Doppler Labs Secures Over $400,000 in Less Than Two Weeks on Kickstarter; Announces Investments from Live Nation Entertainment, WME & Universal Music Group

Earlier this month, Doppler Labs launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $250,000 for its new first in-ear system, the Here Active Listening System. The system is designed to let users instantly control and personalize your live audio environment. Here consists of two wireless, in-ear buds and a connected smartphone app that give you control of any live listening experience.

Noah Kraft, CEO and co-founder of Doppler Labs, previously stated:

Here 2“With the Here Active Listening System we want to give you the tools to have the perfect listening experience. We all perceive sound differently, but everyone has been to a concert where the audio wasn’t quite right or has been subjected to a long flight with a screaming baby.  Here changes all that, giving control back to the listener by allowing you to curate what you hear and how you hear it.  Our goal is to make it so you never have to deal with noise or a bad mix ever again.”

Here’s features include:

  • Real World Volume Control: Turn up, turn down or reduce your surroundings to get the volume of your world exactly where you want it.
  • Here 3Equalizer: Use five EQ sliders to adjust how you hear the bass, mids or treble of live music (or the real world).
  • Sound Effects: Add reverb, flange, vintage vinyl crackle, echo and more to concerts or even your friend’s voice.
  • Pre-Set Filters: Transform various daily life scenarios with Here’s specialized pre-set algorithms (e.g. reduce the baby crying on a plane, suppress the subway screech, or boost the bass at a live show).

Now, just shy of two weeks, the project has surpassed over $400,000 from 1,900 backers. The New York-based startup also revealed this week that it has received investments from Live Nation EntertainmentUniversal Music Group (UMG) and WME to further develop the system.

Kraft explained:

Noah Kraft“Support from these music industry leaders helps position the Here Active Listening System to revolutionize live entertainment – especially for concerts and live music. The technology we have created with Here has the potential to make every seat in the house the best seat in the house by allowing every listener to personalize their live audio environment based on their own specific listening preferences.”

The campaign is set to close on July 1st.


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