Another one of the great Kinect hacks that use gesture-based commands to produce sounds greets us today. With hands that control the beat, the sound, and the intensity, this Kinect program brings a whole you ballgame to music creation. The Filter by Romain Dumaine is the merger of the Kinect OSceleton and Max For Live sound software. This enables users to fully create beats and music scores by simply gesturing their hands at certain positions and moving them at certain movements. In the video, the Kinect is able to track the user’s hand and properly sync it with the program’s virtual environment. This guides the user of the Filter to properly coordinate their hands in order to create the best movement-made music they created.
Here is a description by the developer:
“This project was made with Kinect OSceleton and Max For Live. The M4L patch tweak sound effect in Live, in this case this is only a filter. I made new features but didnt record it yet. The choice of the effects is controled by the left hand, the right hand control different part of the effect.”
For more information about the Kinect Sound Effect – Filter, visit the project’s Vimeo Page.