Some things just leave you speechless.
About Ace of BassBorn and bred in the Silicon Valley, I have an innate passion for all things technology. I'll post about advancements in home theater, quality sound, music apps and much more. If I bump into you while walking, its probably because I'm ruling my world with my iPhone. Sorry!
by Ace of Bass on September 25, 2012
The Marketing and Sales groups at Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. have been buzzing with activity the last several weeks. The focus has been working with the design, production and launch of the new vTrue and vFree headphones. What does all that entail, you ask? A lot of hours of hard work put in by many people to design, develop, test, produce, manufacture, and package the products to get them into the hand of the consumer. That is all a work-in-progress, but we can guarantee you are going to love the new headphones. The incredible sound and amazing quality of the over-ear and on-ear models will truly blow you away. What we can show you today are two videos from recent events where we have introduced our new products to the public.
The first video, directed by Sam King of Million Dollar Dreamz, covers our debut of the vFree and the vTrue at IFA, the largest consumer electronics trade show in the world, held in Berlin, Germany. Immediately following IFA, we hosted a Velodyne VMA Xbox/NBA Baller Beats Lounge during the Video Music Awards to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Here, we were able to get our new products in the hands of musicians and celebrities who were able to give their feedback on our headphones. We also gave away several pair of vPulse in-ear headphones and they were a huge hit as well. The second video is a music video also directed by Sam King, of “Living Without You” by Symphony Crack Orchestra feat. aColorWar, filmed in Berlin during IFA. This video showcases our complete headphone line in streets of Berlin. It’s incredible. I can guarantee you’ll watch it more than once.
by Ace of Bass on August 28, 2012
We love these American Apparel 50/50 Velodyne Logo shirts! Even more, we love our loyal fan base. We are getting excited about the upcoming launch of our new headphone line. Soon, every man, woman and child is going want to proudly display the Velodyne name across their chests!
We’ve got so many awesome things coming down the pike, its truly hard to contain ourselves over here. Meanwhile, we’d like to share the Velodyne love by giving a few lucky winners a killer Velodyne logo T, and a sleek reusable water canteen. The winner will be selected by Rafflecopter on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Winner will be notified via email. U.S. Residents only.
by Ace of Bass on June 21, 2012
If you are in or near the NYC area, you and a friend could win tickets to one of the hottest parties of 2012. Velodyne Acoustics will be presenting a night of “Real Music Pure Sound” at The Avenue in NYC on June 28th, 2012. We will be featuring The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff with our Special Guests Kat DeLuna, Ashanti Floyd and DJ Francisco Lozano. How do you win?
Complete the Rafflecopter below. Winner will be announced the morning of Tuesday, June 26. See you in New York!
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by Ace of Bass on June 15, 2012
Last night we went as a family to check out “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” at our local drive-in. The movie itself did not disappoint, as our friendly quartet of zoo animals head to Monte Carlo this time around. An abundance of non-stop action and bright, colorful circus acts absolutely delighted my children. But even more fun than seeing an entertaining, animated film was the fact that we were in our car and the kids were in their pajamas. We brought our own popcorn and drinks from home and made ourselves comfortable while enjoying the cool, fresh air. Listening to the sound coming through the car’s stereo system I was reminded of the drive-in experience of my youth when my parents would bring me to this very same drive-in theater.
By the time I was born, drive-in theaters were on the decline due to rising real estate costs and the invention of VCRs and video rentals. In the height of their popularity in the 1950s and ‘60s, rural areas with acres of wide open spaces were the ideal places for large movie screens and hundreds of cars to gather watch the latest films. In the beginning, the sound was broadcast in various ways, from speakers on the screen itself, then from a row of speakers in front of the cars. Later, the sound was pumped out through small, tinny-sounding speakers that each car could utilize complete with their own volume controls. This is what I remember from my childhood: the scratchy, monophonic sound coming from the (1!) speaker hanging from the car window.
Today the sound is transmitted through an FM station and is piped in right through our car speakers. Gone are the days of worrying about parking close enough to the pole so the speaker can reach…no more messy wires to deal with. The drive-in experience is really quite fun in the summer time. It’s a very convenient option for kids who may not want to sit still for an entire feature film or can’t remain quiet.
Truth be told, I am positive I would have a better quality movie-watching experience in the comfort of my own home. My home theater system, complete with a large flat-screen TV, surround sound and earth-moving subwoofer – not to mention easy access to the restroom and kitchen – is hard to beat. It’s the novelty and nostalgic fun that brings my family back to the drive-in every summer. The things we do for kids.
by Ace of Bass on May 17, 2012
Our Velodyne hoodies are IN! And wouldn’t you like to be seen around town sporting one of these comfortable cotton beauties? This and a pack of killer Velodyne logo stickers and a sleek water canteen can be yours! Here’s the drill…we want to make it easy for you to win. Enter by completing a few easy steps on Rafflecopter by end of day Monday, May 21, 2012. We have included three bonus questions for extra points. The winner will be announced Tuesday morning, May 22, 2012.
Are you in it to win it?!!
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Ace of Bass
Born and bred in the Silicon Valley, I have an innate passion for all things technology. I'll post about home theater, quality sound, apps and much more. If I bump into you, its probably because I'm looking at my iPhone. Sorry!
College student and Velodyne intern. I love social media and journalism. Hail To Pitt.
Owner of vPulse and vFree and curious for the ventures of Velodyne Acoustics, I will be exploring our headphones and what we do next. Stay tuned as I share what I find.
Really, there’s no deep meaning behind my name. I’m the Summer Muse because I started writing here during the summer, I absolutely adore music, and I often lose myself in my musings. I take walks with my dog, read Yahoo! Finance news, chase seagulls, and am an absolute master baker... of pecan pies. I hope to one day be a New York Times Bestselling Author... or an astrophysicist. I haven't decided yet.
Born and raised in Silicon Valley, I am a student at San Jose State University and Marketing intern at Velodyne Acoustics. I am an avid San Jose Sharks hockey fan and San Francisco 49ers football fan. When I'm not watching sports, I'm listening to music and thinking deep thoughts about sound.