Month of May for Tabber
Hey all, Sorry for the length of time between updates. We’ve been working very hard and have quite a lot of things to update you about. The month of May is going to be an exciting one for Tabber! We’ve spent a lot of time designing a third iteration of our embedded boards. We have a beautiful Epiphone Les Paul all ready for the new pieces. The issue with the version we have been showcasing is...
We've entered into MassChallenge
We wanted to take a chance a let everyone know that Music Everywhere and Tabber have entered MassChallenge. MassChallenge is the largest startup accelerator in the world with access to many mentors and prizes for teams who do well. We’ve been through two other similar programs (Founder Institute and Betaspring), but this one is different as they don’t take anything from you, just offer...
Things we will be changing
Hey Everyone, So it’s time to release the (quite extensive) list of things we will work on before releasing again on Kickstarter. These are all things we’ve seen and heard from people who interacted with us. Your feedback is critical to us, if there are things you think we’ve missed or any suggestions, please do leave them in the comments. Thank you! Changes we will...
We have decided to close Kickstarter and improve
Thank you all for your promotion, pledges and support. Without you, we could have never come this far and know we know that we have something real and great people behind us. We are updating to let you know that we have made the decision to close down our Kickstarter. However, we are not canceling Tabber. We learned a lot of things from our two weeks in Kickstarter and we have decided that we...
iOS to Arduino Hacking Tips
This is a post about some of the things we found out while hacking a guitar to teach music - more info on the project is at www.tabber.co Technology has been on a fast track to helping our lives since the computer. We’ve seen software to help us with mundane paperwork and calculation type tasks, but now technology is reaching an entirely new level. The ease with which we’re able to...
The ingredients of a great hackathon
The Tabber team has been involved in several hackathons. We built the first iteration of Tabber at Startup Weekend Boston in October. It got second place but was the crowd favorite. Ryan and myself both had separate startups at the time, so it took a few months for me to finally say “ya, I’m going for this full time.” However, one of the most appealing parts of hackathons that...
Traditional music theory learning
We’ve seen a lot of comments from musicians that claim that Tabber can’t really teach people because there is no music theory attached or that it devalues musicians. We have every intention of putting musical education into our application, but in a way people can understand with less knowledge of the field. The point of Tabber is to get the basics of guitar presented in a way that...
I’ve hit the submit for review button on @Kickstarter after a lot of work on the video and campaign. Now, we wait in excitement!
We had to delay Kickstarter until next Saturday. Look for it then (we’ll update you)!
Tabber wins AngelHack
Sorry we didn’t update sooner. Sunday at 11pm we found out we had won the East Coast part of the competition. Then we spent the next day preparing to pitch before some of the biggest angel investors in the world in the nationwide finals. We presented although there were technical difficulties. At midnight, the news broke: Boston had indeed beat San Francisco and we were the winners! What...
Angelhack. We are back at another hackathon! These events are always great, but this one is super cool to us. When we presented at SF Music Hackday, someone in the audience really liked Tabber and he happened to be Greg Goppman who, along with his partners, organize Angelhack. He offered us free tickets to attend (which was cool because we would’ve come anyway ;). Angelhack is really unique in...
Testing just the height, no design.
Back to Providence
We are back and settled in to Providence (for now). We had an awesome experience out in San Francisco including Music Hackday and Music Tech Sunmit. People really liked Tabber! We got written up in Evolver.fm, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, NBC Bay Area and also Hack of the Month by Controllerism! You can read all of them at www.tabber.co which also got a redesign. The newest prototype of the sleeve is...
Completed boards look awesome! Next step getting them into the necks, then on to Cali to show them off!!
Flashy new, custom light boards that drive the newest Tabber prototypes.
Our new blog!
This is where we will post all of our updates from now on. Be sure to check out the status of the Music Everywhere project and all of the work being done on the Tabber guitars. Reach out to us any time, we’d love to chat!