In this age of technology, we go everywhere with our electronics. Our cell phones, iPods, iPads, computers, GPS devices, and other electronics are always within reach. We don’t go anywhere without them. For many people, camping or backpacking, or even hiking, is a way to escape civilization for a time, and enjoy nature. But these [...]
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 [...]
by TheBenevolentSiren on September 25, 2012
Go to a public place, preferably where caffeinated hot beverages are served. Drink a hot beverage. Play John Mayer’s album Battle Studies (or music of equivalent mellowness) through noise-reducing headphones, thereby creating for yourself a private world of focused concentration. Start. The rest will take care of itself. Take it from someone who knows. -Benevolent Siren
by Mamadyne on September 20, 2012
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Velodyne’s EQ-Max goes on sale, offering perfect equalization for an affordable price. Have you always wanted a high-end subwoofer but didn’t think it was within your reach? Think AGAIN! Velodyne’s EQ-Max 10, which took home the CEPro Award for Best Subwoofer 2011, is now on sale for $449.77. The subwoofer features [...]
by Penny Lane on September 19, 2012
The Surf Spot in Pacifica, CA will be holding its first annual Music Matters Family Festival September 23, 2012. 100% of the proceeds will go to Music Matters in Pacifica. MMiP is a new program of the Pacifica Education Foundation that advocates and raises funds to support the instrumental music program for 6th through [...]
by TheBenevolentSiren on September 18, 2012
Why? Because Christmas music is lovely, and it’s finally starting to get cool in Massachusetts (from whence I am now blogging). As I haven’t lived through an East Coast winter in a decade, the cool seasons are a single unit in my sense memory; cool weather simultaneously means Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. And since Halloween [...]
by TheBenevolentSiren on September 13, 2012
…A band breakup, that is. When your favorite musical group parts ways or retires, a very real grieving process starts to take place. And darn it, you should grieve. You know who isn’t sad when their favorite band goes away? Robots, and no one else. Anyway, here are the 5 stages of grief seen [...]
by Summer Muse on September 11, 2012
Timbre, also called tone color or tone quality, is the quality of a musical note that differentiates different types of sound, such as a trumpet and a guitar. When these two instruments play a note with the same loudness and pitch, they still sound different. That is because the timbre of the instruments is different. [...]
by Summer Muse on September 6, 2012
Velodyne is sponsoring a VMA event to benefit VH1 Save The Music Foundation today in Los Angeles. We believe very strongly in restoring instrumental music education to America’s public schools. Learning to play a musical instrument, especially at a young age, offers a variety of benefits, ranging from stress relief to doing better at school. [...]
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The Benevolent Siren
Hi! I’m The Benevolent Siren. I’m a connoisseur of fine vegetarian cuisine, a TV fanatic, an organization enthusiast, and most importantly, I’m in the throes of a passionate love affair with music. There are some songs that play in your bones, veins and guts, not just your ears; those are the ones that keep me going. I guess you could say my heart beats to an 808 drum.
My name is AudiOdysseus. Admittedly, I would never describe myself as a hero of any kind and I tend to get seasick in open water. But I love adventure. There is nothing I appreciate more than exploring new territories and gathering information about the world around me. Those are also the types of posts you can expect from me. I’ll be writing mostly about new gadgets, emerging trends, and my work-related travels to other lands.
I'm a lover of pop-culture, a runner with a mad sweet tooth and an addiction to coffee. Read my musings about life, movies and music happenings here and the world at large. If you see me on the freeway I am most likely singing very loudly in my car. Honk and say hi!
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 while walking, its probably because I'm looking at my iPhone. Sorry!
Hi, my name is Mamadyne and I'm excited to be a part of the Velodyne team, writing about my relationship to music as a new mom. I love yoga, a good book, and rapping to Snoop Dogg when no one's listening. My three-month-old son prefers Raffi to Busta Rymes, which I think is a fair choice for a little guy who poops his pants.
Really, there’s no deep meaning behind my name. I’m the Summer Muse because I’ll be writing here during the summer, I absolutely adore music, and I often lose myself in my musings. I’m young. 18, in fact. 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. And no, you can’t have any pecan pie.
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