Create Sound-Reactive Visuals with Audiolux One
Create Sound-Reactive Visuals with Audiolux One
Create sophisticated music visualizations with LEDs you can install anywhere. Plug-and-play. No computer required!
Create sophisticated music visualizations with LEDs you can install anywhere. Plug-and-play. No computer required! Read more
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What is Audiolux One?
Audiolux One is a plug-and-play stompbox that analyzes audio in real-time & generates music visualizations for smart LED pixels. Transform sound into light!
Experience the delight of sound made visible.
Trusted by some the biggest names in the industry.
Esperanza Spalding is a Grammy-award winning artist who is a upright bassist and singer. She collaborated with Audiolux Devices to build a large-format LED installation to display the words “D + Evolution” during her performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! The entire LED installation was controlled by a single Audiolux One pedal which Esperanza controlled with her feet during the performance.
How does it work?
Install the LEDs anywhere to design your own immersive light show! Audiolux One comes with pre-loaded sound visualizations, just plug in any audio input to see the dynamics and frequency of your sounds transformed into color and movement.
Watch us set-up a stage in minutes!
Smart LED lighting technology for creative, sound-reactive applications.
Audiolux Devices are a new generation of LED lighting hardware that can be installed anywhere, even inside music instruments!
Who is Audiolux One for?
The technology is incredibly easy to use. Anyone can install LEDs anywhere to create plug-and-play sound-reactive visualizations. No computers, software or complex programming is required. Perfect for...
- Musicians & Performers
- Lighting Designers
- Event Organizers
- Venue Owners
- LED Installation Artists
- Instrument Builders
- Intelligent & Home Lighting Enthusiasts
- Sensory Therapists
Professionals love the ease-of-use and sophistication of Audiolux One. The LEDs and controller hardware are easy to set-up and any size or configuration LED display can be built.
Watch how the LEDs react to a guitar
You're not limited to a single instrument. Plug in any audio source and algorithms translate frequency and amplitude information into light color and movement providing a detailed and immersive visual representation of sound.
Durable, tough, and touring worthy for gigging professionals.
All-metal construction and high quality components which means Audiolux Devices are durable, robust and easily-serviced. The ‘stompbox’ form factor is instantly familiar to musicians, providing a stand-alone, user-friendly way to set-up without needing an external device or app.
No Fuss Setup In Seconds.
How It Works.
Audiolux Devices technology is built around the idea that deep audio analysis and code-driven, generative visualization of sound create the most responsive and interactive LED displays.
For vocals, guitars, drums or other solo instruments which produce a narrow range of frequencies. We sum the average amplitudes (loudness) of the most-actively changing frequencies and map those values to a spectrum of light colors.
Polyphonic & Full spectrum audio-analysis
For full-spectrum polyphonic sound-sources such as full band/electronic music mixes or a grand piano; Audiolux One is capable of analyzing full spectrum audio from 20hz to 20,000hz to provide visual representations of up to 7 different frequency bands in real-time. The LED layout and configuration is completely up to you!
Completely customizable, open-source software.
You have total freedom to customize the audio analysis, LED layouts and visualization algorithms or modify the functionality of the hardware knobs and footswitch since Audiolux Devices software is fully open-source. For those unfamiliar with programming, you can use the default pre-loaded visualizations or upload new presets and tweak existing visualizations provided in our online community hub.
Don't just take our word for it...
Here are some of the cool things people have made with Audiolux Devices.
Perfect for Custom Projects
For custom projects, it's possible to build interactive LED displays and installations controlling hundreds of addressable LEDs which can be installed anywhere, even in instruments and the gear you already have.
If you have an ambitious project in mind, our experienced interaction design team can help you realize your dream custom lighting set-ups, just select one of the "Personalized Project Design", “Custom LED Installation” or “Meet The Team” rewards (Act fast! Limited quantity available).
No Ordinary Pixels.
We offer LEDs in a variety of pixel densities and weatherized coatings. LED pixel strings are also available and easily arranged and installed to any surface or structure.
All LED strip and strings are outdoors rated for IP67 & IP68 (waterproof & dustproof) and can be cut and resoldered between any LED. We use the commonly available 3 Pin JST SM in and out connectors, no proprietary connectors required!
Backers may pick from any one option, Deluxe reward backers may pick from any two options!
Pixel strips are thin and flexible, 11mm wide black PCB with IP67 silicone casing.
- 5 meter length reel of 30 LED per meter pixel density strip.
- 2.5 meter length reel of 60 LED per meter pixel density strip.
- 2 meter reel of 60 LED per meter RGBW pixel density strip (special LEDs with natural white diode for full spectrum light).
Pixel strings have LEDs encased in either round or flat silicon molds with 12mm circular diameters, spaced ~3” apart and are rated for IP68 waterproof.
