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Oct 31

Reclouder receives official patents

By Thomas Gerbrands | Latest News

Reclouder technology officially patented

Ever since we started developing our innovative approach to recording audio we considered our technology to be the first of its kind. Therefore we have applied multiple patents with China’s National Intellectual Property Administration. Today we can announce we are the first official party worldwide that officially patented: 


1. Audio recorder with automated cloud storage using wifi.


2. Audio recorder that links with multiple units and records in sync with upload automation.

What does this mean for you?

Reclouder’s technology is made to become the one-stop hybrid solution for all audio creators. With these patents it can also be embedded into any instrument or piece of equipment. Now all devices can join the same IoT network. Think about all microphones on stage that link and record with our integrated technology. Think about multiple electronic instruments that can link and record on stage? 

We believe this will open doors for a wide range of industry partners to develop with us the future of recording audio.

What does Reclouder offer now?

  1. First it is a 24/96 SD card compact audio recorder.

  2. Multiple Reclouders can be linked via Bluetooth Mesh technology and remotely controlled with our user-friendly mobile app as a wireless multitrack recording network.

  3. All Reclouders can upload their recorded files to one session in the cloud - automatically - once it connects to WiFi (no need for computers, interfaces and other recording solutions), so you can process, share and archive your multitrack files immediately for post production from any given location.

  4. In the cloud, we will work with 3rd party partners to provide all kinds of audio processing such as mixing, editing, mastering and even music distribution.

Oct 14

Keynote Music China: Reclouder

By Thomas Gerbrands | Latest News

Music China 2019

It was during Music China last week that Reclouder received its first award. On the largest music technology & instruments trade show worldwide in Shanghai, Reclouder was named "Most Innovative Newcomer".

During the trade show our CEO Zhao Yitian had the opportunity to do a keynote. In front of industry professionals and leaders from all over the world we shared our story. Continue reading to find out more.

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What are the major difficulties in live recording?

Recording live music is time consuming and complex. You will need on-site recording equipment and the support of a skilled engineer to ensure quality. We register these three major challenges for an average musician when recording live music: 

  • On-site recording equipment support
  • On-site recording engineer support
  • Post-production support

For a musician it can be frustrating. When you decide to do it yourself the final results can lead to a lot of disappointment. This makes musicians completely dependent on expensive equipment, the know-how of external engineers and producers in post-production.

“When looking at the complexity and cost of live audio recording set-ups, we realized there must be a simpler and more cost-effective solution,” said Zhao Yitian, Founder of Reclouder. “With Reclouder, we're reducing the cost of pro-audio recording and generating more live recordings. This means more revenue for the audio and video producers and the sharing of music amongst groups of people.”

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The Simple Audio Recording Solution

Which solutions does Reclouder offer?

The most important attribute of Reclouder is that it is build to be simple. It is a recording device that is designed to be operated by anyone. No matter the level of expertise of technical knowledge. Reclouder works as standalone and in a network. This network is easily operated with a mobile applications. Now it is simple to record every sound source and sync this automatically in the cloud.

The second important attribute is the versatility. Reclouder offers a standalone solution for a single musician or a band. It is also suitable for filmmakers and videographers. Especially when looking at wedding videos, music videos and video interviews. 

The third distinctive attribute is technology. Reclouder brings a simple solution for a complex challenge. We offer high-quality recording with simple cloud automation and easy Bluetooth expansion. With the arrival of 5G, lower storage costs of cloud services and high-speed internet connections, Reclouder offers a future-ready solution to a wide range of creators.

Professional Live Performance Multitrack Recording & Production

Why use our cloud service?

With Reclouder we offer high quality multitrack recording for musicians and videographers. With our cloud service we offer a dynamic environment for everything connected to the production of your recordings towards a profitable digital asset.

Besides long distance post production we will develop audio enhancement, music distribution and other useful services that will ease up the life of any creator, while increasing the quality of the end product. 

