Music thing: Peter Jackson’s $100,000 robot band: If you’ve ever wondered where the ‘Lord of the Rings’ millions went, Ragtime Automated Music is the answer.
Peter Jackson bought a LB-BGJ, a cabinet which contains a full drum kit, a piano, and accordian, 24 organ pipes, a guitar, a bango and an electric bass. All connected to MIDI, controlled through a touch-screen interface on the front. He bought it ‘as a Christmas present for his wife’. It costs him $99,975.