This video captures a tech overview by Geert Bevin of how the Leap Motion controller works and how it can be applied to music.
The discussion is from GeekOut 2013, so the emphasis is on the technology, rather than performance. Bevin notes:
I also demonstrate my Geco MIDI gesture controller application for Leap and a real stage with proper lighting. Personally I was surprised at how well it worked in that environment, even though the Leap was running in ‘robustness’ mode to compensation for the bright lights.
Ableton Certified Instructor Timo Preece is hosting an Ableton Live Workshop next Saturday, November 17, in San Francisco, using Live 9.
Preece will cover songwriting and production workflow in the first portion of the workshop. In the second half, DJ/songwriter Liam Shy will be demoing Live Performance/DJ?ing and Live Remixing, using the Akai APC 40.
Reader Jon Stubbs sent word about an online petition to ask Yamaha to bring back their BC-3a breath controller:
I just found out about an iPetition that someone set up to bring back another production run of the Yamaha BC-3a. According to the creator of the petition, if the petition gets 1000 signatures, a more formal request will be made to Yamaha in Japan. Might not work, but there is no harm in trying.
Note: After commenting, the iPetition site prompts you to make a donation to help support the site. This has nothing to do with the individual petition and is completely optional.