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For most of us, thinking about museums and archives will conjure up images of physical relics; faded books, paintings and trinkets discovered beneath the soil. But now, the British Library is fighting to preserve something more elusive: sound. With £9.5 million in fresh Lottery funding, it h...

May 20th 2015 at 8:51am 0 Comments
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Microsoft's Hyperlapse is now more than just a clever idea in a research lab -- the folks in Redmond have released apps that help you record and produce super-stabilized videos on Android (in preview form), Windows and Windows Phone. Much like Instagram's software, the algorithmic tools whittle do...

May 14th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Microsoft has been touting its Upload Studio since before the Xbox One launched, but until now, the video editing suite only offered a few options for gamers. Now its first major update is bringing a ton of new features -- it can splice together recordings to run for up to 30 minutes, drop in text...

February 17th 2015 at 6:02am 0 Comments
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Hal Leonard PlayAlong is an interactive sheet music app that provides powerful tools for learning, playing and recording a wide variety of music. Everything from Adele to Frank Sinatra to the Frozen soundtrack is available in the integrated Sheet Music Direct store. Plus, once you have your music...

December 18th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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The iPhone 6 twins are 4K capable, but so far the apps that claim to record video in such an ultra-sharp resolution have fallen a bit short of perfection. This clip, captured with the ProCam 2 app and a steady hand, is the best iPhone 6 4K video we've seen yet, and it's sitting on YouTube for you t...

December 17th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Voice Jam Studio is a powerful vocal recorder for iPad with dozens of professional effects, looping, fine tuning and even video recording so you're able to produce high quality audio and get creative with the process. The app includes four tracks to record your loops and layer them, plus other adv...

November 11th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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IK Multimedia's iRig series of mobile recording wares have long be an option for the iOS faithful, and now its guitar-minded add-on is prepped for Android. The iRig HD-A is a $100 accessory that allows you to plug your axe into a mobile device track riffs while on the go. Just like previous effort...

November 10th 2014 at 12:48pm 0 Comments
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Saloote is a free app for iPhone that enables musicians to get creative with each other through the power of the Internet. Film yourself jamming out to your favorite tune, then create mashups with strangers around the world to collaborate and form an online band of sorts. Choose your contribution,...

November 4th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Apogee's Duet (US$495) and Quartet ($1395) are the respective steps up from Apogee's ONE, a single input interface with a built-in condenser mic. You can check out the review of the ONE here, but suffice to say it's a high-quality interface for those looking for a compact and portable recording so...

July 4th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Apogee's revamped ONE (US$349) is a 2 IN 2 OUT USB audio interface with a built-in microphone for Mac and now iOS, too. This means you can plug the interface into your Mac or straight into your iPhone or iPad (via Apple's newer Lightning connector or the legacy 30-pin dock connector) to record audio...

June 25th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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When I was an aspiring musician a few years back, I'd always forget new guitar licks that would arise from just messing around at rehearsals. Well, Gibson is looking to remedy that, and has partnered up with Tascam to do so. The result is the Memory Cable: a 1/4-inch instrument cable for guitar, b...

April 29th 2014 at 11:47pm 0 Comments