So you wanna make some Dubstep with Kinect huh? :) Well this simple session for Ableton Live 8.2.2 that will get you started:
1) Buy a Kinect camera
2) Download “Synapse” (Only for Mac) from www.synapsekinect.tumblr.com
3) download my Ableton Live 8 session: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/38858505/Dubstep%20with%20Kinect.zip
4) Connect Kinect USB to Mac and start Synapse
5) Open the Ableton Live session
Many thanks to Laura Ferro for the choreography and Lee for her Chinese folk and Tai Chi dance. As well as the other dancers at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana for inspiring me with their movements in front of the camera.
Dance Jockey, the team composed by Yago and Ståle, presents a unique musical performance where sounds are controlled by sensors on the dancer’s body. These sensors acquire data about body actions and transmit the information to a software that manipulates a broad range of musical parameters. The result is an electrifying theatrical performance that re-contextualizes electronic dance music away from laptops towards an exciting live act.
In my mission of moving from behind the computer when performing my digital compositions, I was able to control my whole set from the guitar and wii remote. This includes synths notes and song selection.
A live performance showing what you can do:
I use a Wii remote in this video to capture the x,y,z acceleration of the guitar. But nowadays i use my iphone. Use can use anything really, as long as it connects with the computer.
Check out the video below for a walk through. The software i use is Ableton Live. Full info in video description. You can download the Max for Live Device I developed here downloads
If you are also interested in playing electronic music (and it’s nastier sibling, Dubstep) using ONLY beat boxing techniques press play in this video. Beats, pads and synth are all done using my voice–looped and fucked up by various effects.
Post a comment if you have questions or add me in www.facebook.com/yagoartist
September 25, 20010 Stole and I will debut our most recent xsens performance: it’s better, stronger, faster, harder, and well huh, just plain cooler!
It will be @ chateu neuf
directions here http://bit.ly/cLrGgL