Crowdfund Synthwatch to make music on the move
Crowdfund Synthwatch; part wristwatch, part synthesizer.
Move over laptops, make way for the future of production hardware. Don’t have time to tinker on synths, well now you can literally have time and your synth in one place- on your wrist!
Part synth, part wristwatch, the Synthwatch has launched on Kickstarter, and for a minimum of 450 Euros you can get your wrist involved in what looks like a splice between a Roland SH-101 and a Casio digital watch from the 80’s.
The watch consists of a tiny one-octave keyboard you can play and record melodies with that includes a USB cable with a 3.5mm audio jack to connect it to speakers.
“How many times has it happened to you to have a melody in your head without being able to get rid of it or… to express it somehow?” Audioweld says on Kickstarter, explaining their concept behind the watch.
Innovative or excessive?
Audioweld added: “Our team has been seeking to develop a portable device that doesn’t need heavy machinery and long cables, easy to wear, user friendly and at the same time professional, ready to be used outdoors or inside a pro studio.”
Synthwatch’s target is to make $86 537 by January 1, a bit of a stretch seeing that it’s only made $1162 since launching a few days ago.
But if it reaches its target, the company is eligible to meet several goals:
-At $100 000, an iOS and Android app will be developed
-$200 000 polyphony will be added
-$500 000 you can transfer your composition to your phone
-$1 million you can add your own sounds via the app
-$2 million you’ll be able to add sounds via Mac or PC
Some may argue that it’s excessive and does a job that can be done on a smartphone, but if it works well then why not give it a bash?
If the Kickstarter campaign is a success, the first backers can expect delivery of their Synthwatch in April 2019.