Given the Korg MR-1's high price and poor suitability for the rigors of mobile recording, we only recommend it to discriminating audio archivists willing to accept practical limitations for increased recording resolution.
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The ability to twist, manipulate, and interact with music appeals to the kid or DJ in us all. This is a fun music gadget, period.
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Crave's Eric Mack and his daughter express big excitement over littleBits, a color-coded magnetic playground for miniature makers-in-training.
This week, we're giving away a stylish $499.99 portable piano that you can tote around for music anywhere. Both beginners and serious performers need apply.
With media consumption shifting to new devices like smartphones and tablets, consumers are using headphones for just about everything these days. How can headphone makers answer the call?
This week's giveaway is looking rosy with a pink speaker and headphones from ChicBuds, which this month is donating 20 percent of proceeds from pink products to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Korg's Wavedrum Mini has sensors that can clip onto an endless number of objects and turn them into an electronic drum ready for tapping.
Damon Albarn is so in love with his iPad he's made the next Gorillaz record on the Apple tablet. Take a listen to the new single and see if you can hear the fruit flavours.
Will gamers go for music games that attempt to push real music-playing chops through these new instruments and in-game tutorials? Or will it take the fun out of faux-rocking as a pick-up-and-play party friendly pastime?
At Coachella on Friday night, bassist John Paul Jones played an amazing-looking instrument in his set with Them Crooked Vultures.