Listen: Six coolest music meets tech products from NAMM
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. I just came back from the Namm show in Anaheim, as I do every January nam is the intersection of music meets technology, the latest guitars and other things that of course, get a musician like me really excited, and I can get you excited by telling you about six of the coolest gadgets that I saw I'm Jefferson Graham, you're listening to talking tech. And we gotta start with this foldable deter, this is a Qatari that actually bends in half. So that you can take it with you. When you're on the road. It's from a company called Kiara, and it's called the sender. And he really does fold in half. So that you could fit it underneath your seat on an airline or in the overhead compartment, but it's not cheap. It's three thousand dollars and you'll have to retune the guitar every time you bend it. But fun now how about the key tar the keytar is a new instrument that Yamaha introduced a portable electric keyboard? That kids can wear like ATar, and they can put it around their necks, and they can jump around their living room rocky out even if they don't know how to play at sort of their the rock band a mentality. So Yamaha has an app, and it will analyze your music library on your phone. And then offer suggestions songs that you should play along with and it's working out a system. So that even if you don't know how to play anything you play on the piano as you play along with the songs will be in tune. So if the songs in C and you play a sharper beef latte or an e flat or whatever it's in the right key. You can also play the piano as a regular piano. The keyboard sell for two hundred ninety nine dollars when it chips in February another idea of bringing more music to kids and making them enjoy themselves. So you're sitting there and you're practicing Joe Ramey on the piano or on the violin. And you wish you had somebody to jam with. Automated reality. Here we go. It's a new music app called music dot I love and you beam in the cartoon character to play along with you it, that's that's what you do in a are and the apps free. But of course, you'll be buying the cartoon characters and songs how about a musical glove is called the Kaikaku it connects to a smartphone or tablet via bluetooth, and it can be used to make drumming sounds. You just hit the buttons on the glove. And then you're making beats check by USA today article on nam and you'll see a video clip demonstrating. I also saw some rings do the same thing you basically put these rings on and they connect to an app in the smartphone. And you can start making beats from your ring. There's lot cheaper sixty five dollars from a company called spectrums. And how 'bout in acoustic electric hybrid guitar now? Everybody knows the classic acoustic guitar that folk singers and. Country artists have been playing all these years. I play on acoustic classical guitar players play on acoustic. And so you tar legend. Fender has taken a acoustic guitar and transformed it into an acoustic slash electric hybrid. So you start playing normally, and then you can connect it to an amp and you'll be playing electrified acoustic. But then if you wanna really rock out like Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones who both played telecasters. You can get all the hard rock sounds on this guitar, and the beauty is that if somebody would want to do this before and they're in a band they'd have to switch guitars in the middle of a song. Now, they don't have to. It'll only cost you two thousand dollars. And for the weirdest thing that I saw nam the world's most expensive guitar strap one point two million dollars with forty carats diamonds, sapphires rubies and emeralds set into eighteen carat gold. It's a conversation star. Order created by an artist named Colin Byrne of Morley Australia who set out to make what he calls the world's most beautiful guitar strap his hope is that he will sell it to an art collector or someone who just loves rock and roll, I'm Jefferson Graham, and you know, what it was cool to look at. But I'm going to stick with the five dollars charge that maybe I'll spring for twenty bucks. Now, you've been listening to talking tech police at scribe the show wherever you find great podcast, please rate and review us and thanks everyone for listening. Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. When you're ready to get your website up and running you want to be able to do it quickly and efficiently and wicks dot com. 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