In the world of music, innovation has no limits, stretching the boundaries of imagination with each day passing by. Especially after the Covid-19 outbreak, the industry has undoubtedly undergone a remarkable transformation, driven greatly by technological advancements and creative innovations. A prime example is the Black BT SusEx Pedal, a game-changer that’s reshaped how artists connect with their instruments, offering unprecedented freedom and flexibility to them at every stage and time.
Steve Jobs’ words, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” perfectly fit the SusEx Pedal’s story. Over a decade ago, Indian Musical Composer Mr. Satish Chakravarty set out on a quest for a sustain pedal. However, the elusive nature of his pursuit compelled him to nurture a latent aspiration to create something truly extraordinary—the real inspiration hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The surplus of available time during the Covid-19 crisis, when people had all the time in the world, prompted profound contemplation and creative exploration. Mr. Chakravarty acknowledges that while the seed of this concept had long taken root in his mind, its full realization occurred amidst the global upheaval that granted him the opportunity to devote himself entirely to his creative passion.
With time on his hands, Mr. Chakravarty’s long-held concept came to life. He teamed up with his trusted confidant Mukund, who was responsible for overseeing the technological and engineering facets of Black BT, to explore a Bluetooth-enabled sustain pedal’s potential to revolutionize music. With the film industry paused (the sector in which Mr. Chakravarty spent much of his compositional time), the Black BT team dove in, collaborating with young talents and minds.
Innovation journeys are marked by setbacks, and this was no exception. Aligning sensors with ideas was a challenge, but creative minds persisted. The result? The world’s first wireless combo sustain and expression pedal. Two modes - Sustain and Expression - switch with a foot press. Frontal pressure mimics traditional sustain, while topward pressure triggers expression.
Extremely portable and weighing only 400 grams, the pedal liberates musicians from the mess of wired equipment, letting them create on the move. For film score composers, the pedal presents the prospect of significantly reducing their workload by up to 40% - a substantial boon in terms of time reclamation within their demanding schedules.
Moreover, if you are planning to purchase this pedal, you are in for a ride. Not only will your work be streamlined, but it’ll also reduce the music station clutter at your workplace. So, what are you waiting for?
About the Founder
Satish Chakravarty, a seasoned film music composer, boasts over two decades of experience with cutting-edge music production technology.
As an alumnus of the music production department at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and an engineer by education, he possesses a deep-rooted passion for facilitating musicians in expressing their artistry with ease and authenticity.
The creation of the SusEx Pedal is a testament to this vision, whereby musicians can now unlock their musicality more naturally and effortlessly.