LET'S PERFECT IT TOGETHER

DEVELOPING THE NEW PLAY2ME MKii

TACTILE EXPERIENCE - WHY IT MATTERS

Our ears are not the best at hearing low rumble. Our body acts as a receiver too. When you hear a frequency with your ears and at the same time experience it with your body, the brain then joins these two pieces of information into a richer sound experience. 

SPECIFICATION OF THE CURRENT MODEL

S4 HEADPHONES

Designed for demanding mixing enginers from scratch. Frequency response within ISO 226 equal loudness standard minimal tolerance. 

PLAY2ME AMPLIFIER

Ready to drive S4, S4R or any other headphones with 6.3mm jack connector. Output for BSE haptic subwoofer with 5pin XLR. RCA and XLR input switch along with mono switch in the front

BODY SOUND EXPERIENCE PILLOW

Tactile subwoofer that pushes the sound directly into your body. Without sound traveling through air, it's a silent audio monitoring.

THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OF THE NEW P2M SYSTEM

The design of every cool audio product must be based on your feedback, on your ideas, on your needs. So, we're asking you to share your ideas and your feedback with the previous model and what the new model of Play2Me should look like.

Leave you comments, links, whatever you want, and join the journey of developing the Play2Me system. We're going to update you as we go with all the development things, all the geeky stuff as well.

It's designed for you, so more you give us, the better we're going to do. Join us.

PART 1 | WE'VE LISTENED - GATHERING FEEDBACK ON THE P2M SYSTEM

CHALLENGES

HOW TO CALIBRATE A SILENT SUBWOOFER?

The main challenge with calibration is the lack of research in how sound travels through human body and what the transfer function looks like.

To address this we'll conduct empiric research using G.R.A.S., Dewesoft and RME lab equipment for gathering and processing data acquired from test subject.

Any idea (or researched we might have missed) on how to do that with best possible results can be shared in the form below.

SOUND LEAKAGE - HOW QUIET SHOULD IT BE?

Obviously the open back headphones are the best option option for the aural part of the system. They leak and that's not something we think needs to be addressed.

Tactile transducer also have some leak. Depending a lot on how the low pass filter is set and the surface to which it's mounted. Essentially turning it into a membrane. 

The burning question is how much vibration is still ok and where is the best compromise between silence and great tactile (haptic) audio experience.

Share your ideas and thoughts below.

EXTREME COMFORT - HOW DOES IT FIT?

One of the biggest issues with the Mk I BSE pillow is the fact it's small (gives it portability) and due to that, makes is uncomfortable to lean on to for longer sessions. 

How to create a system that translates vibrations with reasonable small distortions but keeps the comfort at the highest level. 

Even more, how to make it simple to mount on a chair?

Share your ideas and experience below. Thanks.

JOIN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

Leave us your email and we'll let you know about all the development phases that are going on here at OLLO Audio. No promotional emails - just feedback on the development process.  Also, your feedback is much appreciated. So if you have any ideas or needs when it comes to the haptic experience, leave a message along.

TESTIMONIALS ON THE MK I MODEL

The OLLO Audio PLAY2ME system is my favorite headphone monitoring system. The headphones sound amazing and with the silent subwoofer I can feel every bit of the low end without blasting it on the mains. I use it on every mix.”

Amy Winehouse, Jessie J, Joss Stone,...

GARY NOBLE (3x Grammy award winning mixing engineer based in Miami USA)

The PLAY2ME cushion and preamp have been very useful tools for checking mixes but have also been inspiring creative tools. I’ve used the cushion a lot for writing, especially low end synth parts. It’s a nice way to gauge where you are energy wise in the song. 

James Arthur, Blossoms, etc.

CÉCILE DESNOS (London based Mixer, Producer and Songwriter)