Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

September 2016 – The upcoming Winter NAMM show held in Anaheim in January is once again hosting the TEC Awards that are recognizing achievement in technology and use of technology for music creation. The show will be hosted by comedian Sinbad for the third year in a row. The event is being held on Saturday [...]

April 2016 – We had a chance to test the next generation of studio reference headphones from Beyerdynamics the DT1770PRO. This new headphone is designed for the studio, live location recording, DJ & home studio use. It is the premier platform the BD Tesla drivers which use new materials to create and control a high [...]

 January 2016, At the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, Beyerdynamic, following the introduction of their new General Manager, introduced the long awaited successor to the icon DT770Pro headphones. These headphones became the reference model for the industry for mixing, live performance and studio work since they were introduced over 25 years ago, and are still [...]

February 2016 – Several years back Polaroid introduced the Cube lifestyle action camera in a 1.4” cube footprint. This camera entered the market to compete in the GoPro compatible action camera marketplace. While the feature set of the original Cube was slightly behind the specifications of the GoPro line, the format and footprint of the [...]

June 2015 – Following the Showstopper SF event that preceded WWDC, we met with and had a chance to try out the Landing Zone docking station for the MacBook Pro with Retina display. For many AV professionals finding a docking station that meets the requirement of security, multiscreen support and high speed storage is a [...]

June 2015 – Just before WWDC in San Francisco, Showstoppers held a press event to highlight some of the vendors and suppliers appearing at the conference. One of the announcements was from Parallels which was showing off their Desktop 10 product. The software is targeted at both developers and business professionals who have a requirement [...]

 January 2015 – The processing power of tablets is rivaling laptops of the recent past. As a result, music creation and has shifted to these lighter devices. To go along with that, Keith McMillen has brought out a new portable keyboard the K-board. The unit is a self-contained USB powered Midi controller for tablets and [...]

January 2013 – In late 2012, Etymotic developed and released to market a new class of hearing protection. Using their knowledge of the ear and hearing from their decades of development and production of hearing aids, they have developed an active hearing protection device called the Music PRO. The overview of the technology is discussed [...]

September 2012 – With video conferencing and Voice based interfaces & VOIP communication, we continued our reviews of several easy to use USB microphones targeted at this market. The unit we just finished testing was from MXL and was the AC-404 which is a commercial level performance targeted product for the office environment. This table [...]

September 2012 – As a result of the rise of video conferencing and VOIP based communication, we decided to review several easy to use USB microphones targeted at this market. The reference unit we tested first was from MXL and was the AC-406. This table use microphone is actually a speaker phone that has a [...]