Zomboy – Delirium (Ft. Rykka)

by Tom Newman on July 25, 2014

Zomboy drops his third hit from his upcoming album. Here’s hoping the other 7 are equally as good.

CreateSpace will no longer distribute MP3s beginning October 15, 2014. We are constantly evaluating our service catalog and have decided to discontinue support for MP3 as we work to provide our customers with the most cost effective and valuable services.

Only the MP3 offering will be discontinued. We’ll continue to support the programs for CDs, DVDs, Amazon Instant Video, and paperback books.

You can read more information here.

If you are a CreateSpace artist then please get in touch and RouteNote will offer you a much better deal for your Amazon distribution!

Zwette – Rush (feat. Molly)

by RouteBot on July 23, 2014

Zomboy, known for his ultra heavy dubstep, electro house, drum and bass, glitch hop, drumstep, moombahcore sound, has released his new music video ‘Outbreak’ in preparation for the similarly named album, due for release on 4th August, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

As digital sound quality progresses towards high res audio playback, with lossless compression and an increase in demand towards near vinyl sound, this calls for some serious headphones to be engineered.

Traditionally bluetooth headphones have been a significant cut bellow the rest. Philips believe they have created the best sounding bluetooth headphones for a relatively reasonable price.
Philips Fidelio M1BT
Philips Fidelio M1BT – great sounding, great looking, great build quality, comfy, easy to use, what’s not to love?
The dark blue-grey colour, leather headband, soft faux-leather/memory foam on the ear pads, and textured plastic, complements the overall quality perfectly and makes them feel great on the ears after prolonged use.

A single button allows on, off, pairing, play, pause, volume, skip, previous track, fast forward, and rewind control all in one. With two microphones, you can answer calls at ease too.

Both ear cups hold a 40mm driver, angled directly down your ear canal for optimum sound quality.

Wireless bluetooth is notorious for dropping sound quality over similar cable headphones. With advances in bluetooth technology, these support aptX Bluetooth. Check your devices tech specs, your phone or laptop may support this as companies start to adopt the technology.

Battery life claims 10 hours of playback, which should be enough for audio hogging lovers to last the day, but if worse comes to worst, Philips equip you with a 1.2m cable.

At £250, this is a fairly pricey pair of headphones, but for this quality of wireless, this is really very reasonable. The only real negative to these is the absence of noise cancellation, but this still places these headphones near the top of any one’s list of headphones in general (regardless of wires).

How do I get my YouTube Channel verified?

by RouteBot on July 23, 2014

YouTube review a variety of factors in order to determine eligibility for name verification. If your channel qualifies, you will automatically receive a name verification badge on your Google+ page or profile over time. Name verification for Google+ is available to a wide range of businesses and organizations. To ensure your eligibility for verified checkmark, channels should:

  • Be connected with a Google+ page or profile
  • Your Google+ page or profile must be authorized by your commercial entity, organization, brand, or product.
  • If the channel is connected to a Google+ page, the page must contain a link to your organization’s website. This website must be verified (i.e. have a small checkmark next to the website URL), which the +page owner can do themselves by following these instructions.
  • Have a substantial number of subscribers.

SoundSight Headphones – With a Built-In Camera?

by Tom Newman on July 23, 2014

These headphones on the surface seem like a fairly standard pair of wireless headphones, but they are far from that.
With a 1080p rotating camera, these ‘different’ headphones will certainly standout from the crowd.
A camera built-in to the headphones, go on…? 5 microphones will give the viewer a full vision of the wearer’s environment. These headphones give you the ability to live stream the footage being captured, via the app for iOS and Android.

Think Google Glass. This technology allows you to capture life from your perspective, say you DJing in a club, you or you friends can relive this experience over and over.

Footage will be stored in you mobile’s camera roll, which allows you to edited the videos to your heart’s content before sharing with the world.

Video/audio capture, noise cancellation and wireless bluetooth sounds like a battery hogging device. With an 800mAh battery, this gives you a reasonable 4 hours with all features on, or an impressive 18 hour with the camera switched off.

How useful these will turn out to be isn’t possible to tell yet, but we’re excited to see the creative ways this new tech gets handled.

These are yet to hit the market, but you can pre-order a pair today for US$349 (around £200), or wait till available, when they will retail for $499 (£290).

Ed Sheeran Best Selling Album of 2014

by Tom Newman on July 23, 2014

According to the latest chart update, Ed Sheeran has secured the longest running album at number one this year, beating Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love. Ed Sheeran – X has sustained 4 weeks at the top spot, selling 367,000 copies in the UK alone.

Earlier in the year Sheeran saw another milestone, with all of his album tracks in the Top 100 at one time.

In the singles chart, new boy band Rixton saw their debut single ‘Me and My Broken Heart’ jump straight to number one.

Ed Sheeran X

Theremin – A Web Synthesizer

by Tom Newman on July 22, 2014

Thereminhttp://femurdesign.com/theremin/

Warning: You will find yourself spending hours achieving absolutely nothing on this site.
Luke, a web designer for Femur Design, has created a full touch synthesizer, reminiscent of the retro theremin instrument.
The theremin was developed in the 1920s. It allows the player to move their hand around an antenna without physical contact, to alter the pitch and sound.

With plenty of customization to alter Waveform, Delay Time, Feedback and Scuzz this theremin will keep you entertained for hours!

This theremin synth is all built in javascript using the Web Audio API with HTML5 canvas. This means no matter what operating system you use, Mac, PC or mobile, this will work naively, as long as your web browser’s up to date. We suggest Chrome or Safari.
Tip: When using on mobile, flip to landscape for more functionality.

Weezer – Back To The Shack

by Tom Newman on July 22, 2014

After previewing the track yesterday on their YouTube channel, Weezer have officially released their new single ‘Back To The Shack’. After a three year break since their last single, Weezer are right back on it, bringing back their old 90s Rock sound.

We’re all really looking forward to hearing their new album ‘Everything Will Be Alright in the End’ due for release 30th September.