Each musician cultivates his art in order to be unique and singular. Its aesthetic sound constitutes its identity. So how to create an instrument specific to each artist? How to influence the sound identity of the instrument? How to industrialize custom-made?
SYOS is an emerging musical company that offers musicians the highest level of customization you can think of, that is, the possibility to shape their own and unique sound.
Just as singers have their own, unique voice, with SYOS musicians will be able to shape their own, unique sound.
Thanks to its scientific expertise from 5 years of research in prestigious laboratories such as Ircam or McGill University, SYOS has developed an algorithm that can link the vocabulary the musician uses to describe his dream sound and the geometry of the musical instrument that will help him obtain this specific sound. 3D printing is then used to build those unique pieces in a quick, flexible and personalized way, for a moderate cost.
The project was launched in 2014 and the company created in 2016. They have won multiple prizes and grants. Famous saxophone players have already adopted their products and SYOS has more than 150 customers in several countries in Europe and North America.
SYOS has developed a unique way of designing musical instruments, where the musician is at the heart of the design process. SYOS created an algorithm that is able to translate the words used by musicians to describe their dream sound into an instrument geometry that will deliver the specific sound. Instead of mass-producing standardized instruments that do not fit everybody, SYOS create unique pieces, made to meet the expectations of any musician.
This new way of building instruments is made possible thanks to the use of a knowledge driven 3D parametric design approach coupled with 3D printing. It allows unique, ultra personalized pieces to be made in a quick, flexible and reliable way.
As far as manufacturing is concerned, 3D printing technology enables to manufacture innovative geometries, with acoustic improvements, which can simply not be built with traditional processes (plastic injection or CNC). It also outclasses handmade production since the 3D design-to-3D printing process is a repeatable one, that allows great control and prediction of the output quality.
All this can bring to the mass-market the degree of personalization that was only possible with hand-made production and reserved for an elite population till now.
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Pauline and Maxime put the alliance of acoustic and cognitive sciences at the service of music.
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