BHOREAL

Open Source control interface for multimedia applications intended for DJs, VJs, musicians, hackers and DIY creators.

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Economic needs

Funded!

Co-financing

282%
Optimum
10.714
Minimum
5.346
Received
15.105
Finished
22 / 06 / 2013
Co-financiers
92

Non-economic needs

Looking for

  • MUSICIANS AND PROGRAMMERS

    We are looking for musicians and programmers who want to develop musical compositions and specific demos for BHOREAL. It will be particularly valued the integration with software applications such as Pure Data, Max, Maxforlive and/or Ableton Live (Python control surfaces, M4L).

    Collaborate
  • SOFTWARE AND APP DEVELOPERS

    If you are interested in the possibilities of Open Source and you have an idea or proposal for developing software applications for BHOREAL, we invite you to join our team of developers.

    Collaborate
  • DIGITAL FABRICATIONS EXPERTS

    Do you like industrial design and digital fabrication? Do you have a CNC router, a laser cutter or a 3D printer? You can collaborate with us designing cases for the kits and/or assisting other users so they can make their own.

    Collaborate
  • WEB DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS

    We are developing the website of the project at http://bhoreal.org and http://bhoreal.com. Any help or proposal to achieve a comprehensive and accessible web platform ...It will be more than welcome!

    Collaborate
  • SOCIAL MEDIA, COMMUNITY AND RECORD MANAGERS

    We need people to help us spread the project and find potential BHOREAL users both nationally and internationally. We also need people to help us create and moderate the community, and also manage information around the project.

    Collaborate
  • TRANSLATORS

    If you love languages and technology... ¡We will be happy to have your help!

    Collaborate
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What is offered in exchange

Individual rewards

  • Contributing 5

    Acknowledgment: Acknowledgement

    Your name will appear on a public acknowledgment list of BHOREAL

    6Co-financiers
  • Contributing 10

    Product: Sticker

    Bhoreal sticker for your computer + Acknowledgment and web recognition

    5Co-financiers
  • Contributing 30

    Product: T-shirt

    Full color BHOREAL T-shirt + Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition

    9Co-financiers
  • Contributing 50

    Services: BHOREAL workshop

    Workshop booking fee (assembly, programming and software usage) where you can know how it works. Check news for places and dates + T-shirt + Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition

    5Co-financiers
  • Contributing 75

    Product: BHOREAL Minikit

    BHOREAL Minikit including: a PCB + All the electronic components needed to build your little controller + T-shirt + Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition. (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    16Co-financiers
  • Contributing 140

    Product: Basic BHOREAL kit

    Basic BHOREAL Kit including: two PCBs + All the electronic components needed to build your own controller (no case included) + T-shirt + Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    5Co-financiers
  • Contributing 190

    Product: Complete BHOREAL kit

    Complete BHOREAL Kit including a PCB, electronic components set and mounting case + T-shirt + Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition. (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    12Co-financiers
  • Contributing 240

    Product: Complete BHOREAL kit and workshop

    Complete BHOREAL Kit including a PCB, electronic components set and mounting case + Workshop booking fee (assembly, programming and software usage) + T-shirt + Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition. (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    1Co-financiers
  • Contributing 250

    Product: BHOREAL Slim

    Preassembled and ready-to-use BHOREAL Slim + T-shirt + Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition. (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    8Co-financiers
  • Contributing 300

    Product: BHOREAL Slim and workshop

    Preassembled and ready-to-use BHOREAL Slim + Workshop booking fee (assembly, programming and software usage) + T-shirt + Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition. (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    0Co-financiers
  • Contributing 300

    Product: BHOREAL Slim PRO

    Preassembled and ready-to-use BHOREAL Slim PRO + T-shirt + Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition. (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    15Co-financiers
  • Contributing 350

    Product: BHOREAL Slim PRO and workshop

    Preassembled and ready-to-use BHOREAL Slim PRO + Workshop booking fee (assembly, programming and software usage) + T-shirt + Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition. (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    8Co-financiers
  • Contributing 1.000

    Product: Pack 5 complete BHOREAL kits and workshop

    5 complete BHOREAL Kit including a PCB, electronic components set and mounting case + 5 workshop booking fee (assembly, programming and software usage) + 5 T-shirt + 5 Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition. (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    0Co-financiers
  • Contributing 1.350

    Product: Pack 5 BHOREAL Slim and workshop

    5 preassembled and ready-to-use BHOREAL Slim + 5 workshop booking fee (assembly, programming and software usage) + 5 T-shirt + 5 Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition. (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    0Co-financiers
  • Contributing 1.500

    Product: Pack 5 BHOREAL Slim PRO PACK and workshop

    5 preassembled and ready-to-use BHOREAL Slim PRO + 5 workshop booking fee (assembly, programming and software usage) + 5 T-shirt + 5 Sticker + Acknowledgment and web recognition. (Shipping cost not included for international orders)

    0Co-financiers
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User

MID

MID
MID is an interaction design and technology studio, specialising in engineering, interactive design and new media. We work with museums, marketing and communication agencies, architects, public institutions, companies, entrepreneurs, musicians and artists.

