Ideatrotter: Disruptive 2.0 Intelligence

A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats 

Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren’t cooler than math—they simply rely on it.

#video #science #music #education
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Born of Sound: Transforming Sound into Art

Consider it sound you can see. Find out how Ashik and Jenelle Mohan of Born of Sound are using audio recordings to create works of art, bringing to life a child’s laugh or heartbeat in a fluid, vibrant print.

#video #art #music #technology #innovation

From Supermarkets to Superstardom

Internationally-acclaimed Scottish DJ Calvin Harris describes his early struggles to break into the music industry and how he reinvented his sound, propelling his music to the top of the charts.

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Music Inspiration from your subconsciousness

Mico' frees the user from having to select “songs” and “artists” and allows users to encounter new music just by wearing the device. The device detects brainwaves through the sensor connected to your forehead. Their app then automatically plays the music to fit the mood.

#video #music #technology #brain #neural networks

Earbits: ad-free music streaming service & music marketing platform

Earbits is a Y Combinator-funded startup that connects musicians with fans via their revolutionary ad-free Internet radio service. With 200 curated stations, Earbits brings music lovers the best independent music from around the world. 

#video #music #internet #business model #strategy #startups

Music for the deaf

It sounds impossible: music for the deaf. But that odd sounding concept is exactly what Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra are trying to achieve. Scientific studies show that, under the right conditions, the brains of deaf people show a similar enjoyment of music to the brains of people who can hear perfectly well.

#video #music #science #brain #neural networks

Spotify Makes Radical Changes to Discovery, Follow Features

Spotify has already changed the music landscape in the US. Now, the Swedish streaming service hopes to improve music discovery and engagement.

#video #music #internet #USA

Dragonfly Turns Your Computer Into High-Tech Music Player

DragonFly is an affordable and easy-to-use device that delivers far superior sound by bypassing the poor quality sound card that is built into your computer. DragonFly is a sleek, flash drive sized Digital-Audio Converter that connects to a USB jack on a Mac® or Windows® PC, turning any computer into a true high- fidelity music source.

Whether you’re on the go or at home, listening on ear buds or connecting your computer to a stereo system, DragonFly reveals all the emotional expression and nuance that makes your favorite music, or movies, so enjoyable. However you connect it, DragonFly simply and easily makes any computer sound better.How DragonFly Does ItThe heart of DragonFly is the 24-bit ESS SabreTM conversion chip, a high-performance solution that’s typically found in better CD and Blu-ray DiscTM players.

DragonFly can accept audio and music files ranging from MP3s and CD-standard 16-bit/44kHz to native 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution, regardless of music file format. If your computer’s software can recognize and play a format, DragonFly will make it sound its best.However, high-quality digital-audio conversion alone isn’t why DragonFly sounds great. How the audio data is transferred from the computer to DragonFly required particular attention from DragonFly’s design team. Remember that digital audio is stored on computers and delivered to DragonFly as streams of 1’s and 0’s.

Making beautiful music out of 1’s and 0’s isn’t a case of simply getting all the music data from point A to Point B. Maintaining subtle digital timing relationships is crucial in order to be able to reconstruct the analog waveform that we hear as dialog or music.Timing errors have long been the plague of digital audio playback, never more so than in recent years as computers have been pressed into service as audio source components. DragonFly uses a very sophisticated “asynchronous*” USB audio data transfer protocol.

#video #computers #technology #music
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Three Ground-Breaking Guitars For $20,000+

Are these expensive guitars worth it? Check out three models for collectors at Rudy’s Music Stop on 48th Street in Manhattan, including one-of-a-kind AM guitar made from a BMW engine.

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