Unsatisfied with the sound levels at a concert? A new startup called Peex says it’ll offer fans the chance to customise the audio in real-time.
The company’s technology takes an audio feed from the soundboard at a concert, then separates it into five ‘stems’ (e.g. the different instruments) which are then transmitted to audience members, synchronised with the PA system, via a wearable device and Peex’s app.
They can then tweak the levels to their heart’s content, listening via a pair of earphones connected to the wearable gadget.
If this doesn’t sound a fun thing to be doing while watching a concert, a separate feature called Peex Relive may appeal more: it makes concert recordings available in the same five-stem format as downloads, for adjusting the levels and listening to after the event.
Peex says that it has tested the technology at more than 60 concerts so far, and that it will be launching soon “first with downloads of iconic live shows available from an A-List artist”, while also putting its wearable receivers on pre-sale.
The company isn’t saying who the A-List artist is, but its launch announcement includes a quote from Rocket Music Management, whose founder Sir Elton John is using all manner of technology around his upcoming world tour, so he might be a logical candidate.