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Jimmy Hotz - His Music and Inventions

Jimmy Hotz is a highly talented Producer, Engineer, Musician, Inventor and Musical Instrument Designer.  Whether you are looking for information on Jimmy Hotz, Hotz (the Corporation)  or other related subjects  to Jimmy Hotz this site has the answers you are looking for.  To view the Jimmy Hotz homepage click here. www.jimmyhotz.com.

Jimmy has worked with many famous artists over the years including: Fleetwood Mac, NSYNC, MOBIUS8, B.B. King, Dave Mason, Leon Russell, Yes, Kitaro, Steve Winwood, Chicago, Bonnie Rait, Gary Wright, Paul Haslinger, Phoebe Snow, Kim Basinger, Dan Aykroyd, Patty Loveless, Becky Hobbs, the Association, ArkAngel, Petra, the Memphis Horns, Mason Williams, the Smothers Brothers, Ray Kennedy, Shock Therapy, Giant Killer, the Natives, Joe Savage, Maya, Speedy West, Memphis, Palamino, Dove, Vision, Scott Gershin, Haven and dozens of other artists.

He is a Record Producer, Engineer, Musician and Inventor who has over 30 years of broad experience in a vast range of skills covering the entertainment and technical fields. 

Jimmy was the Chief Visionary behind the 3dMAxMedia Zuma project, he also put together and led the team that developed the technology  (real-time manipulation of 3dGraphics by Audio, MIDI and other real-time control devices).  Zuma won a 2001 Innovation award from Computer Graphics world and was used on the 2001 NSYNC tour.

He recorded a solo album in the late 70's called "Beyond the Crystal Sea" this is considered one of the best examples of early "Art Rock" by many Collectors and Critics. 

Jimmy's current project "Beyond the Gates of Time" is his first solo recording in which his inventions, the "Hotz Box"(MIDI Controller) and the "Hotz MIDI Translator" (Computer Software) are the primary instruments. As Jimmy has been very busy working with other Artists and inventing Musical Instruments, "Beyond the Gates of Time" is also his first solo project since "Beyond the Crystal Sea".

Many Critic's have put Jimmy's solo recordings in a category with Artists such as Pink Floyd, Genesis, the Moody Blues, Yes, the Alan Parsons Project and King Crimson.

Jimmy's professional experience includes:

Musician, both as a professional Studio Musician and as a Live Performance Musician - Instruments include: Guitar, Keyboards, Flute, Drums and the Hotz Translator.

Record Producer, Recording Engineer and Live Mixing Engineer.

Recording Studio Designer/Builder/Consultant.

Programmer of Computers, Digital Audio Effects, Samplers, Synthesizers and MIDI Instruments.

As a Musical Instrument Designer he pioneered early work with music and computers and consulted in the design of several major music software and hardware products. He has obtained multiple patents for his inventions that involve music and computers. U.S. Patents: [5,049,738], [5,502,274] and [5,619,003] and European Patent [EPO 452347B1], other US and International patents pending.

Jimmy has hands-on practical experience in all aspects of electronic hardware and software production from design to finished goods including assembly lines, quality assurance and service in the field.

He has repaired and maintained a wide range of electronic devices for Studios, Musical Instrument Manufactures and Music Stores.

Designer/Builder/Consultant of professional Sound and Lighting Systems.

Jimmy has "real world" experience in all aspects of Video production from Initial Shooting to Final Editing.

3dGraphics Expert - Was the Chief Visionary behind the 3dMAxMedia Zuma project, also put together and led the team that developed the technology  (real-time manipulation of 3dGraphics by Audio, MIDI and other real-time control devices).  Zuma won a 2001 Innovation award from Computer Graphics world and was used on the 2001 NSYNC tour.

All of Jimmy's musical and technical experience (not to mention his extensive travels throughout the world) add up to a very interesting melting pot of creative energy. The result is a unique approach to both music and technology that yields magical results in both arenas.

 

Artist history:

Jimmy began playing Guitar at the age of 7.

Began playing local Concerts at 12.

Jimmy's band first shared the stage with a major artist (the Guess Who) when Jimmy was 16.

He first worked professionally in a Studio in 1971 at the age of 17.

In the years that have followed, Hotz has worked as a Producer, Engineer, Live Sound Mixer, Musician, Inventor and Musical Instrument Designer. Some of the Artists that Hotz has worked with in one or more of these capacities include: Fleetwood Mac, NSYNC, MOBIUS8, B.B. King, Dave Mason, Leon Russell, Yes, Kitaro, Steve Winwood, Chicago, Bonnie Rait, Gary Wright, Paul Haslinger, Phoebe Snow, Kim Basinger, Dan Aykroyd, Patty Loveless, Becky Hobbs, the Association, ArkAngel, Petra, the Memphis Horns, Mason Williams, the Smothers Brothers, Ray Kennedy, Shock Therapy, Giant Killer, the Natives, Joe Savage, Maya, Speedy West, Memphis, Palamino, Dove, Vision, Haven, and Scott Gershin.

 

Affiliations:

AFI American Film Institute Advisory Board ***** ASCAP American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Member ***** MMA MIDI Manufactures Association ***** NAMM National Association of Music Merchants ***** NARAS National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Voting Member *****

 

A partial list of Trade Shows and Conferences where Jimmy Hotz has been a featured speaker, made presentations or been on a panel include:

American Film Institute Los Angeles/Hollywood California, Comdex Las Vegas, E3 -Los Angeles, Guitar Center / Rock Walk of Fame Hollywood California, Hackers Conference and the Think Conference California, Southern California Economic Development Conference Los Angeles, Microsoft Music Industry Briefing Seattle, MIDIfest US, MIDIExpo Canada, Music Messe Germany, NAMM Shows in Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlantic City and Chicago, Plug.In / New York Music Festival - Technology Symposium New York City, Project B-B-Que Interactive Music Conference Texas, SIGGRAPH, State Bar of California Intellectual Property Conference, World of Atari Germany, World of Atari US.

 

Press reviews:

Articles about or with references to Jimmy Hotz and/or his Inventions have appeared in numerous magazines and other publications including: Associated Press, Atari Advantage, Atari Artist, Atari Explorer, Atari Magazine, Atari Magazine -France, Atari MIDI Magazine, Atari MIDI Notes, BAM Magazine, Billboard, Broadcasting and Cable, Business Week, BYTE, Computer Graphics World, ComputerLife, Computer Shopper, Current Notes, Drums and Drumming, Electronic Musician, EQ, Keyboard, Keyboards-Germany, Keyboard-Japan, Keys-Germany, JAM Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Mondo 2000, Multimedia World, Music and Computers, Music Connection, Music Technology, News Chronicle, New York Times, OMNI, Option, PC Shopping Germany, Roland Magazine, Rhythm, Sound Studio and Stage, Start the best Atari magazine, ST Computers, ST World, Surround Sound Professional, Up-Beat Daily and Yahoo Internet Life.

 

Additional info:

http://www.jimmyhotz.com This is the main Jimmy Hotz Site.

 

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Jimmy Hotz Productions

Tel: 805-492-4824

wm@jimmyhotz.com 

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