- Entrepreneur serving artists. Cofounder of @topspinmedia and @fluence_app. Maker and family man: @lilaranasinghe
- San Francisco, CA
Wow, really cool concept here! Great promotional video too, really makes me want to try it out. I think the biggest challenge you'll have is that people will want to test it out before they buy it. Would be cool to see some more videos on how it works and why it'll make a difference. This promo video is great, it creates intriguie. I'm now on your website and the best thing would be to be getting me immersed in the experience. Show me why it's the must have thing. Show me the benefits I'll experience. Why everyone else around me is going to go "wow, I want one too" as soon as I get it. Essentially, the front end of your marketing is good, next and arguably most challenging part, is finding a way to take people on a journey to buy.
This looks like a really interesting concept. I have questions-will you be booking artists to come play sets from around the country? Will the shows have to be tailored to fit the specific sound system in your Envelop space? When does it open and where can I find out more? Thanks!
Really cool idea. Wondering where these will be located though....venues won't spend a lot on immersive sound, but the potential for building branded experiential events with these is awesome.
I actually met Chris at a music hack day a few years ago and loved what he was working on then, and I think this is awesome as well. I would absolutely contribute to this campaign and check out the space when I come to SF. In terms of the video, it is well produced and Chris explains it very clearly.
I really like this. It feels like the opportunity is out there for someone to do a good job of 3D immersive audio. Plenty and tried, and I've not yet seem / heard anything that compelling in the live music space. Usually (in my experience) the problem is when you are physically close to one of the point sources, you lose the 3D experience - I'm not actually sure if physics allows for a solution to that?! I would definitely be interested in this - professionally and as a consumer. I like the idea that you're doing it not-for-profit (interested as to why you've decided to do that). Can't wait to see it for real. Have you got plans to launch / demo anytime soon? Have you got artists on board? Definitely think that it's application in electronic music contexts would be interesting (what's scale can you achieve?) and also think that sound "artists" would find it interesting for installation / gallery type shows....exciting. Congratulations.
Just from the video I don't really understand what this is. How is this different from going to a nigh club surrounded by speakers and lights? Just that the sound is mixed in surround sound? So few DJs/producers/mixing engineers mix this way. Would like to see what your vision is more clearly. Is this just one space in SF? Are you looking to create these kinds of environments around the country/world? What's your grand vision? You're hosting DJs and electronic music. How is this different from a night club? What do you envision people doing in this space? Dancing? Listening? Conversing? Eating? Do you see this model being setup in homes? Or just listening/dancing spaces? Other than the "body vibrating bass" you don't mention what the sound design will be like. Why is this design superior? How are you going to be working with mixing engineers to mix for the space? Why would they? What studios can support surround sound mixing? I only know film sound design studios - which are mostly only located in LA (or big cities).
Reminds me of the original Sol System (if i remember the name correctly) that was done at Burning Man. Great concept that clearly is pushing the bounds of sound and the media experience.
This is a great project. I checked out the Kickstarter page, you've put together a great campaign with an awesome set of rewards. You're clearly part of an exciting and tight music community in SF + beyond, which didn't really come through from the video and I only figured out from the Kickstarter page. Look forward to checking out the space some day IRL ;)
Great production values. The vocal mix is perfect, I love Romy's voice, so recognizable. And this remix celebrates that, and values it, and presents her distinctive voice in a bed of beauty that never overwhelms it. Love the section around 2.22 with the shortwave radio / subway train / wind on mic style atmosphere, and how the vocal track is submerged into a more oceanic area of soundscape. It allows the earlier prominence of the vocal to make sense, within the context of being a remix. And then the softness and minimal area around 3.45 onwards returns with an elegance to the original theme, and then to the vocals, reminding us why we missed them for just the right length of time.
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