SANYO remixes music teaching with launch of inter-school competition

World’s smallest sound recorder gives students the opportunity to make a noise

SANYO has this month announced the launch of its national ‘Make a Noise’ competition to encourage and inspire music students and enthusiasts throughout the UK to record their own music and compare it to tracks from all over the country. Calling on amateur musicians to record a demo showcasing their talent on the SANYO Xacti ICR-XPS01M Linear PCM sound recorder, the competition puts € 5,000 (approx. £4,200) of music equipment up for grabs for the winning school.

Running through www.xacti-fm, a dedicated website to upload, share and rate tracks, secondary schools will each be given a SANYO sound recorder to loan out to students who can then upload their tracks ready to be rated online by their peers. Encouraging students to enter, and their friends to rate their tunes, the pioneering electronics retailer is working to bring avid music fans and foes together to increase the odds of their school winning the top prize.

An ideal recording instrument for budding musicians, the pocket sized Xacti ICR-XPS01M sound recorder produces studio quality recordings and is already popular with professional musicians across the globe. Worth £300, the sound recorder will be awarded to the winning composer, alongside a SANYO goodie bag, and € 5,000 (approx. £4,200) of music equipment will be provided for the school’s music department.

Dominic Jones, UK Marketing Manager at SANYO commented: “The sound quality of the SANYO Xacti is unrivalled and the ‘Make a Noise’ competition is a great way to interact with schools, involving the wider community in encouraging students’ musical talents. We’re confident the students will love working with the Xacti ICR-XPS01M and it is perfect to aid the teaching of music in the classroom.”

SANYO has a long heritage in high-end sound recorders, but the Xacti is the first product from the electronics giant aimed specifically at the music industry. Able to record multiple tracks through its high quality stereo microphones, the slender touch-screen handset offers a wide array of precise settings and features that allow detailed adjustments to adapt to any recording environment.

The sound recorder has playback capabilities for MP3 and WMA files, an in built FM tuner and records into microSD.

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