#DESIGN: WETHEURBAN X SHAPEWAYS
One of the beautiful aspects about SoundCloud is the ability to view a song’s waveform. Not only are musicians able to visually publish their songs, listeners can watch the drops, stutters, and blips of their favorite tracks. It’s like karaoke for your eyeballs (and you can sing along if you want to, too).
Thanks to 3D printing company and community Shapeways, those SoundCloud waveforms can now be taken from your computer screens and brought to tangible forms - touch it, feel it, grab it, it’s real!
The first wave form product we would like to introduce you to is The Vibe. SoundCloud teamed up with Shapeways to provide music enthusiasts with their own custom 3D iPhone cases.
To see just how it works, WeTheUrban took the track “Sur Chic” by our favorite tropicale, disco-loving, DJ/producer Colour Vision, and created a phone case. All you have to do is log into your SoundCloud account through The Vibe website, select a song, then select which part of the waveform you want for your phone case. Best of all? The price point is $25!
Similar to The Vibe are Nu Bracelets by Invisible Light Network. Using audio analysis, generative 3D code, and 3D printing - Invisible Light Network takes a song and creates wearable arm candy. Think of how much more fabulous your arm parties will be with a custom song bracelet! Price points vary on material and design, and can be custom ordered by contacting Invisible Light Network at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can purchase one of their pre-made bracelets on the Shapeways + Nu Bracelets website.
WeTheUrban was lucky enough to work with both Shapeways and Invisible Light Network to create special Nu Bracelets for our guests at our first ever west coast event, Coachel(LA)! Glam rockers Semi Precious Weapons were stoked to see their latest single, “Aviation High” in the form of a bracelet.
Check out their track in waveform here, and stay tuned to check out photos from the event and more from Shapeways!
Photos by: Brian Figueroa (http://unknownartist.smugmug.com/)
Words by: Eileen Doñiego de France