music

Marshall releases music-centric London smartphone

Smartphones have become more than just devices that we use to call and text. Most of us probably also use it as a music player, among other things. But didn’t you ever wish that the sound quality when playing your favorite jams would be so much better? Marshall, one of the world leaders in headphones and amplifiers, most likely heard your wish, as they are releasing their first ever smartphone which will focus more on the device’s sound capabilities.

Open Labs offers StageLight music creation software free for XDA members

If you’re into music creation and all that, and you’re looking to use the tech available around you to help you get to that Billboard Top 10 hit – ok, maybe an exaggeration, but you never know – you should seriously check out this offer from Open Labs. The developers are putting up their StageLight music creation app – around USD$10.00 value – free for members of the XDA forum.

Pokemon Jukebox is a niche music app seemingly hated by all

Pokemon is a franchise that will usually guarantee success, unless you do something really stupid with it. You may have guessed where this article is going, but allow us to state the facts. The Pokemon Company – partly-owned by Nintendo – very recently launched their first ever Android app in the form of a niche music app called Pokémon Jukebox. The idea is that with this app, you can listen to hundreds of tracks from Pokémon games. But why is there so much vitriol for this app?

Google rolls out free ad-supported version of Google Play Music

Google continues to push into the online streaming music space with its current vendor program-slash-offering Google Play Music. This competes directly with services like Spotify and Apple’s iTunes music store. To leverage itself, it has now created a free to use, free to download, ad-supported version of Google Play Music, much like how people use Spotify for free.

Live out your secret pianist dreams with Touch Pianist – Tap in Rhythm

You probably wanted to be a renowned concert pianist when you were young, but by your fifth piano lesson, you knew that dream was never going to come true. Either you didn't have the patience and discipline, your teacher was a nightmare, or you just realized how many hours a day you would need to practice to reach that dream. But now, you can digitally live out that dream with Touch Pianist, a new game available for Android devices.

edjing PRO app promises to make you a better DJ

This new app will turn you into a DJ superstar ... provided of course that you were a good one to begin with. Ok, we kid. We know it’s all marketing, but this new app from DJiT promises to make mixing digital music that much easier. We don’t know about easier, mainly because we don’t mix. But if you are into mixing and DJ-ing, you might want to give this a try, and it’s on a discounted price as well.

Get your guitar rocking with AmpliTube UA app and iRig UA

Who says you need to spend a fortune to make your guitar sound extra good? Of course you need talent to begin with, but with the right gear, you can make yourself sound even better. At least, that's what this new app wants to happen with you, your guitar, and the soon-to-arrive iRig UA. The AmpliTube UA app turns your Android smartphone into a professional-sounding guitar and bass amp multi-effects processor, much like what a physical guitar rig would actually sound like.

Slacker Radio revamps look, adds ringtone option (for Verizon only)

In case you've forgotten that it exists, in the wake of Spotify, Pandora, and even Jay-Z's attempt at music streaming (Tidal), Slacker Radio is still alive and kicking, and apparently, not slacking off. They have just updated their Android app with a newly-refreshed look, and with some new features to boot. It's about time for a revamp in order to keep up with the competition and also differentiate itself from the others.

Rithm to challenge music streaming with cheaper price, messaging

The battle of the music streaming services just got even more interesting (and no, we're not talking about Jay Z's Tidal) with the arrival of another new challenger to the throne. Rithm has been in beta for some time now, but finally they're ready to take on the world, with a price tag that might attract those hold-outs for a paying service and a built-in messaging service that encourages sharing music with your friends.
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