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SeamplBy Seampl
First created
SeamplBy Seampl
First created
€6,170
pledged of €70,000pledged of €70,000 goal
94
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 15 2016 8:20 PM UTC +00:00

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Time's up ! no worries, we will relaunch a new crowdfunding campaign. This link will redirect on it : next.tuliprecord.fr

In the meantime, please tell your friends about Tulip and help us to spread the word ! Don't forget to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter or Pinterest to stay up to date about project with new campaign announcements and rewards.

C'est terminée ! pas d'inquiétude, nous allons relancer une nouvelle campagne. Le lien suivant vous redirigera dessus : next.tuliprecord.fr

D'ici là, n'hésitez pas à parler de la TULIP à vos amis et aidez nous à diffuser l'information ! N'oubliez pas de liker notre page Facebook et de nous suivre sur Twitter ou Pinterest afin de rester informer des évolutions du projet et de la prochaine campagne.

Ever had that familiar feeling that you’ve just just just missed it? That catchy tune, the tasty sound bite, those wise words, that tech speak or rhythm? You needed to record quick and easy? We’ve had that feeling too. We won’t miss it again. We’ve got Tulip. 

case prototype
case prototype

Who needs Tulip?

Most of our everyday devices (phones, pads, laptops…) have built-in microphones which allow poor quality recording. And when your device is actually emitting sound, you cannot record at the same time. We’ve been scratching our heads to overcome this issue. And we found a few options, we’ve thought up a simple device which will be fit for purpose :

1) You are on the move and on the phone. You need to capture a call. Plug in Tulip and keep on moving.

2) You are listening to good sounds with friends. You want to record the moment. Plug in Tulip and keep on listening.

3) You are strumming away on your guitar. You know this is it. Plug in Tulip and record the riff.

You imagine, Tulip can do it ...

How does it work?

Safe inside the Tulip casing, our technology records your sounds. Once the recording finished, all you have to do is connect Tulip to a USB port to transfer its MP3 files onto your computer . No extra software needed. No time-consuming syncing. No superfluous hassle.

Design, what?

We are starting small as all plan(t)s do. We’ve designed a product the size of a car key, held between thumb and index finger. Ergonomically pleasing, the soft-touch polycarbonate casing protects the electronics inside. Function and form inside and out, the whole is cup-shaped as the petals of the young tulip flower. We’ve designed Tulip to stay small. But Tulip is more than just another groovy gadget. Inside its shell the circuit board and lithium battery fit together to ensure that the technology uses the minimum space with the maximum capacity.

Hardware specs 

  • 3,5 mm stereo audio jack male/female 
  • micro-usb port 
  • 2 Go ROM 
  • Last chipset encoder generation 
  • Lithium-ion battery. 2 hours autonomy.

Tulip in action

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Hardware prototype
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Case prototype
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Software, born to code ?

Tulip's firmware is based on a homemade open soft which is easy to customize (using a configuration text file) and enables downloadable feature upgrades onto the 2GB ROM.

Sound sample

Original sound :

 Same sound recorded with Tulip :

How do we work ?

We’ve been working together over these last years, pushing ideas around on paper, on table mats, on dusk phone calls, on dawn inklings, on blueprints and prototypes. While cycling through Holland, we came up with a bright idea. Tulip is our latest light bulb. We have been designing, coding, prototyping, building and testing it for the last months. We are happy with the functionality of the device. But we’re still working on the details. That’s where you come in. We are just engineer gardeners, working our plot, weeding, bedding, sowing, seeding, and planting bulbs. One of these bulbs is Tulip. Our utmost wish is that Tulip blooms next spring. We need your help for this next stage.

Planning

Spread the word !

  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tulip.record

Come to visit Tulip board on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/debecdel/tulip/

Vous n’avez jamais eu la sensation de manquer quelque chose ? Une mélodie accrocheuse, une sonorité envoutante, des paroles importantes. Vous souhaitez enregistrer cela rapidement et facilement ? Nous avons donc inventé la Tulip.

Prototype
Prototype

Qui a besoin de la Tulip ?

La plus part de nos téléphones, tablettes, ordinateurs ont des micros embarqués permettant des enregistrements sonores de mauvaise qualité. De plus quand ces objets émettent du son, nous ne pouvons pas l’enregistrer simplement au même moment. Nous avons imaginé et inventé des concepts qui ont abouti à un petit objet capable de vous aider dans les situations suivantes :

1) Vous êtes dans la rue au téléphone et vous avez besoin d’enregistrer cet appel. Branchez la Tulip et continuez vos activités.

2) Vous écoutez la radio. Le morceau qui passe actuellement vous plait. Branchez la Tulip et enregistrez ce son comme à l’époque de la K7 audio.

3) Vous composez sur votre instrument de musique préféré. Vous tenez enfin votre morceau. Branchez la Tulip et enregistrez le tube.

 Vous imaginez, la Tulip peut le faire …

Comment la Tulip fonctionne ?

 Protégée sous sa coque de Tulip, notre technologie enregistre vos sons. Quand l’enregistrement est terminé, il suffit simplement de connecter votre Tulip à un port USB pour transférer vos MP3 vers votre ordinateur. Aucun logiciel à installer, aucune perte de temps en synchronisation. Pas de prise de tête.

le choix du design

Nous avons démarré petit comme n’importe quelle fleur. Le design final ne devait pas dépasser la taille d’une clef de voiture, et devait tenir entre le pouce et l’index. La coque a été pensée pour être agréable à la vue et au touché tout en protégeant l’électronique à l’intérieur. C’est entre autres, pour ces raisons que la forme de la Tulip a été choisie. La Tulip est plus qu’un simple gadget sympa, les composants électroniques choisis ainsi que la batterie au lithium fonctionnent ensemble dans un espace réduit mais au maximum de leurs possibilités.

Spécifications

  • Prise jack 3.5 mm male/femelle
  • Port micro USB
  • 2 Go ROM
  • Dernière génération d'encodeur audio

La Tulip en action

Prototype électronique
Prototype électronique
Prototype de coque
Prototype de coque

La partie logicielle

Le firmware de la Tulip a été codé par nos soins, des options sont paramétrables depuis un fichier texte de configuration situé à la racine du périphérique. Le firmware sera upgradable depuis la rom de la Tulip.

Exemple de son enregistré

son original : 

 le même son enregistré avec la Tulip depuis un téléphone :

 Comment avons-nous travaillé ?

Suite à un week-end à Amsterdam, nous sommes revenu avec cette idée brillante : la Tulip. Nous l’avons dessinée, codée, prototypée, construite et enfin testée durant ces derniers mois. Nous sommes fiers et heureux des fonctionnalités que propose cet objet. Nous travaillons toujours sur un certains nombres de points pour lancer la production des premiers exemplaires de la Tulip, c’est là que vous intervenez. « We need your help to bring the Tulip to the market. » 

Planning

 Faites passer le mot

Risks and challenges

We are currently sourcing suppliers and manufacturing partners. And from then on we will go into production. We need funds to go that next stage and bring this flower to the market…

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    TULIP FAN – Thanks for the quick start! You're awesome. And to prove it, we'll add you to The Awesome List on our tuliprecord.fr website. You’ll be invited to join our beta tester family. And be the first to hear about our newest products.

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    TULIP – Well, what can we say? You’re clearly tuned in to our concept. And ready to experience sound like never before. We wish you and your ears a happy life with Tulip.

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