We are proud enthusiasts of dead formats and vintage electronics here, so it's perhaps not surprising that this Reel to Reel print from Johnny and Stacie caught our eye.
Designed as part of a series of vintage electronics prints (you can also pick up prints of Headphones and a 3D Viewfinder), the Reel to Reel print depicts the retro recording equipment in cheerful 4 colour ink on quality archive paper. This second run of the print is available as a limited edition of 60 and is selling like hot cakes, so snap one up before they're all gone.
$20 from Johnny and Stacie's Etsy store.
It's actually a movie tie-in, but the Super 8 app for the iPhone and iPad is still one of the best apps around. Best of all? It's free too, making it a better proposition than the similar iSupr8 app.
Essentially it turns your mobile phone or tablet into a super 8 film camera, without the film obviously. You shoot at the touch of a button, with the option to switch lenses, throw in filters and add someshake effects. When you are done, you send it off to be developed (another push of a button), then you can view it in your projector room (on our phone) or export it to a computer / share it with friends.
Seven lens effects in total, plus three animated filters, a scratch and dirt overlay and those shake effects offer real authenticity and as we said – it's absolutely free. Only free for a limited time though, so grab it now.
Find out more at the iTunes website
We featured this some time back when details were scarce, but now Orange Amplifiers has announced the details of its retro-styled OPC computer/amplifier.
Available from August 2010, this bizarre hybrid has been designed to deliver playing, recording, editing and computing capabilities to musicians and music aficionados, with a 24 Bit audio interface with both guitar and microphone inputs and over £700 of digital recording music software to help you along the way. Audio is via a 15 watt RMS per channel stereo amplifier and 2x JBL 6.5” 55 Watt RMS dual concentric speakers, both mounted into an optimised cabinet for 'enhanced cooling and acoustics'. Oh yes – there's the computer part too.