Simon and Schuster took audio books to the next level (and dimension) with their 3-D re-imagination of iconic novels. What better way to scare yourself senseless than to listen to The Mist in 3-D. Stephen King’s sinister imagination now has the sound design to match.
Get your ears around the technology that is changing the way we listen.
VoCo – Adobe
Put simply, this is Photoshop for audio. Technology that allows audio to be cut, manipulated, and recreated. It’s extremely exciting and also a little bit worrying.
iTrack Pocket – Focusrite
From sound and interface masters Focusrite, the iTrack Pocket is the first high-end pocket studio. It’s perfect for songwriters, idea starters and podcast makers with a quality stereo mic. It also fits right in your pocket. How handy.
It’s a speaker that can also turn off your living room lights, and the most remarkable voice recognition software to date. Goodbye Siri, hello Alexa.
The Pilot – Waverly Labs
Remember The Babel Fish from Douglas Adams’ ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?’ It was a device that translated languages in real time, straight to you ears. Guess what – it’s real and coming to an ear near you.
AirPods – Apple
With the launch of iPhone 7, the death of the headphone jack has not gone down well with many consumers. But if you look / listen closely to Apple’s new wireless headphones, you’ll realise they’re not headphones they’re actually in-ear computers. And we think they’re going to make quite a noise. Check out this article for more.
We love discovering new audio tech, and this month we’ve been getting our heads around a gadget that turns your stereo speakers into surround sound. We could try to explain the science behind it, but this video does it better.