We’ve noticed that performance artists have really connected with the Kinect. A lot of cool new music and dances are being created with the help of Microsoft’s little miracle machine. Today’s hack is no different.
The Rangeinet is a self-contained multimedia instrument. It uses an IR camera to sense the objects in front of it, assigns object positions and sizes to musical parameters, and then projects onto those objects as they are sonified.
The instrument can scan across the X, Y, or Z axes, and derives the bounds and centers of each object across all three dimensions. It can scan across a dimension for momentary values, or scan by whole discrete objects. The scan path can be smooth or jagged and quanitzed to create regularized rhythms. Both synthetic and sampled instruments are available, as are delay effects and percussive elements.
Learn more about The Rangeinet at developer Dan Iglesia’s website. We’ve got the link for you below.