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Crowdfunding Corner: Sensory Percussion, Remidi T8, MOD duo, ElectroPhonic Guitar

Laura  Barnes
Crowdfunding Corner: Sensory Percussion, Remidi T8, MOD duo, ElectroPhonic Guitar

MI Pro takes a look at the latest MI projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Sensory Percussion

Recently funded on Kickstarter with 328 backers pledging $94,245 to help bring this project to life, Sensory Percussion (pictured) by Sunhouse is a modern take on electronic drums that ‘captures the true expressive nature of drumming’.

While standard trigger systems turn your drum into little more than an on/off button, Sensory Percussion listens and reacts, responding to the essence of your performance in real time.
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The Sensory Percussion system is an overlay onto acoustic drums. It’s a hardware sensor that clamps to the side of a drum (snare, tom or kick) and connects to Mac/PC software via a standard audio interface.

The tech not only lets you map different parts of the drum to any sound desired (from samples and synthesizers to digital audio effects), it also lets you control those sounds in an intuitive, expressive way. Sounds follow your playing in real-time – so rather than twiddle knobs and push buttons, you can control the experience simply by playing the drums.

Find out more information about Sensory Percussion here.

ElectroPhonic Guitar

The idea for an electric guitar capable of producing fantastic, inspiring tones directly from the guitar itself came to Joe Floyd in a dream. The soaring, singing tone from this "dream guitar" put Joe on a quest to make it a reality.

With no cables, pedals or bulky amps needed, the ElectroPhonic Guitar is powered by Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries. FET based preamp, dual paper-cone speakers, and dual 8 watt Class D power amp create a wide, immersive sound field. You can turn up the gain control to feel rich harmonics like a great tube amp. High quality delay and modulation effects with simple controls allow you to dial in effects on the fly.

Today, the ElectroPhonic Guitar is on Kickstarter looking for $35,000. At the time of writing, it has gained $22,104 with 14 days left to go.

Find out more about the ElectroPhonic Guitar here.

Remidi T8

Remidi T8 claims to be the world’s first wearable instrument (although we’re not sure what Imogen Heap thinks about that claim) and ‘gives complete motion freedom, works on every surface’.

The Remidi T8 is composed of a sensor-loaded glove and a MIDI wrist controller that allows you to use your hand as a musical device by combining sounds with your fingertips, palm and hand motions.

The wristband hosts the control centre, while the glove hosts 8 pressure sensitive spots to trigger notes. You can individually program each sensor to create new sounds or remix existing ones.

Remidi T8 has recently reached a total funding of $143,172 on Indigogo.

Find out more about the Remidi T8 here.

MOD Duo

The MOD Duo is a stomp box/pedalboard. In fact, creators Musical Operating Devices call it ‘every stomp box for every instrument’.

It puts hundreds of music pedals into just one powerful little box. You won't have to buy a new pedal every time you want to experiment or even just to see how they'll sound – you'll download them all, for free, directly from the MOD's interface. You can create, load and share virtual pedalboards to achieve any tone that you can imagine – and download anyone else’s shared pedalboards in a few seconds.

The pedal recently trumped its $65,000 goal on Kickstarter with 271 backers pledging over $82,000.

Find out more about the MOD Duo here.

MI Guitar

MI Guitar is a new type of guitar that you can pick up and play, instantly. Creator Magic Instruments says it has reinvented the fretboard of a traditional guitar so that anyone (including people with no musical training) can play their favourite songs at first sight, or create their own original music.

Users can choose from thousands of their favourite songs on the MI Guitar mobile app and have fun playing music in a matter of minutes.

If you are a songwriter, you can also use the MI Guitar as a MIDI controller, and integrate it with your existing songwriting software, or your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), such as Apple GarageBand, Apple Logic Pro, or Ableton Live.

The MI Guitar comes with six included guitar sounds, as well as two bass guitar sounds. You can purchase and download additional instrument sounds through the mobile app.

MI Guitar recently received a whopping 762% of it original $50,000 funding goal on Indiegogo.

Find out more about MI Guitar here.

Minim

Minim claims to be the world's first wireless, pocket-sized instrument designed for mobile music making.

Its expressive pads, 3D motion control, and touch sensitive technology allows you to play intuitively, creating drums, guitar and synths sounds as well as samples. It works on all devices (Macs, iPhones and iPads) and has a long-lasting battery.

The Minim recently gained $145,170 in pledges to bring the project to life.

Find out more about Minim here.

Tags: kickstarter , minim , Crowdfunding Corner , indiegogo , Sensory Percussion , Remidi T8 , MOD duo , ElectroPhonic Guitar , MI Guitar

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