“This is the future of DJing” - Richard “DJ QBert” Quitevis

 

Photography from engadget article: "The DJs of Silicon Valley who are changing music"

Patent: US 6,881,949

Platter Sensor

Platter Sensor

The Technology

Our product will allow a DJ musician to creatively manipulate any digital media format (Digital Video, Video game FML, Digital Music, etc.) utilizing the traditional turntable, the Pro DJs instrument of choice.  Specifically, our innovation utilizes coordinate location data to track acoustic changes to correspond with desired digital audio/video representations.

Captured Data

Captured Data

The Data

The SensorTable allows the DJ to save and upload their “Mixing Data.” This data is a unique “fingerprint,” which musically portrays how a DJ mixes and scratches from song to song. The “Mix-Data” then can be uploaded for use in multiple applications.

Removable Platter

Removable Platter

Patent Technology

"While we commonly think of IP in the entertainment business as copyrights in songs or trademarks on labels, Charles is using a patenting strategy to help Thinklive! prosper."

- Under Secretary David Kappos 8.26.2010

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Ritche Desuasido, Richard Johnson, and Charles Spencer describing TLive Inc. technology at MakersCon 2014

Ritche Desuasido, Richard Johnson, and Charles Spencer describing TLive Inc. technology at MakersCon 2014

Charles Spencer instructing children on turntablism at the Intel Booth. Makers Faire SF 2014

Charles Spencer instructing children on turntablism at the Intel Booth. Makers Faire SF 2014

ThinkLive! Inc.'s S.T.E.A.M. Focus

ThinkLive! Inc. was invited by Richard “DJ QBert” Quitevis and Thud Rumble to bring our technology to Intel’s “Edison Microprocessor” group and to participate in Makers Faire and Makers Con 2014.  As a result, we were able to push forward our broader company S.T.E.A.M. mission (i.e., STEM knowledge reinforced through the “arts”).  Derived from the fact that connections with the arts frequently reinforce, incentivize and support the learning of fields generally under-explored and in which youth under-perform.  Our goal is to have students of all ages acquire the needed competencies, via our youth outreach programs, to create unique programs from the data derived from the SensorTable system.

DJ QBert captivating the youth via turntable artistry at the Intel sponsered Makers Faire booth 2014.

DJ QBert captivating the youth via turntable artistry at the Intel sponsered Makers Faire booth 2014.

Richard “DJ QBert” Quitevis , Richard "HardRich" Johnson, Scott Lopker (Intel), Ritchie "YogaFrog" Desuasido and Charles "Spoon" Spencer.  Intel/ThudRumble Booth Makers Faire 2014

Richard “DJ QBert” Quitevis , Richard "HardRich" Johnson, Scott Lopker (Intel), Ritchie "YogaFrog" Desuasido and Charles "Spoon" Spencer.  Intel/ThudRumble Booth Makers Faire 2014

 

"The DJs of Silicon Valley who are changing music"

“Like the Thud Rumble guys, ThinkLive CEO Charles Spencer is a DJ. But he's also a hardware developer. Spooner created and patented a turntable that houses three sensors to track vinyl, platter and tone-arm movement. It removes the need for vinyl records with timecode to interact with digital audio. The turntable will actually work with any piece of vinyl and track, as well as vinyl with timecode tracks. But it's what it does with that tracking data that's impressive.”

- Engadget: Roberto Baldwin,   @strngwys   05.27.15

“They call me Spooner out West"

- Charles Spencer

 

"Atlanta DJ, Inventor and Entrepreneur uses Patented Technology to Win 2nd National Science Foundation Grant"

“The social impact of this NSF SBIR Phase II project will be achieved through the development of a novel physical music media platform with advanced instrumentation that is designed to promote deeper engagement in education for underrepresented youths.” - ThinkLive! Inc.

Mid-West City School District students with DJ Princess Cut (Hot 107.9 ATL, OWN Network, Oprah)

Mid-West City School District students with DJ Princess Cut (Hot 107.9 ATL, OWN Network, Oprah)

Mid-West City School District students with DJ Princess Cut (Hot 107.9 ATL, OWN Network, Oprah)

Mid-West City School District students with DJ Princess Cut (Hot 107.9 ATL, OWN Network, Oprah)

STEM learning remains the “upward mobility” language of the future.

- ThinkLive! Inc.

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