- Depictions of our products are not final. Mr. Hsu is still honing in on one comprehensive prototype that meets the needs of prospective users and stakeholders in the classical music community at an affordable price point. Furthermore, multiple functions and capabilities–factored into design and programming–address pertinent areas like learning, music making, artistry, and STEM. IP constraints are also being examined and are in fact improving Stringless Technology’s vision – not hindering it. In other words, we believe we are on the verge of hitting our target. “The future is here.” (04/28/2018)
VIOLIN – VIOLA – CELLO – BASS
- Bracket Models (Training Aid)
Please read about our experiential training aids here. Bracket violins, violas, cellos, and basses are useful for students of all levels as a complement to their stringed counterpart as well as for professional musicians as an enhancement option to refine technique or to add novel instruction to existing curriculum. New technical skills and improved music comprehension, furthermore, is transferable to all musical instruments beyond the violin family and can be used by composers to comprehend music for strings. Advantageously, bracket iterations are an economic solution to electronic platforms, are available now, and may be used in music therapy settings.
2. Basic Laser Model (Early Childhood Exposure)
Useful for beginners as a “cool” introduction to music. Less expensive than touch models (below) but are capable of functioning as a controller for games. Versatile function: bracket, controller, and basic synthesizer.
3. Touch-Sensitive Models
This information is highly sensitive. Please contact us for more information regarding our best design option for startup. Useful for all ages and backgrounds, accurate feedback, sensitive inputs, and a wide range of options and price points. Versatile function: bracket, controller, and advanced synthesizer.
4. Touchscreen Design for the “Elite Violinist”
Useful for “elite” violinists and violists only due to visual gaze, size requirement, and high price point. Versatile function: bracket, controller, and advanced synthesizer.
Please contact us for more details.
“MUSIC AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT”
Toy technology can offer the arts with an affordable, dynamic, and versatile musical platform for experiential learning or freestyle experimentation–able to inspire participation in the arts–and apparent technology may possess new capabilities that surpass strings and that are able to interpret new artistic expressions and gestural nuances. Jeffrey’s goals are to potentially produce “higher creative performance” instruments as opposed to and in addition to “higher performance” instruments – stringless iterations that encourage freer movement or reduce physical stress and mental inhibition. Stringless platforms, as a result, can potentially interpret the natural movements of learners while paradoxically expanding on creativity to further challenge professional string players. Higher creativity means that there are more choices – more bits of information that are designed to express electroacoustic art mathematically. In other words, on the one hand, stringless instruments should be more forgiving and easier to play, and on the other hand, should provide experienced artists/composers with more ways to express themselves.
Non-electronic = Training Aid and Derivative Art
- Inspire Participation
- Less Committal
- Fun and Exploratory
- Social Value
Electronic = “Apparent Technology” and High-Quality Professional Art
- Cool Factor
- Synthesizer/Controller/e-Training Aid
- Alternative Expression
- Technologically Advanced
- New Capabilities and Gestures
Jeffrey has independently determined–based on a tremendous amount of technological analyses and due to a lack of reliable, or rather accessible, market research–that optical pitch sensors equipped with light sources that transmit collimated and converging infrared of varying frequencies (recommended) are better suited for musical counterparts when compared to thermal technologies that detect stationary or moving heat signatures because electromagnetic pulses can virtually simulate a vibrating string, are intuitive, and inspirational from an operational/consumer perspective (for beginners only). Optical pitch sensors should also be more economical than the aforementioned, and music is a geometric art – not a photographic aesthetic. New capabilities, furthermore, can still be explored via controls and settings. Laser models, most notably, are a good option for the toy market or music therapy; whereas, touch sensitive models are good options for learning and artistry.
Think about it… light complements sound because both are waveforms – light being more complex to potentially advance STEM intellection in the arts; and, touch-sensitive applications have enormous utilitarian potential appropriate for 21st-century engagement.