Steinberg has introduced Cubase iC Air – a free system that brings gestural control to Cubase.
Cubase iC Air works with the Leap Motion controller or depth cameras developed using the Intel perceptual technology SDK 2013. It gives you the ability to control Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7 with the movement of your hands: adjust faders and EQ, navigate through arrangements, use transport controls.
You can use pre-defined gesture commands for transport control, navigation and more. You can also control virtually any parameter through Advanced Integration.
Steinberg’s support of gestural control in Cubase shows that this technology is ready for mainstream use. But it also raises the question of whether this is really useful to mainstream users.
Check out the video demo and let us know what you think. Is there potential for gestural control of DAWs?