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August 23, 2019

Buffalo Magazine

Two college friends on turning a UB senior capstone project into a Buffalo startup that leaves them free to riff.

July 22, 2019

Geeky Gadgets

Guitarists searching for a way to control pedal effects directly from your guitar using a wireless connection may be interested in the new device called Airpatch which has launched by Indiegogo and been designed by musicians at Aviate Audio based in the United States. Airpatch is described as “like having your favourite pedal mounted right on your instrument”. Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about its features and wireless connectivity.

July 19, 2019

New Atlas

Back in 2016 we tried out a funky tremolo stomp that was wirelessly controlled by an on-guitar device called the Aero. We liked it. A lot. But sadly the company which made the system went bankrupt in late 2017. Wireless effects control didn't die with Aalberg Audio though, as Aviate Audio in the US is this week showing off the Airpatch at Summer NAMM in Nashville, which offers similar wireless stomp control but doesn't tie you in to proprietary pedals.

July 16, 2019

Buffalo Business First

This gives a new meaning to scaling up.

Buffalo’s guitar-tech startup, Aviate Audio, successfully met its $10,000 crowdfunding goal in its Indiegogo campaign last week. The cash will support the company’s ongoing development and business development efforts.

 

June 18, 2019

Buffalo Business First

Shane Nolan and Ryan Jaquin impressed judges across the state last year as student entrepreneurs.Now they are ready to open pre-sales of their innovative product to customers. Aviate Audio – formerly named "Bitcrusher" – is seeking to raise $10,000 to support further product development and marketing that will take them from the prototyping stage to a commercial-ready device. In just a few days their indiegogo campaign has already raised more than $3,000.

June 12, 2019

Wake Up Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The founders of Aviate Audio, Shane Nolan and Ryan Jaquin, came to Wake Up! on Friday morning.

While here, the two discussed and demonstrated their new creation — a wireless effects controller for instruments called “Airpatch.”




February 8, 2019

upstart NY

UB engineering and MBA grads Ryan Jaquin and Shane Nolan launched their music electronics startup Bitcrusher (later renamed Algorythm Technologies) last year. The company, now known as Aviate Audio, develops next generation music electronic devices designed to elevate the player's performance. UpstartNY originally interviewed the two business partners and music technology pioneers in May of 2018. Since then, a lot has changed.

 

February 8, 2019

upstart NY

“We've located the company here because that's where our support is, and where all of our opportunity has come from,” said UB alumnus Shane Nolan, co-founder of Aviate Audio (formerly Algorhythm Technologies), a music electronics startup that developed Airpatch, the first wireless effects loop switch for guitars.

 

June 14, 2018

43 North 

Each year, the Panasci Competition brings together University at Buffalo students from a variety of disciplines, including business, technology, engineering, and science. Before competing for Panasci’s cash prizes, students often participate in the Blackstone Launchpad program, which takes them step-by-step through the process of developing an idea and transforming it into a viable business.

 

May 25, 2018

Buffalo Business First 

Bitcrusher was founded by 22-year-old University at Buffalo students, who have won a string of prestigious competitions.

 

May 11, 2018

upstart NY 

Shane Nolan and Ryan Jaquin, both MBA and electrical engineering students at the University at Buffalo, made news this spring with their company Bitcrusher, as they notched impressive top finishes at the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition and the New York Business Plan Competition, and second place at the Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo.

 

May 8, 2018

UB Now 

Hot off its win of the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC), a team of electrical engineering and MBA students took first place on April 27 in the New York Business Plan Competition for its technology that integrates digital sound effects directly into guitars.

 

May 7, 2018

Colligan Law 

Bitcrusher designed an electronic device for guitars which allows a musician to control sound effects that would typically require dozens of pedals and attachments. The company hopes its technology will disrupt the guitar manufacturing industry which has remained virtually unchanged for nearly fifty years.

 

April 12, 2018

The Buffalo News 

Bitcrusher consists of Ryan Jaquin and Shane Nolan, who are dual electrical engineering and MBA students, and Alex Schwartz, a UB electrical engineering graduate. Jack McGowan of Insyte Consulting was an adviser to the team, which earned the right to pitch to investors at the Bright Buffalo Niagara Expo in May.

 

April 12, 2018

Niagara Frontier Publications

Digital guitar tech shreds to victory in UB entrepreneurship competition

 



February 8, 2019

upstart NY

UB engineering and MBA grads Ryan Jaquin and Shane Nolan launched their music electronics startup Bitcrusher (later renamed Algorythm Technologies) last year. The company, now known as Aviate Audio, develops next generation music electronic devices designed to elevate the player's performance. UpstartNY originally interviewed the two business partners and music technology pioneers in May of 2018. Since then, a lot has changed.

 

February 8, 2019

upstart NY

“We've located the company here because that's where our support is, and where all of our opportunity has come from,” said UB alumnus Shane Nolan, co-founder of Aviate Audio (formerly Algorhythm Technologies), a music electronics startup that developed Airpatch, the first wireless effects loop switch for guitars.

 

June 14, 2018

43 North 

Each year, the Panasci Competition brings together University at Buffalo students from a variety of disciplines, including business, technology, engineering, and science. Before competing for Panasci’s cash prizes, students often participate in the Blackstone Launchpad program, which takes them step-by-step through the process of developing an idea and transforming it into a viable business.

 

May 25, 2018

Buffalo Business First 

Bitcrusher was founded by 22-year-old University at Buffalo students, who have won a string of prestigious competitions.

 

May 11, 2018

upstart NY 

Shane Nolan and Ryan Jaquin, both MBA and electrical engineering students at the University at Buffalo, made news this spring with their company Bitcrusher, as they notched impressive top finishes at the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition and the New York Business Plan Competition, and second place at the Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo.

 

May 8, 2018

UB Now 

Hot off its win of the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC), a team of electrical engineering and MBA students took first place on April 27 in the New York Business Plan Competition for its technology that integrates digital sound effects directly into guitars.

 

May 7, 2018

Colligan Law 

Bitcrusher designed an electronic device for guitars which allows a musician to control sound effects that would typically require dozens of pedals and attachments. The company hopes its technology will disrupt the guitar manufacturing industry which has remained virtually unchanged for nearly fifty years.

 

April 12, 2018

The Buffalo News 

Bitcrusher consists of Ryan Jaquin and Shane Nolan, who are dual electrical engineering and MBA students, and Alex Schwartz, a UB electrical engineering graduate. Jack McGowan of Insyte Consulting was an adviser to the team, which earned the right to pitch to investors at the Bright Buffalo Niagara Expo in May.

 

April 12, 2018

Niagara Frontier Publications

Digital guitar tech shreds to victory in UB entrepreneurship competition