NAMM 2018: HyVibe Audio Introduces the Smart Acoustic Guitar

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NAMM 2018: HyVibe Audio Introduces the Smart Acoustic Guitar

Unread post by Saul » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:53 am

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This should definitely be interesting. Certainly some serious competition for Yamaha's TansAcoustic I think?

A guitar that uses proprietary vibration technology and a wireless Bluetooth connection to become its own connected speaker, multi-effect processor, recorder, and amplifier.

HyVibe Audio is a sound technology company that uses vibration technology to create the purest possible sound from any object. Recently, the company announced its first (the world's first, that is) "smart" acoustic guitar.

The HyVibe Guitar uses 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.

The guitar has a solid AA spruce top, from which HyVibe then introduces its 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, wireless Bluetooth technology and an Android and iOS App—connecting the guitar and its player to the world—are all included.

“Based on years of research, our technology fuses the world of acoustics and digital in a way that has never been done before," Dr. Mamou-Mani—the CEO of HyVibe—said. "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.”

Features include:

- 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 settings, and recordings with friends.
- Bluetooth connectivity: use the body of the guitar as a speaker for backing tracks or song playback.
- Built-in tuner, metronome, and EQ.



For more info see http://hyvibe.audio
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Re: NAMM 2018: HyVibe Audio Introduces the Smart Acoustic Guitar

Unread post by Buzzard » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:26 pm

Awesome tech, but the options go far beyond my needs.

There has been lots of electric guitars being able to emulate acoustic guitars,
so why not have an acoustic that does a fairly good electric sound, including effects.

There is a market for this, but I doubt this is the future standard og acoustic guitars.

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Re: NAMM 2018: HyVibe Audio Introduces the Smart Acoustic Guitar

Unread post by Saul » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:49 pm

Well for me this is all more of a novelty than anything else. I prefer my acoustic guitars to be just that although a bit of built in reverb would be welcome. Having said that, all the guitars I have here are the moment sound just fine without any effects. Would still like to try one though.
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