Category Archives: Competitions

July 30, 2014 by

Know your connectors – mini USB

This is another part in an occasional series about different types of connectors and inputs.

Mini USB is the older kind of USB interface that’s been on small devices for more than 10 years now. It carries data, power, or both. It’s almost been entirely replaced by other kinds of USB interfaces, mostly micro USB 2.0 or even 3.0 – but people still need to buy mini USB cables and power adaptors for their old, trusty devices still chugging away in everyday use: DAB radios, media players, kids learning toys, older Android tablets and plenty of others.

December 17, 2013 by

#MyVoltsMusic13 – we have a winner

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our #MyVoltsMusic13 competition. We take the guesswork out of powering gear, so you can get on with making music!
A Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 is on its way to Andy from The Midnight Gig – here’s a link to a brilliant track, Skyline:

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We’ll send everyone who shared a tune their fiver vouchers for myvolts.co.uk later today or tomorrow via email.
Thanks again!

December 13, 2013 by

#MyVoltsMusic13 – more of your music!

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You’ve got till the end of today day to share a #MyVoltsMusic13 track. We’re having the MyVolts Xmas party later, so we’ll be listening to get us in a party mood!

We’ll give everyone who shares a link to their music a £5 voucher for the myvolts.co.uk shop PLUS a chance to win a Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2, just in time for Christmas!

Here are some more great tracks:

Nicolas Lorenzini – Simon War remix – I never Been in China
James Marett (Jammer) – Old Skool House Classics – Oldskool anyone?
Benny Tetteh-Lartey – You Can’t Hide – Hear how good the Fishman Aura Spectrum sounds!
The Midnight Gig – Skyline
Leo Field – November 13 Piano improv
bogilX – gloopyPants
Longwave Radio – Druck Farben
MarkS – Something About The Girl – Courtesy of the Saunders brothers!
BinaryFunction – Belch – Our PSU helped Paul to get back into making music, something that he’s very passionate about
moodymanc – war and peace – Danny’s been using his Tascam DR40 (with our PSU!) to record various bits of organic percussion and to grab bits of ambient noise and interesting sounds as he travels around
Kill Murray – Microscopic Feel EP – Our PSU was used on the Korg Microkorg XL!
ambeson – Oblique – Our PSUs were used to power the synthesizers and other gear!
Mudstompin Munkee – Mud Rising – Filth meets Old Skool
Diaz – Small Talk
J.C. Grimshaw – Song Compilation – a blend of calypso, blues, jazz, folk, and world music (using our Boss AD-5 PSU)!
5past40 – The Power of Love – The Korg keyboards are powered by our replacement PSUs!
CYFERDYNE – Dark Forever – Access Virus synths powered by our replacement PSUs! 🙂

December 11, 2013 by

#MyVoltsMusic13 – your music!

Thanks so everyone so far who has sent in a #MyVoltsMusic13 track – I was blown away by the responses!
I’m listening to every one, but it’s taking a while because a) are lots of them and b) they’re all so good!
Please keep sending them in – you’ve got til Friday 13 Dec. We’ll give everyone who shares a link to their music a £5 voucher for the myvolts.co.uk shop PLUS a chance to win a Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2, just in time for Christmas!

Here are just a few to get you going:

Little Imp – The Stand – One of our PSUs was used to help create the organ sound indiaviagra.net!
Oort – Jackals
The Conspirators – Who’s got the money
Electric Swing Circus – Valentine – they’ve bought a number of power supplies this year as they seem to grow legs whilst on tour! That’s good business for us 🙂
GrovesUK – Paperback
Soupson – If I Was God – recorded at Nashville Studios, USA!
Suzy Condrad – Shotgun Queen – Suzy was Boss’s UK Looping Championship in 2011!
Fatterfaction – Fillets
Joe White – Launch Pad – featuring a Korg KP-1 Kaoss Pad, powered by our PSU!

December 6, 2013 by

We want to hear your music – and we’ll give you a fiver for it!

We love music, and we want to hear the fantastic sounds our PSUs help our customers create.
We’ll give everyone who shares a link to their music a £5 voucher for the myvolts.co.uk shop PLUS a chance to win a Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2, just in time for Christmas!

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Send us a link to your tunes, wherever they are – YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Grooveshark – or even stick a tape in the post!

Everybody who sends us a link to their music by 13/12/13 will get a voucher for £5 off MyVolts.co.uk (limited to one per artist) AND we’ll pick one winner to get a Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2.
We’ll post all submissions on our Shameless Plug blog.

Share your music with us in one of three ways:

Twitter @MyVoltsTweets with hashtag #MyVoltsMusic13
Facebook MyVoltsUK on Facebook
Comment below this blog post with your link. Remember to include your email address!