This was too colorful, interactive and cool looking not to feature – the Novation Launchpad built together with Ableton is a 64-button grid that you use to create and control music. The buttons can be set to do anything really – play notes, trigger sequences and much more. Launchpad comes with Ableton Live 8, but… Continue reading Novation’s Launchpad is a next-generation musical instrument/DJ
Weather equipment is no longer the purview of meteorologists or restricted to inexpensive, inaccurate devices. Instrument maker Davis makes one such affordable and sophisticated weather station for home use, the Vantage Vue, and I recently had a chance to review it.
The ‘Learn to Play’ Illuminated Fret Guitar has 132 LEDs in the fretboard that can show you how to play over 3,000 different chords! This device really takes learning how to play guitar to the next level, but has that ‘next level’ price tag of $400. With this sort of technology, the guitar can help… Continue reading Illuminated Fret Guitar