Archive for October, 2007

Return of the IXOS Disco Cube

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

The perfect Christmas accessory for your iPod-owning hyperactive siblings, the IXOS DIsco Cube, has returned with a vengeance. Last year it sported the lofty price tag of £75 and was available only in Debenhams. This year it’s trimmed that down to a slightly more reasonably £60 and is available at PC World and John Lewis. […]

Sony unveil music like no other

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Sony’s marketing machine is at it again. Not wanting to be beaten at the game of creating the most elaborate live action advertisements (Skoda, we’re looking at you) they have unveiled a new project to promote the latest and greatest in their WALKMAN brand line-up. Unsurprisingly the ad is centered entirely around music and sees […]

Steinberg Cubase 4.1 Released

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Cubase 4.1 is now available for download absolutely free for users of Cubase 4 and Cubase Studio 4. Many areas of Cubase have been re-engineered and updated to offer more speed and flexibility for musicians, producers and composers and there are additional features as detailed over the fold. You can head on over to the […]

Sennheiser PXC 450 rated Best Noise Cancelling Headphone

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Well I said “Potentially crushing the BOSE QuietComfort headphones like a bug” when I first posted about the Sennheiser PXC and I wasn’t far off the mark. This October What HiFi? have given the Sennheiser PXC 450 “Cloak of Silence” headphones the 2007 award for ‘Best Noise Cancelling Headphone’. Sennheiser are delighted but, of course, […]

Microsoft offering free HD-DVDs

Friday, October 19th, 2007

With every purchase of an Xbox 360 HD-DVD player you can now get not one, not two, not even three or four, but a staggering five free HD-DVDs. From the 1st of October right up to the 31st of January next year anyone who purchases the HD-DVD player for their Xbox 360 will be able […]

Zero Punctuation on Orange Box

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Yahtzee is at it again with a diatrabe on the shiny new Orange Box from Valve. You know… Half Life 2! Portal seems to go down well, and I don’t blame him; the portal idea is nothing new but in combination with Half Life 2s superb physics engine what can possibly go wrong? Watch Yahtzee’s […]

First by IXOS XMM238 Cube Travel Speaker

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

As if there aren’t enough portable speakers crowding the market IXOS are continuing their line of value brand lifestyle accessories and have released the First Cube Travel Speaker. It boasts a staggering 2watts of stereo audio grunt… okay so that’s not much but this is a portable speaker. A supplied 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable […]

Crucial Updates Memory Advisor

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Crucial’s fantastic Memory Advistor tool now includes upgrade information for some 35 thousand systems. As always all you need to do is fill out your computer manufacturer, product line and model which should be easily attainable information for any consumer and you will be presented with well priced upgrades that are absolutely guaranteed to work […]

Cubase 4

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

As SoundControl.co.uk are offering Cubase 4 at £379.00 and it currently represents the cutting edge of music production software I have sourced a copy from Steinberg to review at Gadgetoid and let you know if it’s worth your hard-earned-almost-£400. I’m sure that, if you don’t have a big budget, you think of all the lovely […]

Introducing the Roland Fantom X8

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

This is the first of a series of articles covering Roland’s flagship synthesizer workstation the Fantom X series (which includes the X6, X7 and X8 in addition to a rack-mountable version of the synth). In particular I will be referring to the behemoth cream of the Fantom crop; the X8.