Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




May 2014

Analog Music in a Digital World

by Alexandre Denault, on Music, Vinyl, Records, Digital Media

When I last talked to my neighbors kid's, I was surprised to learn that they did not know what an audio cassette is. With the era of mix tapes behind us, the medium had faded to obscurity. Yet, one older music medium refuses to disappear into the void: the round and flat vinyl surface known as the record. Record factories are operating at maximum capacity, pressing hundred of thousands of…



November 2009

iPod Touch in the house

by Alexandre Denault, on Music, iPod

Have you ever heard about iPod envy? I’ve heard it’s when you buy a second iPod, the first gets envious. I bought my first iPod about three years ago, a 2GB nano to replace my dying rio player. About a year after, I upgraded to a 80gig iPod video, which I’ve never been able to fill completely. I was in love, I carried the little thing everwhere.…



November 2008

The RockBand 2 Experience

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Console, Music, Review

Or should I say RockBand 1.2? I recently purchased RockBand 2, a necessary upgrade for my RockBand parties. I immediately noticed that RockBand 2 had a very similar fell to its predecessor. This should not be a surprise, since this game is a sequel. However, I might have been expecting more out of the sequel. The improvements in RockBand 2 are numerous, more than enough to justify the upgrade.…



May 2008

Rock Band is insane!

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Console, Music

If you are unfamiliar with the world of musical videogames, let me first offer this description. Rock Band is a video game available on several consoles (PS3. PS2 and Xbox 360 for now) that allow a group of player (up to 4) to play the role of a rock band. Using a series of plastic instruments and accessories, players can either play guitar, bass, drums, or sing (vocals). The dry…