Who needs real musical instruments when you have something ‘smarter’? Metro rounds up the latest in high-tech musical gadgetry: from pocket-sized synthesizers, ‘smart’ wireless drum sticks to interactive album covers.
Potentiate your guitar
Guitar fans, say goodbye to cumbersome cables. Created by the Scotland-based startup Ingenious Audio, Jack is billed as the world’s first gadget to stream wirelessly real-time audio to an amplifier. A recent success on Kickstarter, Jack simply plugs into any guitar output connector and syncs via Wi-Fi to amps, as well as your tablet, to playback or record your music. Jack has also staggeringly low latency for realtime playing – about 13 times faster than standard Bluetooth and almost 3 times quicker than “low latency” Bluetooth. At wifi-guitar.com, Around $280