We see recording as a service. In the past you could hire an engineer or try yourself. Now you have the ability to  use our cloud service and hardware unit to do the job for you. It is like going to a restaurant (hire engineer) or cook yourself (do it yourself). Reclouder in this comparison is like ordering takeaway from the comfort of your home. 


Oct 09

The Story Of Reclouder

By Thomas Gerbrands | Latest News

Music Has Value

We at Reclouder work on multiple projects with the motto “music has value”. Our goal is to develop hardware, software and cloud solutions that benefit you as an independent creator in the monetisation of your creative craft. In other words, we highly respect creative work and the people behind it and we want to develop tools that simplify your workflow and provide direct monetisation opportunities of that creative work.

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The Start

In the beginning of 2019 we were working on the promotion of one of those projects, We had decided to shoot a video with multiple cameras and a live band on stage in a venue.

By doing so we found out that setting up a recording environment for multiple sound sources (like a band) and with multiple camera angles was complex and time consuming. 

We found that all available solutions where centralised solutions. With this we mean that we needed one single operator that had the expertise and experience to work with such a recording system. 

Besides spending our own precious time, it costs a lot of extra money to hire such an educated person. Most of the time these are audio engineers who are actually more into live sound than recording that live sound. Or more into studio production work than live sound recording. 

We asked ourselves, maybe that is the reason why there is not that much high quality live music available online. At the same time the live experience is the best experience of music.

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The Solution

That is why we came up with a solution that is easy to operate by any creator. A solution that fits both the workflow of a musician as well as a cinematographer. A solution that offers recording of live music without any technical knowledge. A device and workflow that saves time, money and gives access to the entire production process to any creator no matter the level of technical knowledge. When more creators can record more live performances it leads to more content, more potential revenue, and a growing fanbase.

Along the way we found that especially for filmmakers there is a need for prograde preamps. While they have expensive cameras and professional mics, most of the time they use inferior quality preamps of the camera. 

The Core of Reclouder

Reclouder is in essence a portable field stereo recorder. A smart preamp with versatile connectors. It functions as a lossless audio thru box to integrate in a live music environment and between a mic and a camera. Without setting up extra wiring. 

It allows you as a creator to keep using your professional instruments and tools. It is a clever recording box that is as easy to operate as a stompbox. From our point of view every sound related creator needs a Reclouder as primary gear and every creator must be able to operate such a device easily.

What makes Reclouder different to any other recording device is the decentralised approach. With the latest Bluetooth Mesh networking technology you can link multiple devices and record and sync multi sound sources. Be aware! There is no audio over Bluetooth. The wireless bluetooth network is only there to link and sync multiple Reclouders. 

You can record any form of audio with Reclouder as a standalone unit or in a recording network. You must control this recording network with our user-friendly mobile app. This app is to control the network. Again. Reclouder is a hardware recorder. We do not record on a mobile device nor do we push audio over Bluetooth.

With Reclouder you can record a potentially endless amount of channels in multitrack. You will record on the integrated SD card first. This way, also when using battery power, you can literally record everywhere. We do not force you into recording in a Wi-Fi environment nor the need to connect to a power source. Reclouder is about freedom and making your own decisions that suit your workflow best. When connected to your preferred Wi-Fi the recorded files we automatically be uploaded to a cloud session.

The Amazing Part

We chose to develop a cloud service for several reasons. The monetisation of creative work is always connected to the digital and online domain. Back in the days we listened to music on vinyl and recorded both audio and video on tape and film. Today we consume massive amounts of audiovisual material from huge cloud libraries. We believe the next step will be that this will be implemented in the creation process. The future is right around the corner with the Internet of Things, decentralised blockchain technology and 5G mobile networks. We believe that Reclouder fits exactly those trends and therewith is the future-ready solution to recording audio.

Our cloud service provides us the opportunity to keep developing the domain you work in. We connect our hardware with this dynamic environment to ensure you keep getting the best and we can develop the features you really need. 

A cloud service also provides you the opportunity to process the entire supply chain online. From recording your creative work to final distribution to a consumer cloud, it can all be done online and within our cloud service. We are developing a simple to use A to Z cloud solution for creators. 

