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Entrepreneur's Invention Turns Any Room into Music Studio



A Massachusetts entrepreneur is quickly becoming a hero to peace-and-quiet-loving neighbors everywhere thanks to his new invention called JamHub.

Developed by Steve Skillings, JamHub is a silent rehearsal studio that gives musicians the freedom to jam anywhere, anytime without being told to stop playing because the music's too loud.

"JamHub is the opportunity to turn any room into a studio," Skillings told BusinessNewsDaily.  "You can stay up until 2 a.m. playing, and you won't wake anyone up."

The JamHub is less than 15 inches wide, and allows musicians to plug their instruments and headphones directly into it all at once, letting several rockers play together without creating any noise. They can hear each other, but no one can hear them.

That means you never have to worry about the music bothering others around you, even if it’s late at night or midday in an apartment with paper-thin walls, Skillings said.

While other products on the market boast similar plug-in capabilities, JamHub is the only one that lets each musician control their own mixes, giving each the ability to hear themselves with clarity.

Skillings came up with the idea when one of his children’s friends mentioned his band could rehearse only one hour a week because of where they lived. It made him realize that practicing in a band can be nearly impossible for those who are trying not to disturb the neighbors.

Skillings has a background in engineering, and was able to use his experiences working for Toyota and audio equipment manufacturer Bose to turn the JamHub into a reality.

"I just knew this product had to come to life," Skillings said.


Chad Brooks

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