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Turn any smartphone or tablet into hundreds of different effects pedals, drum machines, DAW's, loop stations, vocoders and more. Read more

Knoxville, TN Hardware
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Turn any smartphone or tablet into hundreds of different effects pedals, drum machines, DAW's, loop stations, vocoders and more.

Knoxville, TN Hardware
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The LineShark enables musicians to bring performances to life by adding the creativity and power of mobile devices to their setup. As musicians ourselves, we're always looking for new ways to create music. We started exploring the music apps that are available for smartphones and tablets, but we couldn’t find an all-in-one interface for those devices that fit our love for performing. We know musicians need something different on stage than they do in the studio, and there wasn't an interface that was built with performers in mind.

We're a team of engineers and musicians that built the LineShark to allow musicians to use any mobile device on stage the same way they do at home or in the studio.  

We know that powerful Apps can turn an iPhone into a guitar pedal or an audio recorder.  What if it could turn that iPhone into almost anything you might see or hear on the stage?  You need a flexible interface for your mobile device to connect to your instruments. The LineShark enables your mobile device to become part of any existing setup without getting in the way of your performance. There are no special cables, no converter boxes or power supplies.

You can plug any instrument into the LineShark, but that’s not what makes LineShark so cool. We put your mobile device in the middle of your setup, not at the end, which means all the amazing things your phone or tablet can do will be sent back out to your amp, your monitor, or the sound board. If you’re just interested in recording your performance, we can do that.  If you want to go one step further, and really get the most out of all the apps for musicians that are available, you need an interface that thinks like a performing musician. That means any instrument in, any instrument out, with a high-quality, zero noise interface.

That's the LineShark - a studio grade audio interface for performing musicians using mobile devices. 

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Risks and challenges

The biggest hurdle for any new product is the initial manufacturing run. Fortunately, we've already run a small batch of units through our production process, so we're confident that we can fulfill our backers' rewards without delays or quality issues. But like all hardware companies, we have challenges.

As a Kickstarter backer for LineShark, you can help us meet our two biggest challenges - helping us with the cost of building out our manufacturing, and providing us the feedback we need to make LineShark better. We've tested our product with musicians, producers, and industry experts, but we need more musicians to use the LineShark and tell us how to make it better. We know we haven't thought of all the applications for such a flexible and creative device, and there may be features we haven't realized you want. As a backer, we'll give you early access to our LineShark users forum, to share your experiences with us and your fellow musicians.

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  • You selected
    $1 reward

    7 backers

    The Fan - Of course, our gratitude for supporting our project, and your name listed on the LineShark Audio fan page on our website. We'll stay in touch with product updates and more special offers as we move forward!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $20 reward

    8 backers

    The Groupie - A Lineshark Audio sticker set for your road cases, featuring the super cool logo that we designed for for this project!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    11 backers Limited (89 left of 100)

    The Sound Check - One (1) Lineshark Mobile Audio Interface with connector cable for any mobile device, at a truly market busting price!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $75 reward

    0 backers

    The Promoter - An archival quality print of the LineShark manufacturing plans, signed and numbered by the Lineshark founders.
    The perfect reward for non-musician family and friends!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $100 reward

    50 backers All gone!

    Early-Bird Reward - One (1) Lineshark Mobile Audio Interface with connector cable for any mobile device

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $100 reward

    1 backer Limited (299 left of 300)

    The Opener - One (1) Lineshark Mobile Audio Interface with connector cable for any mobile device

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $150 reward

    7 backers

    The Headliner - One (1) Lineshark Mobile Audio Interface with connector cable for any mobile device

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $250 reward

    4 backers

    The Superstar - One (1) Lineshark Mobile Audio Interface with connector cable for any mobile device, in a LIMITED EDITION color run.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

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