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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Opinion: Please, please me and put The Beatles on iTunes!

Jonathan Weinberg Columns & Opinion, Digital Music, Internet Leave a Comment

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Jonathan Weinberg writes… Help, I need somebody, help, not just anybody, help, you know I need someone… who can blooming well tell me if we are ever going to be able to buy Beatles songs on the interweb.

I’m not one of those nuts who says they’re the greatest band in the world, but I can understand why it’s so important to have their tunes in digital form. After all, there’s millions of people out there who’d listen to the Liverpool Fab Four eight days a week if they could…

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iTunes drops price of DRM-free tracks in UK as well as US, adds more choons

Katherine Hannaford Digital Music Leave a Comment

gold-coins-chocolate.jpgA couple of days ago it was announced that Apple would be dropping the price of iTunes Plus DRM-free tracks on iTunes from $1.29 to just 99cents, matching nasty DRM-ridden tracks.

Only EMI tracks are sold as 256kbps, DRM-free AAC files, however starting today certain indie labels (Sub Pop!!!!) will be able to flog their wares in the same higher-quality format, in total two million…

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Winamp 5.5 allows music to be streamed to your Nintendo Wii

Katherine Hannaford Gaming, Home audio

winamp-wii.jpg As part of Winamp’s resurgence, they’re not just content with ripping off iTunes iPod compatability, oh no, they’re thinking even more outside of the box. Infact, they’re not even thinking about that box on your computer desk which houses all that software, bits, bytes and chips, they’re thinking about an entirely new box. Specifically, your Wii. Don’t get too scared now…

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Why Coca-Cola competitions won't convince me to use iTunes for downloading music

Katherine Hannaford Columns & Opinion, MP3 players

Katherine Hannaford writes… Here’s a shocking fact for an early-twenty-something to come out with – I’ve never paid for downloading music. Whilst I do own an iPod (my second, begrudgingly) and even use iTunes to store my ample music collection, I’ve not once been tempted to pay for a song, no matter how inexpensive they are…

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