From face-shaping tools to cell phones for tots, Japanese electronics retailers have it all. Crave swings by Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo.
Akai announces the XR20, a portable beat station.
Musical instrument manufacturer Akai reveals plans at NAMM 2009 to create the APC40 MIDI controller for the popular Ableton Live music software.
Our good friend Rana Sobhany drops by the studio to tell us all about Destroy the Silence, her new musical project featuring just two Apple iPads and a mixer!
The Stylophone Beatbox rekindles our fascination with old school drum machines and toy synthesizers.
If plastic guitars were 2007 and drums 2008, then the 2009 plastic-peripheral throwdown of choice is definitely the turntable. Enter Numark's nemesis to DJ Hero.
Audiophiles are an endangered species, and if there's any hope for the future we need a whole new generation of audiophiles. I found one guy, it's a start.
Donald and Jasmine discuss Pandora 2.0 and the new Slacker app for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Also, a bit of info from the NAMM show and a little good-natured ribbing at Haier America's expense. Oh, and we poke some serious fun at Microsoft.
Yamaha has announced that it is now shipping the Tenori-On electronic music instrument to U.S. customers.
Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg ponders the imminent demise of HD DVD and looks back over a long history of defunct formats.