It allows you to invite team members, band members, contributors and engineers to work with you on the audio project. It allows every member of the creation to have ownership and therewith digitally capture the copyright to your creative work. 

Furthermore it allows us to offer features to enhance and distribute your audio and return revenue and royalties to your account. It offers a marketplace for audio engineers to offer their expertise to people who really need it. This way we close the circle and make sure the expertise of audio is not lost and taken over, but implemented in a solution that benefits everyone and offers a dynamic solution without the need to leave the comfort of your local workspace. 

Now anyone can record audio and process this from A to Z with just a few clicks.

Oct 07

Why you should support Reclouder on Indiegogo

By Thomas Gerbrands | Latest News

Support Reclouder on Indiegogo

Reclouder will be live on Indiegogo as per October 9, 2019.  To answer the questions "Why should you support Reclouder on Indiegogo?" we would like to inform you on the three different stages:

What can we offer now? Reclouder is an easy to operate (field) recorder for any creator no matter the level of expertise. It offers high quality components, simple integration, cloud automation and Bluetooth expansion. Click here to continue reading!

What can we offer soon? Reclouder is constantly developing. That is why we chose to offer a cloud service. This is a dynamic environment that is evolving and adjusting to your needs over time. The purpose is to open up cloud-based audio recording to any creator and deliver a simple yet effective platform to record, archive and enhance your audio. Click here to continue reading!

What can we offer in the future? We believe that music has value and that this value has to be allocated to the creators. We focus on improvement of the entire production process of audio. The complete supply chain. Our aim is to deliver a one-stop platform where you can work on the entire product. From A to Z. From recording to audio processing to distribution and monetisation of this high quality audio content. Therefore we develop a decentralised solution that connect with trends of blockchain, IoT and 5G. Click here to continue reading!

Oct 02

Reclouder receives “Most Innovative Product Award”

By Thomas Gerbrands | Latest News

Music China Show 2019

Music China 2019 will take place between 10 and 13 October 2019 in Shanghai.  With China being one of the largest consumer market in the world, it is the leading trade show for musical instruments in Asia. Over 110,000 visitors from more than 81 countries and regions crowded into Music China 2018 to source for the latest market’s favourites. 

It has been officially announced by Music China that Reclouder will receive the award for "most innovative product first release" during Music China 2019.  As stated by the organisation:

The Reclouder recorder is the world's first personal cloud recording device, an innovative application for the music industry to embrace the Internet of Things and 5G technology. It consists of a modular recorder and a proprietary cloud service that provides musicians with a complete solution for live performances of unlimited multitrack recording, cloud savings, cloud collaboration, and global distribution of music productions.

Of course we will be available during the show in October. If you are interested to meet with us go here!​​

Sep 30

Join the Reclouder cloud for free

By Thomas Gerbrands | Latest News

Welcome to the cloud

We have been developing our dedicated cloud service in the past months. The purpose of the Reclouder cloud is to offer you a dynamic environment to store, share and process your audio recordings. The cloud is a place that offers up-to-date services to enhance your audio recordings and to work on a project as an individual, in a team and as a band.

With Reclouder’s hardware you can record audio in the best quality. With Reclouder’s cloud service you can store, share and enhance these recordings. The ultimate goal is to offer you a hybrid solution that makes recording audio simple and offers the best technological solutions to deliver the highest quality of work, no matter the level of expertise. We want to offer every creator the opportunity to create high quality audio productions.

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The cloud future

Ultimately the cloud becomes an environment where your recordings are stored, processed and distributed. How much and which parts of the cloud service you will use, that is entirely up to you. If you are an expert audio engineer you can grab the recordings and process them in your DAW or video production software. If you are an amazing musician but absolutely non-technical you can invite your local expert to the cloud session to grab the recordings and process them. 

You can also invite a connected engineer through the online marketplace. And distribute your recordings to any platform to monetise your creative work and use effective online tools for audio processing.

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Join the beta testing team

As said we are developing our cloud service as we speak. Therewith we invite you to sign up for free to test the first features and let us know what your experience is, how we can improve and what you will need more. 

