Experience

Design

14 Week

Timeframe

Future of

Computing

Value Proposition

Maestro is a natural Augmented Reality interface that removes the barrier between people and music creation.

Musical

Tradition

Throughout History

Create

Prehistoric Era

2000BC

to

Music began as a simple form of human expression, people made music simply for the act of making music. Music was live and had to be memorized or improvised.

Play

2000BC

1880

to

Now music can be played and written, different people can play the same song without having to be taught how to do it. The life of songs has increased.

Replay

1880

1970

to

The ability to record songs changed the entire music market, suddenly everyone could listen to music, however very few people make it. The complexity of music creation begins to rise.

1970

Present

to

Edit

Everything is digital, people have a level of control over sound that had never been seen. However now, technology created a barrier for those who only want to make music, moving squares on a screen is no the most intuitive way of doing it.

Studio

Home

Conclusion

Technology stands in
between people and
music
creation
and is an obstacle
for musical innovation.

Immersion

Immersive visualization and
interactions
can drastically
enhance and naturalize the
music creation process.

the process of

Music Creation

Music Producer

Audio Engineer

Room Setup

Kinds of People

Meet Artist

Comfortable

Space

Inspiration

Coming up

with an idea

Idea Agreement

Starting a Vibe

Choosing an

Instrument

People might not like it

Changing the

Instrument

There we go!

Producing/

Recording

Engineering 

Recording

Optimizing

Soung

Creating Artist's

Vision

Looking for sounds

Finding Sounds

Souund Interference

Tons of plugins

Frequency 

Ducking

Constant

Exchange

Layers of 

Production

Send it Over

to the Engineer

Opening DAW

Mindful of Artist's Vision

Frequency Interference

Equalization

Fixing Interference

Consonant Instrum

Crazy sound levels

Compression

Instrument Placement

Auditorium/

Bathroom

Exporting

Single Track

Mastering

Send it over

to Publishing

Artist

Songwriters

Step by Step

1

Technical Barrier

Software and hardware knowledge turns into a barrier.

2

Creative Block

Being the spark of inspiration can be challenging.

3

Recording Expersitse

Knowing how to make a recording sound good requires

specific knowledge.

4

Mixing Complexity

Adjusting for frequency overlap is boring.

5

Lack of Easy Sound Customization

Several plugins have to be used to achieve custom sounds.

6

Instrument Placement

The unintuitive use of effects on instruments make their placement time consuming.

the

Amateur

The users are people who
know what they want at the
most basic level. Using the
tools to bring their idea to life.

the

Conductor

Controlling Artificial Intelligence players with the most natural interactions.

Artificial Intelligence

Augmenting

Using A.I. to fill in where information is lacking, being it automatic playing, instrument translation or mixing and mastering.

Natural

Movement

Immersive interfaces enable the use of volumetric movements, making interactions more natural than it would otherwise be.

Visor

The transformation
window that
enables another
level of immersion.

the

the

Keys

A multi-instrument
player,
designed to
emulate musical

expression from
strings to percussion.

Soft keys enable a greater level of musical freedom.

Models

the

Steps

Genre

 Selection

Genre presets will suggest Environments, Instruments and Players according to the ones selected

Choosing between a Cathedral or a Theatre will affect how grandiose the song will sound.

Location

 Selection

The preset library can be expanded by the users.

the

Instruments

Physically placing the instruments intuitively adjusts volume and compression.

 Instrument

Types

The Instrument Library is controlled by the users, new instruments can be added and changed depending on the desired feel.

 A.I. Instrument

Translation

Translates piano interactions
into any other instrument,
using of both Artificial
intelligence and the
keyboard’s expression
interface.

 A.I.

Control

Artificial Intelligent players taken from an Online library play according to the Key, Tempo, Volume and Positioning set by the conductor.

New

 Instruments

When we’re not limited by physics, new ways of interacting with sound are born.

Simulation

The sound is created based on the given physical attributes of the instrument, together with an interaction.

 Creation

People can create
and share their new
instruments.

A.I Finishing

Mixing and Mastering will be taken care of by a neural network specialized in song production

How it works