For anyone not in Aus that missed the segment featuring myself and my software “Kinectar”, you can check it out here: *type “gadgets of the future” in the search.
This is a video someone’s posted on youtube of one of my performances at the EB Games Expo in the Gold Coast over the weekend. I had a ton of fun playing in front of the 15,000 or so fellow nerds over the weekend and checked out all the latest games! Skyrim looks amazing!
A live performance I did on June 1st @ Microsoft’s REMIX11 conference using my custom Kinect/Ableton/Max setup. I’ve moved on from just controlling a bassline, and now have it setup to a whole assortment of virtual instruments and loop them live to create entire tracks.
– Ableton Live
– NI Massive
– Max/MSP (making useful MIDI data out of the hand coordinates from OSCeleton)
– Behringer FCB1010 (controlling Ableton, ie. looping, switching the Kinect’s instrument etc)
OpenNI, PrimeSense’s NITE, OSCeleton
I’m currently developing a tool using Max to convert the the hand co-ordinates from the Xbox Kinect (via OSCeleton) into meaningful MIDI data for use within a musical application.Next Wednesday (1/6/11) I’m flying up to Sydney to be a part of the REMIX11 conference, dedicated to all things tech and web. I’ll be doing a short performance on the Wednesday evening, and Thursday I’ll be on the floor demoing my setup in a booth.
If you haven’t seen my videos using a hacked Kinect to control musical functions via MIDI you can do so here. If by chance you’re reading this and heading down there, make sure to come and say hi. Otherwise, I’ll have more Kinect news/videos up soon.
I returned from a great weekend away to find my Kinect Dubstep video on the popular KinectHacks.net blog.
Just a quick demonstration of some dubstep wobble madness manipulated live using the Xbox Kinect.
I’m using a MASSIVE patch I made controlling pitch (which is locked to a 3 note scale for ease of use), filter cutoff, resonance, LFO depth, LFO speed, as well as reverb. There’s are mapped to the X Y and Z co-ordinates of my hands.
Here’s the setup…
– OpenNI http://openkinect.org/wiki/Main_Page
– PrimeSense’s NITE Middleware http://www.primesense.com/?p=515
– OSCeleton https://github.com/Sensebloom/OSCeleton
– Max/MSP to recieve the OSC data and convert it into MIDI (cheers for the help josh)
– Ableton Live running NI MASSIVE and a simple drum loop
Running on Windows 7