When will Wave ship?

Estimated shipping is June 2019.

What makes Wave unique?

Wave gives you a layer of creative control as it can work with the instruments you already use, allowing you to do more with what you have. It also works by itself connected to a DAW, mobile application or Wavefront, our Eurorack module. You can see more of the features that define Wave in the infograph above.

Can I use it with X? - What can I use Wave with?

Wave is Bluetooth MIDI compatible and shows up as a standard MIDI controller. What that means is that Wave works with most music software and mobile apps right out of the box!

Software that we have tested includes Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Reaper, Bitwig, Studio One, FL Studio, Garage Band and G-Stomper Studio/Rhythm as well as VDJ software such as VDMX5 (All tested on Mac OSX, most also tested on Windows 10 as well).

If you are using software that is not on this list, hit us up and we'll try it out for you.

Does Wave generate sound?

Wave is an expressive MIDI controller that you connect to the music software or app of your choice. The music software generates the audio that you can control with Wave.

Can I use multiple Waves at the same time?

You can have multiple Waves connected at the same time, it's actually a lot of fun! For example you can do two-handed drum beats or have a great party with your friends! We have tried connecting up to five Waves on Mac OS X without any noticeable drawbacks. In any case, the total number of Bluetooth devices connected simultaneously is limited by the device Wave is connecting to.

Can I buy one Wave for each finger and my toes?

Hey, that sounds like fun! We hadn't thought of that ourselves. That being said, Wave is primarily designed to be worn on the index finger of either hand, but there is nothing stopping you from putting it on your toes as well.

Will Wave improve my life?

It will move you in Waves you couldn't even begin to fathom..

What is the latency like?

None of the artists that we have worked with have mentioned latency as being a limiting factor on our beta versions. If you would like to hear what kind of latency you should be expect, please have a look at any of our videos where all audio/video is recorded live.

The latency you experience depends on the device you connect Wave to. It is difficult to set a upper bound on latency for normal operating systems. However, using our Wavefront module we expect the latency to be lower than 5 ms on average.  

What kind of software do I need?

That totally depends on what you would like to do with Wave! For example if you would like to connect Wave to your current setup in Mac OS X you won't have to install anything at all; just pair Wave with your computer and use it like any other MIDI keyboard! The same goes with Android or iOS, where we like to use apps such as Garage Band and G-Stomper Rhythm to play with.

Can I use Wave for something else than music?

Absolutely! Wave is compatible out of the box with anything that can receive MIDI signals, for example the VJ software VDMX5.

What kind of data does Wave send?

Depending on how you would like to use Wave, it can send and/or receive MIDI CC signals and notes that are velocity sensitive.

Why does the ring in the video look different than the one I'm buying?

The ring in the video is the fully-functioning beta version of Wave, a version that is manufactured and assembled in Reykjavik by our team. This is the prototype we have been developing and testing with musicians for three years now. Instead of showing you a render, with post-production effects, we wanted to show you all the cool things Wave can do. The ring you are buying has the same main hardware but is mass manufacturable and looks a lot better than the current version. This is the Wave you will be helping us bring to the world!

How do I charge Wave?

Wave comes with a cable that snaps onto the device. This way you can use Wave while it’s charging.

My computer doesn’t have Bluetooth LE, can I still use Wave?

Don't panic!!! You can fix this by buying a cheap Bluetooth LE USB adapter and use it to connect to Wave.

Does Wave come in different ring sizes?

Wave has an adjustable strap that should fit most finger sizes.

I want to use Wave in a live environment, it's sweat resistant right?

It sure is, sweat on!

Do we ship to your country?

Wavers already exist all over the world and we will ship Wave worldwide.

Please note that shipping to any country outside North America and EU/EFTA may be delayed or cancelled depending, e.g., on the feasibility of local type approval requirements or local import regulations. In a case of cancellation you will receive a full refund.

Please note that there may be additional duties, fees or taxes raised by the authorities in your country. You may need to take care of them yourself upon receiving the shipment.

Shipping and handling cost is $15 to all countries.


How do I get in touch with you?

You can reach us at wave@genkiinstruments.com or through any of our social media channels.