We’re going to release the power of your music
Music notates our lives. We associate music with powerful emotions, nostalgia & memories. We’ve danced, we’ve cried, and we’ve hugged to music.
But today, despite there being more music around us, it’s difficult to actually hear it properly. Our speakers, our headphones, and earbuds aren’t primarily designed to play music, but to be fashion accessories instead. It’s pretty difficult to find a speaker which just plays music with energy and soul.
We’re here to change this, to provide an independent, alternative to mass market mayhem, and if you want to hear and feel your music, then we’ve got the speaker for you.
We’ve done our 10,000 hours
We make the gear that helps musicians record the power, emotions and beauty of their music. We’ve been doing this for over 25 years, and I’m guessing a lot of the music you love has been made via our kit, and man we’ve worked with some incredible engineers & the amazing musicians they record.
But on the high streets, quality has taken second place to profit. Speakers are now a throw away, marketing driven consumable. The audio quality just has to be good enough, or hyped for a good first impression at the expense of long term satisfaction.
We hate this. We want to engineer great speakers that do their job properly, and last the test of time, repairable and upgradable. And we want to do this in a way that is fun and accessible to all, and not in an elitist, voodoo based, Hi-Fi way
To be fair, this approach isn’t for everybody: the majority seem quite happy, with their bland plastic speakers doing a good enough job. But good enough is average, and average is boring. If you’re in the 25%¹ of humans who really love music, we know you’ll want more.
It takes a lot of experience, hard work and money to engineer a great speaker that lets you feel the music and makes you want to dance. But without it, we’re just background listeners, not participants in one of mankind’s greatest achievements.
How the SoundBuckets were born
Our son wanted a highly rated Bluetooth speaker, for his birthday. We checked it out, bought it and like him, eagerly waited for it to arrive.
It arrived in a big box and we sat around him as he enthusiastically opened it . First disappointment: the speaker was a third of the box size, and a bit small. OK, but what would it sound like?
Second disappointment: it sounded really average – loud, but no bass & no high end and overhyped. My partner said it sounded and looked boring, and your dad could make a better speaker. A challenge was thrown down, and we accepted it. The SoundBucket project was born.
A year later, we launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign. We got some great customer feedback, improved the design, and the result is the lovely SoundBucket you see today.
We use them at home and in the office, and when we’re out. And everyday, the music we hear on our SoundBuckets makes us smile 🙂
Music is meant to be enjoyed
Making music is a serious job, but it’s made to be listened to, to be enjoyed, to motivate, to thrill, and stir emotions. And we think our SoundBuckets will help you do just that. Listening to your music on a SoundBucket will lift your spirits and release the power and fun of music for you to hear.
Enjoy your music, enjoy life, enjoy your SoundBucket!
¹Emap Advertising, project phoenix , looking into attitudes to music among the 15-39 year old age group: 9% classed music as being essential to their life, and 16% classed music as being a key part of their life. The other 75% didn’t really care