For now we offer file sharing and storage functionality. In the future we want to add audio enhancement tools and a distribution services.

If you want to join click here to signup

Sep 18

Reclouder on Indiegogo – Crowdfunding Starts Oct 9, 2019

By Thomas Gerbrands | Latest News

Reclouder goes Indiegogo

It is official. It is exciting. We've got news! 

Today we announce the start date of our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. We recently finished shooting our first official video in LA. We strongly believe that our new approach to recording audio is exciting, disrupting and challenging. 

We are developing our first model. The idea is to meet the needs of as many audio creatives as we can. Therefore our current model is suitable for musicians, vocalists, videographers, public speakers and DJs. 

We know that our current solution is not perfect for everyone just yet. We are planning to develop dedicated models to meet the needs of for specific users. For instance the Reclouder Drummer. For now, we need your support. If we launch this model successfully we can proceed with our quest for glory, and bring an entirely decentralised audio recording to the market. 

We offer a hybrid solution that connects recording audio to a dedicated cloud service that can take care of storage, syncing, file sharing and offers audio enhancement services for mixing and mastering. 

Soon we will start inviting the first beta-testers for our cloud environment. We expect to deliver the first hardware units in February 2020. First thing first. Let's start crowdfunding the best audio recording solution outside your studio!

You have 4 days left to join our limited introduction offer and save US$70 on the public price.

Go visit this page and join the movement!

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Sep 10

8 things Reclouder is NOT!

By Thomas Gerbrands | Latest News

Getting feedback

We started our Facebook page in June 2019 with the intention to go public with our recording solution and get as much feedback from potential users as we could. At the one hand, we wanted to test our idea and concept with the general public. At the other hand, we were looking for feedback to give direction to the development of our hardware recorder, mobile app and cloud service.

Today we offer a complete overview of Reclouder on our dedicated website. We are working with an international team to produce the first video and start the crowdfunding campaign in October 2019. Also we've created a Facebook Group and Instagram account to extend our and get more feedback. We even started to share our story on Medium, and got already a dozen of mentions in the online press ranging from Ask.Audio to diyphotography.net.

We have shared a lot about what Reclouder is. In short it is simply the best way to record audio outside of your studio. We've received much positive feedback. Many profound questions. Along the way we cleared a lot of misunderstandings and misconceptions about our product and services. We have enjoyed the conversations we've had so far and deeply appreciate the commitment we've experienced from the global community of creators. This blog is about exactly that interaction. The eight things Reclouder is not, as taken from our conversations online.

Think of this scenario: you're in a band. You'd like to record your live performances. You don't have access to or don't know how to operate console recording. Like each musician in the band have his own instrument and accessories, now each one of them can have his own recording device, with the advantage that the device is as simple to operate as a stomp-box.

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Eight (8) things Reclouder is NOT!

We are aware of the short time span the average netizen has today. That is why we just give you this short list without any further explanation.

  1. Reclouder is not a scam
  2. Reclouder is not a toy
  3. Reclouder is not an audio over Bluetooth recorder
  4. Reclouder is not a content grabber that steals your copyrights
  5. Reclouder is not a replacement for a (live) mixing console
  6. Reclouder is not comparable with recording on your mobile phone
  7. Reclouder is not an audio interface
  8. Reclouder is not replacing the sound engineer

If you have the time, we invite you to investigate and read further below. We will thoroughly explain every point of this list. Feel free to  get a better understanding of our vision and mission. When you are ready to find out what Reclouder is, we recommend to start with this blog post.  In short, Reclouder is about freedom. The freedom of creating audible content. The decision is up to you!

I haven't read all about it. Let alone tested it, but if it works, it is revolutionary, as was ADAT.

