Soundbeam uses ultrasonic sensors to detect movement - big or small - and translates this into sounds. It comes with 32 pre-loaded 'soundsets' that range from tracks which allow the exploration and performance of different genres - blues, classical etc. - to more improvisational soundscapes and other musical ways of playing. It is completely programmable so that the user can make changes to personalise the soundsets, and save them. Soundbeam 5 has a wealth of instruments, backing tracks and sound effects to choose from.
You can have up to 4 sensors attached, though the most popular choice to start with is two.
Internal integrated sound chip: no need to wire up to external sound module or keyboard.
On-board sampler: record and use your own sounds!
Memory card: access to potentially unlimited libraries of instruments, sound effects, rhythm loops.
Internal amplifier, EQ and mixer: just connect speakers; easily control individual beam and switch levels.
Rock-solid accuracy in playing melody and harmonic progressions.
Complete session recorder - students can post their compositions and performances on the internet.
USB enabled: Connect to your computer and start using visuals (when used with third party midi software such as Arkaos GrandVJ) with Soundbeam; Software upgrades can be download into your machine; share and back up compositions.
Wireless switches for Soundbeam 5
These colourful, robust, sensitive, versatile, and tactile switches communicate wirelessly with Soundbeam 5