Geert Bevin - the Eigenharp evangelist has been working on an application called Geco for the forthcoming release of Leap Motion - the 3D spacial control for your computer. The software takes the movement data generated by Leap Motion (a USB device that reads the motion and position of your hands, turning them in to gesture control) and maps them into MIDI data.
Geco works with near zero latency and an extremely low processing overhead so you can pass on your gesture to MIDI destinations of your choice.
* 40 different control streams with both hands
* any control stream can be mapped to MIDI CC and Pitchbend messages on 16 different channels
* instantly switch between related control streams by opening or closing your hands
* carefully designed GUI for an immediate overview of the active MIDI mappings
* real-time low-latency visual feedback of your hand movements and MIDI data
* integrated virtual MIDI port on MacOSX
* connects to any known MIDI output port on your computer
* fully customisable user interface (colours, graphical elements)
* flexible document management that can be loaded while performing gestures
* high performance and near-zero latency engine with virtually no CPU impact when the real-time visualisations are hidden
* MIDI decimation setting to allow integration with legacy hardware that has limited MIDI bandwidth
Leap Motion is poised to ship worldwide with 600,000 pre-ordered units winging their way to be delivered on 22nd July. After that, it will be available in stores like Best Buy.
Geco has been submitted to Airspace, Leap Motion's app store and will be available at the world-wide launch of the Leap Motion Controller on July 22nd.
The introduction price will be $9.99 for early adopters.
Marcel runs us through the features of the new interface
4-voice paraphonic synth,2 osc, 3 filters,5 LFO, 5 ENV + 12 slot matrix
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