U-MIX Control PRO

open project
 
 
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This is a USB MIDI hardware device that comes in two versions, with or without integrated sound card. It can be used to control any software that supports MIDI on MAC/PC/iPad.

This project was in fact two projects, one for each version of the console (U-Mix Control Pro and U-Mix Control 2 that had no sound card). It was a complex project that required a multitude of software tools which in the end enriched my skills by huge margin. The design of the jog wheel was a nice challenge. I proposed several solutions from which the final one was agreed upon and we can see it today.
 
The people involved were from different parts of the globe with different time zones.
 
This project like many of my other projects was done without interacting or touching any of the actual prototypes.

My Role

I worked on all the parts of the project from the conception and development to the user manual. I provided the original designs (using 3D renderings) from which the final one was chosen.
 

Areas of the development of which I was responsible:

  • creation of several product design proposals (the final design was chosen by the Mixvibes team)
  • new jog wheel design different from other designs on the market
  • technical drawings and 3D files for the manufacturer
  • technical schemes for the user manual and packaging
  • files for the silkscreen process (the text printed on the device itself)
  • product visualization through the entire duration of the development process
  • product renderings for marketing (web, print and packaging)
Notable personal contributions and solutions:

  • V-shaped EQ to accommodate the small size of the device and make space for the load and browse buttons
  • handles molded directly in the case for better ease of use
  • optimization of the jog wheel size
  • reduction of the device height by realigning the internal components resulting in less material and lower weight
  • function assignment for knobs and buttons (ex: kill function for the equalizer)

The internal structure was not developed by myself but I have provided support for the entire duration of the project contributing with solutions and ideas.

2010
Tools
Autocad
Corel Draw
Illustrator
Photoshop
Rhinoceros
Siemens NX
V-Ray

DJ Cable

open project
 
 
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The “Dj Cable” is a small but very useful piece of hardware developed by MixVibes that enables any iPad/iPhone user to use monitoring headphones while mixing. It splits the normal stereo output into two separate mono outputs, one for the master and the other one for the headphones.

We had to develop the smallest and simple accessory without exceeding the budget and utilizing the already existing manufacturing process. The multitude of iPad and iPhone cases was an important factor as this product had to be compatible with all of them starting with the Apple Bumper Case for iPhone.

My Role

My task was to bring this concept to life through 3D imaging. I designed the cable together with the Mixvibes team in Paris. I participated with ideas and through the duration of the project I provided 3D images and renders. Specification and technical drawings were also provided to the manufacturer in different formats.

  • 3D modeling and product design
  • product visualisation
  • rendering and post processing
2012
Tools
Autocad
Corel Draw
Photoshop
Rhinoceros
V-Ray
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U-RIP 22

open project
 
 
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U-RIP22 is a nice little sound-card that is very useful when you need to quickly add an additional input to your laptop. It was shipped together with a software for digitizing your vinyl records and converting them into mp3.

This like most of my other 3D projects the model was reconstructed from images and sketches with no direct access to the real hardware. The result though was nice and I still enjoy watching these 3D renders.

My Role

My task was to give the team valuable images for marketing and presentation purposes in print and web formats. The goal was to promote the product before the manufacturer even produced the first sample.

  • 3D modeling with no access to the real product or any detailed blueprints
  • rendering and post processing
2010
Tools
Illustrator
Photoshop
Rhinoceros
V-Ray

U-MIX 44

open project
 
 
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U-MIX 44 is an external USB sound card that supports 4 inputs and 4 outputs as well as a monitoring headphones jack and one input jack for the microphone.

All the modeling and 3D rendering was done without having the actual product in my hands the images are generated only from sketches of the product.

My Role

I provided 3D visualization and silkscreen files for this project and I also made the images for web and print that gave the team the ability to promote the product to market before receiving the first samples.

  • 3D modeling with no access to the real product or any detailed blueprints
  • rendering and post processing
2010
Tools
Hardware
Corel Draw
Illustrator
Rhinoceros
V-Ray

VFX Control

open project
 
 
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VFX Control is a hardware MIDI interface that works on USB. It has an integrated sound card that supports ASIO with 2 stereo RCA outputs and a headphones jack for monitoring.

All the rendering and modeling was done without having the device at hand and with absolutely no blueprints. I had to reconstruct the model using only a few low quality pictures.

My Role

During development I provided 3D product visualization and high-resolution 3D imagery. I participated in the product development by offering ergonomics advice and function assignment counseling.

 

Areas of the development of which I was responsible:

  • 3D product modeling
  • product visualization through the entire duration of the development process
  • silkscreen design and files for the silkscreen process
  • product renderings for marketing (web, print and packaging)
Notable personal contributions and solutions:

  • the entire FX block functions assignment
  • loop LEDs solution for assigning multiple loop intervals using less LEDs
  • icon design (ex: vinyl button)
  • new 3D jog wheel design (largest possible jog given the existing constrains)
2009
Tools
Hardware
Corel Draw
Illustrator
Photoshop
Rhinoceros
V-Ray