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A percussion set developed by using space technologies

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21 Aug 2019

MuseWaves will invest 1.2 million euros until 2021 in its expansion plan and launches Hexadrum, an innovative percussion set.

Musewaves launches Hexadrum, a percussion set developed by using space technologies and composites materials

Musewaves launches Hexadrum, a percussion set developed by using space technologies and composites materials

MuseWaves, the technology start-up of high-end musical instruments, has set out to revolutionise the manufacturing and selling of instruments. Applying space technology and composite materials in the production of its designs, it is taking the initiative in the sector with the aim of becoming a European company specialized in the new generation of musical instruments. The philosophy of this start-up is to meet the needs of today’s musicians, applying 21st century technology.

The Hexadrum provides an innovative solution, not only offering a compact design but also a high quality musical instrument. High-tech acoustics are brought together with an exclusive, ergonomic and modular design that provides superior sound and that is easy to assemble, carry and use.

The sound of the Hexadrum is the result of its radiation surfaces made with an advanced carbon fibre composite material. The name Hexadrum comes from this material, carbon fibre polymer, as 6 different sounds can be produced from it. 

Hexadrum, a pioneering percussion set
MuseWaves has developed Hexadrum. It is a highly versatile and innovative percussion set as it can be used as a set or independently, with several sound options (drum, cajón, bongos, etc.). Hexadrum is played as a drumkit and is characterised by its exclusive, ergonomic and modular design. It is the solution to the frequent problems of transporting and packing that musicians suffer in their day to day. Hexadrum can be easily carried in its own backpack and is assembled in just four minutes.

Made of carbon fibre and stabilised wood, Hexadrum is the result of an extensive study of the needs of today’s musician and applying in-house technology to composite materials specifically for acoustics.

With the launch of Hexadrum, MuseWaves unveils a new category of percussion instruments and drums, also becoming a benchmark in acoustics.

Musewaves launches Hexadrum, a percussion set developed by using space technologies and composites materials

High-end musical instruments made with composite materials
The objective of MuseWaves is to develop high-end instruments using composite materials that offer excellent acoustic performance. For this, it uses advanced acoustic analysis and vibrations technologies.

"Through the deep understanding obtained from acoustic and vibration analysis and measurements, we achieve unprecedented volume, projection, frequency response and dynamics.”

A partnership with the European Space Agency
This partnership began in September 2017, when MuseWaves was selected to be part of its incubation programme for the transfer of space technology to civil industry. This then led the start-up being awarded a research and development grant which helped them to grow and further invest in new technologies. MuseWaves is currently incubated in the Business Incubation Centre of the European Space Agency and Barcelona Activa in Barcelona.

Rapid growth
Between 2019 and 2021 MuseWaves will invest more than 1.2 million euros to boost its internationalisation plan and to implement the patent strategy for the results of its R&D.

MuseWaves has been recognised with the “Seal of Excellence” of the European Commission’s H2020 programme and has received a grant from the CDTI for €250,000 after being selected in its NEOTEC programme to promote technology companies. It is currently negotiating a €170,000 ENISA loan.

In addition to the public aid received and a round of capital in 2018 of €160,000, the company is immersed in negotiations to incorporate national and international investors for the value of €500,000.

Musewaves launches Hexadrum, a percussion set developed by using space technologies and composites materials