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Closed Date12/2013

General Information
DescriptionMusic Education Technologies


Venice, USA
724 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA, 90292


CEO, Founder
CTO, Founder
Creative Director, Founder



Miso Media Closed down December, 2013

Miso Media

Miso Media is a Venice Beach, CA startup who develops music education software. They use polyphonic note detection and realtime feedback to revolutionize sheet music and teach people how to play string instruments such as Guitar, Bass, ‘Ukulele, Banjo and Mandolin. Current products include Miso Music : Plectrum (Winner of 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt SF People’s Choice Award) and the Miso Strobe Tuner.

They have strategic partnerships with Fender, Fender Music Foundation, Woodees, Deering Banjo, and Ko’Aloha Ukulele, as well as publishing deals for the production of digitized sheet music.

Recent Milestones




Miso Music : Plectrum
Launch DateMarch 31, 2011
Tags miso-media, misomedia
  • Winner of the Tech Crunch Disrupt 2010 SF Audience Choice Award
  • Featured on ABC’s Shark Tank episode 309
  • Featured in the Apple App Store’s New & Noteworthy
  • Nominated for Mobile App of the Year at the Siemer Silicon Beach Summit 2011

Miso Music : Plectrum for the iPad and iPhone provides users with an innovative approach to learning plectrum-style instruments: Guitar, ‘Ukulele, Bass, Banjo, Tenor Banjo and Mandolin. Its patented tablature learning system uses note detection technology that listens for the correct note and delivers real time feedback. Additional songs and exercises are available for in-app purchase.

Miso Media screenshot
Above: Miso Music : Plectrum Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 6/18/11

Miso Strobe Tuner
Launch DateFebruary 18, 2011
Tags miso-media, misomedia

The Miso Strobe Tuner is a mobile strobe tuner application for the iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod Touch®**, and most Android platforms that simulates the visual effect of a mechanical strobe tuner.

Our patented polyphonic pitch detection allows for tuning multiple notes or harmonics simultaneously even in a noisy environment. Miso Strobe Tuner is accurate enough to tune a drum kit or even figure out when it’s time to change out old guitar strings.


  1. Miso Media Tunes Up With Seed Funding From Google ( [edit]
  2. Miso Media Raises Another $2.4 Million To Help You Learn Guitar ( [edit]
  3. Miso Music Turns Your iPad Into A Guitar Teacher, Wins People’s Choice At TC Disrupt ( [edit]
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