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Sonos Play:3 Review - Wrap Up

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In my previous review thread on the Sonos Play:3, I covered unbox and setup minutiae. In this wrap-up post I'll cover setting up dual Play:3 speakers in a left/right configuration, the new Sonos iOS control app, and consider the strengths (and a few weaknesses) of the new wireless speaker system!



MotorMusic: Estimate All the Merits of the Music Player by Testing the Free Version

MotorMusic: Estimate All the Merits of the Music Player by Testing the Free Version

Squbo released the free version of MotorMusic - the iPhone and iPod application that allows you to play music files on your iPhone without looking at the screen. This player is created especially for convenient listening to the music while driving. The number of files you can download is limited in free version; all the other functions are represented in full.


Sonos Play:3 Review - Unboxing and setup!

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The Sonos Play:3 is a compact wireless speaker that packs a sonic punch, can be controlled from your iPhone/iPad or Android device, but does oh so much more! As part of a larger wireless system, you can push your fav music, internet audio streams to multiple rooms (aptly named "party mode"). In this post, I'll detail configuration and setup of the new Play:3.


BeatStudio v1.1 - Fast and Easy Groove Creation with over 50 new sounds!

BeatStudio v1.1 - Fast and Easy Groove Creation with over 50 new sounds!

Lebanon, NH -- July 29, 2011

Frontier Design Group, creator of popular music apps GuitarStudio and iShred, today announces the immediate release of BeatStudio v1.1 featuring two new FREE Sample Packs of sounds designed to create drum and percussion tracks on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch the fast, easy, and fun way.

The new FREE Sample Packs include:

  • Vintage Analog Drum Machine: Go back in time to a day before digital with these (25+) bleeps, bloops, and bops.
  • Vintage Digital Drum Machine: 30 great sampled drum sounds from classic early digital drum machines.

 


iShred LIVE app and StompBox turn any iOS device into portable effects board!

iShred LIVE app and StompBox turn any iOS device into portable effects board!

Lebanon, NH -- July 25, 2011 -- Frontier Design Group, maker of musically inspiring apps, is excited to announce that iShred LIVE is compatible with recently released StompBox from Griffin Technology Inc. 

iShred LIVE is a mobile app with amp modeling and stomp box effects for guitar, bass, and other instruments. Based on the popular virtual guitar app from Frontier Design Group, iShred LIVE gives musicians of all skill levels the ability to play a real instrument through their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. 


Glissando -- new app lets you control music with gestures

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Gestures are the big thing these days, with Apple's new operating system for the Mac relying heavily on them. Glissando ($0.99) is a new app that lets you control music playback with gestures. The app emphasizes simplicity with a set of intuitive gestures that allows you to play and pause, skip tracks, fast forward, rewind, and more — without glancing at the screen. For example, you can toggle pause and playback by simply tapping anywhere on the screen. Or swipe to the left or right to listen to the next or previous track.



New Sonos Play:3 Wireless Speaker - Review Coming!

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I have done a number of reviews (simply search our site for "Sonos) on the Sonos S5 wireless music system, and am also a proud owner.  I really can't rave enough about the product. It's simply the best portable home music experience I have encountered. One minor complaint I have is that the S5 is a bit bulky. Now Sonos has released a smaller speaker model dubbed the Play:3. It has all the wireless good stuff inside that the S5 has, but in a compact footprint. I'll be reviewing one soon to see how the sound stacks up, but in the meantime, you can check out the press release and some YouTube action on the Play...



What I played this week - Bonjiovi DPS!

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iLounge recently reviewed the Bonjiovi DPS app, and gave it a positive review (B-), so figured I would check it out (esp. being free). I agree that the app improves iOS sound quality, at least coming out of my iPad (due to Digital Power Station's real-time audio re-mastering), but maybe not enough really to make me give up the built-in player apps. In other "what I played" news, Paper Racer and Jet Car Stunts are still my picks for casual game time. Read on for my review of the free DPS app.



Spotify - First Look

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What is Spotify? Here is the description from the App Store:

Stream millions of tracks from thousands of albums and artists to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Take your existing Spotify playlists with you on the go - listen to them during your commute, in the gym or on a flight. With ‘Offline mode’ you can listen even when no connection is available. Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone to merge your catalogue with ours, no cables required! Download and get started directly from your mobile.



SoundPrism 2.0 released with new features and sounds!

Reviewed this great music app a month or so ago, and now Audanika has given SoundPrism a new interface, a bunch of great sound patches and more. Read on for full V2.0 release info...



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