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About this project

Musicians always desired higher quality electronic musical instruments with better control and detail. Also today you can enjoy mobile access to your favorite music and games everywhere. Imagine you could play any musical instrument with the same simplicity, in high-resolution.

Titan Reality introduces Pulse*, the musical instrument platform of the future, for everyone to discover and play music at any level. 

Pulse* is the most expressive music controller ever made, it works in 3D, at very high resolutions and speeds. When connected to a free Titan Reality app you can play instruments with incredible detail and performance. Simply discover thousands of high-resolution musical instruments in a one-click app using our Explore* cloud platform. The system is also compatible and fully programmable with all standard music software using midi.

Pulse* is the future of musical instruments. 

(No 3D rendering has been used in this campaign) 

Real life is in three dimensions, so are musical instruments and sound. Pulse* is adding the third dimension to bring a new emotion to music making. It is a revolutionary 3D experience at your fingertips.

Titan Reality has pushed the boundaries of sensing technology and created one of the most advanced 3D sensor available today. It has four patents pending. The 3D sensor inside Pulse* is faster, more sensitive and more intelligent than any 3D game controller.

A generous high-resolution 3D space and surface for 2 handed interaction. Sensing zone: 12"x 12" (30 x 30 cm).

Pulse*'s sensor can track any object in 3D and at full speed. This amazing 3D sensing technology can analyze all your movements instantly on and above its surface. It can detect position in space, rotations and hits in the air, locate impacts with velocity and sense contact size, pressure or friction on its surface.

Pulse* is a real high-speed 3D controller and an intelligent space and surface to interact with. It can also recognise hand gestures and objects to give you a more realistic and creative way of controlling sound. You can now have revolutionary 3D control at your finger tips.

Play any musical instrument or music device you want with Pulse* and its Apps. Each Titan Reality App is free and makes Pulse* a new instrument or piece of audio gear. Simply connect your Pulse* controller to a Titan Reality App or plugin, and get access to thousands of virtual musical instruments, electronic sounds, effects, virtual microphones, venue acoustics and audio gear.

Pulse* becomes instantly any DJ deck, drum, hand percussion, keyboard, 3D controlled sound, mixer, harp, drum machine, guitar or vocal effect, and much more. For a reasonable price and small footprint.

Use air gestures to navigate, ring or dampen a percussion with a hand, slam with drumsticks, brush on a drum, pluck sounds out of thin air, wave your hands to control effects in 3D, play keyboards on the surface, move faders, Scratch vinyl, tap beats on a grid, bend sounds with pressure, clap.

Use Pulse* exactly as you would your existing instrument or device. Also discover and create new ways of playing with sounds: Pulse* can learn any interaction you can think of. It is a new way of making music; choose the App you want and easily create your music palette. Pulse* LED's blink to your music and show the right visual interface for each app.

Each app is FREE, with FREE content, and you just pay for extra content.

Plus many more to come! 

Pulse* and its apps are made to work perfectly together. The apps run on most platforms (OSX, iOS, Android, Windows) and are available as plugins in your favorite music software (Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Garage Band...). Pulse* and its apps are very high resolution compared to MIDI but stay compatible. 

In place of an SDK, we have a bridge app that allows you to control anything you want (have you seen in the video what we have done with the lights or Quadcopter?).

Titan Reality has developed a unique technique to digitize musical instruments, electronic sounds, effects, microphones, venue acoustics, audio gear and even drumsticks, into a new lightweight audio format. The virtual instruments respond immediately to Pulse*’s infinite interactions.



To access this vast database, Titan Reality is introducing Explore*, a new digital platform that brings the simplicity of cloud distribution to music makers. Browse, listen, choose, and download any item instantly, so you can setup your ideal music rig in a few clicks. 

You can download any of the new 100+ instruments coming to Explore* each month. Discover and play rare, luxury and handmade instruments from private collections or cutting edge electronic instruments in your home, at a fraction of the price. Combine these state of the art virtual instruments with the control of Pulse* and play musical history. Explore* will be available after our Kickstarter campaign.

Enter the Titan Reality Community, whatever your music level. 

Connect to the Titan Reality music community and share your experience. Pulse* platform is also a gateway to an online creative music sphere.

You can create and share online instantly, converse, train, use, record and compare motion analytics to progress with your playing, play music games, or showcase and jam with connected musicians and music lovers all over the world.

Pulse* is easy to use and is a fantastic discovery platform for education and kids learning to play instruments at home. With Pulse* in the classroom, young musicians will have access to instruments they could previously have only dreamt of. One Pulse* allows access to thousands of instruments in a more affordable way.

At Titan Reality we know music and technology and want to bring the best innovation to the community. Titan Reality is an awesome team of passionate engineers, software developers, scientists, audio innovators, researchers, aerospace engineers, electronic engineers, designers who are also musicians, performers or producers.
By supporting Titan Reality, you’ll be the first ever to get your hands on a 3D virtual reality music controller. You will directly help usher in a new era of music making - an era in which your creative expression is no longer limited by price or dauntingly complex and under-performing machines. Musicians have always been at the leading edge of real innovation, we embrace technology and make it better. 

