We got to sit down for a quick chat with Smule’s own Dr. Ge Wang at CES in Las Vegas last week, and the result is the video below. Not only is the co-founder overseeing Smule’s musical experiences for mobile devices (and its recent merger with Khush, another musical developer), but he’s also an assistant professor at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.
And, as you can see, he’s a mean Magic Guitar player as well. Those gloves he’s wearing are Altec Lansing speakers sewn onto some gloves (with the fingertips cut off) for the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra. Wang was actually in Vegas to accept the Kids at Play Interactive’s Emerging Pioneer award, which is an impressive achievement as well.
Always good to see Smule’s co-founder out and about. He says Magic Guitar is selling well, the merger is moving along smoothly, and Smule continues to aim towards expanding its social connection features across apps in the new year. He couldn’t share specific plans, but we’ll wait and see. When he’s kind enough to strum a few virtual bars for us like this, who are we to argue?