Powered by ELK guitar on tour with MUSE!

British mega band MUSE is currently on tour promoting their latest album Simulation Theory performing in sold out stadiums all over the world. With them on tour is a custom made, one of a kind Powered by ELK guitar that frontman and guitarist Matt Bellamy brings out to play the song “The Dark Side” each … Continued


From version 3.6.11, Steinberg’s VST plugin format will natively support the integration of the ELK MusicOS, allowing VST-based plug-ins to run seamlessly in Powered by ELK musical instruments and audio processors. ELK is the first available embedded platform to officially support all plug-ins developed under VST 3 specification, allowing manufacturers to offer their customers access to … Continued

Powered by ELK Eurorack synth!

If you drop by MIND Music Labs at Superbooth in Berlin you are in for a real treat. Supporting the Propellerhead partnership, we will be showcasing a Eurorack format synth module running the RE-compatible Polysix for Reason — utilising Korg’s proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology) to precisely model the circuitry of an analog polysynth classic … Continued

Let’s go! Superbooth 19!

SUPERBOOTH19! Yes, we will be demonstrating the potential and flexibility of the ELK MusicOS by showcasing a number of hardware product prototypes based on existing VST (Virtual Instrument Technology) and RE (Rack Extension) releases from world-class developers at SUPERBOOTH19, Europe’s first and largest trade fair for electronic musical instruments. In Steinberg’s stand in Yamaha’s booth … Continued

Introducing the Powered by ELK Retrologue 2 desktop prototype!

MIND Music Labs is proud to announce a continuation of our official partnership with music and media production products provider Steinberg —  by bringing a brand-new, co-developed desktop synth prototype to SUPERBOOTH19 in Berlin, May 9-11. “We immediately saw the potential of ELK MusicOS, and that’s why we added it to the official VST SDK … Continued

Remote Music Performance by Ericsson and MIND Music Labs at MWC19!

At this years MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, telecom giant Ericsson showcased our mutual project Remote Music Performance together with Vodafone.  Remote Music Performance lets musicians play and create music together over a 5G network, despite being in completely different locations.  “We were looking for a reliable platform and operating system that can guarantee … Continued

ELK wins best New Technology Award at NAMM 2019!

At the recently concluded 2019 NAMM Show in Los Angeles, the ELK MusicOS generated intense interest from some of the biggest companies in music and audio.  The icing on the cake came when Sonicstate.com presented ELK with their best New Technology Award. “We are of course very happy and honored to be receiving this award! … Continued

Almi Invest joins MIND Music Labs

Today we are glad to officially announce the entrance of a new investor in MIND Music Labs investors’ team. A recently closed round of 6 million Swedish Krona (approximately $664.000 USD) allows us to welcome a new partner in MIND Music Labs: Almi Invest, Sweden’s most active investor in startups – with more than 3 … Continued

Pro Audio Industry Veteran Matt Ward Joins Mind Music Labs

We are glad to announce that pro audio industry veteran Matt Ward is joining the MIND Music Labs family! In the role of Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy, Matt will provide strategic guidance and develop partnerships for our innovative ELK music and audio operating system. Ward, who served as the CEO of Plugin … Continued

Full ELK integration in VST starting from newly released version 3.6.11

After the recent news of the official ELK/Ableton Link integration, today we have another important announcement: Starting from its newly released version 3.6.11, Steinberg’s Virtual Studio Technology plug-in format will natively support the integration of Mind Music Lab’s ELK Operating System, allowing VST-based plug-ins to run seamlessly in ELK-powered musical instruments and audio processors. ELK … Continued

ELK Music Operating System now natively supports Ableton Link

After working in alignment with Ableton for the past few months, we are glad to announce that ELK Music Operating System now natively supports Ableton Link, the best available technology to keep devices in time over a local network. Link is part of Ableton Live, and also supported by a number of other software and hardware … Continued

MIND and Ericsson join forces to bring remote jamming at Stockholm’s MTF

Stockholm’s Music Tech Fest is coming, and we are very excited at the idea of contributing to it in partership with Ericsson! Thanks to the low latency of our ELK Music Operating System and of Ericsson’s 5G MusiConnect project, all visitors of MTF Stockholm will be able to experience the benefits of low-latency when playing/singing … Continued

Video: ELK and the Future of Musical Instruments on Stage at TEDx Stockholm

The video of MIND Music Labs’ special contribution to TEDxStockholm, Stockholm’s independent TED event, is finally available online. TEDxStockholm’s goal was to showcase ideas arising “from the divergence of seemingly unrelated worlds, converging to create a new synergy”. For this special occasion, our CEO Michele Benincaso and our Artist-in-residence Valerio Fuiano put together a special … Continued

See ELK MusicOS on stage at Webit Sofia

We are happy to announce that MIND Music Labs has been selected among the top EU startups that will take part in Webit’s Founders Games in Sofia on June 25-27! Webit.Festival is the flagship event of the EU Digital & Innovation Week, and we will have the great opportunity to present our ELK Music Operating … Continued

First “Powered by ELK” musical instrument available in 2018

Just a few days after announcing ELK, we are back with more “smart” news straight from NAMM: DVMark – MIND’s first partner in introducing our ELK system to the market – just announced the first Powered by ELK musical insturment: DVMark Smart Multiamp. The system will be on the shelves later this year, and will … Continued

SENSUS Smart Guitar Live Performance at SLUSH Music 2016

Watch SENSUS Smart Guitar’s first stage performance, filmed and recorded LIVE at SLUSH Music 2016, Helsinki (Finland) on the 30th of November 2016. Artist: Valerio Fuiano To stay updated about MIND Music Labs’ future releases click HERE.

