Be the heart of the sound and tune as you scratch your way towards a musical masterpiece! The Kinect Controlled Granular Scratching is another entry to the growing Kinect-music industry. This video by Chris Vik showcases the DJ features that Kinect users can now avail. In the video, the user can “scratch” existing tunes by moving their hands around. Each movement has an assigned feature to change the existing track. By “dancing”, the user is able to create a remix which they can share and be appreciated by music enthusiasts.

Here is a description by the developer:

“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.”

“This is controlled entirely live using the Kinect’s hand position data from OSCeleton through my custom Max patch. All of the sounds (except the drums) are created using a single sample of a man’s voice loaded into Reaktor’s granular synthesis ensemble Grainstates SP. I’m controlling grain size, loop start point, pitch, filter, cutoff LFO, LFO depth, reverb, panning.”

For more information about the Kinect Controlled Granular Scratching, visit the project’s Youtube Video.

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