LOS ANGELES — Sean McKee, founder of Visionary Arts & Scientific Technologies (www.vast3dstudios.com), and developer of 2D to 3D conversion tools for films and concerts, is working with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jon Anderson of Yes on a number of projects. McKee and Anderson are teaming up to create original soundtracks, the first of which appears in the :30 title sequence for the PBS program Thailand Kitchen of The World.
The duo also recently got involved with an upstart music software company that’s about to release a new digital audio workstation. Lumit (www.lumit-audio.com) will be at the 2016 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention in Anaheim, CA on January 21st showing its new DAW software. The software is geared towards musicians who don't need the complexity of systems such as Avid's Pro Tools, but need more professional tools than entry levels software like Apple's Garage Band. It is designed to be easy, fast and fun to use, and can be learned in just an afternoon. It is also designed to take advantage of touchscreen PCs for faster workflow.
To illustrate the software's ease of use and high quality output, Anderson and McKee collaborated with the company's brand ambassador, Serbian EDM producer Milojko Jaric, to create a song with Lumit. The song was recorded entirely in a pre-release version of the software the first weekend in January. The three musicians gave themselves one rule, which was to spend one day each learning the software, writing and recording their parts. The song is a unique hybrid of styles combining progressive rock and orchestral styles with ethnic and electronic flavor. Anderson and McKee will perform the song live at NAMM at Lumit Audio's booth (#201C-3) on January 21st at 2pm.