A recent software update for the Beamz Player addresses some of the issues we raised in our comments earlier this year. The update (available for PC only at the moment) is a free download from the Beamz website.
New Makey Makey on Kickstarter
If you were interested by our guest post on the Makey Makey then you might like to help support the next generation of the device currently being funded on KickStarter.
Resurrecting old music technology
You can read our article on making the most of your existing music technology equipment in the latest copy of Special Children Magazine (April/May 2015 – 224). Andrew and I discuss what to look for in your cupboards and how to start putting the pieces back together. It follows our trips into many schools where fantastic […]
Music Education Expo 2015
Last week I made my now annual pilgrimage to the Music Education Expo at London’s Barbican Centre. The expo has quickly become a firm fixture in many music educators calendars, mainly due to its diverse selection of seminars and talks.
AlphaSphere starts a crowdfunding campaign
Following a recent trend for some of the more interesting musical instruments and interfaces to start life on crowdfunding sites, AlphaSphere have begun a campaign for their new AlphaSphere Me. The Me, which was originally announced back in January, is a smaller version of the AlphaSphere DJ controller. It links to a PC or Mac, […]
Buy a Soundbeam and get a free training course
Soundbeam currently have a great offer on for anyone in the market for the latest Soundbeam 5. Anyone purchasing a unit between now and the end of April is eligible for a FREE place (normally £500 plus VAT) at their residential training course in May.
Music Tech at BETT 2015
A trip to the BETT Show used to involve multiple levels, confusing layouts and the ability to wander off down Kensington High Street in search of food. The move to the Excel Centre in Docklands in 2013 has put everything on a single level, at the expense of that central London location.
Not the biggest fan of this airless barn of a building, I decided to shun my usual two day wander around stands in favour of a more targeted approach in just a few hours. Here’s what I managed to find.
Skoog price drop
The Skoog has just become better value for money following a price drop to £380 (inc VAT). The wired version (soon to be the basic model – more news soon!) has been popular in many schools as an attractive instrument with a unique personality. Used with the included virtual instruments it can be very expressive. […]
Special World Magazine launches
New, digital-only magazine Special World has launched and is now available to download. It features an article by Andrew and I on making music with technology.
Ensemble reaches final of Music Teacher Awards: Best SEN Resource
The Apollo Ensemble has been announced as a finalist in the ‘Best SEN Resource’ category at the 2014 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence. This category is in recognition of an outstanding product that combines current research with practical application to allow students with special educational needs to engage with music. Ensemble joins Drake Music Scotland (for Figurenotes), SHARE Community and Prima […]