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Reclouder is not a scam! Occasionally we receive strange feedback on our social advertisements. Sometimes it is from people that don't believe we can record an entire band with our device. In most cases they just misunderstood our workflow and the ability to link multiple devices with Bluetooth Mesh Networking technology. We also consider that people intend to distrust anything that is connected with cloud services and ironically are eager to share that on Facebook. More about that later. We can honestly tell you that Reclouder is not a scam. We are in an early stage of development and preparing our crowdfunding campaign. This means that we still run into issues and complications while testing our prototypes and developing our cloud service. We do not have all the answers, but are more than willing to get them.

Reclouder is not a toy! As soon as people understand that we can record a live band on stage or a multi-camera project by using multiple Reclouders in a recording network, some people get a bit angry, frustrated or fearful. As we promote being an easy solution that can be operated by anyone, we get ourselves into a bit of trouble with a few dedicated experts. We understand that people see a mobile app, the mention of Bluetooth and a single-click operation workflow and say: "compared to what I have , that is a toy". We are aware that comparing sizes happens more often between males. We've developed our own pro-grade preamp and a new approach to recording audio with a reason. As we like to mention we record "decentralised" with a "hybrid" recording solution. We make recording audio accessible for a wide range of creators and why doing so we will always keep in mind: "keep it simple". Simple is not a synonym for toy. That is not what we are aiming at. We are aiming to make recording of audio and multitrack available for as much musicians and creators as we can. Therefore, we believe, it is mandatory, that we keep it simple, easy to digest and effective.

Reclouder is not an audio over Bluetooth recorder! This is a mistake commonly made. As soon as people read about Bluetooth, they think of their Bluetooth speakers and the problems it has transferring proper audio signals from their mobile phone to it. We understand that sending audio over Bluetooth is an inferior solution (at this moment). That is why we do NOT send audio over Bluetooth. We use Bluetooth to link multiple Reclouders and "control" the recording network and process. We record on every single Reclouder itself and upload all recorded content to a cloud session. From here it is synced and made available for post-production and audio enhancement.

Reclouder is not a content grabber that steals your copyrights! We have heart this a few times on our Facebook channel. It seems people are afraid that we steal the content they create. Although, in theory, it might be possible, it is in no way connected to our vision and ideas. Please allow me to explain. Our team is a dedicated group of music industry and technology veterans. We strongly believe that music has value. We see that with the success of streaming services the profits are not shared evenly with all creators. The current situation gives power to a few DSPs (streaming services) and a few record labels (The big 5). Our vision is to bring back the value of music and give that power to the people. The creators! That is a vision we might never reach, but it is in our intention to bring forward this motto in every aspect of our development. 

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I really get the idea behind this Reclouder. It's about freedom, to me. I'd buy one and encourage my band mates to do so. AND I think it has the potential to change the world of live recording, especially for the everyday local musician.

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Reclouder is not a replacement for a (live) mixing console! We have had much feedback from sound engineers and technicians that understand how to operate a mixing console. Of course there are mixing consoles on the market that can record multitrack for a decent price level. We are aware of that. We did not develop Reclouder to replace this mixing console. Actually Reclouder is developed to operate beside a live mixing console. It is build to work as a lossless audio thru-box on stage. You can connect your mic or instrument and link the output to the console without losing audio quality. Therewith it integrates in your existing setup. We've build Reclouder to open up live music recording for a wide range of musicians and creators. For people who cannot operate such a mixing console and need to hire an expert to make that happen. For them, we now offer Reclouder.

Reclouder is not comparable with recording on your mobile phone! On a few occasions people laugh about our value proposition and say "why should I need that, I can just record on my mobile phone". Yes, you can! And as long as you record a digital signal into this digital device and not convert this signal, you should be fine. This is not what we do with Reclouder. Reclouder is made to convert an analog signal to a digital signal and store this in the Reclouder. In other words, Reclouder is dedicated to get the best out of your microphone or instrument. The AD-conversion of any smartphone is inferior to what Reclouder delivers. Furthermore Reclouder comes with a dedicated pro-grade preamp and phantom power to get the richest sound out of the majority of dynamic, condensor and video microphones. This quality can only be delivered with a smartphone if you connect an external audio interface.

