In case you hadn’t heard (and practically no one I speak to has) for the last few years there has been a ongoing war between ‘HD-DVD’ and ‘Blu-ray’…two broadly similar yet incompatible formats competing to become the next generation successor to DVD. Continue reading »
It had to happen sooner or later and now it has…someone has released a dual format Blue Ray and HD DVD drive…and that someone is LG Electronics. I know this because last week I was at the launch of not one, but two dual format drives, by the major Korean manufacturer, at appropriately cutting edge London venue, 24. Continue reading »
Every April, NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) takes place in Las Vegas (where else). Usually this is the place where major manufacturers make major announcements about major new products, but this year, such announcements were pretty thin on the ground.
JVC announced a pair of Pro HDV cameras, with interchangeable lenses, which look interesting, if a little (i.e. very) overpriced, Panasonic released…a DV camera (huh?), Canon released…a lens (big wow) and Sony released…nothing.
If you’re wondering what 2006 has in store, you won’t have long to wait, as the convention circuit kicks off on January 5th, with The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Vegas. Although the products launched there are primarily aimed at consumers, there’s always something applicable to creatives…plus lots of neat gadgets, so look out for announcements. Continue reading »
Just over a month ago, I celebrated the first anniversary of my smash hit blog ‘MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi‘. Now it’s time to celebrate the first anniversary of The Technofile!
Over the past year, I have brought you reviews of all the latest and greatest creation technology, in the process attracting the support of some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Apple and Adobe, as well as numerous smaller players. There’s been world exclusives, such as my preview of Adobe’s Creative Suite 2…the first to appear anywhere (in print or online) and my review of Native Instruments’ Battery…which beat all of the specialist music mags to publication; and excerpts from my reviews have been reprinted (with permission) on the web sites of everyone from Sony to Focal Press! So respect not just to me, but to all of the manufacturers who have given me their support…and their products… Continue reading »
Certain things are synonymous with the halcyon days of dance music, like raving in a field in the middle of nowhere until 6am …3 days after the DJs has gone home…and then realising that the tablet you paid thirty quid for was actually a paracetamol… Continue reading »
On Sunday 21st August, synthesizer legend Dr. Robert Moog, passed away at the age 71. Having built his first electronic instrument, a Theremin, at the tender age of 14, the boy genius went on to design, produce and ship some of the world’s first modular synthesizers before graduating from Cornell University, in the summer of 1965, with a PhD in Engineering Physics…but that was just for starters… Continue reading »
Ever since The Technofile went live, the first of each month has seen me delivering Rebbetorialz religiously…and if there’s one thing I know about, it’s how to do things religiously… But like Abraham before me, I’ve had an epiphany (fortunately mine won’t involve a circumcision…well not another one at any rate)… Continue reading »