Tag: kickstarter

DHA Mix #358 By Henry Saiz

Having consistently sat firmly in the realm of the challenging and unexpected, Henry Saiz is about to take release his most ambitious project to date. In the works since 2016, and after a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, Henry embarked on a creative adventure with the intention of soundtracking the world with his live band, eventually turning it into a highly personal and eclectic audiovisual album. Now, 1.5 years later, Henry Saiz & Band are set to deliver the unique project. Having traveled to Lanzarote, Australia, Dubai, Kenya, Saigon, Joshua Tree, Tokyo, Europe, Argentinian Andes, and Antarctica, it is a record ... Read more

Adjust The Sounds Of Life With The Volume Button For Your Ears

A new Amsterdam-based kickstarte has launched, which aims to act as a volume button for your ears. Called Knops, the wireless, in ear device alows wearers to adjust the sound of life itself. Just imagine the possibilities, like….no crying babies on the airplane, for example! Essentially, one can instantly control real world volume, just like with the volume button on your headphones. Each device comes with 4 settings: the first being regular, second for the sounds of a vibrant city, third for the sounds of a live concert experience, and fourth for a silent environment. The design is based around ... Read more

The Techno Scenester’s Must-Have Card Game ‘Berghain ze Game’ is Out for Sale

Remember some time ago we mentioned these guys came up with an idea to create the most obscure must-have card game for the techno scenesters: Berghain ze Game? A game based around the legendary line to the notorious party institution Berghain, and it’s characters. So the news is, it’s out for sale, the ‘Earlybird’ version costs 15.77 and its by far the most amusing pre-party entertainment after dressing up. See also: Save The World From The Apocalypse By Partying Inside Berghain The game is both fun and educational, since as the creators say in their Kickstarter page: We wanted to make a gateway game that ... Read more

With This New Card Game You Can Finally Win At Berghain

Yes, Berghain is back in the news, kinda, but this time it’s something fun! An upcoming Kickstarter project has recently launched an Instagram Page teasing “Berghain ze Game,” a graphic card game putting players in the role of infamous doorman, Sven Marquadt. TBH, I’m terrible at grasping card game rules so all I can say is the object is to create the best crowd inside as possible. Some of the characters are the “Cub,” “Fag Hag,” “Tourist,” “Leather Daddy” and “Ketamine Fiend” all separated via color coded cards. On the game, the creators explain: “your job is to let the ... Read more

Interview: Henry Saiz

Henry Saiz is an electronic music artist with a musical language that can be difficult to describe, but simple to enjoy. The Madrid-native DJ & Producer has released on the likes of Last Night on Earth, Permanent Vacation and Suara, as well as his own label Natura Sonoris. Over the years, Henry´s impressive output has also led him to perform around the world, including festivals such as Sónar, Creamfields, Ultra Miami, Global Gathering and Benicassim among many others. Now, Henry Saiz has launched an ambitious new project, creating a 10 track Audio Visual album that traverses the world, mixing nature, ... Read more

Take Your Beat Anywhere With This Cardboard DIY Drum Kit

Design company Obilab has turned to Kickstarter with a prototype drum kit aimed to minimize many of the limitations of learning percussion. By creating a drum kit (kick drum pedal and stool, hi-hat, snare and toms) entirely out of a cardboard frame, rice and tuned fiber glass drum surfaces that can fit into a single box, Obilab’s kit is perfect for DIY musicians, buskers, music teachers, and, of course, kids. The item can come in three different versions: an acoustic original version that plays at 10x times quieter than traditional drum kits; an electric version that allows for silent play ... Read more

Personalize 3D Sound To Any Headphone

Dubbed WAVES Nx, the new technology is supposed to personalize 3D sound on any pair of consumer headphones. An application that can be uploaded directly to your desktop of mobile device, WAVES Nx recreates the same three dimensional listening experience as if listening to sound in the real world for a fully immersive listening experience. Essentially, the technology tracks head movements via your computers camera or the on board Nx Head Tracker, a Bluetooth enabled device that can be clipped onto headphones. With that, 5.1 or 7.1 audio is what you hear, even if the audio you are listening to ... Read more

Henry Saiz Launches World-Traveling Audio Visual Project

Essentially an audio visual album, Henry Saiz has turned to Kickstarter to help fund the ambitious new project. The album is meant to be written in various exotic locales across the globe, drawing inspiration while also providing the visual elements of the film component. Some of the locations Saiz looks to travel to are Joshua Tree, Tokyo, and the Canary Islands. As Saiz describes the visual component, “[the film] is not simply a making-of, but a visual journey including music videos that will help listeners delve deeper into the meaning of the album,” and will be a combination of documentary ... Read more

Is Basslet The FitBit Of Bass?

