Our Mission is to provide excellent sound quality to connected objects. We do this by controlling their vibrations. Our first product, the HyVibe Guitar, is an acoustic guitar that uses Smart, Connected Vibration Technology to become its own wireless speaker, amplifier, and effect processor. We work everyday to make this the new standard for electro-acoustic instruments.
HyVibe is a product of the 7+ years of academic research in vibrations and acoustics by Dr. Adrien Mamou-Mani at IRCAM, a French institute for science about music, sound, and avant garde electro-acoustical art music.
Adrien and his research team began applying their expertise to acoustic instruments and before long, the first iterations of HyVibe’s technology were being played by renowned classical musicians in the world’s most famous concert halls. Composers became attracted to the creative possibilites that vibration technology offers and wrote scores especially for these first ‘smart instruments’.
Adrien left IRCAM in 2017 to create HyVibe with his partners Francois Beaulier and Matt Volsky. Today the Company has offices in Paris and San Diego and is excited to change how the world interacts with sound and vibration.
Matt Volsky serves as the COO of HyVibe and focuses on the Company’s sales & marketing and manufacturing strategies. He was previously the CEO of Gynius AB, a Swedish medical device company focussing on cervical cancer diagnostics. He holds a BSM in Finance from Tulane University and a Masters in Sustainable Business Development from Stockholm University. Matt is based in San Diego & Paris, and has played guitar for over 20 years, including in the Southern Californian band Five Alarm.
Dr. Adrien Mamou-Mani serves as the CEO of HyVibe. Prior to creating HyVibe, he was the lead researcher for the Ircam Instrumental Acoustics team. He holds a PhD in Acoustics and Mechanics from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris) and has been a post-doctoral researcher at the Paris Philharmonic Museum (Paris) and at the Open University Acoustics Laboratory United Kingdom as Newton Fellow. Adrien is recognized as a world expert in vibration and control of musical instruments. He is also a cellist and has been known to play guitar and sing in rock clubs around Paris!
Dr. François Beaulier is responsible for the techincal design and production of HyVibe’s products. His expertise as an electrical engineer is in embedded systems and he holds an engineering degree from the Ecole nationale supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA) and PhD in electronics from the Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC). Francois has been working with Adrien since 2014 and designed the layouts for the first HyBridge prototypes. He is also a guitarist and closet luthier!