Friday, November 04, 2005
Friday, October 14, 2005
Numark iDJ reviewed (at last)
(Sorry this went up later than we expected).
Thursday, October 13, 2005
How to make your Euro-iPods louder
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Just one more thing...
Monday, October 10, 2005
Playlist Club reviews Numark iPod DJ mixer
We have exclusively got hold of the Numark iDJ iPod dj mixer, and will be posting a full review for digital DJs on the Playlist Club website within days (sorry). Early evidence points to a robust product suitable for a live environment, though the knobs are a little flimsy. It delivers excellent sound quality, its gain, volume, bass and treble controls are immaculate - the device delivers the sound you need. It also has a built-in capacity to cue tracks, which makes for a much better live mixing experience. While a few features seem absent, overall we are very excited by the product. Playlist club's house DJ Lisa Rocket (the world's first professional female iPod DJ) is creating some wicked mixes right now. We'll keep you posted. The next UK Playlist takes place October 13, with the next US event scheduled for November 7. Check back soon for more.
Friday, October 07, 2005
Shaw Wu, American Technology Research talks iPod nano: "In our checks with industry and channel sources, we believe distribution and retail have sourced and will continue to source significant channel fill of iPod nano in anticipation of strong holiday sales. While we are seeing this worldwide, it appears to be more pronounced in Japan and Europe where design and small form factors are more valued than capacity. In addition, it appears that white 4 GB iPod nano models have caught on partially due to customers realizing that scratches on the white models are less visible. As a result, we are raising our estimates. For the September quarter, we estimate about 1mm more iPod sell-in than we originally forecasted. We are now modeling 8 mm iPods, $3.9 billion in revenue, and $0.43 in EPS (versus our prior view of 7.1 mm iPods, $3.7 billion, and $0.39). For FY05, our new estimates are $14.2 billion and $1.51 (up from $14 billion and $1.46) and for FY06, $18.4 billion and $1.88 (up from $17.2 billion and $1.70). We are also raising our price target to $48 from $45. We reach $48 by applying a 20x multiple on our CY06 EPS of $1.93 and adding $9 in net cash."
Oh - and whether you are a file-sharer or a music business executive - don't steal music - we need the musicians. File sharers don't pay, execs try not to pay. Music is evolving and art is a state of mind.