If you want to listen to your music the way it was meant to be heard, you’re going to need more than just a smartphone plugged into a Hi-Fi sound system. Sony’s new Hi-Res Audio players give you 500GB to 1TB (expandable) of storage to hold and play large lossless audio files in virtually any format. The players come in two models with the HAP-Z1ES ($1,999) model boasting 1TB of storage and an Analog FIR filter, low-phase noise liquid crystal oscillator, and large capacity twin transformers while the HAP-S1 ($999) has 500GB of storage and a 2-channel Class AB amplifier. Both can sync with your existing music libraries on your PC and MAC and can be controlled via Sony’s Android or iOS remote app.
If you’re a big spec guy, then Sony’s new flagship phone should do more than satisfy. The Xperia Z1 features a 5″ TRILUMINOS display, a 20.7 megapixel camera that’s coupled with a 27mm f/2.0 G Lens, Qualcomm’s high performance, 2.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GBs of RAM, and of course, Sony’s water and dustproof case design. They’re also introducing something that just might make you the ultimate Instagrammer, a “lens-style” camera attachment that adds a 20 megapxiel 1″ or 18 megapixel 2.3 inch sensor camera with full-on optical zoom capability. The 20 megapixel model has a f/1.8 Zeiss lens while the 18 megapixel is equipped with a f/3.3 Sony G Lens. Both feature NFC and and Wi-Fi for instant connectivity and sharing to your favorite photo sites.
I had an opportunity to do some creating with this little device with songwriters Sam Ferrar and Jaymes McFarland. I must say this is a cool little gadget. The features are dope!
Here are some of the features:
Synthesizer and controller
8 built-in synthesizer engines, multiple effects and LFO’s. And some really unique sequencers ready to explore.
Connect it to your computer and control your DAW with the common play, stop, rec, forward and rewind. Use the 4 rotary encoders and 8 x 2 dedicated quick keys for fast selections.
Built in 4-track tape
Record everything on the built in 4-track tape. Match the tape speed to the sequencer clock for some really nice overdubbing with changing pitch. Change tapespeed while recording, or even record backwards in realtime. Switch to the 4 channel mixer and add som texture with the built in EQ and Drive.
All in one portable
OP-1 is the all-in-one portable Synthesizer, Sampler and Controller. With additional features like the FM Radio and an assignable G-Force sensor for motion controlled effects. With OP-1’s built-in Tape feature you are able to record everything you do on to the 4 tracks, with overdubbing, reverse recording
Drag and drop
When plugged to a mac/pc using USB, the OP-1 shows up as a mass storage device. Ready for you to drag and drop audio files between your computer and the OP-1. The 4 tape tracks are available as well as sampled waveforms for you to manipulate. No additional software or drivers required. Just plug and play.
Color coded interface
The unique OP-1 color coded interface with color graphics on the beautiful OLED display is direct related to the four color rotary encoders and the legend on the keyboard. Easy reading and a non-technical way to control and shape your sounds. Finally, you don’t have to be a scientist to use a synthesizer.
16 Hours Battery Power
Playing at maximum volume you can travel over the atlantic ocean two ways constantly making music on your OP-1 before it runs out ouf power. And at the same time have over 2 years of stand by time.
All Gold Everything….
Add a gold colorway to the seemingly never-ending color palette offered up by the Impossible Project. Utilizing recently procured and original SX 70 Alpha Ivory cameras, each features an elegant white body with gold anodized brushed aluminum skin. Presented in an elegant gift box, the camera also comes with two packs of their limited PX 680 Color Protection films with matching golden frame. The Impossible Project SX-70 Gold Edition Camera pack can be purchased online for $540 USD.
In the fifth installment of the ongoing series entitled The Man’s Guide to Buying a Watch, Swiss manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen walks the viewer through how one should maintain that special timepiece. Having crafted watches that have been given lofty praises that include “works of art” and “style statements,” it should come as no surprise that a little tender loving care is necessary every once in a while. Amongst the key tips is that wearers should “avoid vibrations and impact,” “magnetic fields,” “rinse after salt water exposure,” “not adjust date and calendar between 8PM and 2AM” and “use chronograph pushers with care.”
The good folks at Casio have found a way to fuse our two favorite devices with their all new Casio G-Shock Bluetooth iPhone Watch.
At first glance this may look like nothing more than your standard, rugged Casio G-Shock, but there’s more than meets the eye here. This watch connects directly to your iPhone via Bluetooth 4.0 allowing you get call and email alerts, update the times automatically, all from your wrist. To keep you from losing your phone, the watch will also have the option to set up an alarm to sound when the phone and watch move away from each other. Of course being a G-Shock, you already know G-Shock has got you covered with 4 colorways including the black and blue version above.
Purchase your Casio G-Shock watch on Amazon.
Shawty Red wasted no time getting on top of this new MPC. Check him out in this clip killing that shit.
LOL! Y’all all know how much I love to sleep. I will definitely be purchasing this!!!!
The Ostrich Pillow started of as a prototype and first went viral on the web at the beginning of this year. Now, with the help of kickstarter it might become a reality. Power napping increases productivity by 34%, and with this in mind the Ostrich Pillow was born – the perfect companion to nap, disconnect and dream. Your little private space within a public one, to relax and unwind. Crazy concept, but we love it. Watch the video
Check out this clip with the legends DJ Premier and Pete Rock.
I got my MPC Renaissance a couple of days ago. JD just cracked his open. We’re getting into the new MPC on this video clip!