The Jamboxx is a rich, full-featured MIDI wind controller played by professional musicians worldwide. As a MIDI instrument it has endless possibilities when coupled with a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and your own creativity. While the Jamboxx includes a full license to Ableton Live Lite, you’re free to use any DAW such as Reaper (open source), Apple’s Logic Pro X, Avid’s Pro Tools or GarageBand.
A noted percussionist with multiple sclerosis is the new ambassador for Jamboxx, a hands-free breath powered instrument for all musicians including those with any form of disability.
“As a long-time touring and recording percussionist, I was diagnosed with MS, which eventually hindered my expression as a performer,” said Jackie Bertone, best known for his involvement with The Beach Boys. “Fortunately, with Jamboxx, I can now be more musical than ever, exploring a melodic side along with enhancing my rhythmic foundation, while finding new passion on the road to health and musical discovery.”
In 1990, I was diagnosed with motor neuron disease. In March 2004, I was hospitalized with acute respiratory failure, pneumonia, and taken to intensive care unit. I was discharged from the hospital with tracheotomy and ventilator support. Now, I have been living with ALS for over 20 years.
I have played classical and electric guitar extremely well before my diagnosis. I have worked in some music bands, such as the Dream Explorer and Group Alloy, and have worked with the New Folk groups. Recently I try to find the ways of making music again. I am interested in assistive instrument and Technologies.
Brad Hester - Annie in the Water
Beginning as a duo years ago, the band has evolved into the five-piece powerhouse that it is today. Members Brad Hester (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Michael Lashomb (lead guitar/vocals), Josh West (drums/ percussion/vocals), JD Tolstoi (keyboards/ organ/vocals), and Billy Comstock (bass/ vocals) have been taking the east coast by sonic-storm together since last April, with performances at StrangeCreek, Disc Jam, ADK Independence Music Festival and the Frendly Gathering (among others), and the momentum is increasing.
I am Tobias from Duesseldorf, Germany. I have a condition called Duschenne’s Muscular Dystrophy that was diagnosed when I was around 6 years old. At first I wasn’t interested in music very much but then I was fascinated by electronic music by artists like Jean-Michel Jarre. One day when I was 16 I saw an electronic keyboard and liked the fact that it is possible to play any instrument or sound and I began playing the keyboard immediately. After many years, playing the keyboard became more and more difficult because I was loosing the use of my hands due to my condition. It was when I was at the Reha Care and Ruud van der Wel showed me his Magic Flute breath controller that I realized there was a way for me to continue to play music. Ruud told me about David Whalen who was working on a hands free electronic harmonica and this was the moment I got to know the Jamboxx. Since I also write software, I have also developed some custom software applications for the Jamboxx.
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