Studio Stick — Worlds First Portable Recording Studio For Smartphones (Media Kit)
So what’s Studio Stick?
The current options for recording music are inconvenient, expensive and stationary.
The Studio Stick is the solution to all of these problems.
The Studio Stick is the world’s first portable recording studio for smartphones and tablets. This is perfect for musicians, podcasters, book recorders, teachers, or anyone with a voice who wants to BE HEARD. It’s a small 20 inch container that open and expands to your height. Once opened and expanded, it reveals a microphone, pop filter, mic stand, reflective filter, and phone holder, allowing the user to record high quality songs or audio anywhere while on the go.
Reflective Filter — A Reflection filter is designed to absorb some of the sound that would hit the rear of the mic. It also prevents echoes from bouncing around walls of rooms.The filter is the sound absorbing foam on the inside of the Studio Stick that lines the wall.
Microphone — The Studio Stick encompasses a cardioid microphone that is designed to mainly capture sound that comes in from directly in front of the microphone. It is a directional microphone with a pattern of sensitivity of this shape. This prevents most of the sounds coming from behind you or behind the microphone from interfering with the audio that you record
Pop Filter — The pop filter prevents sounds called “Plosives” when recording into the microphone. Plosives are the popping and hissing noises that occur when speaking directly into the microphone.
Mic Stand — Inside the Studio Stick is a mic stand that only 20 inches when collapsed but opens and expands up to 6 feet in order for most people to use rather short or small.
Phone Holder — The phone holder is universal and fits a majority of smartphones and tablets from both major ios systems
- Release date — Thursday September 21, 2017 @ 9am EST
- Price — $275
- Website — www.studiostick.com
Portable recording studio? That’s crazy bro, I love that!
- Desiigner, Celebrity Rapper
Even ASAP Rocky sent our CEO Brandyn messages supporting the idea:
The Studio Stick mobile application is to be used in conjunction with the Studio Stick hardware. This application allows the user to record, mix, and master songs just like they were in a traditional recording studio. The only difference is, this is on the go!
Purchase Beats — User will be able to purchase beats from other user on the application platform. This will give users the ablity to make money, buy beats, purchase beats, and network all in one app.
Record — Artist will be able to record multi track songs just like they would in a traditional recording studio. This gives them the ability to overdub, add adlibs, and any extra vocals in the background.
Effects — You can add effects to your vocals such as reverb, chorus, echo, and others that will give you that professional crisp recording studio quality.
Mix — Not only can you record, you can also complete your song fully by mixing it down right on your smartphone. Raising Volume, slowing tempos, changing tones, cutting, slicing, copying, fading, etc. Once artists are finished recording, they can then export their full song into a mp3 track, and share it on any social media or even send it through email.
Profile/Social Community — Artist will be allowed to have their own profiles that profiles their songs and bio. This will give you the chance to check out and follow other users, message them for collabs, share/like music, or even give simple feedback.
Distribute — Once fully finished with your songs, you will have the ability to distribute them to major online retailers such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc. all through our mobile application. If this isn’t an all in one artists database, then I really don’t know what is :)
Development — We are currently working with N-Track Studio with our app development. N-Track is a professional recording app company who is working with us to create our Studio Stick app, one of the best interactive/social recording app that is yet to exist.
Most current traditional recording equipment is stationary/cumbersome to travel with.
Most current options for professional recording studio require you to set up all of your equipment in a stationary location. Once set up, it is difficult to disassemble. Traveling with your studio will be limited due to the process of the difficult disassembly, and trying to fit it all in your vehicle.
Studio time can be very expensive
With the cost of some professional studios costing hundreds of dollars per hour, and even in house basement studios costing about S50 per hour, professional recording studios can tend to get very expensive .
Setting up recording time can be very inconvenient
No one wants to wait longer than I week to be able to go to a studio and capture their creative ideas through recording. Well, that can happen sometimes when calling your dedicated studio and they’re booked all up for the next upcoming days. Yes, it can really be a hassle
Solution to all of your problems: Studio Stick
The Studio Stick allows artists, which includes but not limited to musicians, podcasters, lecturers, book recorders, etc., to be able to record their songs/ideas at the moment they’re inspired while giving them a full mobile recording studio experience. With one small upfront cost for the Studio Stick, the artist can then record high quality audio whenever they want, and wherever they want.