With your help we can bring cutting edge technology to the artistic community; we can develop a new platform years ahead of current technology. With you, we can bring arts and science together in harmony. 

We’ve built and tested five generations of prototypes, as well as testing a production run of alpha units. We’re getting ready to set up full-scale manufacturing to get your Pulse* delivered on time. Your support is crucial for us to deliver a high quality product and meet your expectations.

That’s why we’ve turned to Kickstarter to get the production lines up and running!

If you support us, you’ll get a discount and be one of the first to have our product in your hands. 

Now is the time for the future, let’s all be part of the music virtual reality history. We can’t wait to see what you can play!

                                  

Special thanks to:

Abbey Road Studios, Bell Percussion, Hal Robotics, ABB, NinjYo, Yumi, Satoko, Dionne, Chris Sharp, Shaun, Tawa, Harri, Andrei, Anya, Daniel, Minesh, Aki, Stella, Sunnee, Jamie, Lila, Magali, Daisy, Cordoniuu, Aurelie, Gracie, Lazarina and all the Titans.

Risks and challenges

Similar to many Kickstarter projects, we face several key risks and challenges in sparking this revolution in music virtual reality. The primary risks for us include:

ENGINEERING
To achieve the level of simplicity in user experience that we have, we have to design and engineer a very complex system. We have taken two key steps to ensure our engineering success. 1) We have formed an amazing team of engineers and designers, and 2) we test our Pulse* controllers with an obsession for perfection. In the last year, we have built 5 generations of prototypes, a production run of alpha machines, we will have a run of beta machines with significant user testing and we keep enormous amounts of data to guide our future work.

SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS
Many Kickstarter campaigns can encounter problems when taking their prototypes to production. This includes issues finding suppliers and engineering products for mass-production. Smooth execution is absolutely essential to overcoming such risks. We take this lesson seriously and have been working for months negotiating with suppliers, testing component quality and building a team that can execute on our promises. Our plans are nearly in place and we now mainly require the resources to execute them.

TEAM
Finding the right people is a challenge for any endeavour. Success in music technology requires a team of talented, passionate and motivated, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs. We have already formed a truly exceptional team, but we will have to bring in more Titans to realise this dream. In fact, we are actively looking for new members to join Titan Reality and hit the ground running!

Check out our website for more information.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    WELCOME TO TITAN REALITY.
    As a huge thanks for your support we’ll hang your name on the wall of fame in the Titan Reality studio, AND download The TITAN REALITY cinematic soundtrack composed by the team.
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    Pledge £25 or more About $39

    TITAN REALITY STYLE.
    We’ll hang your name in the Titan Reality studio, send you a new-generation Pulse* LED t-shirt AND you’ll receive a voucher worth £50 to spend in the Explore* app.
    (Approx $38)

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    Pledge £200 or more About $309

    EXPLORE TITAN REALITY
    Have your name on our Wall of Fame, get our LED t-shirt and get a voucher worth £300 to spend on our EXPLORE Appstore.
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    Pledge £750 or more About $1,157

    EARLY BIRD PULSE*
    Be the first to get your black edition Pulse* controller, AND as a special thank you for your early support we will send you a voucher worth £500 to spend in the Explore* app.
    (Approx $1140)

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    Pledge £800 or more About $1,235

    BLACK EDITION PULSE*
    Get your black edition Pulse* controller AND as a special thanks to the Kickstarter community, you’ll receive a voucher worth £500 to spend in the Explore* app.
    (Approx $1250)

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    Pledge £950 or more About $1,466

    LIGHT EDITION PULSE*
    Get a light edition Pulse* controller that includes additional lights, AND receive a voucher worth £500 to spend in the Explore* app as a special thank you
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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $2,315

    TWIN PULSE*
    You will receive two black edition Pulse* controllers to create an entire deck, AND a Kickstarter exclusive voucher worth £500 to spend in the Explore* app
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    Pledge £3,000 or more About $4,630

    PULSE* SPACE STATION
    Get two light edition Pulse* controllers, as well as a Space Station (docking for a tablet) AND a year’s free use of the Explore* app. You will also get VIP access to all Titan Events.
    (Flight and Accommodation not included)
    (Free shipment all over the world)
    (Approx $4560)

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $7,716

    ELITE PULSE* Meet with the Titan Reality team in London, UK, at Abbey Road Studios. Meet the Abbey Road Red incubator team, attend a very special event within the studios where you can play with the Pulse before anyone else and join the company for a meal in the evening in a special location. You will also receive 4 light edition Pulse* controllers, with a Space Station AND a year’s free use of the Explore* app. (Flights and accommodation not included)
    (Approx $7600)

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Funding period

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