Magic Instruments, Inc.

Magic Instruments (YC W16) designs the tools that allow anyone to musically express themselves. We are creating a world that inspires human connection through the power of self expression and music.

Founded 2014
1-15 employees
  • Hardware, Internet of Things, & Electronics
  • Headquarters address
    San Francisco, CA
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    At Magic Instruments, (YC W16, Highway1 F15) we are a world class, all-star and a small close-knit team of engineers and product designers. Our mission is to create a world that inspires human connection through music playing. We give people all the joy of playing music without learning traditional methods.

    We’re developing a new class of music instruments and the ecosystem around them, starting with our first product, a new type of guitar that anyone can play using an intuitive UI on the fretboard and a mobile app to play your favorite songs, instantly.

    Magic happens with a single touch.

    Like a traditional model, this guitar features strings for fingerpicking and strumming. But on the fretboard it has buttons that play entire chords with a single touch. Pair it with our companion mobile app so you can play songs virtually instantly, rather than having to master awkward finger positions.

    Designed to allow anyone to instantly play music.

    Magic Instruments enables anyone - including people with no musical background - to play musical instruments. We add software musical intelligence into music hardware to give people musical superpowers.

    Music shouldn't be hard.

    With so many options to choose from, the hardest part of recreating your favorite music is picking which song to play first. Our companion mobile app enables you to find lyrics and chords instantly, which can be followed via an intuitive karaoke-style display.

    Your ears won't believe what your hands can do.

    Make your own music.

    You’ll be surprised how easily you will start to express yourself musically. Whether you’re writing a song or just jamming away, your last 30 minutes will always be recorded. So it’s easy to play back a tune or share something special with friends and family online.

    Easy play back and share your creation.


    We are located in the sunny and vibrant Mission district in San Francisco and just one block away from BART, come join us!

    Tech stack

    iOS, BLE, Python, Flask, AWS Lambda, Javascript, React (or such), MySql, Redis, DynamoDB, Kinesis, SNS, Jenkins, Ansible, Vagrant, AWS Technologies

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    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
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