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How great would it be to affect your vocals with a simple flick of the wrist? That’s why we introduce the Wiggle Kit: a new musical instrument that transforms expressive hand movements into expressive sounds effects.
By twisting your hand in different directions, you simply add sound effects to your voice. In the App that comes with the Wiggle Kit, you pick and change different effects, ranging from simple reverbs and delays to the most complex auto-tune and vocoder effects, all controlled from within the palm of your hand.
Here’s a small selection of artists who are already using the Wiggle Kit in their performance and singers who get to use it for the first time:
The core of the Wiggle Kit is the Wiggle device itself. Small in size, but packed with the latest technology, it translates your hand movements into vocal effects. All without any noticeable latency. Up to three different effects can be controlled at the same time by moving the Wiggle from left to right, raising it from low to high or twisting the Wiggle around your wrist.
Simply connect the Wiggle Device to the App by holding it close to your phone or tablet. It will automatically connect via Bluetooth and be ready to use!
Pick one of the 20+ built-in voice effects for each direction of movement. Every effect can be customized and tweaked to your own preferences.
Sing into the microphone of your phone, tablet or headphones and the effects are instantly added to your voice. Control the intensity of each effect by twisting and turning the Wiggle.
We’ve got your back. Our goal was to create the most effortless music-making experience at any skill level. If you don’t have a dedicated microphone, the Wiggle App works great with the built-in microphone in your smartphone or headset, so you can practice anywhere you want!
The Wiggle Kit comes with a free App for your smartphone and tablet. Simply connect the Wiggle via Bluetooth, pick an effect from the built-in library and you’re ready to rock. Explore tutorials, find your favorite artists effect presets or start creating your own set of vocal effects to perfectly match your singing style. The possibilities are endless!
But if you want to use the Wiggle Kit with your own preferred software, we have great news for you: Because the Wiggle Device is fully MIDI-compatible, it works with over 100’s of MIDI apps and software like Ableton Live, Logic and FL Studio.
Whether you’re a professional or aspiring singer, each Wiggle Kit comes with everything you need to get started:
1. Wiggle Device with travel packaging
2. Wiggle App with 20+ effect Packs
3. 150cm yellowow USB cable
4. Microphone strap
5. Quick start guide and technical manual
The Wiggle device is packed with the latest technology, all inside a super sturdy and compact design. Be warned, this device might look cute and small but under the hood, it's a beast of a machine.
Rewards time! Want to enjoy your Wiggle Kit during Christmas, than make sure to back the (Super) Early Bird Wiggle Kit!
After many iterations and years of testing, we’re now fully prepared to launch the Wiggle Kit on Kickstarter. But whereas other Kickstarter campaigns usually take 6 - 8 months to fulfill all orders, we are planning on shipping the first 300 Wiggle Kits before Christmas 2017. Be prepared to send us your full details right after the campaign ends, because we’re moving faaaaaast!
"So, how long until I can get my Wiggle Kit?" we hear you ask. Well, this is how it's going down:
We call ourself the Omnipresent World of Wizkids (OWOW for short). Based in the leading innovative technology region in Europe, Eindhoven, our team consists out of music and gear freaks, all with a strong vision towards the future of music production.
You might know us from our previous Kickstarter campaign two years ago. This project got successfully funded and we shipped to all our happy 600 backers in the summer of 2016.
Two years ago we did our first Kickstarter campaign to fund four new MIDI instruments. This series was called the MIDIS and included the first model of the Wiggle. We successfully raised 51K to bring the MIDIS to production and shipped all rewards to more than 600 happy backers worldwide.
Although we got great feedback from users and internally known artists from all over the world, we decided to improve the MIDIS 1.0 by modifying the design, redesign the PCB and adding a Bluetooth chip to make them wireless, and more.
In May, earlier this year, we launched the MIDIS 2.0. We noticed that singers who used the Wiggle in their performances, struggled with the complex software needed to make it work. The issue was that many had never worked with music software and depended on their producer (or the front of house). That’s where the idea of the Wiggle App came along: To give singers a simple and easy to use tool to use vocal effects, either on stage, at the studio or at home.
However, we did not have the means to developed the Wiggle App at that time. That’s why we decided to bring the Wiggle Kit to Kickstarter: to raise funds for the development of the Wiggle App. We here by thank each and every one of our backers, artists involved and the whole team which made this possible. Thank you!
As you might know, the success of Kickstarter campaigns mostly depends on how many people get to see it. Because we’re still young company, budget is tight when it comes to marketing.
If you like this project and want to support us but aren't ready to buy a Wiggle Kit, you can help us out by sharing this campaign with one of your friends. Many thanks!
Thanks to all artist who’ve have tested our instruments and helped make this campaign possible, we wouldn't be here without the help and support from:
Kickstarter isn't easy! Although we fulfilled our MIDIS 1.0 project to over 600 happy backers and have produced and shipped over 1.000 products worldwide, we can still make mistakes, so as with all of our new product launches.
We are committed to keeping our campaign as transparent as possible and we will openly communicate with our supporters on the progress we make and the issues that might arise.
Feel like having the ultimate party weekend? Come down to Eindhoven if you dare. As we will make sure you'll have the most blissful, exotic, musical and fun weekend of your life. Come prepared, this is not a reward to be taken lightly!
A full night out with the OWOW team
Music workshop with the OWOW team and several befriended singers