Virtual Bowing With Gestures (Leap Motion + GECO)

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.

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Gestural Control With IK Multimedia’s iRing

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 Interview Launches Soundpack Giveaway, Remix Competition

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.

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Insane Tetris Cover On The Novation LaunchPad

mind-blown-deptNev plays Tetris Hero 98% Expert on the Novation Launchpad.

Nev is sharing the project file via his Facebook page (‘Like’ required to download).

He notes that “This was ridiculously fun to make, but took AGES.”

Check this out and let us know what you think of Nev’s Tetris LaunchPad jam!

via SoNevable

Moldover – Four Track

Moldover has kicked off a new project, Four Track – an album that he says is “waaaaay more than an album”:

This album is my life’s greatest work and I want it to be enjoyed by as many people as possible, but I can’t release my new music as just a simple download. I needed to create something really special. For my last album I pioneered the idea of “instrument as packaging” with my Light Theremin CDs. I had a ton of fun making them and I learned so much that I decided to re-invent the idea for Four Track. The result is a cassette-sized instrument I call The Voice Crusher.

Details on the album and The Voice Crusher are available at his project site.