The technology of wearables are slowly moving into different fields in our society, from health and fitness, to gaming, and now it’s entering the world of music. A team of entrepreneur musicians from Berlin engineered the world’s first wearable device that’s designed specifically for musicians–the Soundbrenner Pulse. This device was designed to help musicians maintain their beat and become better performers.
This device serves as a vibrating metronome, which can be worn like a watch around the arm or leg. The Soundbrenner Pulses delivers subtle, yet precise vibrations that allows musicians to feel the desired beat on their skin. The device uses advanced technology that delivers haptic feedback up to six times stronger than that of vibrational alerts that are commonly found in smartphones and smartwatches of today. This will enable musicians performing solo or in groups to follow the beat without the sound of an audible metronome. This wearable metronome also come with an app, so that you can synchronize with other musicians. It can also serve as a customizable rhythm coach to give you rhythm exercises and more.
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According to Florian Simmendinger, a pianist and co-founder and CEO of Soundbrenner, “Following the beat is fundamental to playing great music. It’s difficult for beginners and even for the most accomplished musicians who are aiming to achieve perfection. When you wear the Soundbrenner Pulse against your skin, you can literally feel and internalize the beat you want to follow, and it becomes the most natural feeling in the world,”
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The Soundbrenner Pulse offers three ways musicians can set the beat they prefer. The first is its unique BPM (beats per minute) tap feature, which allows musicians to simply tap their finger according to the desired tempo on the face of the device. This will activate the capacitive touch sensor to capture the beat and a proprietary algorithm translates the tap into haptic feedback in the form of precise vibrations. Second, they can rotate the BPM wheel that is on the device or third, they can use the Soundbrenner app to decrease of increase the number of beats up to 300 BPM.