Scottsdale, Ariz., is rarely seen as a place where pioneering inventions are launched, unless possibly those innovations are in the cosmetic surgery or shiny shirt industries. However, I couldn’t be more excited by the debut of My Studio, where those people who have tendencies toward taking themselves way too seriously at the karaoke night can share their brilliance with the world!
For $20, apparently you can walk in, sing something from the EMI catalog in front of a digital backdrop, and leave clutching a DVD of the whole shebang. Plus, you can contribute to the company’s version of YouTube, which manages to be simultaneously more professional and ridiculously amateur hour-like.
Each MyStudio contains five plug-in ports for electrical instruments such as guitar, bass, keyboard, drums or even DJ turntables. The cost is $20 for each four-minute recording session. Each user will receive a DVD of his or her performance within minutes of the end of the session.
MyStudio is more than just a video recording studio — it provides a powerful social networking and media distribution tool. Minutes after creating a video, users can view it online at http://www.MyStudio.net, download it to their cell phone and post it online for public viewing. Through partnerships with talent agencies, casting directors, record labels and others, MyStudio can help connect industry pros with fresh talent, and MyStudio users may also soon be able to submit their videos directly to television reality shows.
So I’ll be able to record my musical masterpiece and audition for the new season of while at the giant mall across town that I never actually go to? It’s like all my dreams are coming true in one day!