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SXSW 2018: Vochlea Is Even More Bad Ass In Person

Vochlea Turns Your Voice Into Any Instrument, We Got To See It At SXSW 2018

There are a lot of big lofty ideas that make their way to SXSW and sometimes even the SXSW accelerator. In the last 8 years we’ve seen quite a few startups and products, hacked together at the last minute. We’ve seen a lot of “proof of concept” and minimum viable products (MVP) that didn’t actually do what they said they were going to do.

We were more than pleasantly surprised to see that Vochlea actually did everything we said it would do in this preview piece, several weeks before SXSW.  In fact, Vochlea’s technology, that turns your voice into any musical instrument and allows musicians to create musical triggers, won their category in the SXSW accelerator.

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.

We got a chance to speak with George Phillip Wright, the founder of Vochlea, at the SXSW Accelerator Demo Day. In the video interview above he even demonstrates Vochlea for us.

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