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Tonic Games To Cure What Ails You

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Any and every seasoned musician out there can tell you about the importance of getting into a practice routine or regimen. But what happens when you get your practicing on track and the track keeps taking you to the same places? And how do you make progress and move forward when you don't know what direction to move toward in the first place? While we live and shed in the information age, where eBooks, videos, on-line lessons, play-along material, and ...

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BenQ treVolo: Wireless Bluetooth Portable Electrostatic Speaker

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It would be wrong to say that there's a burgeoning Bluetooth speaker market. That ship has sailed, and at this point, the technology is omnipresent. It seems like every company in the sound game has multiple models to offer, catering to nearly every listener demographic. But that doesn't mean there aren't developments to be found in this market and interesting tweaks on methods of sound production and design. Just look at, and listen to, the BenQ treVolo. ...

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Miles Davis Trumpet High Performance In-Ear Headphones

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When Monster Cable launched the Miles Davis Tribute In-Ear Headphones in 2009, it redefined just how good a set of in-ear buds could sound...and how comfortable they could be. Still, priced at nearly $500 US, the product was aimed at a very specific demographic, a target made even clearer by the limited edition nature of its launch; only a certain number of the headphones were manufactured, lending them an exclusivity to tie into other products aimed at a high-end market, ...

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Hewlett-Packard TouchSmart 610 with Beats Audio

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Though digital music has changed the landscape for everyone in the business--record companies, artists, and consumers--one of its many criticisms has been the loss of audio quality in the listening experience. Audiophiles and those old enough to remember the prevalence of Long Playing (LP) record albums (those huge flat vinyl discs now popularized by DJ scratching) and high fidelity components can sometimes become nostalgic for the days of analog quality-delivered media. Whereas the current availability of MP3 ...

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955 Dreams Launches Jazz app for iPads

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The History of Jazz 955 Dreams 2011 Interested in the history of jazz? There's an app for that now--and it's a beauty. Created by the app start-up 955 Dreams, The History of Jazz is a gem of a program which is set up as a time line of jazz history. Its extensive descriptions are divided into eras and styles, and include biographies, music samples, Wikipedia links and lots of YouTube videos of the artists being chronicled. ...

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North Coast Brewing Up Some Monk

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In 1931, industrialist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. donated two million dollars to the Save-The-Redwoods League to purchase some 10,000 acres of virgin redwood forests in Northern California from logging companies. These companies had already cut nearly 90% of the world's tallest trees, some of these redwood trees had stood on the coast of California since the year zero on our calenders. Rockefeller was persuaded of this mission after leaving New York and traveling to a river called Bull Creek hundreds ...

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Monster Cable's Miles Davis Tribute In-Ear Headphones

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With 2009 the 50th anniversary of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis' biggest selling and highly influential Kind of Blue (Columbia/Legacy, 1959), it's no surprise that folks are coming out of the woodwork to capitalize on this significant milestone. Collector's, Legacy and vinyl editions of the album have all been released by Columbia/Legacy, not to mention tributes ranging from drummer Jimmy Cobb (the only surviving participant on the original date) and his touring So What tribute band to Reggae Interpretations of ...

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Fatman iTube - iPod Dock and Amplifier

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Editor's Note: “Audio High Product Profile" is a column by Michael Silver, resident audiophile and home theater expert for the Mountain View, California audio/video store. Each month Silver profiles one of the store's favorite products for AAJ, and offers special incentives for AAJ readers to purchase products, either in store or online. Google “ipod moped portend" and you'll find many copies of a recent Associated Press article that predicts the demise of high-end audio in favor of the ...

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Exposure 2010S Integrated Amplifier

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Editor's Note: “Audio High Product Profile" is a column by Michael Silver, resident audiophile and home theater expert for the Mountain View, California audio/video store. Each month Silver profiles one of the store's favorite products for AAJ, and offers special incentives for AAJ readers to purchase products, either in store or online. Welcome back for our latest in our series of product spotlights. This month we are featuring a low-cost integrated amplifier that will knock your socks off ...


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