This is the music generator that plays a series of notes when you break any of its six laser beams with the movement of your hands, allowing you to reproduce rich, complex soundscapes without any formal training or prior musical experience. The generator's software combines a patented algorithm with a suite of 64 musical sequences--including MIDI, WAV, and sampled instrument files--synchronized to a digital metronome. Sequences are assigned to any of the six beams using one of the 30 included original compositions. Your hand movements control the tempo of each sequence yet the device automatically eliminates discordant chords and sour notes for flawless performances. Keeping your hand in-place plays a beam's entire sequence; when you remove your hand from a beam, that beam's sequence stops. Two buttons on the generator allow you to assign different instruments to beams while you are playing. The 30 original compositions--bundled into the included software--span a range of 19 musical genres, including jazz, bluegrass, rock, and reggae (the classical genre assigns the cello, violin, woodwinds, harpsichord, tympani, and french horns to the six lasers). Your performances can be saved for immediate playback, and additional compositions are available for download. Requires a USB-enabled PC running Windows XP or Vista. 19" H x 26" W x 4 1/2" D. (7 lbs.)
The Laser Beam Music Generator comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee at no additional charge. If this product ever disappoints you, for any reason, you may return your Hammacher Schlemmer purchase for exchange, credit, or refund.
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