Archive for the ‘Music Technology’ Category

NAMM 2012, one of the world’s largest international pro audio tradeshows, is to take place from January 19-22nd at the Anaheim Convention Centre, California.

With more than 1,400 exhibitors taking to the floor, the NAMM 2012 show provides an ideal opportunity to experience the latest in pro audio technology and innovation, as well as offering the perfect platform for industry networking and maximising your company’s exposure.

There will also be some shows for smooth jazz fans:

Freddie Ravel and his trio will be presented by the Josef Brodmann Piano Company from Austria.
Friday Jan 20 noon – 12:30 and 5:30pm – 6 pm.

Gregory Wachter will also be playing live on 1-21-2012 at the NAMM show with an All-Star band.
Gary Stanionis – percussion – Tony Moore – drums -Brad Rambur – sax & guitar – James East – bass
Elan Trotman – sax – Mike Parlett – sax -Eddie Baccus Jr. – sax.

Also on the trade show are Roger Smith,  Tony Exum Jr, Jason Miles, Quintin Gerard W. A good chance to meet your favorite artist.

Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. is an interactive music products company that develops innovative musical instruments and music software to enable people of all ages and skill levels to play music. Its premier product, the Beamz, is an affordable new musical instrument that allows people to make music by simply passing their hands through any of the six laser beams that each triggers different streams of musical notes and sounds.

Beamz players can access over a hundred songs, both originals and top hits, for inspiration to create their own music. Beginners and children can play with ease, while more experienced musicians will be amazed at its limitless possibilities to arrange, compose, produce and record music. Powered by a computer through a USB port, the Beamz is easy to install and begin using – reading music is not required.

On Aug. 31, Euge Groove will debut a new, interactive CD titled Groove On This! The CD works inside the Beamz interactive software. The cool thing,” says Groove, “is you can interact with my songs from either the laser beam controller, a midi keyboard, or directly for the keys on your computer. It’s for anyone to mess with even if they know nothing about playing a musical instrument. I re-recorded new versions of 10 of my most popular songs and spent the last eight months getting it all to work inside the Beamz software.”

Groove is justifiably proud of his upcoming CD. “It’s a pretty bitchin’ project,” he says. “It truly is a blast to play with. I’ll have video tutorials for each song up on my eugegroove.com/beamz site when it launches at month’s end. In the meantime, the disc also comes with some brief video content from me explaining how to use it as well as mp3 versions of the 10 songs for people to reference to.”