Geco MIDI Gesture Control For Leap Motion Review

Gestural motion control for musicians has gone from being ‘Minority Report’ fantasy to being an inexpensive reality in the last year.

The combination of the Leap Motion (about $80) and Geert Bevin’s Geco MIDI (about $10) creates a powerful gestural control system. But does gestural control, which looks cool in sci fi, deliver as a practical tool?

That’s the key question explored by the latest review by Sonic State’s Nick Batt. He takes a look at Geco MIDI in his latest review. Batt sees the Leap Motion/Geco MIDI as a new option for musicians interested in new performance options, more than a tool for every day use.

Check out the Geco MIDI review and let us know what you think of it – and gestural control in general!

via Geert Bevin, Sonic State

3 thoughts on “Geco MIDI Gesture Control For Leap Motion Review

  1. Nice overview. I agree about it requiring time & effort to get facility with it.

    Another point about the Leap is that there are angles of the hands where it cannot track fingers (obviously) so there are some limits to how you can move, but it’s not that difficult to figure out.

    Another thing about the Leap is that if you are running some of the graphics intensive apps, your computer (even if it is a recent model) will ramp up the fans to full speed. I don’t think the leap itself is causing that, more likely just the graphics.

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