HyVibe Audio Smart Acoustic Guitar: Record, Loop, Multi-Effects

Imagine an acoustic guitar with its own recorder, amplifier, multi-effects processor, all via a wireless Bluetooth connection. Using the patented vibration technology this is possible with HyVibe.  

Paris, France (November 29,2017) - HyVibe Audio, a sound technology company that uses vibration technology to create the purest possible sound from any object, announces the world's first smart acoustic guitar. The HyVibe Guitar uses this proprietary vibration technology and a wireless Bluetooth connection to become its own connected speaker, multi-effect processor, recorder, and amplifier, without all the cables, amps, or pedals.

"Acoustic guitar players have high standards for natural sound, but also want the features and flexibility of digital," said Dr. Adrien Mamou-Mani. "We address these needs by using the natural vibration of the guitar to create the best possible sounds and add digital control and connectivity to give the player effects, recording, and playback - all within the guitar itself."

 

What is a Smart Acoustic Guitar?

The HyVibe Guitar begins with a solid AA spruce top for the best natural vibrations and custom-built specs for the ultimate in playability. HyVibe then introduces their proprietary algorithms and multiple actuators to transform the natural vibrations of the guitar from the top plate, by the bridge where the instrument performs best to add high quality effects. Digital recording and looping features are included for convenient songwriting, performing, and practice. Finally, wireless Bluetooth technology is embedded as well as an Android and iOS App, connecting the guitar, and it's player to the world.

HyVibe Smart Guitar

Musicians have been songwriting, recording and performing with prototype HyVibe Guitars since 2011, providing valuable feedback from real-world use. Watch videos here.

"Based on years of research, our technology fuses the world of acoustics and digital in a way that has never been done before. Since we excite our guitar by the bridge, the origin of the digital sound is practically the same as the natural excitation by the strings. When the live sound, the effects, and the backing tracks are all coming from the guitar itself, it's a unique experience that the player can really feel," added Dr. Mamou-Mani.

HyVibe Smart Acoustic Guitar mobile app

Features:

  • A responsive and dynamic acoustic guitar built with a solid AA spruce top and excellent craftsmanship, natural feel and a rich range of tones.
  • Multi-effects from the body of the guitar: chorus, reverb, delay, distortion, phaser, tremolo, boost and more.
  • Mobile App Control for Android and iOS: change the effects on the guitar, share effect setting, and recording with friends & the world
  • Record, loop and share instantly
  • Bluetooth connectivity: use the body of the guitar as a speaker for backing tracks or song playback
  • Output and input jacks to connect to an external amplifier or connect pedals
  • Built-in tuner, metronome, and EQ 
Price: from $499
HyVibe Guitar pre-order on Indiegogohttps://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hyvibe-the-world-s-first-smart-acoustic-guitar

Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & the macProVideo Hub. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic (and a self-confessed Mac fanatic) he's taught teachers, professional musicians and hobbyists how to get the best out of Apple's creative software. He has been a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University's Teacher training pro... Read More

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