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FAQ

Have more questions? Get answers to your most pressing questions before you back the Lumos crowdfunding campaign!

What is Lumos?

Lumos is a hand-held hardware device dedicated explicitly to songwriting that captures your ideas as they come and helps you finish them.

Where can I purchase Lumos?

You can pre-order Lumos by backing our crowdfunding campaign. We plan to launch the campaign late 2020, running for 30 days. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and jump on our email list for project updates, deadlines, and stretch goals.

When will it be available?

We’re aiming for crowdfunding campaign backers to receive their Lumos in the first half of 2021. The product will be generally available for sale on our website after the crowdfunding campaign has ended.

What does the design process look like?

Lumos is designed and prototyped in our lab in Reno, NV by our technology team led by Techstars alumna Allison Clift-Jennings. She also has two pint-sized Yorkies helping out–Mercy and Ada.

Where are your offices?

We are located in The Biggest Little City: Reno, NV.

Can I sing into Lumos?

Yes! You can sing into the device the same way that you might use the voice memo app on your phone, using the built-in microphones.  You can also plug in an external microphone if you wish.

Can I play my guitar or synth into Lumos?

Yes, maestro. You can plug your guitar, synthesizers, or any other instrument into Lumos and record the output, as long as it supports a 1/4″ or XLR jack. Rock on!

Where will the product be manufactured?

The design, manufacturing, and assembly of Lumos devices are done in the good ol’ United States of America.

Does Lumos replace the recording studio?

No, it does not. Lumos excels at helping you get your song idea written and arranged into a final form. Lumos has excellent audio quality that allows you to record an entire album on it if you wish, but most will use it alongside a full recording setup. Once you finish a song in Lumos, you’ll likely take it to a recording studio where you can lay down all the backing instrumentation you’d like and get help with mixing and mastering.

Will I be able to share my songs with my song-writing collaborators/bandmates?

Yes. Imagine laying down a melody on your guitar into Lumos, then sending that stem to your bandmate who also has a Lumos. She then writes and records 3 different drum sequences into her Lumos, and they magically show back up in your Lumos device. No more text messaging voice memo recordings to each other. Collaboration is all in the box.

What does Lumos replace?

Most songwriters are currently using a pen and notebook, their phone’s notepad or voice memo apps, or they use their computer. Lumos combines the best aspects of each of these in a single tool dedicated explicitly to the songwriting process. It captures your ideas as they come and helps you finish the ideas already started. No more distractions.  No more half-finished songs that are several years old.  Now you can create, arrange, store, and play back your songs all on one device–at your home, or on the go.

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