"I want to feel closer to the music." In Japan interesting and magical musical instruments are being launched that allow us to fulfill these musical aspirations that we all share, and let us realize our dreams of playing music freely. A whole world of new musical experiences is opening up before our very eyes. Remote concert systems allow us to enjoy live music performances in real time, even though we may be far away; and toy instruments let us create the music we are feeling on the spot.
Elton John Live Around the World
The appearance of a live event using Remote Live technology from Yamaha Corporation - K.K. Kyodo News.
The Elton John concert held in Anaheim, California, USA in January 2013, was an event enjoyed simultaneously in 11 countries around the world, from Tokyo and Australia to the UK and so on. The live performance started at 11 p.m. local time when the pianos on the stages of the 23 venues struck up a lively melody; with no musicians on stage, it seemed as though the invisible man himself were playing. The voice singing from the speakers and the sound of the player-less piano were synchronized perfectly with a large screen image, making it seem as though Elton John himself were performing right before your very eyes.
This event was made possible using RemoteLive, a revolutionary new system developed by a leading Japanese manufacturer of musical instruments that synchronizes video and audio and allows the performance data to be delivered to multiple locations. The mechanism uses sensors which are installed on the piano actually being played, and accurately records keyboard and pedal movements; the data is then sent over the internet to the remotely located piano, which gives an automatic performance.
It used to be normal to send the video image and performance data separately when projecting a musical performance to remote locations. However, it was difficult to perfectly synchronize the image and the sound of the automatic performance at the remote location; and even once the performance was synchronized, there were issues with it ending up desynchronized part way through. RemoteLive has impressively shown itself able to resolve this challenge too, using proprietary technology that synchronizes the video image and the automatic performance.
Using RemoteLive technology, you can enjoy musicians' live performances whenever you like; any time, any place. And no doubt you will probably even be able to receive music tuition from a teacher in a remote location or another country.