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2013-10-17 23:04:58

Audio-Technica offers turntables and headphones for every style and budget. Stow, OH (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Turntables and listening to vinyl records aren't old school anymore. They're hotter than ever - and so are headphones of every style. No one knows turntables and headphones better than Audio-Technica, and this holiday season they offer gift-giving ideas that music lovers will be thrilled to receive. For review samples and additional information, contact Frank Doris at...

2012-12-05 05:00:17

With the KIDO'Z Play Mode pre-loaded on Lenco Tablets, users will be able to easily switch between parent and kid mode, delivering a fun & safe experience to the whole family. TEL AVIV & VENLO (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 KIDO'Z and Lenco have joined forces to provide a safe and fun learning and playing environment for kids on tablets. With the KIDO'Z Play application pre-loaded on Lenco tablets parents will be able to easily switch between parent and kid mode, enabling kids to...

2011-11-04 10:00:00

In conjunction with her speech at the November 4th 2011 TEDx Peachtree Conference in Atlanta, Georgia - Sarah Miller Caldicott will discuss her newly released e-book, Inventing the Future: What Would Thomas Edison Be Doing Today? (Wiley; ISBN: 978-1-1182-1986-7; E-Book only; $6.99; October 2011). Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 For a review copy or to schedule an interview with Sarah Miller Caldicott, contact Heather Condon, Wiley hcondon(at)wiley(dot)com â“...

2008-08-25 12:00:56

Rising LP sales are proving that every fashion comes back if you stick around long enough. The Recording Industry Association of America [RIAA] reports that shipments of vinyl records, measured by dollar value, increased 36.6% from 2006 to 2007. But, while demand for albums has increased, record sales remain significantly lower than those of compact discs and digital media. More than half a billion CDs were purchased in 2007, compared with about 1.3 million vinyl LPs. "Demand for records has...

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2008-03-28 02:15:00

A group of audio historians have discovered what may be the oldest recording of the human voice. The 10-second clip is of a woman singing part of a French song called "Au Clair de la Lune" and it was recorded in 1860 - making it 17 years older than Thomas Edison's "Mary had a little Lamb."The song was recorded using a phonautograph, a device created by Parisian inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville. The device used a needle to scratch sound waves onto paper blackened by the soot of an...

2005-07-11 14:59:39

LONDON (Reuters) -- Vinyl records, left for dead when music fans switched to newer formats, are enjoying a revival in Britain as rock fans dust off their turntables. At the same time, next-generation digital music downloads are soaring, up more than seven-fold to 5.5 million in the three month period ended in June -- a boon to the industry as it tries to fight off online piracy by offering legal alternatives. Seven-inch vinyl sales rose 87 percent to 288,780 in the same period compared with a...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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