UK-based Mogees shared a new preview video for their Mogees Vibration Sensor kit, which lets you use just about anything as a musical instrument.
Mogees works by combining a vibration sensor with music software that translates the vibrations of objects into expressive synthesized sound.
It also can be used to generate MIDI, letting you turn just about anything into a MIDI controller.
Here’s the official video demo:
Mogees’s software is available for iPhones, iPods and iPads running iOS 8 or newer.
The Mogees software is also available as VST/AU plugin for Mac, and soon for Windows, so you can use it in a DAW like Live, Logic, Cubase etc.
It provides four sound engines:
- Muon : a physical modelling re-synthesizer. With Muon it is possible to emulate the sound of a variety of resonators made of different materials, where the exciter becomes any sound captured by the Mogees sensor.
- Interpol808 : a classic drum machine emulator;
- Blue Steel : a complex Karplus-Strong steel string resonator;
- Foxtrot : a retro-electro percussive drum synth.
- Sync Mogees with your existing tracks: every MIDI note and parameter of the sounds you associate to your gestures can be automated from your sequencer. For example you can associate a thumb tap with a bass synth and its notes will change accordingly on where you are in the song (see example here).
- Turn anything into a MIDI controller. Your gestures can trigger different MIDI notes with velocity and control any synth or effect.