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UniqueSquared

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May 26, 2013

Geneva Lab Model S Wireless Speaker Preview

For some of us (myself included) Bluetooth is just another wireless protocol that will never have a real use for my daily life.  At home I use a wifi router to connected devices to each other, so the need to for Bluetooth does not exist.  When I’m on the road I don’t see myself needing an earpiece to talk to people on the phone, I have no problem with putting the phone up to my ear.  I would guess that I’m a minority since I haven’t yet embraced Bluetooth.  However, I’m beginning to see how it can be useful.  When I want to connect my laptop to my smartphone, I use a USB cable – but I could just as easily use Bluetooth and have the two of them communicate.

What I’m getting at here is that wireless technologies are so accessible these days that it would be hard not …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
May 9, 2013

Divoom Bluetune-Solo Portable Bluetooth Speaker

It is odd that wireless MIDI controllers and USB decks are getting all the attention when it is Bluetooth that is doing the heavy lifting here.  Anyone who plays out or gigs out knows that their home setup is not the same as their road setup.  They would very much like it to be the same, but that is not possible.  We aren’t going to haul or desktop computer to a gig if we don’t have to, and we aren’t going to bet on the wifi signal at the club to band-aid our performances with the internet is needed in a pinch.  Touch OSC and other cool wifi innovations are great at home – but if we can’t depend on them on the road, what are we left with?

Bluetooth is great, not because it allows two devices to connect without a middle man, it is great because it is …

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UniqueSquared
May 8, 2013

PLAiR Streaming Stick

I think that it is safe to say that no technology out there has been as innovative and useful as the smart phone.  The smartphone didn’t happen overnight either; it took the span of decades to get the formula just right.  There was a need for cameras, cellular phones, and pocket devices – but few had figured out how to combine them into one unit without creating a giant mess.  This is only half the story though because without the need for video games and other types of media, the smartphone would be nothing more than a bloated PDA.  The direction that it is heading is also something to be questioned.

Televisions have already been combined with the internet as well as wireless audio.  This means that not only do we have access to different forms of media on the fly; these devices can all communicate with each other.  One …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
January 7, 2013

perion Audio Intimus 4T Summit Wireless

Although reference and studio monitors are all the rage in a production or DJ environment, you shouldn’t ignore the value of regular home theatre systems or even low end playback systems.  Let’s be real for a moment here – even though you might have a five thousand dollar audio system, the guy next door may be listening to all of his music from an iPod speaker.  This means that no matter how well you produce a track on your studio monitors, it will never sound the same on a lower end system.  So it’s best to try your music out on multiple audio system, and fine tune things to work well on any system.

Home theatre systems are getting the benefit of technology these days.  Most 5.1 and 7.1 systems are stifled by the amount of wiring that needs to be run around the room.  You want to use you …

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UniqueSquared
October 23, 2012

A Guide To Audioholics

In the past, audioholics has offered up some great reviews on upcoming and sometimes unobtainable pieces of audio equipment.  This is one of the few welcomed review websites out there, because it’s free from advertising slogans and pressure to market items to the community.  Some of the newer HDTV’s and projectors they’ve reviewed tie in to what many Video DJs see as necessary for their performances when using Video SL or Virtual DJ.  They’ve also been covering the growth of certified wireless technologies, which will no doubt be the future for those using wireless headphones or speakers.

Audioholics has written out a brief guide on how to use their website, with the bread and butter being their reviews section.  Sometimes they are able to preview a product that hasn’t hit the market yet, and other times their Pro Reviews are written with by folks who analyze details of a product, …