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U Create music is an easy-to-use digital music-making system that allows kids to become a professional music producer. Kids and tweens can express themselves though creating their own songs, performances and re-mixes with the fun and innovative interface. Tey can record samples, mix, and match loops, share creations with friends and update and explore new content on the music webiste a myucreate.ocm. Build from a collection of tracks, special effects and filters. Features: UCreate Music Mixer is Mac and PC compatible 8 FX/Filters 3 Backbeats (5 sec. each) 3 Riffs (5 sec. each) 3 Licks (5 sec. each) 3 Runs (5 sec. each) 2 voice files (5 sec. each) Touch Panel Interface USB Cable Internal Microphone Internal Speaker USB Mini Jack Stereo Out (connect speakers/headphones sold separately) Line-in (connect MP3 player sold separately) Mic-in (connect external microphone sold separately) Music Definitions: Back Beat: the entire instrumental, non-vocal layer of the songwhich is frequently based on a looped recording of a drum-rhythm. Riffs: a short, repeated, memorable musical phrase, often pitched low on the guitar, which focuses much of the energy and excitement of a rock song. Licks: a series of notes that is used in solos and melodies. Licks are usually single-notes rather than chords. Runs: this fills up the empty spaces of a song to keep the music going.
Easy-to-use digital music-making system
Allow kids to mix music just like a music producer
Kids and teens can express themselves through creating their own songs
Share creations with friends and update and explore new content on the music website at myucreate.com
Build from a collection of tracks, special effects and filters from the huge online library
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253 of 260 found the following review helpful:
It slices, it dicesJul 09, 2009
I'm a guitar player, and I got this after seeing the media coverage on this from CES. There is so much to this product, from mixing loops that are in the device, to sampling from the iPod, downloading new loops from the web, modifying the loops in realtime with the joystick using different built-in effects, to recording the entire performance of a song for playback like a sequencer (reminds me of playing back automation on a recording console).
The funny thing is just how easy it is to use, given all that power under the hood. My 5 and 8 year olds "got it" right away, and have had a blast with it. What I didn't realize initially is that you can listen to your iPod with it, and use the joystick effects to modify the songs in realtime. That by itself has had my kids enthralled for the past two evenings. [...]
130 of 135 found the following review helpful:
for the young, and old.Nov 23, 2009
im a music gadget fan from many decades ago. this thing is 100% cool. it now sits right by many high dollar toys(korg kp3, kaossalator, roland 404 sampler, suzuki q chord)
another wesley willis idea from beyond.
very easy to operate,consisting of four banks, with three loops in each bank, each loop activated by pressing the corresponding button, you can use one loop per bank at a time, for a max of 4 loops and a sample to be used at one time. if i had to guess id say they have they have at least 50 loops or more that you can upload to they unit via the included usb. the loops range from rock, hip hop, country, and pop. from simple guitar licks, to 808 drum machine, to funky bass, to percussion,to organ and even sum banjo! lots of the loops are recording of real guitar and bass riffs. and it does they timing for you, maybe the best part is they effect knob, each way you press it, changes the sound, very cool idea for a guitar in in my mind. and makes the sound change, depending on the effect you have selected, from a couple of different delays, an echo, to flanger, to distortion, it also has pitch control or as some know it bpm. and then there is the sample function, which is 4 or 5 seconds, and it stores two at a time, you can loop the sample, or activate it by pressing the button.
the the portal of sounds couldnt be easier to use,simple drag and place. it also allows you to record your performance, up to 2 minutes and 30 seconds., and the songs can be pasted into media player and burned. when using good headphones, the sound quality from the machine is excellent(you really hear bass!). i have burned a couple songs from the ucreate, and played it on a couple different cd players, and was very surprised at the quality; im hoping they will give us more loops in the future, as the sampler is not as good of quality as the loops. truth is, put this thing in a better housing, allow custom loops to transfer, and a few more inputs and outputs(rca, 1/4, midi) and this thing could do some serious music.
but for what it is, and the age group intended for, you couldnt ask for anything more. i have said it many times, but never meant it this much, IF ONLY THEY HAD THAT WHEN I WAS A KID!!
if you want to go all out, get some good headphones (Sennheiser PX 100 Collapsible Headphones 38$ but worth it, the better the headphones the more they will use it, and these sound good and will fit young people) get a Multi Voice Changer by Toysmith(to have more sample options) 14$(9volt battery) great toy, dozens of sounds from microphone distort to alien. rechargeable AA batteries,(enloop work well) all sold by amazon with prime shipping
with these items, they will be able to sample, loop, and manupilate their music for months.
101 of 107 found the following review helpful:
Just AMAZING!!Jul 08, 2009
This is one of those products that just gets more fun with every use. From the second I got it for my son, I wanted to play with it just as much. He is creating songs now and playing them for all of his friends and family. The best part of this, besides being able to sample parts of your songs on your MP3 player, is that you can download additional music packs online for free!! How often does a big company like Mattel do something for free? Awesome! It does have a lot of depth to it, and some is a little tricky, but once you get the hang of it, it is really simple and fun. Gotta go....a concert new is about to start :)
46 of 50 found the following review helpful:
Super Cool Toy!Jul 28, 2009
By AL Girl
Everyone knows that music is all the rage with kids (and adults too!). Well, this is one product that is super cool, very fun and a great price! This toy is a mixer that lets you be a DJ (or your kids, right?!?). It is fun for everyone! Very easy to use and has a lot of play value since everytime that you play with it, you get a completely different mix. Plus, you can plug in your MP3 player to add into your mix. How cool is that?!? There is an online element too. I haven't even gotten to that part yet - more fun to come! If you have a child or know of one that loves music, this would make a great gift!
23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
This is the absolute best!Nov 14, 2009
By R. Lewis
This is a must have. My older sons rap and they like going to the studio. While doing research I came across this on Amazon. It sounded fantastic. I was going to suprise my sons with it for christmas, figuring they wouldn't know what it was. Apparently they knew exactly what it was from a commercial. Needless to say they opened it that day and are continually letting us hear the beats they come up with. They love it. Fabulous creation.
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