Ryan Waniata is an audio engineer, musician, composer, and lover of all things tech, audio, and cinema. Hailing originally from Montana, Ryan received his bachelor degree from the University of Montana in composition and technology. He later studied audio engineering at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ, then packed up for Nashville, where he spent a couple of years playing and recording music in various studios and local venues. Ryan now makes his home in Portland, OR. Feel free to contact him on twitter, or check in with him at Digital Trends to get the scoop on all the latest in tech, film, and music.
This week: Spider-Man gets a new poster and a new Mary Jane to go with it, Kubo and the Two Strings changes everything for stop-motion animation, Star Trek Discovery updates, and Will Ferrell takes on Sherlock Holmes.
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Step behind the scenes for a hands-on look at state-of-the-art animation studio, Laika, which used a mix of 3D-printing, stop motion, and CGI to create its breathtaking new film, Kubo and the Two Strings.
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Yamaha unveils its latest sound bar aimed at the cheap seats in the new YAS-106. An update of the YAS-105, the system offers a slimmer design, as well as HDMI connection and Bluetooth streaming, all at a nice price.
V-Moda has been acquired by the seminal synth maker Roland in a deal that will see the two companies partner to expand into the broader marketplace. V-Moda CEO Val Kolton will stay on after the transition.
This week: The Suicide Squad conundrum. What does the latest critical dud for Warner Bros. mean for the DC franchise going forward? We'll also explore alternatives at the box office, a potential Star Wars TV show on ABC, Stranger…
Leading up to the Olympics in Rio, Comcast has revamped its X1 platform to help deliver thousands of hours of coverage, including stats, highlights, live broadcasts, and even internet streams, all in one place.
Yamaha’s latest musical innovation comes in the form of its new TransAcoustic guitar line, which allows you to add real-time reverb and chorus effects anytime, anywhere -- without plugging into an amp.