NAME: Jeff Bova (Grammy Award winning producer)
LOCATION: Bovaland West – Los Angeles, CA
NAMBA GEAR: Big Namba Studio Backpack
Grammy Award winning producer Jeff Bova’s passion for pop and classical music collided with the help of technology to make him one of New York’s most sought after session keyboardist / programmer / arrangers.
With a career spanning 30 years, Jeff has appeared on over 400 platinum selling albums, among them Luther Vandross, Celine Dion, The Back Street boys, R. Kelly, Iron Maiden, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Robert Palmer, Billy Joel, The Bee Gees, Cher, Meat Loaf, Cyndi Lauper and the list goes on. Jeff was © Kim Bova Photography 2008 also a member of Herbie Hancock’s renowned “Rockit Band“.
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WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR NAMBA GEAR BAG? The thoughtful design of the Big Namba Studio Backpack makes this bag stand far apart from conventional carrying cases & bags. The strong structured pockets give ample protection for delicate cables. Strong elastic on netted pockets really keep small items from falling out and bouncing about the interior of the bag. Quick & easy removal of the laptop for airport security. The Color Green!
WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO? I have been composing music the last few years for use with Neurofeedback, which is also known as EEG Biofeedback. I just got my own personal system and needed a case to transport it. A system consists of a laptop, EEG sensors, EEG preamp, assorted cables and 2 sets of headphones, so the Big Namba was a natural fit. The EEG sensors themselves are ultra sensitive contacts with very fine non-shielded wire to attach to the scalp. They have to be well protected as even the slightest crease will damage them. The Namba bag provides well-reinforced pockets that really suit this application.
More regarding Neurofeedback: The state of the art neurofeedback system I use, NeuroCARE®, reads the electrical activity of the brain and detects moment to moment changes, including those times when the nervous system begins to display turbulence. That might be loss of focus, worry about the past or future, depression, hypervigilance – however it manifests. The software flags those moments for your brain by a brief pause in music. The brain alerts to that pause, comes back to the present moment, away from the turbulence, and learns over time – often very quickly – to run itself in this new, more efficient, flexible and resilient way. It is also used for peak performance enhancement, ADD, Sleep disorders and transformational work, just to mention a few applications.
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