What people said
I am very proud that I've been introduced to this Gecho project before you guys got to known this amazing machine at the very early stage of it and I can tell you that I know what is Gecho.
Can't talk about Gecho from your IT or DIY perspective having not being good at that style of kung-fu, sorry about that, but from the point of view a person that has to do with the music playing, I think I could say few words about it.
If you have ever had (and I am sure all of you did), moments when you feel like... leave me alone. I don't want to see anyone. I wish I could go to the forest or stare to the flow of the mountain river with just me and my guitar in my hands and go one by one through playing along all my favourite tunes and hear them sound from a different point of view ...you'd be surprised how Gecho helps to it.
I remember asking Mario (the inventor guy) to set me up with the background of J.Pachelbel's "Canon in D", and how I was amazed with the way it sounded! So real, no plastic tone! Totally undisturbed. Whatever you play, blends up with what you hear in the background in a very smooth and natural way. Later on, I had the answer to my question why it sounds so natural, it was simple at the end, because the level of the background tone is kept under -12db like in the old days before the loudness war started. I take my hat off, dear Mario.
By the way, hope you don't mind if I put in the link of what is the meaning of the loudness war just in case somebody is not sure what I am talking about here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war
So yeah, I am really hoping that this project gets through quickly and soon we'll be able to just grab Gecho, our instrument, headphones and shout through the doors: Honey, I am going to the woods for a couple of hours! Love you:-))
Aslanbek Dokhshukaev, guitarist & composer
I've personally tested an early iteration and it was pretty amazing.I'm not good with the technical stuff, but in layman terms it is a box that turns any noise into music. So if you bang on the table, whistle, touch a fork on the wall, turn on a forklift, operate a piledriver, it all becomes music together, somehow.
I tried my best at the beginning to make sounds out of tempo and as unharmonic as possible and it all became this sort of strange out-of-this-world melody. The funny thing is that the more I did it, the more I was entangled by it, like an ouroboros of sound, the brain eating itself in its meaning. I don't know how to explain it better...
Nicholas Amorim, hobbyist composer, singer, drummer & guitars maker
Gecho is deeply meditative and amusing at the same time. The experience enables you to explore your hidden feelings, which you have never been able to put in words. It's like classical instrumental music with you being in the place of a composer. It is difficult to put your finger on it, but as soon as you put your hands on it you'll realise it's unputdownable. So I guess the best way how to explain what's the thing like is to say - it's addictive. First time I took it to work, it was grabbed from me immediately and only returned towards the end of the day with great reluctance.
Pietro, music enthusiast, amateur guitarist and poet, proud owner of Gecho sr.n.0010