Knoxville Startup Audiohand Offers High Definition Way To Record Together
Audiohand is a revolutionary new startup from Knoxville Tennessee that’s allowing people to record audio with their phones in entirely new ways.
The company was founded by Jonathan Sexton, Haseeb Qureshi and Mark Montgomery. The trio has legal experience, programming experience and even experience in bands.
Sexton and Montgomery both have experience in the startup/tech world as well. Montgomery is the co-founder of FLO (thinkery), while Sexton, a musician first, started bandposters, a platform that helps bands create event posters in three easy steps.
Now the trio has figured out a revolutionary way to record audio from a smartphone. In a nutshell say one of your band is playing at a reasonable sized venue without the ability to do a PA tape off the board. Or maybe you and your bandmates just want something a little more raw. Your guitar player, bassist, keyboard player, vocalist and drummer can all record the set at the same time from their individual smart phones. They each then upload the recording to Audiohand. From there Audiohand works it’s magic by time-syncing all of the recordings together and then automagically mixes them into one cool high-def file.
“First it’s about bands creating, capturing as much as possible and doing whatever they want with it,” Sexton said. “To start it’s just about the band engaging their own fan base with more content.”
That doesn’t mean it won’t come to the fans. Now imagine that fans are at a festival show spread out across the stage. They all record the same set, upload it to Audiohand and then there could be a high def recording from 3, 4 maybe 10 different vantage points with a totally unique perspective on live music.
The idea came about when Sexton and Montgomery were playing a show together. They both recorded the set from their own phones but discovered each phone had too much of each performer. “The problem is the one I made there was too much ‘me’ even for me — and I’m a guitar player. It was like, ‘What if we could have everybody in the band utilizing their phone from their position and had one master record button?’ Montgomery told the Tennessean.
Now, Audiohand is in full startup mode and has already sent out a beta version to other local Nashville bands. Next up for Audiohand is the finals at the Sup-X Startup Competition in Miami next month.
You can check out Audiohand here.