New Digital Travellers Guitar Makes It Easy to Learn on the Go

Jamstik have just released the plans for a new foot long digital guitar that can be stretched out to fit everybody’s needs and bags.

This new technological advancement in the world of guitars has stunned many with it’s ability to be so small and yet do so much. ‘Jammy’ is the new model from RnD64 that can be stretched out to reach 19.6 inches but then packed back down to 12.6 inches to fit in your bag or coat. This means the opportunities to practice or play anywhere are much larger than lugging a massive guitar around with you. Jamstik say’s it promises to be “the most compact yet most fully functioning digital guitar ever.”

This digital wonder has original steel strings with LED frets to give you the closest experience to playing a guitar but with plenty of technological bonus’ such as real time guidance, Bluetooth and midi enabled controls. The guitar also never goes out of tune and has auto-correcting abilities, so if the jammy thinks your making a wrong move with a scale or chord it will correct the note for you to sound no different to if you played the chord you intended to.

Another really cool feature of ‘Jammy’ is that it has its own Apple App where you can learn to play guitar at a beginner’s or advanced level. This uses the digital frets to show you on an iPhone or iPad where you should place your fingers and if you play a chord wrong it can show exactly where and when you went wrong. This digital side of the guitar can also be used to record with many software options such as Garage Band or Logic. You can access this through the midi output or the direct audio output, this direct output can also be used with headphones for practising in the solitude of your own ears.

Overall I think this guitar is a technological master piece as it can be used by a wide range of musicians not just learners or novices alone and I cannot wait for it to be released on sale to the public. To take a look at for yourself follow the link to the Jamstik website where you can check out the specs – Jammy Website.

LANDR Mastering launch new look and improvements + get 2 free WAVs here

Our friends at LANDR Mastering have some big news, launching an all-new look with some massive improvements.

If you don’t already know LANDR are a mastering service that use advanced algorithms and deep analysis of your music to mix and master your final tracks to perfection. RouteNote have been partnered with LANDR for a couple of years allowing users to digitally master their music on upload. Now LANDR have some big news to share:

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Spotify helps you celebrate Mother’s Day with “Ode to Mom” playlist poems

Spotify have launched a bunch of shareable “playlist poems” to show mothers just how much they mean through the power of music this Mother’s Day.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Spotify has created shareable playlist poems for listeners to show their mom’s just how Much she means. Each sOng title spells out a Message, So sons and daughters can tell her “I’ve got your back,” say soRry (yoU know what you did), appreciate mom’s wisdom, say “cheers” to her wiLd sidE or just say, “I love you.”

For those of you panicking in the UK – This is the US’ Mother’s Day, we had ours back in March remember? Chill out.

You can check out all the playlists below and find the perfect one to share with your mom!

Cheers, Mom!

For the party moms out there. They know who they are.

 

Why was I born?

When you’re sorry for being such a burden.

 

Life lessons

Wholesome (!) things Mom taught you.

 

I got U

She carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. Show her you’ve got her back.

 

SO much love for you, Ma

Nothing but pure love jams for your #1 fan.

 

Globally, there are playlists galore devoted to moms – over 8 million on Spotify to be exact. Top songs from playlists with “mom,” “mama” and “mother” in the title include “Mama Said” by Lukas Graham, “Dear Mama” by 2Pac, “Mom” by Meghan Trainor, “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake.

Happy Mother’s Day.

Harry Styles surprises fans with Apple Music documentary releasing Monday

Apple Music have revealed a surprise documentary on One Direction star Harry Styles and the creation of his first solo album called Harry Styles: Behind the Album.

Harry Styles: Behind the Album will take a look at the pop star of One Direction fame as he recorded his new debut solo album and rehearsed for tour. The documentary will feature various bits of footage from his time recording in Jamaica, at a studio used by Drake and Rihanna, as well as rehearsals with his new band at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios.

The documentary features direction from Ben Winston, the director responsible for a large majority of One Direction’s music videos as well as their 2013 documentary following their tour; This is Us. Behind the Album will be exclusive to Apple Music and features a bunch of exciting scenes, such as Styles getting his hair cut, Styles playing the guitar, Styles sleeping, Styles playing the guitar and singing, Styles swimming, Styles looking shocked at his own creation, and Styles playing the guitar some more with a bit of screaming.

This is one of the many video products Apple are working on to give Apple Music the edge other over services, hoping to establish themselves as a multimedia platform. So far they’ve released a number of documentaries, including a tour documentary of Styles’ ex-fling Taylor Swift. Apple also have many new series and one-offs planned for the future including a new series of Carpool Karaoke and a documentary series in collaboration with Vice.

Harry Styles: Behind the Album will launch exclusively on Apple Music next Monday, on the 15th May. Watch the trailer below: