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Sonos Isn’t Bricking Old Speakers – But Say Goodbye To Updates

Photo Credit: Sonos Sonos isn’t bricking old speakers anymore – but you can say goodbye to updates for them. Today Sonos revealed details surrounding its multi-room home audio strategy going forward. The smart speaker manufacturer drew heavy criticism when a recycling center employee highlighted its practices. Sonos was not recycling the speakers from its recycling […]

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Native Instruments Is Discontinuing a Long List of Legacy Products

Photo Credit: Unsplash Native Instruments is discontinuing several of its software products in May. The announcement affects over 45 legacy Native Instruments and 60 third-party software, plugin instruments, effects, and sample libraries. Older versions of Traktor, Absynth, Battery, FM7, Pro-53, Spectral Delay, and Guitar Rig are all affected. The company is also discontinuing its activation […]

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Spotify, Pandora Could Be Allowed to Stream Directly on the Apple HomePod

Photo Credit: Unsplash A new report suggests Apple is considering opening its HomeSpot speaker to rivals like Spotify and Pandora. Bloomberg reports that Apple is discussing letting users choose third-party applications as their defaults. The move is likely a response to a Spotify suing Apple in Europe for favoring apps from its own ecosystem. Microsoft […]

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Rumored Apple StudioPods Coming Soon? – New Retail Listing Leaked

Photo Credit: Unsplash The long-rumored Apple StudioPods, over-the-ear headphones may be launching soon. A new retail listing for Target may give some clues about the headphones. A new listing dubbed “Apple AirPods (X Generation)” has appeared for $399. Tech analyst Jon Prosser says the headphones could launch in March. The Target listing has three SKUs […]

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Build an Entire Digital Audio Workstation In Microsoft Excel – Here’s How

Photo Credit: Unsplash YouTuber Dylan Tallchief has created an entire digital audio workstation using Microsoft Excel. He released a functional drum machine using Excel, spawning a wave of DAW memes. Tallchief decided to take up the challenge with an Excel DAW dubbed ‘xlStudio.’ Usually, musicians rely on an entire software suite like Ableton or FL […]