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Gibson Guitars and G Force Self Tuner at CES



Gibson LogoGibson produced their first electric guitar back in 1936 and since then, the name has been synonymous with the instrument. This doesn’t mean that Gibson trades on its history alone and the company remains at the forefront of instrument innovation. The latest “High Performance” series is the most innovative guitar they’ve ever made. Daniele Mendez gets a demo of the latest axe from Christopher Oliphant of Gibson.

These new SG-standard guitars have a range of new features, from physical changes to the contour of the neck heel through to auto-tuning. The new G Force tuning system self-tunes to both standard and alternate tunings, and the new version is faster and more accurate than before. Extremely easy to use, all the guitarist needs to do is press a button and strum the strings. The guitar will take care of the rest, tuning only one string or all strings. It’s not just for electric guitars either as the G-Force system is now fitted to high-end acoustic guitars too. Amazing to watch in action!

All the guitars are available now with prices from US$1,099 for the “High Performance” models.

Daniele Mendez is a video producer at F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.

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Gibson Takes TPN Award at CES



Gibson LogoCelebrating 120 years of Gibson, Aljon Go shows Jeffrey and Todd the superb Anniversary Edition of the Les Paul Standard.  It’s stunning both in the Ocean Water Perimeter finish, the level of detail and the technology built-in. The sound of the guitar can be changed to mimic the tone of your rock’n’roll hero and Min-ETune will tune the guitar automatically. Amazing – watch the video to see the guitar adjust the keys by itself.

There’s no doubt that this is a premium product – the price for the guitar on show is $2999 – but it’s hand-crafted in the US, taking 30 days produce. Every one is a collector’s item. Sweet.

(Is it not a little bit worrying that Jeffrey’s Google Glasses match the Les Paul finish?)

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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Gibson self-tuning guitar



gibson logoGibson makes guitars and is probably not a company you would readily associate with consumer electronics, but these days everything seems to involve technology.

The company has been producing tunable guitars for some time, but this year it has refreshed the lineup. While these instruments can still be tuned by hand, they can also auto-tune and the mechanism that handles that has been shrunk down to be less intrusive. That is handled by a lithium-ion battery that is good for “80-100” tunings. The guitars come with six factory pre-sets, but the musician can tweak that for themselves.

The guitars shown in the video start at $799 and are available right now.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine

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Stanton SCS 4dj Digital DJ Controller



sc4dj-frontStantonDj which is now part of the Gibson family of products showed off the SCS 4DJ DJ Controller. Unlike many DJ system the SCS 4DJ works without any external devices. All the software and hardware needed is built-in. It works under the Unix operating system using proprietary software. There are four USB to connect hard drives, two on the outside and two more in compartments under the main area of the device. All the music and tracks the DJ needs to perform his set can be put on the hard drives and accessed by the SCS 4DJ Controller. You can bypass the internal controls and use the SCS 4dj Controller as a mini player.

The SCS 4dj Digital Controller runs around $499 and is available at major music stores, Amazon and some big box retail locations.  You can find more information about it and other Stanton products at the Stanton website

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.

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Stanton SCS.4DJ Digital DJ Mixstation



SCS.4DJ MixstationIf you’re a DJ, you probably know the name Stanton, purveyors of DJ hardware. If you’re not a DJ, you probably still know the parent company, Gibson, of the guitar fame. Either way, we’re in good company here. Todd and Steve mix it up with Darrin “B-Side” Young from Stanton.

On show is Stanton’s SCS.4DJ Digital DJ Mixstation, a self-contained digital controller that has its own built-in computer and mixing software. The Mixstation is Linux-based with proprietary software that takes advantage of the unit’s features.

The music itself is all digital (.mp3, .wav, .aac) and USB storage can either be plugged in temporarily or else more permanently fitted on the underside in media bays.

Some of the cool toys include a 4″ hi-res colour LCD screen, display of the current track’s beat and wave form, media browser and automatic synchronisation between tracks (beat match). There’s also an auto DJ feature that takes a playlist and beat matches between the tracks. Nice.

Available now for $499 from over 500 retailers nationwide.

Interview by Todd “TC” Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network, and Steve “Surfer” Lee of Waves of Tech.

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