The Beamz Music Performance System is unique as it uses laser lights to function. This laser-based system hooks onto a comp via USB and allows you to play hundreds of musical instruments by simply breaking the laser beams with your hands. With a “W” shape, the system has six laser beams spanning the two sections; connect via USB to your PC or laptop, and hook up some speakers. The intuitive computer interface makes it easy to choose any of 30 included songs in 19 musical genres for laying down a complementary rhythm track. The beamz library includes original works in jazz, bluegrass, classical, hip-hop, reggae, heavy metal, and more.
Breaking the laser beams with your hands on the Beamz Music Performance System, automatically generates pre-authored pulses, streams, riffs, or loops of musical notes or sounds from an incredible variety of instruments from around the world — guitars, steel guitar, strings of all types, percussion, keyboards, winds, and even cowbell!
The Beamz Music Performance System is 19″ tall and available from Sharper Image for $599.95 (software and USB cable is included). It stands 19″ tall.