Music Gear News
Paralysed musician to play violin again
Eric Wan, 33, will come on stage and play the violin through the use of the Virtual Music Instrument (VMI), reported the Gazette.
It will be a dream come true a Mr Wan, who was diagnosed with transverse myelitis – a neurological disorder that damages the spinal cord – when he was 18. He thought he would never be able to play again.
"Being able to master my violin playing skills gave me much pleasure. My disability has prevented me from playing any musical instruments. Holland Bloorview's VMI technology has given me the ability to control a musical instrument once again," he told the news provider.
"This performance is a good opportunity for me to demonstrate such technology to others with severe disabilities. More importantly, this performance will encourage the continuing development of the VMI."
Mr Wan has been instrumental in developing the software, working with Dr Tom Chau on technology that looks to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Fort Worth Symphony recently came into possession of a Stradivarius. It is the orchestra's second such instrument.
Posted on 21 Nov 2011 10:12 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
After years of continual evolution, Dave Smith's revered Analog Drum Machine is to finish product development as creators fulfill the devices capacity.
Cutting edge interfaces designed to bring the latest in audio recording technology, the pair have been produce professional grade audio quality upon every use
Palmer's popular pocket amp series extended with bass version
PreSonus add three new mixers to their StudioLive range.
Take a look at the new Fender Active Bass Guitars revealed at NAMM 2015.
Ashdown launch a powerful 75w stereo desktop amp system, John Entwistle pre and power amps and Retroglide 800 bass head.
Recent Music News
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.
Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.
Through a collaboration with watch manufacturer Raymond Weil, Gibson's 'Freelancer' watch pairs extravagance and musically inspired design with stunning results
Building on the fundamental success and design of the NS6 controller, Numark bring forth the next generation of DJ controllers to eagerly awaiting DJs the world over