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Beamz Interactive Music System

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  • The Beamz player enables you to make music with laser beams by simply 'playing the light!'
  • By breaking the path of a laser beam, you trigger musical notes and rhythms that combine and interact with your song.
  • Absolutely no musical experience is necessary to begin making great sounds straight away.
  • The software contains 50 songs including 5 music videos with the option to download more.
  • Just plug into your PC or laptop and get going
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Technical Details
Item Weight3 Kg
Product Dimensions73.7 x 22.9 x 39.4 cm
Item model numberC4
Material TypePlastic
Country Produced Inmalaysia
  
Additional Information
ASINB003OOKDK6
Best Sellers Rank 33,660 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.6 Kg
Date First Available7 Oct 2010
  
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The Beamz Player is an innovative and extraordinary musical instrument that enables you to make music with laser beams by simply 'playing the light!'
Absolutely no musical experience is necessary to begin making great sounds straight away, the Beamz will unleash the musician in anyone. With the Beamz interactive music system, you can arrange, create and play music like never before.

Plug in to your PC or laptop, open the included software, choose a song and you're ready to play! By breaking the path of a laser beam, you trigger musical notes and rhythms that combine and interact with your song. Each song comes with up to twelve different instruments & effects that you can play in any combination.
The Beamz Player system comes with 50 top hit songs including 5 popular music videos for users to watch and simultaneously interact with. The Beamz song library includes top hits, party favourites and original works from top artists. Beamz music encompasses all music styles including rock, pop, jazz, blues, classical, dance and hip hop.

No one's musical tastes are left behind. New titles are being added to the Beamz website all the time. Also included is the Shadow Beamz interactive game which allows users to sharpen up their playing skills. The Beamz Player is ideal for everyone regardless of musical background and age.

No age limit required! Don't just listen to music - join in with it! Play the light!

Box Contains

  • 1 x Beamz Interactive Music system
  • 1 x USB lead
  • 1 x Beamz software

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    I haven't been able to come HALF as close to winnnig ridas respect with this.

    Where's the ability t destroy my enemies.
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    1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K_LOD on 20 April 2011
    After seeing this on the UK television it The Gadget Show I had to check it out. The technology that goes into this is outstanding. I really enjoy beamz and I would recomend it to anyone!
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    0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By noteabene on 12 April 2012
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    I bought the beamz player on basis of sellers info, while it is no (John Michel Jarre)'s laser harp,it has no midi controller capability but if you dont take your music creation abilities too seriously it is a simple and fun alternative and worthy of purchase,it in itself produces a pre-stored rhythm whenever the laser beams are broken therefore making sure a wrong note cannot be struck, a good selection of songs come with the harp. I bought through amazon and got a deal that was basically half the price of everyone else, well pleased with the purchase.
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    Amazon.com: 29 reviews
    52 of 61 people found the following review helpful
    It's a Sucker's Toy 21 Dec 2010
    By Raymond D. Spangle - Published on Amazon.com
    This was given to me as a gift. I am a real musician/producer with a full-blown studio in his home.

    I cannot believe how this company is suckering everyone into purchasing this product. I have watched the videos online and read their advertisements and I cannot fault the gift-giver in any way, since they are not musically inclined and did not know what to watch out for. This is absolutely the company's wrong doing.

    First, I would like to say that I have a $3.00 magnet on my fridge that does the same thing. It is a little plastic violin that has two metal wires for strings, then a metal wire strung on a plastic bow. One shorts the two violin wires with the bow wire and a note is played. Then, one lifts the bow up and it stops. Touch the bow to the "strings" again and the NEXT note is played. It's a very simple ON/OFF control and the "songs" are pre-programmed inside the violin, so that each subsequent note that is played is one from a classical song. Voila! Instant long-hair composer.

    The lasers on this device are either reaching the sensors or not. This is also a very simple ON/OFF controller. It just happens to have four, instead of one. So, as one breaks a beam, the NEXT [pre-programmed] note is played. The only magic to this sounding good is that they have kept all of the sampled instrument notes in the keys of the "song" one has loaded to play. There is no control over pitch, velocity, etc. There is just ON and OFF. The pitches automatically go up then down in the scale.