Reclouder is not an audio interface! We have people making the comparison with an audio interface. It connects with the request to have more inputs and outputs on Reclouder. There are many audio interfaces on the market. The big difference between mixing consoles, multitrack recorders, audio interfaces and Reclouder is the difference between centralised solutions and decentralised solutions. An interface merges multiple signals into a central point and converts this back to speakers or headphones. This way an audio interface converts analog to digital and after processing in a computer back to analog. Reclouder is only focussed on capturing the best sound and convert this to a digitally stored file without the use of a computer. The computer is not made to travel or be used on stage. An audio interface links sound to a computer. With Reclouder you don't need that. You do not need to know how to operate a computer or an audio interface. You simple connect your wires to Reclouder and press record. Reclouder operates as standalone and makes it possible to record anytime, anywhere.

Reclouder is not replacing the sound engineer! It is no secret that this has been one of the biggest discussions we've encountered during the first three months of project Reclouder. It has been such a hot topic that we dedicated an entire blog to it. Are you curious about what we have had to say about this? Feel free to read it here!

Aug 04

Every cloud has a silver lining

By Thomas Gerbrands | Latest News

Twist & Shout

For the last two months we have been sharing that all these crazy cool technologies are merged in this magnificent portable device. The way our decentralised solution connects with the changes that are happening in the online world. We tried to convince everybody that our solution is the best. 

And we ended up in discussions....

Discussions with experienced people about traditional solutions like mixing consoles. In discussions with musicians and videographers who mastered the skill of multitrack recording. 

We tried to convince you over and over....

...and we've learned one simple thing.

It is not really about technology.

It is about our shared admiration for the process of creating content. Technology is constantly evolving. We implement exactly that dynamic technology to keep improving our service. We offer a way of thinking, a vision, a direction to value our proposition and to change things for the better.

We honour great musicians and creatives that design the content we enjoy so much. We live in a time where music and video have become instant coffee. A fixed formula that can easily be generated by a computer and lip-synced on stage. We ask ourselves the question: “Is it real?”

The live experience is the soul of music. We bring back that craft of playing music and honour this with live sound! We believe that creators will change the recorded music industry for the better. Music is audio. Audio is so much more. Today’s creative content is amplified by audio. We focus on any creative work that involves audio in any form. That is where we want to make a difference. That is where we want to connect.

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The purpose of project Reclouder

You are the creator. We are your support. Together we are the community. That is why we created a cloud service. It is a dynamic solution. It is a service. It is an open source to move forward.

We will adjust to your needs and desires. We will develop and improve while working closely with you and the community of creators. It is a versatile and evolving environment where you are the key. Just plug in your Reclouder and record. Then tell us what we can do to make a difference. We will make it happen. 

We make recording audio accessible for anyone. We start with the end in mind. It is a journey. In the beginning our contribution might be small, but we are an ambitious team of dedicated people. An agile community of creators and engineers. We are willing to make a difference and support each other in a cloud-based ecosystem that is committed to your success. 

A thoughtful moment

We’ve been reflecting our direction with a wide range of engineers and technicians. We understand that your craftsmanship has been under fire for the last decade. Our service is a tribute to your know-how. We invite you to join our service. Become part of a flourishing marketplace. Offer your expertise to an ever-growing number of creators. Join this movement. Support the creators of the future and make sure you are ready for the next step.

Reclouder is at the start of something that is greater than ourselves. You can only enjoy what you have by sharing it with others. We support you in the process of creation. We invite highly skilled specialists to take your work to the next level. That is why we start here today and evolve along the way.

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Step by step we go hand in hand

The development of the personal hybrid recorder is our first step. We will follow up your requests closely.  We will develop features to empower your creative process that incorporates audio in any form. We simplify recording and open up audio-based content creation to anyone - with just a single click or a push of a button…

We've added wifi and our cloud service to store audio content and share this with professionals to enrich your content.

We've added bluetooth to ensure you can work in teams and keep ownership and control of your part of the process.

If we cannot offer your solution within our available features, we will connect you with the right partner to make it happen. Together we make an impact that exceeds the outcome of any individual.

