Teenage Engineering’s New Handheld Recorder Is Reel Cute

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Teenage Engineering, the Swedish design agency that created numerous bizarre and delightful devices like Panic’s Playdate gaming handheld and the the OP-1 music synthesizer, has a brand new system to ogle. The TP–7 is a discipline recorder, meant for capturing audio throughout interviews, sampling sounds out within the wild, recording music performances, or capturing voice notes.

It seems to be like a retro-futuristic MiniDisc participant or, because the designers seemingly meant, an old-school tape reel participant. Retro aesthetics apart, Teenage Engineering’s gizmos are identified for being completely full of trendy options. The TP-7 is not any totally different. For starters, it has an accompanying transcription mode when synced to an iOS app, so your voice recordings will be transformed to textual content.

The TP-7 on the left, with the companion app’s voice-to-text transcription interface on the correct.

Photograph: Teenage Engineering

The system is supposed to nestle into the palm of your hand, so there’s a rocker alongside the facet the place your index and ring fingers would naturally relaxation. Pressing that rocker swap by some means enables you to fast-forward or reverse the audio playback. Yes, that disc within the heart easily spins like a tape reel whereas the TP-7 is enjoying or recording. The motion is generally for present (it’s all digital; there’s no precise tape in there), however the wheel can be utilized to clean by way of the audio by spinning it shortly or to pause the recording by grabbing it and stopping its motion. Unnecessary? Yes. Cool? Well, yeah. It’s acquired seven hours of battery life and 128 gigabytes of inside storage for all of your audio keepsakes.

Cool because it seems to be and certain feels, it will not be the only option on your audio recording wants. The TP-7 doesn’t have an XLR enter, the connector sort that could be a normal in {many professional} mics and different audio gear. There is an inside mic constructed into the TP-7, after all, together with three 3.5-mm inputs that may take a typical aux twine. There’s additionally a 6.35-mm output that you should utilize to attach the recorder to fancy headphones or audio system. It’s additionally a lot, rather more costly than one of many normal audio recorders bought by trade leaders like Tascam or Zoom. The TP-7 goes for—document scratch—$1,500. The firm says it is going to be launched someday this summer time.

Read on for extra gadget information.

iPad Music and Video

In different audio manufacturing information, Apple is sticking its previously desktop-only software program Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro on the iPad. The iPad has carved out a pleasant little area of interest for itself within the beat-making enterprise with a wealthy library of music creation apps, so getting the digital audio workstation Logic on there makes a ton of sense.

Apple is making its Final Cut Pro video enhancing software program accessible for the system as nicely. Both software program suites have new controls and options that reap the benefits of the iPad’s touchscreen. You can use multitouch to stretch and transfer clips round, or change pitch and different audio settings in Logic. Both packages permit exporting to their respective desktop counterparts.

Each program is out there as a subscription service for $5 per thirty days or $50 per yr.

Amazon Anywhere All at Once

If you ever felt prefer it’s simply not simple sufficient to impulse-buy from Amazon, excellent news: The retailer has a brand new service that allows you to purchase stuff whereas enjoying video games. Called Amazon Anywhere, it’s a service that may be embedded in companion apps and digital providers to higher allow you to shortly purchase issues in actual life.

The first recreation to work with Amazon Anywhere is Peridot, by Pokemon Go creator Niantic. The recreation duties you with caring for and bonding with augmented actuality critters projected in the actual world. (Think Pokemon Go meets Tamagotchi.) The means the funds work is that you just sync your Amazon account within the recreation, which can then permit you to spend actual cash to purchase bodily merch along with your imaginary animals printed on it.

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