Today, Audreio–an app that streams audio between iOS devices–went live in Apple’s App Store, marking Audreio’s first milestone. We are very happy to be able to share with the rest of the world what we have been working on for about a year. We would like to think of it as the beginning of a new wave of tools and technologies that will improve the music making process. Tools that will contribute to the reshaping of an industry that crawls, an industry that still lives in the past.
Audreio 1.0 explores the possibility of leaving the cables behind by allowing users to make a virtual connection between two devices and send audio just as if there was a physical connection. It wasn’t long ago that we had to connect our phone to the computer in order synchronize pictures, music, contacts, and data in general. Similarly, power cables are threatening to disappear, and we think that audio connections should also get there one day.
Unfortunately, the technology used for wireless communication wasn’t designed nor built with live audio streaming in mind, making it an extremely difficult problem to address. There is no way to control what happens outside the device: microwave ovens, wireless phones, walls, or hundreds of other factors can cause the data to get lost or delayed along the way. Yet, we decided that if we wanted to get there one day, we had to start somewhere and try to get the best out of the current state of wireless transmission and provide enough feedback to the user when something out of our control occurs.
We hope that Audreio will find its place in the music production process and that, as we keep working on it and growing its reach and functionality, it will become an indispensable tool for every musician. We have very exciting plans for the future, so keep an eye on this blog, sign-up to our newsletter, and send us any thoughts, ideas, questions or anything else you would like to share: firstname.lastname@example.org.