Dubler Studio Kit is a new music technology from a London start-up, Vochlea Music. It is a highly innovative, live vocal recognition MIDI controller.
This music start-up company are composed of creatives that are graduates of the Abbey Road Studios music technology incubator and winners of the SXSW 2018 Pitch Competition.
Dubler Studio Kit offers a method for musicians and audio engineers to translate their musical ideas into reality using just their voice, from the user’s voice to audio sounds. Because, recording musical ideas using traditional instruments—may it be drums or guitar tones—and MIDI inputs can be challenging. It requires a lot of music knowledge, even for the most accomplished musician. Vochlea Music’s vocal recognition AI technology unlocks the power of the voice, allowing musicians to create music and control sounds quickly and intuitively.
The Dubler Studio Kit allows artists to hum a synth pattern, beatbox to trigger a virtual drumkit, or manipulate effects and filters with a “hmmm”, “laaaa” or “oohhh” sound — all in real-time straight into a DAW. Pre-launch beta testers of the new technology include Mercury Prize Nominated MC and producer Novelist, alongside a number of other musicians and producers.
“The Dubler Studio Kit unlocks musical expression, fuels creativity and is generally a lot of fun. It speeds up the traditional music creation workflow by allowing the user to control and manipulate MIDI outputs through audio inputs,” said George Wright, Vochlea Music CEO and founder. “Essentially meaning you can lay down melodies, drum loops, effects tracks… whatever you want, directly from voice to DAW.”
The Dubler Studio Kit launched as a Kickstarter project this week and is looking to raise £40,000 over 35 days. During the campaign, backers will have the opportunity to pledge to be amongst the first Dubler Studio Kit users. Kickstarter backers will receive fulfillment priority when the kits are delivered in mid-2019.