FAQ: Remidi: First Wearable Instrument to Record, Play & Perform
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How does Remidi T8 work?

The T8 is a Bluetooth MIDI-controller. The first time you open T8, you plug it in your laptop/desktop via USB and land on the Remidi website. There, you’ll download the T8 app (for free) and set/calibrate the T8 for the first time. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to use it with your tablet or smartphone just by connecting it through Bluetooth and you can start playing the T8 with a set of Audio Remix Packs. If you want to use it with your music or video software, you’ll just have to go to our website, download the correct patch and import it into your software. At this point your software will see the T8 as a MIDI external device and you can start playing. If you are not familiar with music software, you can use the Audio Mode of our free app and remix tracks on-the-fly. Last updated: Tue, Feb 16 2016 12:45 pm EST

I don’t have any other music or video software, can I use the T8?

Of course you do! The Remidi interface is expressly designed to let you have fun with the T8, by creating, saving and browsing through your Remix Packs. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Is the T8 compatible with iOS, MAC OS X, Android, and PC systems?

If we hit our first goal, we’ll first develop the iOS and MAC OS X version of our app. The version for Android and PC will be delivered a little bit later. Check out our forthcoming stretch goals to see how and when we'll add these other systems into our development plans. Last updated: Tue, Feb 16 2016 12:45 pm EST

I never made music, can I use the T8?

Of course, it’s more intuitive than any other musical instrument. Have you ever tapped a rhythm on your legs or on a table? It's that simple. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Will the T8 come with free Remix Packs?

Yes! We plan on giving all of our backers exclusive access to at least 10 remix packs when your T8 is delivered. That way, you can pull it out of the box, charge it, and begin jamming in the same day. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Where can I purchase Remix Packs?

Audio Remix Packs will be available on the Remidi store on our website. It’s not online yet, but we’re creating hundreds of sets that you’ll be able to play with. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

How expensive will the Remix Packs be?

We still haven't decided the final pricing model but you can be sure that with 10 bucks you’ll have hours and hours of fun! Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Can I remix famous tracks?

Unless this campaign is such a huge success that it will allow us to negotiate with majors and labels – and it all depends on you. :) Our main goal is to create a community of T8 users. This means that people over the world can join and share their original music of interpretation of great classics with the entire Remidi community! Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Can I record myself while playing?

Yes! In audio mode you’ll be able to record yourself while playing and you can share your remixes with your friends! Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

How do I program the notes/chords that correspond with each sensor on the T8 (note-sets)?

In MIDI mode, you’ll be able to edit your note-sets to any scale or any pre-determined notes you so choose. This means that you can go around the web, find a MIDI file of a song that you like, set it to the T8, and improvise on it. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Why the sensors on the palm?

When we started develop the T8 we realized that five sensors weren’t enough to improvise and have fun, so we wanted to expand the T8's capabilities as much as was reasonably possible. Moreover, combining the palm sensors with the ones on the fingertips allow users to hold one note and to play with five others at the same time or to switch-off some sensors and use the T8 to simulate percussions. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Can I use the T8 with my DJ or VJ software?

Yes. You only have to download the patch from our website, import it into your software and select the T8 as the defined MIDI controller on the software you’re using. All of these steps will be easily and efficiently explained for each one of the patches that we’ll provide. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Can I use it with my DAW?

Certainly. We’re also creating patches to integrate the T8 with sequencers. You’ll be able to go to our website, download the patch, upload the patch for your DAW, and your studio nights will be taken to the next level. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

What is the warranty?

We provide a one (1) year limited warranty. We guarantee you receive your Remidi T8 free of manufacturing defects. We will focus 100% of our efforts on quality checks and control. Last updated: Tue, Feb 16 2016 12:47 pm EST

How do I communicate with the T8 during a performance?

The T8 communicates with you through the LEDs on the wristband and through the integrated software/app. In this way you’ll be able to know which note-set you have enabled and the battery level at all times. Moreover, the integrated interface for the laptop can run in parallel with your music software. This way you can perfectly interact with your third party software and you don’t lose sight of your T8. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Can I use it while I play another instrument?

One of the most important features of the T8 is that you can easily bypass sensors with one touch of the wristband. If you play another instrument and you want to move from that instrument to the T8, you can do it in an instant, without overlapping any sound. And, don’t forget that you can also play your instrument (piano, sax, drums) and decide to assign video clips or even other sounds to each of your fingertips and to the movement of your hands: Your performance may evolve in a never-seen-before way! Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Does the wristband work alone?

The wristband is designed to interact with software and apps in endless ways and use the encoder to browse note-sets in real-time. Moreover, it can serve as a straightforward companion to your performances because it can keep the tempo through the LEDs on the switches and can be used to interact with whatever software and app you choose, exactly as the entire T8 does. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Does the glove work alone?

No, it doesn’t. The glove has to be connected to the wristband in order to communicate with your device. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Can I use two T8s at the same time?

Of course! Bluetooth is great because it creates very stable connections across devices. The Remidi app has dedicated settings/features for those who wish to play two gloves simultaneously. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

What are the available sizes?

The T8 will be available in three sizes: S, M, L. We’re really sorry, but at this time we can’t provide other glove sizes. In order to know if your hand stays in this range you have to measure the width of the back of the hand. To find out your glove size, measure around hand, wrapping a tape measure around your palm and the back of your hand, passing between your thumb and forefinger. You should use your dominant hand, the right if you are right-handed, and the left if you are left-handed. We cannot guarantee that the glove will perfectly fit on hands with a measurement lower than 7 inches or larger than 10 inches. Last updated: Thu, Feb 25 2016 2:06 pm EST

Will the T8 be available for both left and right-handed dominance?

Once the campaign is over and we set up production, we’ll get in touch with all of you via a backer survey and we’ll ask each one of our backers if they would like to receive a left or right handed glove. Last updated: Tue, Feb 16 2016 12:47 pm EST

Which Bluetooth standard is the T8 using?

We’ll provide the T8 with the latest Bluetooth standard: 4.0. Last updated: Tue, Feb 16 2016 12:47 pm EST

Can I use a touch-screen with the glove?

To implement that technology would make our manufacturing costs much higher. For this reason, we've decided that we will include this option as a campaign stretch goal. Last updated: Tue, Feb 16 2016 12:47 pm EST

Can I change or cancel my reward?

Kickstarter allows you to increase, decrease, or cancel your reward at any time during the duration of the live campaign. Once the campaign is over, the Remidi team will evaluate any requests to change, alter, or cancel a backer's crowdfunding pre-order on a case-by-case basis. Last updated: Tue, Feb 16 2016 12:47 pm EST

How is shipping handled?

Rewards will be delivered through UPS Priority Mail International. Last updated: Tue, Feb 16 2016 12:47 pm EST

How much is shipping and handling?

Please see the shipping costs next to every one of our pledges as they correspond to your particular territory/country. Last updated: Tue, Feb 16 2016 12:47 pm EST

Will the glove be washable?

The glove is entirely made of smart-textiles and stretchable spandex, the same fabric used by pro-swimmers. The fabric is breathable so your hands won't sweat. The final version of the glove will be dry-cleanable. Last updated: Sun, Feb 21 2016 6:27 pm EST

Why double shipping costs for 2 products?

Shipping costs and packaging are very expensive for such a sophisticate product. We couldn't risk to underestimate these costs and have problems when it'll come the time to ship you guys the T8s. Last updated: Fri, Feb 26 2016 6:13 pm EST

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