Synthesize your music with this colorful and interactive Kinect program! The Kinect Rainboy Synth is a color and gesture based music synthesizer that lets users play music through an array of colors. This video by Gary Leeming displays how the Kinect’s interactive interface and guided visuals can add more depth in music creation. In the video, two dots representing the user’s hand are seen on the screen. An array of rainbow colors are presented and whenever the user gestures his way to these colors, a beat of a tune plays. Along with this tune is a moving color that corresponds to a specific tune. Playing multiple tunes with these different colors result to a majestic collaboration of audio and visual created literally, through by the hands of the user.

Here is a description by the developer:

“On-screen keyboard for Kinect. Built using MS Kinect SDK in C# and WPF. Audio for piano is provided using NAudio ( with samples from Organ uses a software synthesizer using the Sanford C# Synth Toolkit from . This is an initial version to bring test some ideas. Includes voice recognition to change between organ and piano. Will release code as open source as soon as it is tidy enough.
Hope you like it.”

For more information about the Kinect Rainbow Synth, visit the project’s Youtube Page.

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