If you’re a bass player in a band, there’s a good chance you’ve struggled to hear yourself on stage more than once. Luckily for you, the BackBeat has arrived to solve the issue.
Designed by bass player Yerko Sepulveda after studying engineering at the University of Sydney, the BackBeat is a wearable subwoofer that lets you feel what you play – even if you can’t quite hear it. Simply attach the device to your strap, connect to your bass, and get instant feedback directly to your body.
The BackBeat features I/O connectivity to be used with anything from an amplifier to headphones or your pedalboard, while also incorporating a rumble control to adjust how much of the beat you feel.
The project is currently being funded on Kickstarter with plans to start shipping in September 2018. If you're a bassist who is tired of not hearing your playing on stage, you can fund BackBeat here.