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Date: 04/07/08 07:10 PM

56 Responses to beamz Music Performance System

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18940 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    Link: beamz Music Performance System - I thought this was a joke at first, like an Onion spoof. But it`s an actual ``musical instrument`` available on April 15.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18940 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    Because some of you may think I`m lying, here`s the device in the Sharper Image catalog.
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    someone99 Male 18-29
    20 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    lol wtf...
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    someone99 Male 18-29
    20 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    Reminds me of a bad version of a Theremin
  5. Profile photo of nvrslep303
    nvrslep303 Male 18-29
    97 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    Give me one now.
  6. Profile photo of aBISS
    aBISS Male 13-17
    506 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    Man, i want one now.
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    aBISS Male 13-17
    506 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    too bad it`s 600 motherf*cking dollars..
  8. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    4.0?
  9. Profile photo of vmeyer
    vmeyer Male 18-29
    141 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    hah! great concept!
    and great final result too!
    too bad it`s expensive.
    and seems dorky.
    and the actors or whatever are even more dorkier.
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    bionicRod Male 30-39
    1014 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    Yeah I`m sure those`ll FLY off the shelves. Because everyone looks so cool playing them and all.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    Good God!

    I vote NO

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    blargendarg Male 30-39
    376 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    you gotta be kidding me! old technology and bad midi sounds for 600 bucks?! actually, the roland hpd`s `d-beam` is cooler i think because you can set it to modify a sound and it reads where your hand breaks the beam on both a horizontal and vertical axis, making it much more expressive.

    i dunno, maybe it can do more than the demo, but the multiple beam triggers does nothing for me if there`s no controllability. this was made for people with extra cash floating around, not musicians.

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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    Betcha ten bucks its European. They`re the king of bad music.

    And I love how he tries to be hip during the guitar part and wear glasses. A fail so epic, its a win in the cosmic sense.

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    Kshine Female 13-17
    134 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    I bet it`s like one of those children pianos that play all the note for you. All you have to do is press the buttons .
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    Neon_Fedora Female 13-17
    450 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    I like it, it`s not actually going to make you a musician (unless you do something REALLY creative with it), but it is fun for parties or some social gathering. I`d buy it, but for cheaper.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    me need...
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    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    Reminds me of a theremin.
    Theremins are freakin` awesome.
    I want a theremin :D
  18. Profile photo of Baconeater
    Baconeater Male 18-29
    428 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    YAY! first we had guitar hero, and now we have this to make people think they are musicians.
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    mikeeegeee Male 18-29
    317 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:12 pm
    don`t remember where I tried it (maybe the smithsonian?) but there was a much more badass version of this. It was a harp without the strings. And like 40 lasers. So it was legitimately like playing the harp. I think. Well at least you could make music, unlike this.


    Quiet reverie? the drat?

  20. Profile photo of demonclown
    demonclown Male 18-29
    435 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    Lame, My Lil`Sis Had A Barney Guitar Like That.
  21. Profile photo of tvc15db
    tvc15db Female 30-39
    127 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    It just looks incredibly stupid
  22. Profile photo of imcoolyeah
    imcoolyeah Male 13-17
    747 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:18 pm
    Stupid and corny
  23. Profile photo of mrpopenfresh
    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
    1036 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:21 pm
    Its looks like crap, it sounds like crap and for what it is it really isnt very flexible. Novelty at best.

    80% of the technology involved in this is at least ten years old.

    Also, whoever mention the theremin, I aplaud you, that thing was tight.

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    moquanman Male 18-29
    136 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:23 pm
    That`s not playing music, that`s changing around pre written music. As far as I could tell the only thing they were accomplishing by breaking the lasers was to control the rhythm, the actual notes and musical structure appeared to be computer controlled. Fail.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:26 pm
    oh my god its the douche nozzle symphony.

    i`m afraid, agape, agog, alarmed, amazed, anxious, appalled, astonished, astounded, awestruck, confounded, dismayed, dumbfounded, frightened, overwhelmed, shocked, startled, stunned, surprised, terrified, and thunderstruck.

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    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    Wow, that thing just murdered all instruments...
  27. Profile photo of TheBLB
    TheBLB Male 18-29
    237 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:31 pm
    What a useless piece of garbage

    The BLB

    Music Teacher

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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:46 pm
    I can`t wait for the gaming industry to get their hands on this.

    THEREMIN HERO FTW.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJYho56IN...

