Artiphon’s new Snapchat lens turns everyday objects into musical instruments


Play your world
Open Scan Band in Snapchat and point your camera at everyday objects (like plants, pets, and food) to reveal colorful stickers you can place in 3D space. Play these cool sound objects by tapping the screen, reaching out with a finger, or dancing in front of the camera. Once you’ve composed your scene, share it with your friends and save it to your Memories or Camera Roll for later.

You can scan an orange and play it like a guitar. Hit a ball that sounds like a synth. Place a bunch of banana drums on the ground for your friend to trip over. Or just add a touch of notes on a walk. Scan Band isn’t about traditional music making, it’s about making music videos throughout the day.

How to get a sweep strip
Open Snapchat and point your camera at the Snapcode below. Press and hold the yellow square to scan it. The Scan Band lens will appear in your lens carousel. Or, you can follow this link.

Scan Band presented at the Snap Partner Summit
At today’s Snap Partner Summit, Snap showcased its latest technologies and collaborations. As a featured partner, Artiphon got early access to Snap’s latest developer tools, and now Scan Band is available to Snapchat’s 280 million daily active users.

The fun features of Scan Band are designed using some of Snap’s most advanced technologies for augmented reality (AR) and machine learning (ML). Using Snap’s Scan Object Recognition, Scan Band sees thousands of objects and interprets them into interactive origami-inspired stickers (including some quirky surprises).

And the AudioML tools recently unveiled by Snap have allowed Artiphon to import its own model of musical ML trained on professional jazz musicians and producers. This means that your next note or chord will still sound great, even if you’ve never played an instrument before.

Founder / CEO of Artiphon Dr. Mike Butera told the SPS audience:
“We’ve been designing AR Music technology for a few years in secret, so we’re excited to finally show the world what we’ve done. For us, AR Music represents the opportunity to move beyond the traditional notion that only musicians can make music. With Scan Band, people collaborate with a smart virtual instrument right in the video. It’s a whole new experience. We just want to inspire people to be sonically creative in every nook and cranny of the game. their day. “

About Artiphon
Artiphon is building the future of interactive music, combining hardware, software, and shareable content that anyone can play. The company’s electronic products, Orba ($ 99) and INSTRUMENT 1 ($ 299), are award-winning portable smart instruments that let anyone create music wherever they go. Sweep band represents Artiphon’s patent-pending AR Music technology, redesigning musical instruments as social video filters.

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