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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Mobile Synthesis & Future Forward Controllers

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

BT & Dr Richard Boulanger Introduce MUSE, An Ambient Instrument For The Leap Motion

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

Free GECO Update Adds User-Requested Features

GECO-MIDIDeveloper 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

2014 NAMM Sneak Preview – AeroMidi 3D MIDI Controller Software

aeromidi2014 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