Music is soothing, music is calming, music is pulsating and music is divine. Advancements in the technical world lead to changes in the equipment and instruments at an alarming rate that what is ‘in’ today becomes old and depleted tomorrow. Very soon the way we hear the music is also going to change drastically due to bevy of new inventions and technological advancement. Technological advancement in the recording procedure and equipment, innovations in the sounding earbuds, speaker materials have slowly changed the musical world that we know. The auditory world has changed to the level which we can barely imagine; headphones have given way to open-spaced audios capes, music is not confined to speakers alone but can be played on any surface and hands are not needed to play an instrument.
Drastic innovations in the sound technology have made the unimaginable a reality and the unachievable the thing of the past. We have consolidated a list of the new technological advancements for the one sensory organ we take granted for; the hearing.
- Synthstrom Deluge – Portable synthesiser, sampler and sequencer
Designed in New Zealand, this unique all-in-one synthesiser, sampler and sequencer was created with the purpose of creating and improving the electronic music. It features 128 pads for sequencing, a dual-engine subtractive and FM synth and 64MB of RAM for loading samples as well as built-in effects, arpeggiator and CV outputs for external gear. This piano style instrument is already creating waves in the musical world since it requires no computer to create the music.
- Decibel – Eco-friendly modular speaker
The company claims that these speakers will be “the last speaker you’ll ever buy”. The Decibel aims to reduce e-waste through their modular design. Rather than buying a new unit every time, Decibel encourages you to replace the components as the technology advances and you are able to be up to date. In order to open the instrument all you need is the Allen key and you can replace the part you want to with a new component that comes with a pre-paid return package.
This awesome wireless Bluetooth speaker is expected to ship in December’17 and has even more impressive features like long battery life, wireless and USB-C charging, aptX audio, and an aluminium chassis, and it is awesome looking too.
- Olive – Next generation hearing aid
With the aim to solve the problem of cost and the social perception on the hearing impairment, Olive has come as a revolution in the hearing aid technology. Affordable and accessible to all, Olive allows the users to test the hearing aid and configure the aid to their requirement and need. The aid is cost efficient, next gen and good looking too.
- Damson Cisor – Wireless speaker
By far the best portable speaker in the market, Damson Cisor has the most advanced surface speakers of its time. Not confined to spaces, it turns your windows, floor or table into a speaker using the vibration of the surface to amplify the sound. Damson Cisor has pushed back the traditional lumber some speakers to the back and has emerged as the efficient in providing quality in sound and compact size.
Available in four colors, these speakers are attractive to look at with its cylindrical shape, lightweight and miniature size.
- Mindset – the Smart headphones
Who would have predicted that in future the headphones will turn this smart that will start tracking your focus? Exactly this is what the smart headphone Mindset does. It helps in your concentration by tracking your focus. They alert you when your concentration level drops. Over time these alerts tune your mind to deal with the distractions. The spring-loaded EEG electrodes in the headphones are designed in a way that they sit gently on your head, measuring electrical activity while you are wearing them. These headphones have a voice cancellation feature which enhances your concentration level.
- 4D: The Future of Sound
4D is here to revolutionize the way we hear the sounds by adding an extra dimension along the Y axis. This gives more depth to sound we hear. They come as an entire system that has been built around this 4D sound. This system allows for 16 columns of omni directional speakers, each with three speakers per piece, and nine sub-woofers under the floor, for a total 57 separate channels of audio. They can be easily connected through apps where the end users can manipulate the sounds in the way they want.
The ways in which we have experienced music has dramatically changed. Now that digital music is here for foreseeable future, it’s pushing the growth of sounding earbuds among the popular music enthusiasts. These devices, apparatus and accessories are here to give all a high quality acoustic experience for ages to come.