After about 90 seconds of music (no narration, just annotated screens), Mapping Genius walks viewers through how to use the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo controller as a touch – sensitive effects controller for Native Instruments’ Traktor.
This mapping controls beat and sound coloring effects, has hotcues, flux mode, and loop control, and is available as a free download from Mapping Genius’ website.
Tuna DJ Gear has gone live with their Kickstarter project to create tangible knobs for multi-touch music applications.
Their Tuna Knobs are control knobs that stick to any touchscreen and let you control DJ and music making apps like you would with dedicated music hardware Continue reading
In this video, composer Hagai Davidoff demonstrates using gestures to create ‘virtual bowing’, in order to add realism to synthesized string performances.
Davidoff uses a combination of the Leap Motion controller and GECO MIDI to expressively control virtual instruments. He previously released a video, demonstrating his approach to gestural orchestration.
Check it out and let us know what you think! Continue reading
This video captures a performance by ZedEppelin (Zoltan Fecs) on his custom acoustic Launchpad guitar.
He performs Solar Solitude live on a hybrid guitar, incorporating looping, finger-drumming, acoustic playing and real-time MIDI guitar layering. Continue reading
IK Multimedia has released a series of videos that demonstrate the use of their new $25 iRing gestural controller with several iOS music applications.
The iRings work with the cameras in iOS devices to sense the position of your hands and translate gestures into control over music apps.
In the above video, iRing and the iRing FX/Controller control Loopy HD and Korg Gadget, using Audiobus, iRing FX/Controller as MIDI controller and iRing for motion-based gestures. Continue reading
Novation announces M4SONIC video interview, free M4SONIC soundpack, and competition to win Launchpad S, Launch Control, and M4SONIC masterclass
Today Novation has announced another trio of treats – (what shall we call it? a threebie? maybe not?) – 1) an interview with Australian producer M4SONIC, 2) a free M4SONIC soundpack for Launchpad App users, and 3) a remix competition with prizes of a Novation Launchpad S, Launch Control, and M4SONIC master class.
Details after the break– Continue reading
The Novation LaunchPad gets a real and virtual controllerism workout in this video, via Zambuseta, for Belöp – That kind of feeling (Seta remix). Continue reading
This video, via Geert Bevin, showcases five very different artists that are exploring the possibilities of gestural music control.
The artists are all using the Leap Motion + Geco MIDI software combination to capture their gestures, but each is using it in a unique way. Continue reading