PureSolo is Karaoke 2.0, and great for learning instruments, too

Duncan Geere Digital Music, Musical Instruments, Software Leave a Comment

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PureSolo is a new application designed for people to sing, or play, along with backing tracks. It’s great for drunken Karaoke after lunch on Christmas day, but it’s also good for any aspiring musicians – classical or rock & pop – to play along as if they were in a real band.

Each song offered by the service is missing a particular track, be that vocals, guitar, or even oboe or alto sax. When you join you get one free download, but beyond that, each track costs £1 to £2. You can record your efforts with a microphone, and use headphones, too.

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Guitar Hero makes music look easy – 2.5 million extra kids learning instruments thanks to video games

Gary Cutlack Digital Music, Gaming, Musical Instruments Leave a Comment

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Hear that sound? That’s the slow, disjointed, tortured noise made by 2.5 million 14-year-old boys currently trying to work out the opening chords of ‘Smoke on the Water’ on their new proper guitars.

It’s all thanks to the success of music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, which have triggered a massive surge in the number of kids learning to play musical instruments. The Times says a survey by Youth Music found that over half of…

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Gibson teases us with "Dark Fire" Guitar

Duncan Geere Musical Instruments Leave a Comment

This is the tells-us-nothing teaser video that Gibson just sent us. It’s something to do with a guitar, and glowy bits. But damnit does it look tasty. Following some pretty snazzy work with digital guitars previously, there’s every possibility that this could be the most awesome axe since Hendrix’s flaming guitar.

Luckily, there’s a little bit more info revealed by a variety of product shots that we’ve been handed. Click the picture in the post to begin.

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A projector for £9,999 – the SIM2 'HT3000E' is a, cough, steal

Katherine Hannaford Home cinema

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Better add this to your wish list, unless Roman Abramovich is reading Tech Digest again, in which case I’m willing to bet he’s got one of these SIM2 projectors in every room.

Rolling in at a cost of a mere £9,999 each, the HT3000E delivers 1080p resolution, renders one billion colours and can project up to 30ft. It’s apparently the only ‘full’ hi-def projector which offers that BrilliantColor…

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