About The Project
An innovative mobile app designed to control the world's first wristwatch synthesizer.
UX/UI Design, Product Design
The first Synthesizer wrist watch ever made.
This cutting-edge project combines user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design to create a seamless and intuitive control system for a unique musical instrument worn on the wrist. The app provides users with the ability to control various aspects of the synthesizer, including frequencies, volume, sound banks, and more, all from their mobile device.
The app’s user interface is designed to be responsive, adapting to different screen sizes and orientations.
UX Pattern. UX Pattern. UX Pattern.
The Stand-alone App UX pattern caters to musicians of varying expertise levels, providing a versatile and convenient platform for music composition and experimentation.
- Portable music composition with the Synthesizer Watch.
- Seamless transition between the watch and the standalone app for extended functionality.
- Integration of live sample recording for a personalized touch in compositions.
Key Features 🚀
On-Watch Music Composition
- Users can compose music directly on the Synthesizer Watch by importing sound banks and recording live samples.
- Intuitive touch controls on the watch allow users to create melodies, beats, and loops effortlessly.
- The watch connects via Bluetooth to a stand-alone app on smartphones for extended functionality.
- Users can manage projects, organize sound banks, and fine-tune compositions on the larger screen of their smartphones.
Live Sample Recording
- The watch allows users to capture live samples, enabling them to incorporate real-world sounds into their compositions.
- Users can record ambient sounds or snippets of their surroundings for unique and personalized music.
Sound Bank Management
- The standalone app provides a user-friendly interface for organizing and managing sound banks.
- Users can customize and categorize their sound libraries, making it easy to access and integrate into compositions.
Project Definition and Editing
- The app allows users to define and manage their musical projects, providing a centralized hub for composition.
- Users can seamlessly switch between the watch and the app, ensuring a smooth workflow.
User Journey 🌐
- Sandi, the musician on the go, use the Synthesizer Artist Watch to quickly sketch a melody during a commute.
- Maya, the sound engineer, refines and expands on the composition using the standalone app, managing sound banks for a more intricate project.
- Andre, the tech-savvy composer, experiments with live sample recording on the watch and integrates them into a cutting-edge composition using both the watch and the app.
User Personas. User Personas. User Personas.
Synth Control connects to the wristwatch synthesizer via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for real-time communication. The app is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
To ensure security and privacy, users are required to log in or register an account within the app. User data is encrypted and securely stored.
Upon logging in, users are presented with a dashboard that displays essential information, such as the wristwatch’s battery status, signal strength, and current sound preset.
Sound Banks: SynthControl includes multiple sound banks that users can browse through to select different instrument presets, including synthesizers, pianos, guitars, and more.
Effects: Users can apply audio effects like reverb, delay, and modulation to their music for added creativity and personalization.
Real-time Visualization: Visualizations of the sound waveform, spectrum, and various synthesizer parameters (e.g., filter cutoff, resonance) provide a rich, immersive experience.