Could Glass Represent The Future Of Audio?

Google’s head-mounted display with augmented reality is making more and more waves in communities everywhere. Everyone’s mind is now with the Google Glass and the release of the mass product. The possibility of having information displayed right in front of the user’s eyes exists for a couple of years now and so far it has been used only for aircraft pilots. However, the Google Glass device has created the opportunity to integrate this kind of technology in nowadays consumer electronics.

At the moment, the possibility of acquiring a Google Glass device is limited only to developers who have to apply with a filling that describes the kind of improvements they could make for the Glass, including five more graphics. If their submission is accepted, then they have to pay the price of $1500 for the actual device.

Amongst the many ways of usage suggested by every Glass enthusiast, we found one that could be quite interesting. As we said, many believe that this device could improve their daily lives, save them time and improve their daily performances. Someone thought about the Glass as being an audio display device in a music-recording studio.

It is well known about the problem music engineers have when they have to direct their attention in two directions at the same time, at the musicians playing and the console system or DAW used in the production process. The developer thought his work as a music engineer would be a lot easier if he would have a Glass display to point him if an instrument is overloading so that he would know what adjustments to make instantly. Of course, thus he could also control better the whole sound system because he could be watching closely every compressor and channels, motor levels, frequency clashes, delay levels and everything else he usually has to oversee on more than one monitor.

If this would be made possible, one should have to acquire a different monitor, which could display information such as the EQ settings for every channel, individual sending level for the effects and the cue as well as the fader settings. This way, the user would be able to make adjustments and simultaneously watch the music band.

What we are presenting here is just a rough idea but the concept is very good and can be worked with and grown from here. We are convinced that a sound system manufacturer would have the resources to develop this concept and create a real Glass work of art. The challenge in this area has been launched, all we have to do now is to wait and see what will come from it.