Vochlea Music Puts Effect Control And More In The Palm Of Your… Voice
Most people have that inner musician that lives inside of them, but not everyone is capable of playing musical instruments. There’s also a bunch of musicians out there that may be able to play a mean guitar or bass but just can’t play the piano, saxophone or drums. One thing that most of these people have in common is that a song lives in their heads. They can usually get this song out in a series of noises they make with their mouths, like beat boxing or humming a trumpet part. Of course if you were to record a song made up of these noises created with your mouth it may sound pretty silly, even juvenile, unless you’re this kid.
SXSW Accelerator finalist, UK Startup Vochlea Music has created next generation music software today that allows you to use these noises you can generate with your mouth to trigger sounds, samples and instruments that correspond to the sounds the user is making with their mouth.
For example, if you’re beatboxing a drum line, using Vochlea Music the drumline you just spit with your mouth can be turned into actual bass drum, snare drum and hi hat parts, laying down the drum track for your masterpiece. In the same token if you’re a guitar player you can easily use your mouth to create your bass line and use Vochlea Music to transform that mouth hummed bass line into a real bass guitar.
Vochlea Music’s AI Audio Engine performs super low-latency audio recognition enabling live vocal control of any instrument. It essentially turns your voice into the ultimate controller.
Like most controllers you can even use Vochlea Music to control effects. Users will be able to set up vocal triggers to add effects to live or studio performances. Imagine using a vocal trigger in the middle of your song to add auto-tune, something you would have needed to either have an engineer “punch in” or stop recording completely, go to your effects set up, turn on auto tune and get back to recording.
The creative possibilities and implementations with Vochlea Music for both recorded and live performance music are endless.
Vochlea is a 2018 SXSW Accelerator finalist. You can see them in person at SXSW Interactive, March 9-13th in Austin Texas. You can find out more and sign up for updates at their website: vochlea.co.uk