3 Essential Music Tools in a Stylish Touch Smartwatch
The Soundbrenner Core places a studio's worth of music tools — a tap-tempo haptic metronome, a contact headstock tuner, and a dB meter/alarm — all on your wrist in a stylish 3-day smartwatch. This means whether you're out enjoying a concert with friends or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall, the Soundbrenner Core keeps your ears and performances safe from excessive volume and sloppy timing and tuning. The Soundbrenner Core is fun to use and intuitive to dial in: tap or twist in BPM and meter information to feel a powerful pulse on your wrist or anywhere on your body. The module detaches from the band and adheres magnetically to your guitar or bass headstock for quick tune-ups at practice. Of course, the Soundbrenner Core is also an everyday smartwatch, so taking calls, receiving texts from bandmates, and setting wake-up alarms without pulling out your phone come as standard issue. As with the Soundbrenner Pulse, optional accessories allow you to customize your Core Smartwatch for a personalized look and tactile response.
Tactile metronome with multiplayer sync
Practicing to a metronome is foundational to understanding rhythm and developing one's inner musician. It's also a core part of the modern recording process. The Soundbrenner Core's pulse-driven metronome is a tactile alternative to audible metronomes and click tracks, enabling live performers and session players to stay keyed in to their environment without losing time. Multiplayer sync over Bluetooth (up to 5 devices) tightens up technical ensemble arrangements. And two included bands give each user the option to wear the Soundbrenner Core on the wrist or around the ankle, bicep, or chest.
Packing good vibrations
The Soundbrenner Core's tactile metronome is driven by a large 7G ERM motor and cutting-edge haptic driver, able to deliver a pulse that is 7x more powerful than that of the average smartphone or smartwatch. Whether you're conducting, strumming, or drumming, the Core's powerful vibrations translate to rock-solid timing onstage or in the studio — and unlike a click track in your ears, there's no risk to your hearing.
Full tempo/meter control from your wrist
What's particularly inviting about the Soundbrenner Core is that all metronome functions are accessible directly from the hardware. Double-tap to start and stop the pulse, triple-tap to activate tap tempo, then make precise tempo adjustments by spinning the outer wheel left and right. Of course, you've also got seamless integration with Soundbrenner's world-class Metronome app (over 4M downloads!) for preset management and more.
Rock-solid tuning in any environment
Ever tried to tune up with a mic-based tuner in the middle of band practice? It's impossible. Not so with the Core's chromatic contact tuner. Its piezo contact element senses only the vibrations coming off your guitar or bass. Just twist out of the Rig, clip onto your axe, tune up, and return in seconds. A bright OLED display with 8-sector LED ring makes it easy to stay pitch perfect, even in dim lighting.
If you've got ferrous metal anywhere on your instrument (tuning machines, steel plating), the magnetic Soundbrenner Core connects directly to your instrument via its powerful neodymium magnets without mods. And if not, no problem — the Core includes a finish-safe adhesive magnet mount that sticks safely to your headstock or anywhere else out of the way.
Keeps your ears safe
Ever wonder how loud "too loud" really is? With the Soundbrenner Core on your wrist, there's no guesswork involved. An integrated dB meter constantly monitors sound levels like a silent sentinel and alarms you when you exceed safe-listening thresholds. The Core also shows you how much time you can spend at certain loudnesses before you exceed safe guidelines. An included pair of earplugs in a stylish black anodized aluminum keychain case means you've always got an out when ambient music levels (concerts, drum ensembles) get out of hand.
Better mixing and monitoring
The Core's onboard dB meter can even yield better mixes in the studio. As Fletcher and Munson have observed, frequencies are at their flattest at around 85dB. The Core is great for keeping your monitoring level — real-time and 5-minute averages — within a predetermined threshold.
- Three essential music tools in a stylish app-driven smartwatch
- Combines a powerful tactile tap-tempo metronome with a magnetic headstock tuner and a real-time/average decibel meter
- Crisp OLED display with 8-LED outer ring
- Durable IP65 polycarbonate/aluminum construction
- Rugged mineral glass screen
- Raise-to-wake function
- Fetch notifications, set timers, and accept/reject calls (coming in 2020) directly from the watch
- Tempo sync over Bluetooth — works across Core and Pulse models
- 20–400 BPM tempo adjustment
- 410–480Hz A4 reference pitch with ±1-cent accuracy
- Battery life: 5 days (smartwatch only), 3 days (smartwatch + metronome 30min/day), 3 hours (constant metronome)
- Includes a silicone watch strap, a bodystrap, earplugs with case, a charger cable, and a magnetic tuner mount
- Format: Wearable Vibrating Metronome
- Tuner: Contact Tuner
- Tempo: 20-400 bpm, Time Signature, Subdivisions, Multiplayer Bluetooth Sync, Tap Tempo
- Other I/O: Bluetooth
- Features: Decibel SPL Meter, Smartphone Notifications
- Power Source: USB Rechargeable Battery