Dash into a smart phone augmented car stereo

Dash by Devium maximizes your phone’s musical potential.

Smartphones are evolving at a fantastic rate. New phones with increased capability hit the market every 3-4 months. Traditional car stereos cannot keep up. To leverage consumers investment in their smart phone, Devium created a new class of car stereo, The Dash Platform.

Dash is a platform that grows with the customer, allowing our users to take advantage of a phone’s power capabilities while continuing to have access to traditional car audio experiences. Dash has HD AM/FM broadcast radio options as well as hands free calling capabilities that allows users to work with and listen to every app on the phones platform, auxiliary input or preamp out while also charging the phone.

Devium is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase, which takes place on Oct 13, 2012 at the Denver Merchandise Mart. This is your chance to experience Dash and many other amazing innovations.

Recently, Devium CEO Paul Lizer took a moment answer some questions about guerrilla marketing, the annoyance of inoperable stereos, and Kickstarter funding…

 

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Sonic Clamp gives your guitar new powers

Playing guitar is a whole new experience with Sonic Clamp.

There are more than 50,000 apps available for guitar players – everything from amps to sound effects to drum machines to chords, lyrics and tabs. At Sonic Clamp, their mission is simple – they want to help guitar and bass players access their apps. Sonic Clamp mounts your iPhone4 or iPod Touch 4th generation to the body of your electric guitar or bass and allows guitar and bass players access to their apps and so much more!

Sonic Clamp  is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase, which takes place on Oct 13, 2012 at the Denver Merchandise Mart. This is your chance to see this and many other amazing inventions and innovations.

Recently, inventor Brooks Hubbert took a moment answer some questions about company licensing,  3d printed prototypes and a new guitar experience…

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Feel the noise with Sound in 3D

 

 Tactile sound engineering in action.

Sound in 3D  is the next generation in “tactile” sound technology. It is poised to have a profound impact on the entertainment industry, including home theater, music production, movie production, education, and health.

Sound in 3D  is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase, which takes place on Oct 13, 2012 at the Denver Merchandise Mart. This is your chance to experience Sound in 3D and many other amazing innovations.

Recently, inventor Robert LaDonne took a moment answer some questions about “feeling” sound frequencies and the potential sound therapy applications…

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Teens listen to more music through YouTube than any other source

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Most popular music video on YouTube right now.

Forty-eight percent of consumers in the U.S. still see radio as the dominant way to discover new music, according to Nielsen’s latest “Music 360” report. For almost two-thirds of U.S. teenagers, however, Google’s YouTube is now a more important source of music than radio (54%), iTunes (53%) and CDs (50%).

 

 

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Music we like is more distracting than music we don’t like

The “Irrelevant Sound Effect”, is all about the way background sounds can interfere with our short-term memory.

A lot of people like to listen to music while they work. Previous research suggests this is probably not a bad thing. In lab studies, people who listen to music they like, generally perform better at mental tasks afterwards, an effect that’s been attributed to boosts in mood and arousal.
 

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New tarriffs on music approved in Canada

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Wedding costs in Canada will double if you dance.

The Copyright Board of Canada reviews copyright tariffs for various collection societies (like ASCAP and BMI in America, which collect performance licensing fees from venues).  They have just approved a new set of fees to cover recorded music at a bunch of different live events. Karaoke bars, conventions, parades, weddings and several other classes of event—which already pay fees to SOCAN, which represents songwriters—will now begin paying additional tariffs to collection society Re:Sound, which represents recording artists and labels.

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Flying robot quadrotors perform James Bond Theme

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Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this “couch guitar” by flying over guitar strings stretched across a couch frame; plucking the strings with a stiff wire attached to the base of the quadrotor. A special microphone attached to the frame records the notes made by the “couch guitar”.

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The Badgermin is a Stuffed Badger Theremin

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Badgermin ain’t afraid to play nothin’!

David Cranmer is an eccentric maker of sculptures and musical instruments, such as the Furby Gurdy. By combining the musical abilities of the badger and the aesthetic appeal of a theremin, he has created the future of music. Watch a video of a performance after the jump…

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