Boomdizzle, LL Cool J’s music sharing platform, gets the spotlight at CES
CES 2013— Apologies for the early-90s rap mixed-metaphor, but it is, oddly enough, apropos to the video you’re about to watch. The Abt Crew caught a presentation by rapper/actor/shark-killer LL Cool J, who laid out the details of his Boomdizzle label. Part social network, part music-creation platform, Boomdizzle allows users from anywhere in the world to log on and collaborate on tracks in real-time. In the demonstration, LL shows the crowd an example where one person uploads a main loop from Protools, Soundcloud or other editing software. Then, a friend lays down a drum track and LL adds vocals on top of that. Each user would see and hear the other’s addition as it happens. Additionally, the program syncs seamlessly with Skype, so creators can easily communicate as they work.