    OK, fine, I told myself. I am going to try to have fun with this thing, anyway, even if it is just a simple ON/OFF controller. I hate telling people that something they gave me was for suckers. So, I installed all of the software (the majority of which is a huge library of samples, so at least I got SOMEthing out of this) and restarted my DAW. I re-scanned for MIDI controllers (because it's plastered all over their ads on other sites and packaging how it can be configured to control MIDI with 54 "triggers". No controller came up. I tried another DAW. Nothing. I then had a bit of a google fit and came to find the following:

    - If you want MIDI control, you have to pay this company another $100 for their "Beamz DJ Software" package. This is NOT included on the software CD which comes with the device.
    - The only way anyone can get 54 triggers is by using THREE of these controllers (wouldn't that be around $600?) and then also using the buttons on the front of the device.

    So, after $700 one would basically have 12 laser beam switches and 42 panel button switches to control their equipment with. We won't mention the ridiculous amount of space this puppy takes up. (You can always buy their custom stands, I guess?) I can personally think of MUCH better ways to spend $700 for MIDI control. Heck, I can get 4 Korg NANOpads for the cost of one of these, and those include 12 velocity-sensitive pads AND an X/Y pad on each.

    Anyway, please don't let my review get you down if you are NOT musically inclined and wanted one to show off for yourself. It IS slightly better than a Guitar Hero [et al] controller in that you can control four instruments at once and you will never hit a wrong pitch. It could possibly give you that sense of musical creation you have longed for. Just do not play in front of any real musicians, because they will catch on to the tricks pretty quick, I would wager. And, PLEASE nobody actually buy this for a musician you care about. You will only put them into the same awkward spot of having to smile and say they love it, while they are cursing the Beamz company under their breath.

    Raymond.
    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    Difficult to Set Up..... 10 Dec 2010
    By LK - Published on Amazon.com
    When we saw this playing at FAO Swartz, we thought it was the coolest gift ever. We recently purchased this and it turned into a fiasco.
    First of all, it does not work with MAC's so we had to spend another $125.00 to download a windows program onto our computer. Then it took three tech support calls, including one made by our computer expert, to finally get this up and running. If you don't have a MAC, it may have been simpler to get up and running. Then again, the instructions to use the Beamz are not very clear either. I suppose if you are extremely technically skilled, it might be easier. But given the fact that our computer person had difficulties with it, I doubt it is child friendly. Fun when working.
    I was also unaware that you can't move it away from the computer. Really think about this one for the money.
    13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    NOT a good gift for the musician in your life 4 Jan 2011
    By crazyoboist - Published on Amazon.com
    I have to agree with the other 1 star review - this is not a gift for professional musicians. I received this for Christmas, and my father was so excited about it. He thought he'd hit a home run with this gift. And, at first, I thought it looked kinda interesting - somewhat like a theremin type instrument. If that's what it had been, I would have liked it, but with this "interactive music system" you have very little control over what music actually comes out. You can't control what pitch it plays at all, and you have only limited control over the rhythm. You can only use four instruments at a time. The game is simplistic, and not at all fun, not to mention the fact that the songs you are supposedly playing sound very little like the actual tunes. The description of this item claims it can be used to compose - and I suppose it can, at a level appropriate for little children and people with absolutely no musical training whatsoever. If they do have any training at all, they will just be bored with what this thing can do. Luckily, I was able to exchange mine (it was bought from Brookstone) and got a really nice foot massager instead - something I will actually use!
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    Lives up to expectations, and more 8 Oct 2013
    By AJ Duggan - Published on Amazon.com
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    I've read a few critical reviews from musicians who clearly expected a musical instrument, which is not what the Beamz is claimed to be be. We used the first-generation version a number of times as an interactive crowd-puller, and it works like a dream. I bought the new version (okay, it's now a few years old) on a recent visit to the U.S. and fully intend to use it in the same way. It has four beams rather than the original six, which is fine by me. The only (teensy) criticism relates to the beam angle: whereas the first version's laser beams ran near-as-dammit horizontally, this one's beams are quite steeply angled, so you'll need a little practice. It's not a deal-breaker, though. I remain happy with my purchase.
    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    This is shit. 25 Sep 2013
    By deadmau5 - Published on Amazon.com
    Wanna know what I really think? Then check out my coffee featuring beam5! Can't be that terrible right? After all look who advertised it and look at that price tag!
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