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Crux


The Connected Audio Recorder

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Crux


The Connected Audio Recorder

Crux is a professional and consumer grade audio recorder. Crux Audio creates high quality products that capture sound of the upmost quality by consistently pushing the envelope of form and interface.

 

The Features


 
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Built on Android

Have access to your favorite music apps, like SoundCloud and Hubbub, to share your recordings on the go. 


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Comfortable Ergonomics

Refined form that creates a fitting handheld device.


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Infinitely Expandable

Cat-5 ethernet cable input allows you to record many different inputs all through one efficient cable. 


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Instant Upload

Simultaneous uploading to Dropbox and other cloud services while live recording. Allows you get your audio files directly to post production with ease.


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Efficient Interface

Clean graphics that allow for advanced tasks to be executed instantly.


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The Interface


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The Interface



Instantly Upload & Share Content on the Go

Use your favorite cloud storage and social media to manage and share your audio files. 

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Immediate Access to Key Features

Personalize shortcuts of commonly used settings of your choice.

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Bookmark & Rate Recordings On The Fly

Set bookmarks instantly while recording and rate files for quick organization after.

 

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Adapts to You

Customizable device presets allows you to adjust audio meta-data for your needs.

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See the process of the interface: HERE

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The Form


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The Form



 

Enhanced Grip

Comfortable form factor allows for secure grip of the device at all times. 

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Silent Handling

Soft touch side buttons allow for complete quiet adjustments while recording.


Streamlined Cord Management

Strategic input placement keeps cords organized and out of the way for gripping the device.

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See the process of the form: HERE

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The Designers


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The Designers


Ryan Brownhill


  • Lead Designer

    • Facilitated and Conducted Design Research
    • Assisted with Product Form Development
    • Created Interactive Wireframes & Final Interface Design
    • Conducted User Testing
  • Branding & Documentation

    • Created Logo Mark & Website
    • Photographed Process
    • Wrote & Produced Animated Promo

Ryan Brownhill will be starting work at IBM Design as a Software Product Designer in Austin, TX. Brownhill is a recent graduate of Motion Media Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, with an emphasis in Interaction Design. He consistently jumps from different design disciplines, and takes his expertise from each field with him and applies it to new challenges. 

www.ryanbrownhill.com

Colin Beney

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  • Product Designer

    • Designed and Produced Product Form
    • Conducted User Testing
    • Assisted in Documentation of Process
    • Helped in Critiquing Interface Design
 

Colin Beney currently works at Design Concepts, Inc. as an Experience Designer in Madison, WI. Beney is a recent graduate of Industrial Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, with a Minor in Interaction Design. He has a strong passion for visual design and enjoys breaking down large amounts of information into intuitive works of art. 

www.colinbeney.com

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See the Process


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See the Process


Explore how this product came to life: Here.