In this video I briefly explain and demonstrate how I used the Kinect to control the massive Melbourne Town Hall Organ. It contains a short excerpt from our performance “Carpe Zythum” November 2011.
I’ve created my own software Kinectar, which allows the use of the Kinect to control MIDI devices, ie. playing notes through simple gestures and motion. The Melbourne Town Hall Organ got a referb in the late 90s adding the ability of MIDI messages to active the notes… this happened.
Another demo of some recent mappings I’ve come up with for the Kinect. So far it’s been the most complicated setup to learn, but it’s certainly been the funnest. It’s using 8 parameters from my hands; 6 positions, and 2 speed values. Any sample works in this, however this sample was great because of the bass in the guy’s voice, which helped me get some nice bassline-sounding modulations out of it.
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)
What’s better promo than having one video on KinecHacks.net? Having two videos up on the front page! Add some motivational nay sayers, ‘fake!’ and you’ve got yourself a third video (in the near future)
Here’s a new video of my Kinect Dubstep Bassline patch with me explaining and breaking down all the functions of it, before another quick demo. Hopefully this clears everything up for anyone curious as to how it worked!
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.