So yeah, let’s just use plug and socket – industry group recommends obvious change in terminology

The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance industry group is leading an effort to finally get rid of “male” and “female” connector terminology and replace it with something not horrible.

It’s official: minijack connections are now kosher for MIDI

For years, manufacturers have been substituting small minijack connectors for MIDI – but there wasn’t any official word on how to do that, or how to wire them. That changes now, as these space saving connections get official.

Peter Kirn - August 21, 2018

This cable could let you take all your music gear mobile

It’s about time to solve this power problem on music gear once and for all. Here’s the thing: USB has quietly simplified powering everything else. Look at your phone. Now, a USB cable not only means you can charge from your laptop, but also various travel adapters – and, crucially, from battery power. With mobile […]

Peter Kirn - June 2, 2016

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