- Flat 50 Pixel LED strings with black or color-marked wire
- Round 50 Pixel LED strings with black or color-marked wire
- Brand new technology, designed & hand-built in Portland, OR USA.
- Rugged Aluminum Enclosure in “Stompbox" form factor dimensions: 112 mm L x 71mm W x 47 mm H
- 1/4" Stereo (TRS) Audio Input & Pass-through Stereo Output.
- Supports Mono or Stereo, instrument or line-level audio signals
- 2 Knobs to control Visualization and Audio parameters of the real-time light display.
- Footswitch to switch program modes & visualizations, cycle RGB colors, turn LEDs on/off & can be programmed to control other variables.
- Arduino-compatible hardware supports uploading new programs & completely customizing the visualization & hardware control functionality.
- Dedicated audio analysis chip circuitry allows up to 7 frequency bands in real time.
- Controls up to 256 individual LEDs (8.5 meters of 30 LED per meter strip). More LEDs are possible when splitting data signal.
- Includes 5 meters of digital addressable LED strip for a total of 150 individual LEDs or one 50 pixel LED string (higher density LED strips & multiple pixel shapes are also available. You choose before we ship rewards!).
- Includes 1 meter connector cable to LED strip.
- Runs off high quality, efficient & compact +5VDC 3 Amp power supply.
- Includes 1 year warranty.
How do we compare?
Special Top Tier Rewards
Myles de Bastion is a User Interaction & Product Designer, Artistic Director, Musician and Creative-altruist who develops technology and art installations that enables sound to be experienced as light and vibration. His work has appeared in the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland Art Museum and on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show. He has built large scale installations for music festivals and Grammy-award winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding.
Nick Tzaperas - Lead Software Developer. Developer and builder. Nick writes code to analyze the world and simulate natural processes and combines it with structures of metal, glass, plastic, and wood to build interactive installations that make people move and feel.
Tim Gorbunov - Electronics Engineer. At a young age, Tim fell in love with building and constructing things, creating circuits that buzzed or flashed was one of Tim's favorite things to do. As time went by, he started exploring more advanced electronics and programming. Tim was hired to help create cymatic light shows at a non profit that specializes in sound-reactive technologies where he helped start Audiolux devices by helping them design their products.
Taylor Gibson - Manufacturing & Assembly. Originally from Oklahoma, Taylor moved out west to complete his Masters degree in Geography, with an emphasis on GIS mapping. he enjoys hands on work. In his spare time, Taylor likes to tinker with electronics, such as building computers, repairing Polaroid and manual cameras
Eric Welder - Shop Manager. Eric manages the workshop and lends his skills to the prototyping, fabrication, and assembly to a variety of projects. In his spare time Eric is a musician, visual artist, and lighting technician for Pigs on the Wing, a Portland-based Pink Floyd tribute.
Michael Williams - Mechanical Engineer. From Legos and Erector Sets as a little kid, to designing for startups and managing multi-million dollar R&D labs at fortune 500 companies, Michael has always enjoyed building things. Michael was raised in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, and attended Oregon State University before moving back to engage in the up-and-coming Portland startup scene. When Michael isn’t working on the next great Audiolux Device, he enjoys flying model aircraft, cooking, and dark stouts.
John Chao - Website & Marketing. John maintains the Audiolux Devices website and helps manage our online presence and marketing efforts. He is a passionate web developer, blogger and musician currently living in the Pacific Northwest.
Back us today and experience the delight of sound made visible.
Risks and challenges
While all Kickstarter campaigns have inherent risks, Audiolux One is already a robust and full functional system, having already already progressed through many iterations and testing phases, This means for a shortened development time frame.
Funds will be used primarily to setup tooling and order components to allow us to enter the full production stage. We have an established history of working with our experienced and trusted vendors who are ready to help finalize the production-ready design and are well versed in the transition from low volume to full scale production.
That being said, these projects are never without risks:
- Design Risk: As we transition from low quantity to full production; changes to the manufacturing process and design may result in minor adjustments to the final form and functionality of the product. Backers can expect the final product to function and look similar to the prototype units pictured in our campaign.
- Technology Risk: We have functioning firmware and a variety of software LED visualizations but there is still development work to be performed to add user-friendly features to the software. We are planning to provide regular software improvements to incorporate new product features. Backers will be able to update the firmware software at anytime upon receiving the product.
- Supply-chain Risk: minimal to moderate. We have designed Audiolux One with stable, well-tested components that are widely available from multiple sources. We do not expect supply problems at the projected initial-run quantities however when working with overseas suppliers, there may be delays associated with customs delivery, we have plans in place with our suppliers to help mitigate unnecessary shipping delays.
Lastly, beyond what's been stated above, unforeseeable issues and unusual circumstances could still occur. Should we miss projections, we promise to let you know why and make it right as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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