History of the Gramophone or Phonograph

The gramophone is a record player that you've probably seen - the one with the horn on the side. Even if you've never seen one up close and personal, you know exactly what it is. They were the first devices invented to play back music and other forms of sound. Before we jump into the…

Chiptune Interview with Chaotrope

Chiptunes are a fascinating genre of music that has been around since the early days of home PC gaming, using systems like the Commodore 64 and the Amiga, among others, to create tunes to accompany the games you'd play on such systems, using a specific kind of waveform to create the sounds themselves.  The origins…

Yamaha Reface YC Review

Riding the wave of reissues, Yamaha released the successful Reface series, a modern take on some of its classic keys of the past: The Reface DX revisits the ubiquitous in ‘80s MOR recordings, hotel discos and cruise ship piano bars DX7 digital synth, the Reface CP is based on the CP80 electric piano, the Reface…

The Evolution of Tommy Tallarico

One of the fun parts of watching the technology scene is watching the same names come around through different generations. One massive surprise, at the same time Atari is trying to drag its hardware corpse back from the dead, is Intellivision having another go at arcade fame. The project is led by Tommy Tallarico, a…

The Different Types of Electric Guitar

When they first appeared, electric guitars were thought to be just a gimmick. However, it didn't take long for them to completely take over the mainstream. With that said, not every guitar is the same. Knowing the difference between various electric guitars can be pretty important especially if you are looking to start playing this…