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imitone: Mind to Melody

A project in Ames, IA by Evan Balster
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Compose music with your voice, or any instrument, live. Works with all your favorite music software.
Backers: 2433
Average Pledge Per Backer: $37

Funded: $90,517 of $20,000
Dates: Mar 11th -> Apr 10th (30 days)
Project By: Evan Balster
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Latest News

Android Support! (+ Final Hours Stream)

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Do you hear that? That's the sound of imitone getting Android support.  And the campaign ending.  Seriously, it's a good thing it did, because I'm fresh out of stretch goals and needing to make more of them up would be stressful! To explain:... (Read More)

LiveStream + Final Update

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
As the final hours of imitone's Kickstarter campaign tick by, I'm going to be available on LiveStream to answer questions and demonstrate the program: Come and watch!  (Starts 4:30 PM CST) An important notice to international iOS backers:  I've... (Read More)

Final Day + iOS versions now available!

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
24 hours remain. Passing the 2,000 backer mark, imitone has reached its $75,000 stretch goal, unlocking iOS support.  I've added new reward tiers which include a copy of imitone for iOS, for an additional $10. I'm working on another update for... (Read More)

imitone prime

April 6th - via: kickstarter.com
65 hours remain! Given the lack of specific information available about imitone prime, its popularity during this campaign has been surprising -- it accounts for almost half the funding raised for the project!  Today, I'll be addressing that... (Read More)

imitone for mobile

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
imitone is entering the final stretch of its campaign, and just passed its stretch goal for a VST version for PC and Mac!  (This will be available in 64-bit flavors, for those who have been wondering.) The display of support so far has been... (Read More)

imitone for live performance (+ April Fools'!)

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
April Fools!  The patent litigation threat mentioned in my last update was a joke.  The tipoff was the patent number I referenced -- an infamous attempt to lay claim on the concept of "toasted bread".  Fortunately, imitone hasn't fallen victim to... (Read More)

The Technology (+ mobile versions?!)

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, everyone! imitone has smashed its first two stretch goals!  The program will now feature two extremely valuable enhancements:  Automatic scale detection will allow it to detect the key you're singing in and auto-tune you to that key... (Read More)

Hands on with Imitone: if you can hum, you can make music with it

March 30th - via: arstechnica.com
Kickstarted app aims to help folks capture the songs they hear in their heads. (Read More)

Feature demos! + PayPal option

March 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello -- Thus far, I've made several demonstrations of imitone which emphasized its accuracy and responsiveness.  Today, I'm going to focus on features instead.  imitone is capable of tracking variations in your voice at the millisecond level.... (Read More)

Development Notes + New Demo!

March 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, everyone -- Imitone's nearly hit its first stretch goal:  Automatic Scale Detection at $30,000.  This feature will allow imitone to infer a song's musical scale and key (also possibly tuning) based on a few seconds of singing.  It stands to... (Read More)

The 7 Coolest Products on Kickstarter This Week (March 21, 2014)

March 21st - via: thedailyup.com
Every week we’ll list the 7 coolest products currently available for backing on Kickstarter. This edition features software that can turn humming into a digital song, a minimalist coffeemaker, and the world’s most comfortable camping tent. - See more at: http://thedailyup.com/the-7-coolest-products-on-kickstarter-this-week-march-21-2014/#sthash.zdyD3jWx.dpuf (Read More)

Fully Funded in one week! + New Demo

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
I woke up this morning to see imitone had been fully funded!  This project smashed its goal in just under a week, and I'm not really even sure how to process that. Thanks for believing in me, and in this crazy project.  I want to make it as good as... (Read More)

Voice to Violin!

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Check it out:  the first of imitone's video demos.  This one shows the most straightforward use of imitone:  controlling a digital instrument with my voice. These were captured in an impromptu recording session with the help of Sven Bergstrom.... (Read More)

Early pre-order confusion?

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, early birds -- I've noticed quite a few of you pledged at the $25 level for imitone and early beta access, when you could have pledged $20 for the same reward!  The $20 level is an "early bird" discount that will be available up until imitone... (Read More)

The Interface

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We're 50% funded in 27 hours!  Thanks for believing in imitone!  It's amazing how much the core idea of this program resonates with people -- and I haven't even told the whole story yet! Today, I'd like to talk about imitone's features in greater... (Read More)

Day 1: Possibilities

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Evan here -- One third funded in less than ten hours!  Jeepers! I don't know what to say...  It seems as if a lot of people share my vision for imitone, and that's deeply heartening.  Doing this idea justice -- fulfilling imitone's promise -- will... (Read More)

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