Coming our of Berlin, a new wearable technology meant to enhance the tactile effects of bass, has been released. Dubbed BASSLET, the bracelet like gadget is meant to recreate the physical effects of bass that headphones and speaker systems cannot. Essentially, users would plug the device into their music players. Mounted on the bracelet is a proprietary engine that sends frequencies as low as 10hz into your wrist. The company behind basslet, founded by ex Ableton and Native Instruments employees, aims the product past audiophiles, however. Also in their sites are gamers, VR users, and casual music fans. Endorsed by ... Read more

This Easy To Use Synth For Two Makes Music Production Truly Social

Aimed at everyone (age 3-99), Dato DUO is a Dutch designed synth meant for two. With a gritty sounding synthesizer and a flashy sequencer, the easy to use synth is an approachable way for two to play and learn music together. The idea behind Dato DUO is for one person to play a melody on the sequencer while another adds sounds on the synth side with limited chance for error. By easy to use, the Dato Duo not only offers an easily navigable interface but also allows for any music to be played in key, using a pentatonic keyboard. As ... Read more

New Smart Headphones Adapt To Individual Ears, Changing Listening Experience

This week in crazy, futuristic headphone news comes NURA. NURA is the brainchild of a Melbourne-based startup and it is a headphone set that “scans” wearers ears, ultimately catering the emitted sound to what that users ears hear best. How do they do that? Well, I’m glad you asked that because each cup is equipped with tiny microphones meant to identify vibrations of hairs inside the ear’s cochlea when exposed to sound via a 60 second sonic frequency. This only has to happen once and the headphones Are able to recognize who the wearer is each additional time by a simple ... Read more

Is This The First Truly Urban Bike For Music Lovers?

Drawing inspiration from outer space and employing its design for the urban space, Noordung may be the first truly urban bike for music lovers. That is, if it isn’t “too much,” of course. At first glance the bike seems sleek enough, but one can’t help but notice the overt bulkiness of its primary components. But, we’ll get there, so lets start from the beginning: The bike, which WILL be crowdfunding on Kickstarter in 2017 is built around the classic “cruiser” design. It is also electric, with its Noordung Boombox acting as it’s “heart”. The boombox acts as a device charger, ... Read more

This Sleek Platterless Turntable Spins Your Records In Mid Air

Italian manufacturer Audio Deva has presented a new turntable design meant to maximize sound quality while minimizing weight and unnecessary components. Dubbed the ATMO SFERA, the platterless turntable utilizes a more advanced physics-based approach to construction by, essentially, eliminating the buzzes, noises and muddiness in the audio range, as well as the weight associated with previous attempts at elimination. In order to achieve this, however, Audio Deva have used a light platter, low-torque motor and (almost) free floating record. This design gives no free room to vibrations to flow through the mat and the platter. Already successfully funded on Kickstarter, with 25 days ... Read more

This New Food Truck Looks To Serve Its Food With A Side Of Beats

Gourmet Food + Music + “Rave” Gear + Wheels. It seems like the perfect combination, now a group of friends have combined their love of food and beats with a new Kickstarter project guaranteed to satisfy. Called Electric Dance Munchies (aka “EDM”…get it?) and conceptualised as a traveling food truck, set up with a “state of the art” speaker system, the roving kitchen will also see the musical stylings of one “DJ Fazi Snaxxx” dropping the beats on his Ableton 9 and Launchpad. But…and there’s more…customers aren’t only going to line up for the latest in tasty treats (more on ... Read more

Play Any Instrument In 3D With A Single Device

Samplers, effects and Midi Sequencers have been staples of electronic music production for years, but tapping is far from “playing”. PULSE, is a new hardware controller, who’s versatility may make it the future of music production and, most importantly, PLAYING. Lauched on Kickstarer last week, and debuted at Abbey Road studios Red Program, PULSE is a circular play surface that uses a number of sensors to let you interact with it many ways: bang it like a drum, play it like a synthesizer, or even float your hand over it like a theremin. PULSE even recognizes the type of drumstick ... Read more