The Ghost In The MP3 also known as modernist is an experiment by Ryan Patrick Maguire where he collects the bits of data that are erased during the MP3 and MP4 compression processes that make our files smaller and plays them back as a standalone file. This results in a hazy, ghostly audio and video of the discarded bits of data that are erased when a file is compressed that sounds and looks like it’s trapped in another dimension.
We all know that the recent digital era has transformed the way we listen to, buy and release music but did you know that the next few years may be crucial in defining the future of the industry and how the music makers and companies that profit from music get paid?
The first Pioneer DJ player without a CD drive, the XDJ-1000 is a USB-only player being released later this month at a price of $999. Watch in in action in this video demo by Pedestrian with official word from Pioneer below.
If you’re wondering what will be trending or gaining popularity in the year ahead check out this list from JWT.
The 2014 International CES is taking place in Las Vegas, starting officially on January 7th for a week full of all the latest and future consumer electronics, technology and entertainment to come. Reportedly this upcoming show will hit 2 million square feet of exhibition space making it the biggest EVER. And that’s just the show floor.
Entry level DJ’s and forward-thinking experimental ones can now have a new feature to play with on their Traktor DJ App – Native Instruments has just introduced the official Traktor DJ Cable which allows you to preview tracks. Essentially, it is a splitter cable that takes your stereo signal and splits the incoming signal in two so you can cue your tracks.