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
Sunday Synth Jam: This synth jam, via A Box In The Sea, explores using gestural control (with a Leap Motion) and Ableton Push as controllers for Reaktor and a modular synthesizer. Continue reading
At Moogfest 2014, developer/musician Geert Bevin gave a discussion on Mobile Synthesis & Future Forward Controllers.
Bevin has extensive experience working with new music controllers, as both a musician and developer. He’s an early adopter of the Eigenlabs Eigenharp and is also the developer of GECO MIDI, a gestural MIDI control app for the Leap Motion. Continue reading
Superstar electronic music producer BT & Dr Richard Boulanger, Professor of Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music, have released a new music app, MUSE, which works with the Leap Motion controller & OS X.
The MUSE app gives the user the ability to create ambient electronic music using gestures, captured by the Leap Motion.
Here’s an introduction into MUSE and how it works: Continue reading
This video, via SR388LovesYou, demonstrates using AeroMIDI to control the Moog Sub Phatty analog synthesizer. Continue reading
Developer Geert Bevin let us know that he’s released an update to GECO, his gestural music controller for the Leap Motion.
“Many GECO users have reached out with requests for improvements and new features,” says Bevin. “This release incorporates most of them and is available as a free update through the Airspace store.”
Highlights of this release are: 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
2014 NAMM Show: Acoustica has released AeroMIDI 3D MIDI controller software for Mac & WIndows.
AeroMIDI uses 3D input devices, like the Leap Motion, to track your hand in space, allowing you to control any MIDI software or MIDI hardware. AeroMIDI lets you use your hands in 3D space to trigger notes and MIDI continuous controller messages.
AeroMIDI works with any MIDI software or hardware, and lets you control synthesizers, lighting rigs, DAWs, effects, virtual instruments, and any other MIDI-capable hardware or software.
Here’s a demo of AeroMIDI 3D in action: Continue reading