You create! We enhance! Together we excel!

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Jul 24

Why would you record audio in the cloud?

By Thomas Gerbrands | Latest News

Cloud Vision

Once upon a time people recorded and listened to music using tapes and vinyl. Until this day audiophiles still believe this delivers the best quality in recorded music. In the past 50 years a lot has changed, but these methods are still valid and widely used. 

New technology did arrive. The production process is changing. With a laptop and a variety of software, bedroom producers became a valuable source for audio production.

Meanwhile listeners followed a fascinating path along new forms and mediums. From vinyl we went to walkmans. From walkmans we arrived at iPods. With a disrupting decade of illegal downloads, finally, the streaming services arrived. The music industry is recovering and it is cloud-based. What will be next?

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Today the listening experience is focused on cloud services. It provides an easy-to-use, low-entry, sponsored or subscription form of music consumption. We see this in many shapes in the entertainment industry with a leading role for the gaming industry (Steam), closely followed by films and series (Netflix) and music (Spotify, Apple Music)

On the production side the immense development of technology has been a real game-changer. The fast evolution of hard- & software pushed the production process forward. New styles of music emerged along the way. It made music production easy accessible and today more and more people engage with the creation of music. 

At the same time we see that few techniques survive the ravages of time. That is evolution. Survival of the fittest. A cross-breed of the old and the new, delivering improved forms, carried out by creators and consumers. That is why we say: "Let’s go hybrid!"

We create the future. Change is happening all the time. Streaming as a consumer of audio and video is the new norm. The internet of things (IoT) and 5G mobile networks (5G) are just a next step. The cost of chipsets and cloud space are getting cheaper and cheaper rapidly. We believe that the future of recording audio is cloud-based, and it is already happening.

Your Daily Life In The Cloud

Currently there are already many cloud-based services that are part of your daily routine. For instance with Google Drive you can store files, share documents and collaborate online. Google Docs transformed the well-known Microsoft Office into a virtual office in the cloud. Today it has become a regular thing in any business or industry to collaborate in documents (Word), spreadsheets (Excel) and presentations (Powerpoint).

Dropbox is another company that is taking its cloud service to the next level. With dropbox you can save files online and synchronise those files on different devices. It is easy to share them or add them to your email and so on. With additional services as Dropbox Paper task management, creative briefing and time management are taken into an online environment in the cloud.

Last but not least we like to point out the versatile solution by Apple: iCloud. With iCloud you can synchronise contacts, calendars and documents. iCloud stores music, apps, photos, notes and even diaries to secure your data as a back-up system and synchronises them among your (Apple) devices. If something changes on one device, all other devices are updated automatically and wirelessly.

Of course there are many other cloud services available. We would like to investigate them specifically in the audio industry.

What about creative clouds?

For consumers of music and video there are already many cloud solutions available. Actually it delivered an extreme change in consumption of digital entertainment. Services like Soundcloud, Spotify and YouTube need no further discussion. We have seen online collaboration initiatives like Bandlab, Soundtrap, Jamkazam, and many others using cloud-based software tools in many different forms. Also there are specific cloud services for audio processing and online documentation. Let us walk through a few of them to get a better understanding.  

Avid Cloud Solutions offers several cloud-based solutions for creative individuals and media teams attached to their hardware products. With their cloud services they improve the workflow for collaboration and simplify logistics, management, distribution and storage of media files such as audio and video.

Roland Cloud is a cloud-based suite of software synthesizers, drum machines, and sampled instruments. The idea is that any subscriber always has access to the latest updated versions of Roland’s software instruments. Besides being always up-to-date, Roland Cloud also aims to be a worldwide community of music enthusiasts, creators and producers developing and sharing new sounds and ideas. 

How does this fit Reclouder?

The basic idea behind Reclouder is to upgrade the quality of your creative work and benefit from the latest trends and technology. With the arrival of 5G and IoT, Reclouder takes you into the next decade of recording audio. Reclouder offers a future ready solution for recording audio with cloud-based services and solutions. 

