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Expressively control your favorite music creation apps & software. Make music anywhere with any sound, all on one instrument.
Expressively control your favorite music creation apps & software. Make music anywhere with any sound, all on one instrument.
Expressively control your favorite music creation apps & software. Make music anywhere with any sound, all on one instrument.
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Minim: Pocket-sized Wireless Instrument for Music Creation

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  • Minim is the world's first wireless, pocket-sized instrument designed for mobile music making.
  • Use Minim with your favorite music creation apps with tactile control that goes beyond the touchscreen.
  • Minim's expressive pads, 3D motion control, and touch sensitive technology allow you to play intuitively.
  • Play any sounds like drums, guitar, synths, or samples all on one device.
  • Minim's long-lasting battery empowers you to sketch out songs on the go.
  • Designed with over a decade of experience manufacturing innovative instruments in Austin, TX

Livid has built quality instruments for musicians since 2004. The popularity of smartphones, tablets, and laptops has made creative software more accessible than ever before. We believe that anyone can create music, and we want to make our instruments available to everyone. Minim can control music apps and software with the feel and expression of a real instrument, making it easy and fun for anyone to pick up and play.

  • Eight ultra expressive pads, 15 buttons, one touch fader
  • RGB LED’s for colorful feedback
  • 3D motion control to make music with movement
  • Connect wirelessly to iOS and OSX devices
  • Long lasting lithium ion battery
  • No-slip rubberized bottom surface
  • Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 3.25 x 0.5 inches

Minim is designed symmetrically and can be held or turned any way.  Clamp minim to your mic stand, hold it in your hand, or play it on a table top.  Minim is the same size as a smartphone and feels like a portable handheld device, making it easy to learn and intuitive to play.

Minim is not limited to built in sounds, but instead controls audio running on your iOS or OS X device. Each control can make thousands of sounds by connecting Minim to the software on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

We are designing the Minim app to make it even easier for people to play Minim right out of the box. Our app seamlessly bridges your favorite apps with Minim's controls, allowing you to customize your layout and play how you want. Follow along with the campaign for updates.

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Hardware

  • August - Successfully funded Kickstarter!
  • September - Begin tooling production parts
  • October - Approve tooling samples
  • November - Order FSR's, circuit boards, rubber pads, and plastic
  • January - Assemble Minims at our shop here in Austin, TX
  • February - Deliver Minims to our backers


Software

  • September to November - Finalize development of Minim app
  • December to January - Test app integration and functionality
  • February - Upload to the app store for free download

Livid Instruments is a small company working to make a big difference. We believe Minim can truly change the way people play music with mobile devices, making it accessible, fun, and intuitive. We invite you to be a part of putting mobile music creation in the hands of everyone. We need your support to offset the upfront cost of manufacturing the Minim, and help us make it affordable for all. Together we can make Minim a reality.

Risks and challenges

With 10 years experience in the industry and building on the success of our Guitar Wing Kickstarter campaign, we see very little risk associated with the successful move from prototype to production with the Minim hardware.

Our challenge is in developing an app that allows Minim to be played and paired with the maximum number of music creation apps. Our software team is working diligently to develop an app that is fun to play as soon as you unbox the Minim and allows you all the flexibility needed to control the numerous apps available for iOS.

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    Thank you!

    We are so excited to make Minim a reality, and we thank you for your support! You will be able to sign up for our backer-only mailing list for updates and future special offers.

    You will also be listed as a "Kickstarter Backer" on our website lividinstruments.com

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    T-shirt & Stickers

    Show your support with our limited edition Minim t-shirt & sticker pack. Includes free shipping to the continental USA. T-shirt sizes selected at checkout.

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    Super Early Bird Special
    Save $80 (MSRP $149)

    We are setting aside 151 Minim for our earliest backers. Be one of the first to own a Minim and save $80, too! Includes FREE shipping to the continental USA.

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    Early Bird Special
    Save $70 (MSRP $149)

    Don't miss out on this awesome Early Bird Kickstarter deal! Be one of the first to own a Minim and save $70 while you're at it! Includes FREE shipping to the continental USA.

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    Kickstarter Special
    $50 off (MSRP $149)

    We are offering our Kickstarter backers a special price to thank you for your support. Help make Minim possible and save $50. Includes FREE shipping to the continental USA.

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    Minim + T-Shirt
    $70 off (MSRP $179)

    Backing us at this level you get a specially priced Minim AND a custom Minim T-Shirt!

    Includes FREE shipping to the continental USA.

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    Travel Edition - carrying case included
    $50 off retail (MSRP $169)

    Get your very own minim with a sleek carrying case for playing music on the go. Includes FREE shipping to the continental USA.

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    Two-for-one
    $149 off (MSRP 298)

    Don't want to play alone? Buy one minim for yourself, and give one to a friend! Includes FREE shipping to the continental USA.

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    Band pack - 4 minim for the price of 2
    $298 off retail (MSRP $596)

    Make it a full band, and get two free minim! Includes FREE shipping to the continental USA.

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    Livid Boat Party and Shop visit -

    Come to Austin, TX to meet the team, see the shop, and join us for the Minim Launch Boat Party! Bring a friend! Accommodations are included; airfare is not included. We'll be throwing the boat party near the end of September. You will also receive a 4 pack of the first production Minims available in February!

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Funding period

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