Meet Scott Campbell, a 13 year old swapping his MP3 player for a Sony Walkman cassette player for a week. [more inside]
The idea of treating everyday, ambient noise as music is not terribly new, but Noah Vawter's device turns ambient sounds into music (in a somewhat more traditional sense of the word):
Ambient Addition is a Walkman with binaural microphones. A tiny Digital Signal Processing (DSP) chip analyzes the microphone's sound and superimposes a layer of harmony and rhythm on top of the listener's world.
Meet the new Walkman. 20GB HD, 25 minutes of cache for skip-free playing. Works with Sony's Connect music service. Sharp-looking little player.
The Walkman turns 25: the Sony Walkman hit the streets on July 1, 1979. History, photos and more at the Walkman Museum.
Sony to Introduce HI-MD Walkman For the people who were unsatisfied with Apple's iPod mini, this might provide an alternative. Sony is going to release a HI-MD Walkman, that uses a 1 gigabyte minidisc. As minidisc.org points out, it will also allow transferring data from the minidisc to a computer, and not just the other way around.