App Synchronizes All The Phones At A Concert For A Light And Sound Show

App Synchronizes All The Phones At A Concert For A Light And Sound Show
technology

Dan Deacon's new app for iPhone and Android creates a communal experience at his shows by making the audience part of the music.

Emma Hutchings
  • 4 september 2012

Musician Dan Deacon has released a new app for iPhone and Android that aims to make his audiences feel more engaged at concerts. The app gives concert-goers the ability to create their own accompanying light and sound spectacle during the show. The free app syncs all the smartphones in the room to create a light show, (similar to Coldplay’s LED wristbands and Disney’s LED Ears) but doesn’t require the audience to have any equipment or device other than their phone. No Wi-Fi or data connection is needed; instead, phones in the audience interact with audio from the concert and unlock through ‘calibration tones.’ The use of audio instead of Wi-Fi makes it possible for Deacon to communicate and control the phones from any stage. With the app, phone screens can be used for a light show, speakers as instruments, and L.E.D. as strobe lights.

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