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    sunsetxluv22 Female 13-17
    414 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    stupid. if you want to play music, learn at a young age. for instance, i started piano when i was 5, and now i`m really good at it
  30. Profile photo of IMEVIL666
    IMEVIL666 Female 18-29
    80 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    MORE COWBELL!!!
  31. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 9:25 pm
    OMG! that was amazing. Digital age baby! yeaH!
  32. Profile photo of MadP
    MadP Female 18-29
    332 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 9:50 pm
    ...even cow bell

    lol

  33. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    Good God!

    I vote NO

  34. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
    2113 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    WANT!!!
  35. Profile photo of frenchroast
    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 11:14 pm
    Looks like it belongs on "Buck Rogers of the 23 century". Beedee Beedee, Hot Dog!
  36. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 11:29 pm
    Baconeater got it... THIS IS NOT A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT!!!
  37. Profile photo of richoricho
    richoricho Male 40-49
    1036 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 11:59 pm
    Beam me up scotty!
  38. Profile photo of Todesauge
    Todesauge Male 18-29
    57 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 12:34 am
    I could probably find a good theremin for $600, or at least a used one.

    who needs a plastic piece of crap with no real innovations or original ideas? ~statement interchangeable with description of PS3~

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    WinstonS Male 18-29
    123 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 1:06 am

    ...and here`s the Retardophone!

    All the people on this vid look like morons, and their "instruments" do not help.

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    notapervert Male 13-17
    2567 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 1:15 am
    lol
  41. Profile photo of neoretro
    neoretro Male 18-29
    446 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 4:14 am
    that is so useless
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 5:31 am
    Like I`m watching somebody paint a pretty picture, then I realize it`s paint-by-numbers.

    Long, LONG after it becomes very obvious that it’s just paint-by-numbers, idiots still marvel at it. You just don`t get how it works. You never get anything. I`m surrounded by stupid people every day of my life. I hate you stupid people.

  43. Profile photo of kentton77
    kentton77 Male 30-39
    149 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 7:32 am
    Douchebag product #1
  44. Profile photo of Helium101
    Helium101 Male 13-17
    54 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 7:57 am
    The reason why they say that it`s for musicians, is because you can create your own songs with this thing. Honestly if you want to do that, why not just get FruityLoops or something.
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    rodrigorenzo Male 18-29
    355 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 8:26 am
    Dont think it´s real, it cant perform a guitar solo like that just touching the beam
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    Giligadi Male 40-49
    356 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 10:06 am
    What a heap of slag. It`s a `musical instrument` for people who are too stupid to even use a beat box. Wow. I can`t wait until i see the first `beams band` video.
    umm, i was kidding about that last part, fancylad. Please have mercy.
  47. Profile photo of grandmasterz
    grandmasterz Male 18-29
    292 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 12:07 pm
    i think they need some better marketing
  48. Profile photo of NoGoodIdeas
    NoGoodIdeas Male 13-17
    125 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    In the future, anyone will be able to expertly play any instrument with no prior experience or practice. Where`s the fun in learning to play an instrument if everyone can play it without ever touching the dang thing? So much for practice, natural ability, and anything resembling skill or different instruments.
  49. Profile photo of Jazzeh
    Jazzeh Female 13-17
    464 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    Eww :o
  50. Profile photo of DaPalooka
    DaPalooka Female 13-17
    360 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    I`d buy one, if it werent so freegin expensive.
    This is the kind of present where you buy it for a kid, they love it for a week, and then it just gathers dust in the closet. WHats the point?
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    django7 Male 18-29
    59 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    The sound is horrible. Reminds me of a Casio I got in the mid-eighties, the golden age of sh*t sound. AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! Damn it! aaahhh...AH!
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    murph89 Male 18-29
    84 posts
    April 8, 2008 at 10:27 pm
    Stretching a few rubber bands over this and strumming them seems more fun than using this as designed.

    For those that are actually interested in making music and don`t want to spend money go here: http://www.power-tab.net/
    Yeah it`s in MIDI, but you can write music and it sounds plenty good for free software.

  53. Profile photo of demomatic
    demomatic Male 18-29
    32 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    Seems really bad.
    Looks like the `quiet reverie` guy was pretty into it though, right? He was lost in the vibes...
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    tofep Male 13-17
    174 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    wow how tacky(except the rock one thats awsome =P)
  55. Profile photo of MetalRob
    MetalRob Male 30-39
    13 posts
    June 4, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    Stupid and requires not a shread of musical abiliy or talent.What`s next? Wave your penis across a beam and out comes the American Idol CD?.....No thanks....!!!
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    sublime8ball Male 30-39
    182 posts
    November 19, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    that requires about as much talent as Guitar Hero

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