Native Instruments’ new keyboard and interfaces are really cheap!

Native Instruments have revealed a new keyboard and 2 new audio interfaces that look wicked but are super affordable. We love Native Instruments here at RouteNote, creators of the incredible MASCHINE production and performance controllers….

Tencent take Siri on with their own voice assistant

Watch out Siri, you may be about to launch in China in the shape of Apple’s smart speaker but Tencent are looming with their own artificial intelligence on the way. As Apple build up to…

How Does Shazam Work in Comparison to Your Brain? (Video)

This is a great video from Real Engineering on YouTube that compares your brain and its ability to put together patterns in comparison to Shazam and how it works. This a great in-depth video of…

Bose’s new sunglasses bring augmented reality to your ears

Augmented reality technology is becoming more advanced by the second and Bose are delving into new worlds with their new ‘Frames’ putting audio into your sunglasses.  World-class audio manufacturers Bose could be making the hottest…

Whats in R3hab’s Travel Bag When He Travels the World Doing Live Shows? (Video)

Fadil El Ghoul (R3hab) is a Dutch DJ that performs live shows all over the world. Here is a great video from TheVerge where he shows whats in his bag.

How to use jack connections on MIDI devices

A new specification from the MIDI Manufacturers Association outlines how to use jack connections with your MIDI devices. The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) have released a guideline for using TRS Connectors instead of DIN connectors…

Get over 2GB of samples and loops for free

Loopmasters and MusicTech are offering over 2 gigabytes of great samples and loops to mix and play with and it’s completely free. MusicTech have teamed up with one of the most expansive sample sites, Loopmasters,…

The Future of Music explores the exciting shape of music in the 21st Century

The Future of Music is a new series from The Verge which explores how technology has shaped the sound of modern music and how it will keep evolving it. Music has come a long, long way…

These gloves could change how we perform music

Since we discovered rhythm and learned tone we’ve been playing instruments with our hands, but what if our hands were our instruments. English musician and engineer Imogen Heap has been showing off her new gloves which transform…

Spotify are also apparently making a Smart speaker because everyone is now

Spotify are branching from streaming into “category defining” hardware products, and going head to head with the busy Smart speaker market. So after Apple launched the HomePod earlier this month, joining Amazon, Google and other…