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18 Issue 77 / 2015 TECHNOLOGY Apple Music hAs lAnded The tech giants are entering the world of music streaming The long-awaited music streaming service from Apple, handily named Apple Music, has finally arrived. Replacing Beats Audio and iTunes Radio, the new service integrates streaming, the 24/7 Beats1 radio station, and a social network called Connect. Apple are offering a three-month free trial to get you hooked, before charging £9.99 month or £14.99 for a family plan. The music curation aspect of the service is strong, as it not only has your entire iTunes library to draw from but playlists have been created by music experts, so it has that human touch. Beats1 is the other major element of Apple Music. Running around the clock, it has a revolving set of DJs broadcasting out of London (Julie Adenuga), New York City (Ebro Darden) and LA (Zane Lowe) keeping the content moving. Tons of artists have also signed up as guest DJs, including the likes of Drake, St Vincent, Ezra Koenig, and Elton John. Connect, the social network for music designed to allow artists to communicate directly with fans, is the least necessary feature given the fact that we already have Twitter, so Apple have some work to do to on this front. It's still very early days and we won't know how it matches up to Spotify and other streaming services until the free trial period ends and people actually have to start paying, but Apple have got a good thing going here. This little piece of kit is designed to capture the expressive nature of drumming rather than the traditional on/off electronic drum sound. The sensor clips onto acoustic drums and connects to software via an audio interface, allowing drummers to manipulate and rearrange sounds using their own kit. SP basically turns the electronic and acoustic into one instrument, tapping into the art of drumming. "There's a real genius to the physicality of playing real drums and the kinds of musical phrasing," said Tlaceal Esparza, founder of Sunhouse. "And the ways in which you can think through rhythms is very unique and very powerful. The idea is to take that and make that work with digital sounds." So far the guys have raised over $49,000 of their $80,000 target, so they need a little push to bring it to completion. Rewards range from t-shirts and tote bags to launch party tickets and SP sensors. crowdfunding: sensory percussion Sunhouse want to revolutionise electronic drums

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