Look, we’ve all been there, shredding our favorite air guitar to our favorite solo. Well, the creative minds over at the Zurich-based start-up Mictic have created something just for air guitarists around the world. Today we get a look at a new wearable XR musical instrument that uses a pair of smartphone-connected wristbands. Mictic’s device uses Bluetooth Low Energy to connect to a smartphone-based app. In return, the app allows a variety of instrument sounds to be selected.
Each wristband, and arm, is assigned a separate task. Users will have control over chords and rhythm hands, allowing complete control over the sounds being created. The sensors allow for a great deal of accuracy, as we can see displayed by Lucerne Symphony Orchestra Cellist Jonas Vischi.
The app features electric and acoustic guitar, drums, cello, and violin sounds, as well as Hip Hop, Trap, Latin, Rock, and EDM “soundscapes.” The platform will also include five games, and the Mictic system can also be used as a MIDI controller in professional set-ups. The app is set to arrive on iOS first, with Android compatibility to follow. The concept has doubled its Kickstarter funding goal, and a few early bird sets are still available.
Photo via Mictic