"It brings back engineering into engineering" -- Fred Archambault (Producer/Engineer - Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu)
"It's a great invention man, it's going to save hours of time getting a great guitar sound" -- Joe Barresi (Producer/Mixer/Engineer - Tool, Bad Religion, Queens of the Stone Age)
DYNAMOUNT IS THE WORLD'S FIRST LINE OF Wi-Fi CONTROLLED MICROPHONE MOUNTS
They easily work with the microphones and mic stands you already own and enable precise position/orientation changes at the touch of a button from your computer or mobile device. Additionally, you can save multiple positions as presets giving you the freedom to perform true A/B comparisons on various mic placements. While designing the four DynaMount models, our aim was to make powerful and time-saving tools for all recording studios, musicians, & live sound engineers.
- Wi-Fi Controlled
- Save Mic Positions As Presets
- Easy & Precise A/B Comparisons
- Works With Most Microphones & Mic Stands
- Free iOS, Android, & Web Apps (all coming soon)
- Strong enough for horizontal, vertical, & inclined use
"…awesome invention, it’s really allowed me to save time on stage." -- Doug Smith (Owner & Live Sound Engineer - Interaktive Media)
FOUR MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM
We are initially offering four different models: V1 is the simple yet powerful single-axis version, V1-R is a V1 but with the added capability of microphone rotation, X1 is the versatile dual-axes model, & the X1-R is top of the line featuring dual-axes as well as rotation. Every model is strong enough to be used vertically, horizontally, or at an incline!
"I think it’s going to be an invaluable recording tool. Especially for a guy like me who’s usually on his own. I have go-to guitar/snare mic placements that I use regularly. The DynaMount will be great for finding some new ones." -- Aaron Harris (Drummer/Engineer - Palms, Isis)
CONTROL FROM ANY COMPUTER OR MOBILE DEVICE USING Wi-Fi
We will be offering FREE iOS, Android, & web apps that will allow you to control your DynaMount(s) from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone using Wi-Fi. Position preset buttons are dead simple to use, gauges provide visual feedback of the mic’s position, nudge arrows allow for fine tuning, and after setting up your new DynaMount device the first time you can sync to it from then on with the push of a single button. Want to control more than one at a time? You will be able to store a list of your DynaMounts and easily switch between them within the app!
POSITION PRESETS MAKE A/B TESTING SIMPLE
Without a DynaMount, if you want to compare multiple microphone placements your only option is to move the mic by hand. This is not only tedious, but it is extremely difficult to precisely move back and forth between different positions for a true A/B test. With a DynaMount, precise A/B testing is as simple as pressing a button. Find a mic position you like, save it as a preset (up to 6), and continue experimenting knowing you can precisely recall that same spot at any time!
"...it’s going to make people’s records sound better and make you a better engineer because of it..." -- Hunter Levy (Studio Manager/Engineer - Studio West)
We are including a couple accessories that we found to be very handy products and will help you get the most out of your DynaMounts:
These are approximate specifications for the 4 models:
Help the cause (and look good doing it) by picking up a T-Shirt! Simply select the "T-SHIRT" reward listed on the right. Currently these are only offered to U.S. customers, but we are looking into options for offering them internationally without shipping charges being too high.
WARRANTY, SUPPORT, & RETURNS
All DynaMounts come with a 90 day warranty for parts and labor. Please contact us at https://dynamount.com/contact if you have any issues or questions. We will be posting tips, guides, & troubleshooting sections on our website before we begin shipping. We will of course also be offering ongoing email support should you have any issues. It is our policy to not offer refunds or returns on items received as Kickstarter rewards. The support from our Kickstarter backers is what enables us to grow our business, manufacture our products, and design new ones.
We are accepting international orders! When you select a reward, it will ask you to select your country and the shipping cost will adjust accordingly. In addition, our shipping courier will collect VAT and sales tax as applicable in your country. If you do not see your country listed, please contact us and we will try to work something out for you.
WHAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR
- Working prototypes of each DynaMount model
- Working beta versions of the apps
- Filed patent application
- Finished schematic & BOM for custom circuit board*
- Finished designs for custom parts to be machined*
- Tested DynaMount models in various recording and live environments with highly qualified professionals for real-world testing
*Designs for custom components are finished, but these could still change if our backers provide some great new ideas we decide to incorporate!
TIMELINE GOING FORWARD
- MAY--> Begin promotion and launch Kickstarter campaign.
- JUNE--> After successful Kickstarter: place orders for custom machined parts and sample custom circuit boards.
- JULY--> Finalize apps & firmware, verify and order final circuit boards (attend Summer NAMM!).
- AUGUST--> Verify custom machined parts and final design.
- SEPTEMBER--> Begin hardware assembly process.
- OCT/NOV--> Finish assembly & ship out DynaMounts to our backers!
- BEYOND--> Keep on building, promoting, supporting, and improving our products!
Special Thank You!
- Video production provided by Interaktive Media Group
- Joe Barresi
- Fred Archambault
- Aaron Harris
- Hunter Levy
- Peter Owen
- Morgan Stratton
- Joe Marlett
- Christian Cummings
- Signature Sound
- Studio West
- Taylor Guitars
- Latch Lake Music Products
Music in video written, performed, and engineered by Jon & Mike Russo.
Risks and challenges
With working prototypes (both of the actual devices and accompanying apps) we have already overcome many of the biggest challenges. Our chairman has successfully launched multiple tech startups, our CEO has run his own recording studio for many years, and our CTO has both an aerospace engineering degree and years experience with web/app development. We are consulting with electrical engineers to finalize our circuit board design and are very confident in our team's abilities. However, there is always the possibility of potential supply chain issues and/or minor bugs in the apps or firmware. We already have the bulk of our supply chain locked in and have backups in mind in case we run into any snags. As for the apps and firmware, while we don't expect any issues we will offer ongoing software/firmware updates to correct minor bugs.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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