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Jordan Lake DesignBy Jordan Lake Design
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Jordan Lake DesignBy Jordan Lake Design
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$11,068
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
14
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 2 2018 7:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

What started as a product for my own use as a performing musician turned into a 5 year development phase of reinvention for consumer use. The countless advantages of having a single item serve as my entire setup, never having to remove the keyboard from the case was a perfect, minimalist solution. Combined with a substantial aesthetics upgrade and heightened professionalism, I felt confident that other musicians would share my same enthusiasm. Patenting the design after graduating from the University of Washington, I chased the knowledge needed in order to take this product to a more sophisticated level. Taking a full-time job working as a craftsman at a custom yacht manufacturing company, I applied everything I learned into the development of this product. Resulting improvements such as weight reduction, structural integrity, and functionality quickly followed. Testing my own product day in and day out with my own shows led to greater refinement in the details, arriving at a fully developed concept. With the ability to securely accommodate multiple sizes of keyboards from a variety of brands, it can remain applicable even as you upgrade and change keyboards in the future. What I didn't expect was how many applications the Piano Performance Case could be used for.

Application #1: The Stage

Whether you are playing the world's largest festivals, or singing at an open mic night, having easy transportation and a quick setup is beneficial to all. As an artist, you are promoting your own unique brand every time you get up on stage. Having a professional aesthetic will ensure that your first impression begins at a respectable level. As an option for heavy road use or intended air travel, an additional slip cover can be used in conjunction with the Piano Performance Case for added protection. This accessory will become available at the end of the kickstarter campaign.

Application #2: The Studio

All recording studios run the risk of becoming cluttered with gear and wires, which can quickly lose appeal for visiting clients (and yourself). With storage compartments on both ends, cables and DI boxes can neatly be tucked away, with an additional surface available for a two-tier setup. If you are tight on space, the Piano Performance Case can even be a great solution for a desk, placing speakers on either side with a display in the center. A sliding computer keyboard tray can be attached to the bottom as an additional option. A list of compatible models from 3rd party suppliers will be specified on our website at a later date.

Application #3: The Living Room

The eyesore of having a digital piano in a formal living room is no longer an issue inside of a Piano Performance Case. With beautiful wood grain and a closing lid, it can easily blend in as a piece of furniture alongside other complementary decor, with the added benefit of being a dust cover for your keyboard. Unlike a grand piano or upright piano, it remains versatile in relocation or transportation needs, and does not take up a ton of space.

Our wonderful promotional material was made by Initial Videos from Seattle, WA. Reach out to them if you're interested in similar artistic services! www.initialvideos.com  

If you would like to see photos of past prototypes and extended details in the creation of the product, travel to our website! www.jordanlakedesign.com

All designs patented by J.L. Design in 2016

Risks and challenges

The largest hurdle, if granted with a successful kickstarter, will come in the form of efficiency. Up until this point, only built-to-order sales have existed, fulfilling small batches at a time. Upscaling production will bring unexpected challenges, but it is a phase we are greatly looking forward to. This opportunity of funding $100,000 would allow us to expand our shop space and circulate larger orders, while greatly reducing the cost per unit for consumers. We don't intend for the Piano Performance Case to be our only product. Functional and aesthetic improvements for all types of instruments are certainly obtainable with continued expansion of our brand, and we can't wait to see what's next.

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    Performance Case - Compact (EARLY BIRD)

    One Compact Piano Performance Case, intended for use with 61-76 key pianos.

    Maximum interior dimensions: 46"x16"x6.125"

    **You will choose which type of wood grain you would like at the end of the campaign when we send out the surveys.

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    Performance Case - FullSize (EARLY BIRD)

    One FullSize Piano Performance Case, intended for use with 88 key pianos.

    Maximum interior dimensions: 58"x18.5"x7.125"

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    Performance Case - FullSize

    One FullSize Piano Performance Case, intended for use with 88 key pianos.

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    Performance Case - Compact (LATECOMER)

    One Compact Piano Performance Case, intended for use with 61-76 key pianos.

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    Performance Case - FullSize (LATECOMER)

    One FullSize Piano Performance Case, intended for use with 88 key pianos.

    Maximum interior dimensions: 58"x18.5"x7.125"

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