Working collaboratively within a team of professionals of different disciplines ensures that innovation and creativity are brought to every project.We continually develop successful new formats for our clients by incorporating this diversified approach with our strong commitment to R+D.
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Frequently Asked Questions

17 | 04 | 2013
Plenty of you have been asking for more news! So in response to your petitions and some frequent questions about Bhoreal we have received, we have decided to publish in advance our FAQ section. All these questions (along with others) will be also published in our landing page (coming soon). Here it goes!


1. What is Bhoreal?
BHOREAL is an open source interface that allows to control all types of hardware and software.


2. Who is Bhoreal for?
Bhoreal is an appealing tool for musicians, DJs, VJs and visual artists. It is also useful for hackers and creative DIY people’s projects.


3. What can I do with Bhoreal?
You can use Bhoreal to trigger audio samples, video loops and lighting cues; as sequencer, synthesizer and rhythmbox; as remote control, automation trigger and even to control robots. You can also set up Bhoreal in standalone mode as algorithmic and generative controller, mathematical simulator, game interface and low resolution LED display.

Actually... You can use Bhoreal for any type of application you can imagine!


4. What are the differences between Bhoreal and other controllers?
Bhoreal is Open Source so you will be able to write your own firmware to work with any protocol. The fact that it hasn’t got limitations in terms of programming allows to emulate any other device.

Additionally, the new Bhoreal devices (that will be produced in limited editions after the campaign) will introduce new features and an innovative hardware in comparison with the earliest prototypes and other similar products.

These new features include: SMD RGB LEDs system with integrated chipset - therefore being incredibly fast and flicker-free (a common pitfall for many commercial controllers); ATmega32U4 Microcontrollers and integrated HID bootloader: Wi-Fi integrated module and wireless communication; High capacity lithium battery; Pads especially designed and customised for the project; High quality Corian and wood; High quality finish; Made in Barcelona.


5. What software can I use?
You can use Bhoreal with several software platforms. It is multi-protocol, so you can use Bhoreal for controlling practically every software for music composition and visual creation: Ableton Live, Reaktor, Max, Pure Data, Modul8, Resolume, Processing, VVVV, Open FrameWorks, Quartz Composer, Cinder, etc.


6. Which protocols does Bhoreal use?
Bhoreal can work through three different communication protocols: Serial, MIDI and OSC (Open Sound Control).


7. Which operating systems are supported?
Bhoreal is Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS and Android compatible.


8. Are the pads pressure sensitive?
The pads aren’t pressure sensitive. They are switches that activate the pixel and interact with the software, which sends a colour feedback to the correspondent pad.


9. What are your future plans?
We are already thinking about new designs including faders and digital encoders. In fact by now we’ve got the components available, ready for a testing process. It will take some time to complete the development but we are working on it!

In parallel, the community is now working on software apps that will enable Bhoreal to work in stand-alone mode as an instrument. This will allow to use a host with a virtual instrument, which will be physically controlled by the hardware interface.

Mainly we are working with Max and Pure Data to develop these apps, which will be available both for laptop and smartphones.


10. Where can I get one?
At the moment you can only get a device via the undergoing crowdfunding campaign on Goteo.org: goteo.org/project/bhoreal

The objective of this campaign it to raise the necessary funds to develop the first limited edition of Bhoreal devices. This first series will be available in the months following the end of the campaign.


11. Will you ship internationally?
Yes. As long as you're willing to assume the additional costs for shipping, customs and taxes associated with each country.


12. Can I become a developer?
Yes. Collaborations within the user's community are a key part in the development of the project, you can contact us at info@bhoreal.com


13. Can I organize a Bhoreal workshop?
Sure, just send a proposal with a brief description of the activity you would like to organize to workshop@bhoreal.com


14. How can I access the documentation?
All the documentation related to the project will be published after the end of the campaign, as soon as the Bhoreal devices are sent to the backers. Active collaborators and backers choosing a Bhoreal device during the campaign will have access to all technical documentation once it is ready.


15. Who is behind Bhoreal?
Bhoreal is a project developed by MID, an interactive design studio based in Barcelona and lead by a group of artists, designers, musicians and creative professionals specialising in engineering, interactive design and new media. More info here: mediainteractivedesign.com/en/


16. Do you have an official website apart from Facebook and Goteo?
We are working on it. We hope it will be available in a couple of weeks... We will keep you updated!


17. How can I get in touch with Bhoreal?
Please feel free to contact us via info@bhoreal.com

Comments

Hugo Gonzalez

Hugo Gonzalez

Hace 11 months
Muy bueno , sigan adelante!!! Estamos con UDs...!