Motion Capture MIDI Controller

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      *that looks like fun*

      from here:

      The GypsyMIDI is a unique performance instrument for motion-capture midi control, featuring extensive customization to enable a wide range of musical and visual applications. Setup and operation is simple, intuitive and quick.

      The suit is modeled on the human skeletal form using rotational sensors placed on the joints. The GypsyMIDI simply plugs into a MIDI interface and arm movements are converted into a real-time stream of MIDI data. The mapping interface eXo-software allows the user to define how the movements are translated into MIDI control, including the ability to trigger notes, generate continuous control commands or even play scales.

      Software included with the suit lets the user control any MIDI-enabled program including Cubase, Live, Logic Audio, ProTools, MotionBuilder, Reason, Traktor DJ Studio and any VST instrument or effect. Real-time control of sliders, cross-faders, and buttons allows many parameters such as volume, filter cut-off & resonance to be manipulated instantly.

          * Extremely easy to set-up and operate.
          * Light, comfortable, and robust.
          * Intuitive to wear.
          * Works with any MIDI-enabled software & hardware.
          * Auto-calibration input setup.
          * Quantitative control as well as trigger control.
          * Up to 54 (27 per arm) controller changes at one time.
          * Extensive Presets Library.

          * Dj presets.
          * Switch presets easily during performance
          * Design new templates in minutes.

      #195261 Reply

      that is pretty cool!  justy create music by moving…  Obviously much more is involved but I've always wondered what my 'dance' would sound like.  Instead of dancing to the music one could music to the dance.  or even a bi-directional production with a combo of music and dance.  or have a whole room of people hooked up, dance and see what sounds came of it

      #195262 Reply

      This looks really interesting, thanks for the linkage, SOT.  I'd love to get my hands on one of those.
      I'm using a MIDI control board with various sliders, buttons, and knobs to control my VJ software.  I'd love to hook this Gypsy suit up to it and see what you could do.  I've been thinking about how to be able to create various analog/kinetic ways to control aspects of the lightshow, and this thing would certainly open up a whole new world.  It's pretty expensive though.  I would really like to be able to build simple analog to midi control sensors.  A glowstick that you could swing through the air and the faster you swing it, the more intense some aspect of the visual becomes.  Or, a dance-dance revolution like pad to dance on which would trigger various video variables.  I was talking to a guy named Lou at Bioluminescene and he told be about some MIDI to bluetooth interface, but I forgot the name.  That would be good to have for dance floor MIDI toys- you wouldn't want wires closelining people 🙂 

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