Great creations begin with a flash of inspiration and an idea. Brandyn Armstrong has been putting his creative sparks to good use for over a decade in his own neighborhood nurturing the grass roots music scene. Now he is branching out with a product that is poised to benefit creativity wherever it may strike.
Armstrong writes his invention ideas in a small notebook as soon as he thinks of them, and his latest brainchild is designed with that same on-the-go inspiration in mind. After spending his formative years entertaining his community, the now 25-year-old has channeled that love of music, drive and ingenuity into a product that anyone can use to create their own recordings.
Armstrong’s creation transforms smart phones into portable recording studios, allowing artists to record vocals wherever they may be. Weighing 10 pounds, Studio Stick is 20-inch tube that expands up to six feet. It includes a reflective filter to prevent sound from bouncing around, a microphone that enhances recording quality, a filter that prevents popping noises in the recording, and a phone/tablet holder. Per Armstrong, Studio Stick produces studio-quality sound unlike other apps that only use the phone’s microphone and produce inferior recordings.
“It’s the first product that allows you to record industry-ready songs while on the go,” he adds.
Targeting independent recording artists, the product eliminates the costs associated with studio rental and production. The included Studio Stick app, which Armstrong keeps updated, allows users to change frequency, add effects, multi-track, copy, paste, mix, master, and perform any of the functions of finishing a track in a professional studio. It works with Samsung and iOS operating systems on cell phones or tablets and comes with tutorial videos.
Armstrong has received an overwhelmingly positive response from prospective users. His team is currently preparing to launch Studio Stick online, in music stores, and in retail stores. He is also negotiating for possible future collaborations with other major applications.
The rosy future of Armstrong’s Studio Stick venture is a departure from difficult episodes in his past.
Armstrong’s father was killed when he was four years old, after which his grandmother took him into her East Cleveland home. He bounced from house to house after she went blind when he was 10. A musician since the age of five, Armstrong began recording music at age 13 with a group of friends who called themselves T.Y.S. A couple years later, he began a record label called 9 Front Entertainment. However, the death of one of the T.Y.S members sent those ventures into a tailspin. Armstrong began to get in trouble in high school. His grades began to fall, and eventually he was kicked out. However, he credits those tough experiences with making him the businessman he is today.
“I knew that if I didn’t get my head back on the right track, I would end up either dead or in jail,” says Armstrong. “And I wanted neither of those. I knew something had to change so that’s when I decided to check out Tri-C,” which is where he earned his G.E.D.
Now with associate degrees in both business administration and arts, Armstrong is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cleveland State University (CSU).
Although he initially had no idea how to bring his Studio Stick idea to fruition, as luck would have it, he learned of CSU’s annual business competition StartUp Vikes. Not only did he win $1,500 at the April 2015 event, but he also met two engineers who would come to join his team, Ron Brengartner and Thomas Hayes. After exhaustive research, he wrote his own patent for the product (to save money) and used his prize money to obtain the patent, trademark, and other business essentials.
“It is truly a unique invention that came from a real need,” notes president of American Rail Corporation and 2015 StartUp Vikes judge Ameer Alghusain. He adds that Armstrong’s business does not require a significant amount of start-up funding and that the young inventor created an exciting product on a tight budget using affordable equipment. It will also have a positive social impact, especially on young artists and performers.
With dedication, hard work and a good management team, says Alghusain, “I think it has the potential to grow into real viable business.”
Armstrong is confident that it will, but he does not plan to stop there.
“I plan to continue making many more products to help musicians all around the world,” he says. “With more and more people wanting to make music, I believe a majority of the people throughout the world would appreciate these steps to revolutionize the music industry as a whole. I also plan on creating a new record label in the future so that I can leave a print in the world with actual music.”
- Cleveland Entrepreneur Makes Recording On The Go
- Local student develops mobile recording studio
- WEWS: Young Inventor Could Change The Music Industry
- WKYC: 24 Year Old Entrepreneur Sees The Possible
- Studio Stick On Lebron James TV Show Cleveland Hustles
- Jumpstart: Five Questions with Studio Stick Founder Brandyn Armstrong
- From High School Dropout To Music Innovator
- FreshwaterCleveland: Young inventor offers promising portable studio