OMB's patented guitar uses unique hardware and software to enable guitar players of all styles and levels to skyrocket their playing experience with real-time backup music, instrument-swap mode, and a mindblowing guitar-to-MIDI mode.
The unique technology utilizes capacitive and inductive tech to detect signals from the strings and convert them to digital data without any latency. By knowing what you're playing, the app can convert that to MIDI in real-time and enrich your sound in a bunch of different ways. The guitar feels and plays just like normal, start playing and you'll be amazed.
We can only do this with your early support. So we’re taking care of our Kickstarter backers by offering tremendous value at our lowest prices ever [40%+ off]. Just for a limited time to help us get our wider efforts rolling. We’re also throwing in a whole bunch of free loops and rhythms from our ever-expanding library of styles.
Along with your Kickstarter reward choice, you'll receive credits for 50 styles or instruments on the OMB app.
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No more keeping up with the playback, now the playback follows your lead. And it’s not just a recorded playback. It’s a dynamic, rich and full sound. Like an awesome virtual backup band that follows your every note.
Thanks to our patented capacitive and inductive tech, you can play guitar and hear the piano. Or a violin. Or practically any instrument. Then switch to another instrument. Or loop it and get back to your strumming. You can even leave the guitar sounds in the background while continuing to play something else. It's magical.
And finally, record MIDI from your guitar. So you can use your guitar to compose music with your favorite software.
Turning your guitar into a MIDI controller means making the guitar front and center in the lead, shifting the band dynamic into a more modern pacing, and guitarist-lead playing.
There are a few ways we've integrated our tech with guitars: 3 guitars with our tech built-in: 2 acoustic and 1 electric. An upgrade kit for adding OMB to your own guitar. And a pedal for hands-free OMB control.
OMB guitars come pre-installed with our technology, so you can use it as a regular guitar or connect to the app to light up your show. Scroll down to our Guitar Lineup section to see more details on our 3 guitars.
The OMB Upgrade Kit is for those guitarists who want to use OMB but love their own guitar too much to play any other. In a matter of 15 minutes, you can add a slew of amazing features to your favorite guitar. It requires some light soldering, and there's a soldering iron included in the kit.
OMB's Upgrade Kit works on most electric and acoustic guitars with steel strings.
The OMB foot pedal connects to your guitar and app via Bluetooth, enabling you to control almost any feature on the app completely hands-free. Adjustable height, so you can set it at a comfortable angle. Super useful, whether you're recording or playing for an audience.
The OMB app mainly does 2 things (and it does them exceptionally well):
1. In playback mode - It provides you with a variety of styles to choose from in order to back your playing, from rock styles to jazz and country - choose, play with the mix, tempo and enjoy your live band
2. In instrument mode - It lets you solo play on your guitar with any instrument you choose (from piano, synths, brass. violins, drums and more)
In the OMB app you can also program your OMB pedal's 5 buttons to your 5 most used controls.
When in playback mode, choose your rhythm and style. Easily select and play with the mix of different instruments in the playback. Choose which instruments to play, how loud, and how long.
When in instrument mode, use the app to choose and cycle instruments from our wide selection of different sounds.
You can use OMB with the built-in sounds of your device (iOS and Android have some basic MIDI functionality), but we're creating an amazing selection of rhythms, styles, and instruments to complete the OMB experience.
Kickstarter backers get 50 styles or instruments for free (the retail version of OMB will come with just 5).
OMB's patented technology is unique in that it utilizes capacitive and inductive tech to detect signals from the strings and convert them to digital data without any latency.
Basically, your fingers close a circuit every time a string is pressed against a fret, and OMB records and converts the notes and chords to a MIDI protocol signal, which enables OMB's innovative features.
Installing the OMB Upgrade Kit takes just 15 minutes and can be done by anyone with basic technical skills. If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, you can take it down to a hardware or guitar store for the quick service. We've been assured by numerous guitar store chains that they can install it quickly and inexpensively. We'll also send out a list of relevant stores and service providers before or with delivery.
It'll come with a detailed guide, and there's a video below, but the basics of it are:
- Remove your strings
- Use included wipe to clean the frets
- Place the adhesive strip down the side of the neck touching the tip of the frets
- Solder the strip on the side of the neck to the tip of the frets on both sides
- Place the thin conductive sticker onto the body connecting the end of the neck to behind the bridge
- Stick the OMB Upgrade at the base of the bridge on top of the conductive sticker
- Reinstall the strings connecting to the device using OMB’s pins.
- Connect and calibrate with the app
We want to be super transparent, OMB works amazingly well, but it does have a few limitations at this point:
- it can't recognize string bending
- OMB can currently only recognize up to 14 frets
- Installation for the OMB Upgrade kit may be challenging for anyone without any DIY experience. But you can always take it down to your local guitar store and have them install it.
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Risks and challenges
While there are always risks & challenges with creating and delivering a brand new product, we've minimized both by having the entire process, from production to delivery, already pre-arranged.
We have already signed agreements with key suppliers and manufacturers. The app is already in beta and being tested, and we've already thoroughly tested OneManBand to work and work as promised in the campaign.
We have the technical expertise and previous experience in product development, distribution, and musical technology to do this and do it well. That, along with our strategic partnerships with experienced crowdfunding and fulfillment experts, leaves little room for error and ensures a very quick delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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