I suppose that the conductor behind the pedestal leading an orchestra is one of the oldest ways of listening to music.
While technology can create all kinds of synthesized orchestration, I will leave it up to decide whether it is an improvement. Yes, an electronic baton might not help a conductor, but an electronic pedestal might.
The SmartStand puts all the sheet music in a digital format for the conductor, and makes it so he or she presses on a pedal to turn the page.
You may be wondering why this would be invented. After all, it looks like someone just put an iPad on a stand. There are many accessories already for that.
I’m guessing that the iPad or any other tablet PC doesn’t come with an online music school, an instrument tuner, and other apps needed for conducting a band. Are there Apps for that?
I wonder if this Smartstand is designed in such a way so that the user would not need a band. Perhaps he or she could just program music to play on command, and just have the baton just for effect.
For some reason, I don’t seem to have a price or release date for this SmartStand. I would imagine that it would be equal to or greater than the price of a regular tablet PC, though.