Pixound® Jam Studio™ Software Offers New Ways to Create Music

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We’ve been hogging up all the fun with this software and it’s great to finally share it with the world. I’m sure we’ll be amazed at what people will do with it.

New Jersey based music software developer Techné Media is unveiling its revolutionary Pixound Jam Studio at MacWorld San Francisco 2006 (Booth #2207). At the heart of this one-of-a-kind software is a patented technology that translates RGB color information into musical information allowing users to actually play pictures and videos by moving a cursor over them. The music produced is fully controlled in any key and scale (over 60 to choose from), at any tempo and using any instruments. Pixound Jam Studio also features patent pending Cyclophone™ technology, which creates an endless variety of background music and grooves for Pixound to play on top of, in perfect sync. Pixound Jam Studio includes a wonderful innovation called Groovology Desktop™ which watches as you switch applications and windows and remixes grooves accordingly. Thus, by simply doing your work you are creating a perfectly synchronized soundtrack to your actions.

Pixound forever marries the beauty of art and colors with the vibrancy and movement of music. It is a technology that can be utilized by all. Graphic designers, dancers, educators, audio, video and game producers as well as music enthusiasts will all find uses (and enjoyment) from Pixound. Unlocking the musical power of color information, Pixound is unique in the world of music/graphics software. Every image becomes a new musical experience to explore. Many software packages have gone from music to color, but only Pixound can go from color to music. Pixound with live video (using an iSight for example) becomes and instant musical mirror where your motion generates music. This is already being used by sports enthusiasts who are tired of the same old disco beats and would rather make their own music. This is also perfect for dancers who can make music with their motions with nothing but a video camera and a laptop. The Pixound sports division is called SportSonix™.

The patent pending Cyclophone technology employed by Desktop Groovology is perhaps even more astounding than Pixound for its ability to produce new music on demand which is incredibly human sounding, quite unlike other computer generated music. This is achieved using a new way to control notes and how the notes are played. Musicians, video and music producers (both pro and amateur) now have a new world class, professional music generation tool for generating ideas and finished works for live or recorded music. Music creation and production times can be drastically reduced for a variety of projects. Future products will more fully exploit Cyclophone.

Sales and Marketing Director Dave Taub says, “I walked into a sound test of Pixound Jam Studio and I thought it was Keith Jarrett. That's how human this music can sound.” Peter McClard, inventor of Pixound and Cyclophone states, “We’ve been hogging up all the fun with this software and it’s great to finally share it with the world. I’m sure we’ll be amazed at what people will do with it.”

Techné Media is offering the Jam Studio package (Pixound plus Groovology Desktop plus a pro MIDI license) at the low price of $249. You can also purchase Pixound without the MIDI license for $99. For those that need MIDI support the additional license to unlock MIDI services can be purchased for $199.

Techné Media, formerly Hologramophone Research, has been producing innovative, cutting-edge music and art software since the late eighties. Building on this legacy and bringing these innovations into everyday usage for musicians, artists, fun lovers and hobbyists is one of the missions of the newly named company. http://www.pixound.com


Peter McClard



PRWeb is the unofficial press release wire service for Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, is Macworld Day at PRWeb.

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