Great new investments and partners for MIND!

We are super-excited to announce also on our site the official closing of a new round of investments, from both existing and great new partners! Following is the official press release. Rock’N’Roll! —– SmartGuitar startup raises 2 MSEK from business angels and Propel Capital MIND Music Labs, the startup that has wowed the planet with … Continued


The time has finally come: SENSUS SmartGuitar is ready to make its debut on a real stage! The day to mark in your calendars is November the 30th, and the location is nothing less than SLUSH 2016, Europe’s leading startup event. MIND’s Sound Designer and Guitarist-in-Residence Valerio Fuiano will be rocking the stage of SLUSH … Continued

Experience SENSUS SmartGuitar at TEDxStockholm

After our successful US performance at San Franciso’s MusicTech Fest, also our Swedish fans will finally be able to hear SENSUS great music live: We are very happy to announce that MIND Music Labs will showcase SENSUS Smart Guitar at TEDxStockholm, Stockholm’s independent TED event. TEDxStockholm’s 2016 offical tagline is Crossroads – the beginning of … Continued

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess joins MIND Music Labs

Today we are very happy to announce the entry of a great new member in our team: Dream Theater’s keyboardist and music tech entrepreneur Jordan Rudess! Voted Best Keyboardist of All Time by the readers of MusicRadar.com, since 1999 Jordan is a steady member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, with whom he has released … Continued

MIND Wins MusicTech Summit and flies to San Francisco!

After this summer’s successes at Midem (Cannes), TechCrunch Pitch-off (Stockholm) and Sónar (Barcelona), we are very happy to announce that MIND Music Labs is one of the winners of San Francisco’s MusicTech Summit, the annual Bay Area event that brings together visionaries in the evolving music technology ecosystem and the best companies and investors in the … Continued

Experience SENSUS SmartGuitar LIVE this autumn!

It’s been a hot summer for us at MIND Music Labs, with lots of improvements to the technologies powering our SENSUS Smart Guitar and many developments behind the scenes (be prepared for some great news in the next weeks…). This autumn may be even hotter than this summer though. As a matter of fact, we … Continued

MIND on the podium again at Sónar Barcelona!

This is really a hot June for us at MIND Music Labs: after winning Midem’s startup competition and stepping on the podium of Stockholm’s TechCrunch event we are super-excited to announce one more success in less than 15 days: our second place at Sónar+D Startup Garden Competition! Sónar+D Startup Garden is the part of the … Continued

Experience SENSUS Smart guitar at Sónar Barcelona!

After the recent successes at Cannes’ Midem and Stockholm’s TechCrunch Pitch-off, MIND’s “summer tour” continues: We are very happy to announce that MIND Music Labs has been selected as one of the 10 finalists to compete in the Startup Competition of Sónar Barcelona, one of the World’s most important music events, in which it will … Continued

MIND on the Podium of Stockholm’s TechCrunch Pitch-Off!

We are very glad to announce that just three days after winning Midem’s startup competition, yesterday evening MIND Music Labs was again on the podium of a startup award, coming third out of the ten finalists of TechCrunch Sweden Meetup + Pitch-Off. The idea behind Stockholm’s TechCrunch event was for it to act as a … Continued

SENSUS Smart Guitar Wins BIG at Midem Cannes!

We are extremely happy to announce that MIND Music Labs won Midemlab’s 2016 international pitching competition in the Hardware/Internet of Things category with its SENSUS Smart Guitar. Not only this though: we also won the overall Midemlab competition, being honoured by Midem delegates as the most promising music startup of 2016 among more than 150 … Continued

See SENSUS on Stage at Stockholm TechCrunch Pitch-Off!

We are very happy to announce that MIND Music Labs has been selected among the 10 Stockholm-based startups that will represent Sweden at the upcoming TechCrunch Pitch-Off event. On the 7th of June we will be on Stockholm’s TechCrunch Meetup stage to make sure Sweden’s top VCs and TechCrunch editors understand why MIND Music Labs … Continued

SENSUS Smart Guitar Performance by Valerio Fuiano

The video below shows the full expressive potential of SENSUS Smart Guitar, which allows guitar players to use infinite modulations and effects, switching between electro-acoustic and electronic sounds in real time and in a natural way without the help of any accessory or computer. The music in the video is produced and performed live by … Continued

Wish You Were Here SENSUS Smart Guitar cover by Davide Benincaso

Our SENSUS Smart Guitar can add new levels of expression to great classics. Check this cover of Pink Floyd‘s Wish You Were Here and see what we mean: The cover is performed by Davide Benincaso on SENSUS Smart Guitar prototype by MIND Music Labs. No overdubbing or playback music: 100% live performance & SENSUS Smart … Continued

SENSUS Smart Guitar Demo & Features

This is the first demo video of SENSUS Smart Guitar, showing the main features of this innovative musical instrument: Sensus is the 1st real smart guitar in the world, designed to satisfy the needs of contemporary musicians looking for new sounds and new ways to express themselves and reach more people. It is at the … Continued


Visit Web Summit 2015 and see the World’s 1st REAL SmartGuitar with your own eyes: We will be exhibiting at WebSummit on day 1 of the event (Tuesday, November 3), stand number is M134 in the Machine area. We will also demo the guitar live on stage during Web Summit’s PITCH competititon, the same day … Continued

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