Native Audio, well known for their DJing software TRAKTOR and other whole range of digital audio creation tools, releases Audio 4 DJ in the wild. While there is plenty of choice at on the sound card market, NI provides a complete DJ system for the money (est $240.00 USD).
This includes Traktor LE DJ software with easy upgrade path to Traktor Pro version, crystal clear 24bit/96kz sound, and it was tested and abused all day by 3 berlin snowboarders in this video below.
Audio 4 DJ Skateboarding Stress Test with Jürgen Horrwarth
The year 2008 marks the 10th Anniversary of the iMac, the computer that changed everything at Apple, hailing a new design era spearheaded by design genius Jonathan Ive.
What most people don’t know is that there’s another man whose products are at the heart of Ive’s design philosophy, an influence that permeates every single product at Apple, from hardware to user-interface design.
That man is Dieter Rams, and his old designs for Braun during the ’50s and ’60s hold all the clues not only for past and present Apple products, but their future as well:
1.) A coupe design for safety and comfort.
2.) A style that would set it apart from other coupes.
3.) A design that allowed part sharing for lower development costs.
4.) An innovative use of design and technology.
5.) It had to be functional and fast.
“The outgoing 350Z was a great attempt to rebirth these original design philosophies… it appears Nissan’s attempted to combat this, shortening the 370Z significantly and returning it to the 99-inch wheelbase, long regarded as the “perfect” sports car wheelbase. This cut in length translates into a lighter, more taught Z; the added horsepower doesn’t hurt either. Katayama would be proud.”
For now, it remains in concept-land … Lets hope so GM will go to production with this concept, because this one is definitely a car that deserves attention. With this new design, the GM crew took it back to basics. Heavily inspired on the original, this is one sizzling design.
with this said… on to the pics.
“For now, though, the show car’s purpose in life is to celebrate 100 years of motoring history at GM, and of course, fight evil as “Sideswipe” in Revenge of the Fallen. As always, reception will be an important factor in production consideration.”
It’s fairly common knowledge that a $100,000 Corvette ZR1 shares much of its steering wheel with a $20,000 Chevy Cobalt. You can also find a VW key fob swabbed with leather when you ignite the W16 in a Bugatti Veyron, but we wanted to know more. Our friends at The Car Lounge helped a great deal by showing us some of the lesser known “common parts” between the cars below and their more exotic and luxurious brethren.
Richard Hutten’s Cloud Chair will be launched in Milan next month. Produced by Gallery Ormond in Geneva, the limited edition chair is aluminum cast and nickel-plated. More than simply furniture, the chair is a sculptural conversation piece.
“Volkswagen has revealed its next-generation Polo hatchback, which will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The 2010 model will enter production in June, according to the automaker. Earlier this year, Volkswagen America CEO Stefan Jacoby indicated the Polo would be offered in the United States and Canada for the first time ever, starting with the redesigned 2010 model.”
“Now here’s the rub: How many of these are appropriately utilizing the form language of utility and how many are not? How many are tangentially sculpted because of the tools of creation (tangent-restricted solid modeling software)? How many are consciously designed to produce a relevant user experience? The DeWalt drill of course is right on the mark, the Emeco Navy Chair absolutely shouts utility, and all of the Dyson vacuums are Tangent porn as far as I can tell–functional engineering taken to a styled perversity–but it is the hoards of cell phones, MP3 players, computers, and multitudes of consumer electronics that lack much distinction or differentiation from each other.”