We’ve been busy Beta Testing our music device prototype with our first round of Artist Scientists and thought we’d share a short teaser video to show a little behind the scenes footage (we are still keeping things very secretive and are not disclosing too much just yet). We adapted quickly to COVID and moved testing from our Lab to online Zoom sessions. Our Beta Testing & Community Program Manager, Alexis Douglas has been delivering Flow devices all over the Lower Mainland and creating on-boarding materials and how to manuals covering all the major DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) softwares. We are so appreciative for the all the learnings and the willingness of these Beta Testers to be first in working through our initial challenges. We are incorporating all their feedback and have already started developing the next version, expected to be ready for testing by June 2021.
We are grateful to have had Vancouver, BC Musician Royce Costa as one of our Artist Scientist. His advanced technical skills provided us with some new DAW tips and his videography skills provided some great video recordings of his experiments. Royce has a diverse background in music performance and production, including film scores. We look forward to working with Royce again in the future with our next round of prototypes and mobile application. Listen to his new album Frontal Lobe at Roycecosta.com
We have officially commenced our hardware Beta Testing program with our talented Artist Scientists.
After months of development and preparation we have finally commenced Beta Testing our first hardware prototype, a MIDI motion controller. Due to COVID, we have also taken time to ensure our lab and procedures will comply with all the health and government regulations, as safety is our first priority. Our first in-lab Artist Scientist is James Goodon, a professional session and touring musician who plays electric guitar for the band ‘The Broken Islands‘. While James experimented and interacted with the device, our two researchers captured video and device data and also recorded his first impression commentary. Thank-you so much James for all your project support!
Welcome Alexis Douglas the latest member to join our team!
We are super excited to welcome Alexis Douglas to our team in the position of Beta Testing and Community Program Manager. Alexis brings with her music industry expertise with 12 years of international music and live event industry experience. Alexis has worked as a Recording Engineer at Hipposonics Studios and CBC Vancouver and was the first female Head Sound Engineer at the Civic Theatres. Alexis is also a talented multi-instrumentalist and an international touring veteran. Alexis has contributed a lot of volunteer hours towards the development of the local music industry and is Co-founder of Vancouver SoundGirls.org and proud supporter of Creative BC – Industry Initiative – Producers Lounge.