formal support for installing Windows on a Macintosh running OS X via its Boot Camp Assistant software.Multiple customers who purchased one of Apple’s new MacBook Pros are reporting that the default Boot Camp audio driver can permanently damage the system’s speakers.