Friday, January 9, 2015

Justin Lassen featured on the Intel Stage at CES 2015

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This year I had the honor to do some speaking and demonstrating and even performing at the Intel stage again! It’s amazing to be a part of the demo picking process and even more amazing to work with everyone at Intel to make it shine! The future is so bright and the tech that is coming out, is mind blowing!

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Thank you everyone at Intel who made my experience at CES nothing short of amazing! We killed it this year! Intel got the best booth of the show! and we won the favorite spotlight position with our demonstrations! We had standing audiences during all of our shows and talks!

I was also asked to do all the music, ambience, audio, and experiential soundscapes for the entire booth! (so I got to hear my sound design every day!), videos and tunnel walkthrough, featuring Intel’s RealSense gesture based interactive camerea technology! And I may be doing some stuff for DreamWorks using similar technology, thanks to my dear friend David Brebner!

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Wear it proudly! :)

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These lovely and talented musicians are the ladies I performed with on stage this year. We are in the green room. Lindsay Cuff (left) is a brilliant songwriter, singer, violinist, multi-instrumentalist, and Ameria (right) is a lovely and talented singer from Budapest! She was even written up on the biggest hungarian news website for it! I couldn’t have done it without these girls! Thank you Lindsay and Ameria!

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Giant screen, first day of rehearsals! StageLight software up on the big screen!

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getting all the sounds just right at another rehearsal day!

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rehearsing in the hotel! yeah we were awesome, making sure all the tech was just right.

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We were showing off some amazing software called StageLight. StageLight is a fun and easy to use music creation software that works on AIO’s, 2-in-1’s, Ultrabooks and Tablets! It has presets and loops designed by Timbaland and Linkin Park and loads of amazing content. It has touch screen drum pads and a touch screen keyboard for midi input, as well as “key lock” which allows you to play in tune to whatever key you want, even if you aren’t a musician!

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I’m using the Lenovo Yoga 2 device with an Intel Core i7. I was using the Core M Yoga 3 processor for some of the demos. Thanks Lenovo!!

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Phil and I doing Q&A, on the technology for the audience!

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Angelic face, playing some angelic G# (not flat!) :) (inside joke between me and Lindsay)

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Ameria singing her heart out! Here we go again! I want some more! :)

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We did a cover of the song “Animal” by NEON TREES, and we were fortunate to have my friend Chris Allen (guitarist for Neon Trees) in the audience watching us! Thanks for letting us use your song! Thanks Dani and Chris! They introduced me to a coo guy named Scott Lazerson! Amazing guy!

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My dear friend Mike G from Intel brought me back this amazing Bunny from China! hand carved! And this wouldn’t be a Justin blog entry without at least one bunny after a show!

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Hanging with the global events manager for Gibson! This guy is awaesome, we plan to do some amazing things together! The Gibson booth looked awesome this year! So many new technologies and partners!

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My long time dear friend Craig Anderton, EVP, GIbson, the one and only. I’m so happy for him and he is rocking his job at Gibson now! He’s the guy who is a firefigher and a cheerleader. I’m excited about the projects and stuff we’re working on! This man deserves the respect he has earned in his career and I am honored to know him!

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Two of my dearest friends, Shannon and Vincent! You don’t know them, but they’ve touched and shaped some of the best technologies and companies in the world! At the end of each of my shows, a lot of people would come up to me and propose ideas to me, and their idea was amazing, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! :) SOL REPUBLIC headphones I represented at all the shows this year, mad props to you guys!

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This is Joshua Davis, he does all the artwork and visuals for Deadmau5 (even the SOL republic deadmau5 headphones) and many other companies and stars! He does algorithmic art! Super awesome guy, gave a great TED TALK, and he had a fantastic demo/spotlight on the Intel stage, showing off a cool new art computer from HP! We are going to do some cool stuff together! That’s us chilling in the green room.

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My other dear friend Ryan, the Brand Manager at InMusic Brands, who it feels like they own everyone, as they’ve become quite the mega empire of brands! (Akai, Air, Alesis, M-Audio, etc. etc.) I worked on some product stuff with him last year, and looks like we will be working on some more too! Cool events too! Can’t believe NAMM is next week!

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My good friend Zach from ATC Audio. They were showing off some pretty amazing and far too expensive for us normal folks, speakers. He was hanging with Steve Aoki, Rick Rubin, etc. They had a good CES this year! I can’t wait to do more stuff with him!

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This is my new friend Christopher Coppola! We hung out most of the week at different dinners and parties and even a film shoot! Really an amazing guy, cares so much about his students, and education and creativity in filmmaking. He wants me to do some music for some of his films, which is an honor to me! And he wants me to be involved in his world-wide festivals and events as an advisor! Thank you Christopher for being so cool all week! They were showing off 4K video demo’s at the Intel booth too! Intel is lucky to have these guys involved! Thanks Mike G! :)

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An impromptu film shoot with Christopher Coppola, who is doing his own lighting! ) hahah This was a gangster scene! and Lindsay and Ameria were playing gangster wives!

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This is Christopher’s son Bailey (who looks like a young Nicolas Cage) btw. and Mike G in the red suit! I can’t wait to see how this 4k film turns out!

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This bunch couldn’t be happier!!! This was the final celebration drinks for an amazingly successful CES for Intel together! Katharine (produces the show) and Victor rocked it this year (he puts on the show), and all the demo’s were just perfect!! We are already excited about future events together and of course CES 2016! :) Philip is in this shot!!! He’s the MC for Intel, and has been for 15 years! Always owns that stage! And Ameria showing her wonderful smile!

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This shot is pretty cool lighting and the most vegas stage looking! I met up with these vr camera guys. I first met Tai at an event in LA, and they were shooting some cool footage with their cool device! His new crew is super nice! Thanks guys!

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Yes, I was this happy all week! I think I got 4 hours of sleep each night, and we hung out with so many celebrities, famous people, engineers, marketing people, etc. It was an eventful week, with wayyyy too much to write in one blog post! I just wanted to get something up here!

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There was just too many pictures to put them all here, needless to say, it was the most epic CES ever. and I haven’t even begun to tell you about all companies I met with, new partners, new brands, amazing dinners talking about amazing things, and just incredible people that want to work together to change the world! CES is something special, and it’s so beautiful to watch it all come together like this! Thank you everyone for your continued support and let’s keep changing the world!

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I was also a special guest on Dave Graveline’s show, along with a whole bunch of other amazing people! Thanks Dave!

I’ll post links to videos, interviews, press, and all that stuff as it arrives to me! stay tuned!