Reclouder is designed from a decentralized perspective. This is different then all the other recording devices on the market. They all offer a centralised solution operated by one single person. Think about live mixing consoles, multitrack recorders, audio interfaces and laptops. With Reclouder every creator can own a device and this provides digital data for ownership, split sheets and copyrights. We record audio with the end result in mind.

The first Reclouder

We have developed a versatile solution that connects with musicians, videographers, DJs and sound engineers. This is our first model. When we launch this model successfully we will deliver more dedicated models adjusted to the needs of specific cases. Think about drummers and guitar players. Also we are constantly improving our cloud service and firmware. The best is yet to come.

The essence of Reclouder

Reclouder is in essence an SD recorder. It functions as a lossless audio thru-box as well. This means that you can record the same signal that is injected into the live sound. For instance, while musicians play on stage, Reclouder records and the audience enjoys. Whenever Reclouder connects with Wi-Fi, it will automatically upload the recordings in the cloud. From the cloud you can select the best recordings for processing and forward this to your production engineer. Or download it to process in your favourite DAW. You can also link multiple Reclouders with bluetooth, control it with your smartphone and record in multiple sound sources at once. 

Reclouder and video production

Reclouder allows videographer to focus on shooting video and at the same time, with a quick setup, you can get premium audio recordings without complicated operations. As a videographer you connect any mic you already own, adjust the gain and start recording. The auto gain feature will make sure you always get the perfect audio file. In addition, especially for multi-camera recording, there is not any wireless solution in the market that allows you to synchronise multitrack audio recording that easily.

Reclouder Cloud Service

If you want to record audio for music or video it is common that you bring an engineer along or compromise on quality. With Reclouder you can easily set up your audio recording system and focus on your music or shooting video. What it essentially does is record audio together with your best microphones, equipment and instruments. It is an additional value to your current setup and workflow. 

More recordings, more work, more knowledge

Now every creator can record high quality audio without any expertise or technical knowledge. You record audio, store and sync your recordings in the cloud and document your audio files for post-production. This is important. With Reclouder the creator creates and the engineer processes. You no longer need to ask a live sound engineer to record your audio, you can share your recordings from the cloud and let your studio engineer take care of editing and processing in post-production. This can be done almost instantly. You can also chose to process your recordings yourself when you are ready to do so.

The cloud and beyond

One of the main advantages of using cloud services is that it evolves and develops without you having to update anything. With Reclouder we are looking to streamlining your workflow. We offer a fast and easy solution for recording and sharing audio files. Besides that we are developing dedicated audio processing tools integrated in our cloud service. 

If you are a public speaker, musician, videographer, DJ or recording engineer you can use our effective tools to take care of the job. You can think of services as mixing, mastering, equalisation, noise reduction and more. If you do not have any experience with audio processing, our cloud service offers many solutions to upgrade the quality of your audio and take care of a professional outcome. Our cloud service is focused on delivering high quality results that suit the needs of your project. 

A special message to sound engineers

Consider this, as an experienced engineer, why not outsource simple audio editing and processing to our cloud service? It might be cost-efficient and faster if our service can cut the entire live recording into separate songs, sync the files, take care of time consuming basics and deliver them back to you.

Consider the amount of extra work you can do and clients you can serve. Think differently. What if we offered an online marketplace, an online platform, where you can offer your skills and get more clients? Think ahead. How can this benefit your business and how can you integrate the skills you've improved over the years?

We consider that live sound and live music recording are two different things. We do not replace the console nor the sound engineer. While you focus on live sound and make sure the audience and the band have the best experience, Reclouder can be set up easily and operated by anyone to record audio. The production engineer, who prefers the studio over a live mixing console, can take care of post-production from the comfort of the studio.

The survey

We do not have the answer for everything. That is why we value your feedback and opinions highly. The more you share your ideas and experiences with us, the better we can improve our product. That is why we want your feedback to deliver and develop the best service you can imagine. Straight from the cloud. We have conducted a simple survey to get a better understanding of your needs. It will take you way less than 2 minutes to fill in the form and help building the future of audio recording. 

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