Tangible Control Of Virtual Instruments With The Percussa AudioCubes

This video, via synthesist Mark Mosher, is a demonstration of his approach to using Percussa AudioCubes as tangible controllers for the software synth, U-He ACE.

Here’s what he has to say about the demo:

I’m using Percussa’s wireless AudioCubes change the cable patching of the U-HE ACE virtual analog synthesizer on-the-fly, with no mouse.

he U-HE ACE synthesizer allows you to use MIDI CCs to map the source for any cable. Percussa MIDIBridge 3 for Wireless AudioCubes has a new “Topology” mode that allows you to send MIDI note trigger information, as well as distance data (MIDI CCs) at the same time for up to 16 cubes simultaneously.

This video shows some of my early tests and ideas for leveraging these features, by pairing AudioCubes with ACE.

Of course, these are baby steps for what is possible and these same techniques could be applied to other instruments – and even hardware instruments via MIDI or MIDI-to-CV.

For more information on the AudioCubes and MIDIBridge, see the Percussa site.

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