All posts by Darryl King

Now your smartphone can livestream with proper audio and more, using this new Roland gadget

The GO:LIVECAST promises to transform your smartphone from a craptacular lo-fi hassle into an all-in-one multitasking studio. Webcasting, livestreaming, livecasting, broadcasting, recording, podcasting … let’s drop all the buzzwords and put this into one category. You know the drill: if you’re a one-person show, or you’re on the go, there’s a lot to juggle. And … Continue reading Now your smartphone can livestream with proper audio and more, using this new Roland gadget

The science of signal sampling

The Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem Audio sampling is rooted in digital-audio technology, the underlying principles of which were established as long ago as 1928 by electronics engineer Harry Nyquist and perfected in the late 1940s by mathematician, engineer and cryptographer Claude Shannon. The ideas these men established are now known as the Nyquist-Shannon Sampling Theorem, which … Continue reading The science of signal sampling

New Gear Review: Ember Microphone by BLUE

BLUE is one of the more innovative microphone companies at work today, with a history of flamboyant and boundary-pushing designs, meant to delight both the ear and eye. The company started by repairing high-end vintage microphones, but quickly expanded to developing its own designs, thanks to the expertise of Latvian Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Review: Ember Microphone by BLUE

Erica Synths Announces Three Eurorack Modules, Plus Graphic VCO Firmware Update

Erica Synths announces three new Eurorack modules, available immediately. The new modules include two Pico units — an LFO/Sample-and-Hold module and a Mixer — as well as a new power supply unit (PSU) input module. Additionally, the company announced a firmware update to its Graphic VCO, which adds significant new features requested by customers and… … Continue reading Erica Synths Announces Three Eurorack Modules, Plus Graphic VCO Firmware Update