This afternoon’s session was on mapping. Robert introduced the topic, explaining it is a very large and diverse field. This was reflected by the large amount of speakers and the range of subjects they covered. Because of this, and the enthusiasm of the speakers, the session ran far beyond the allotted time range. (more…)
Alex Nowitz http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/10_4/nowitz_voicelive.html
Alex works with junXion, LiSa and two wii controllers. He got into this wanting to make something that made musical sense to him. But first he had to go the ordinary way of assigning functions to buttons. He explained how each button on the wii is mapped and configured.
After some trouble with the demo-gods, he showed his setup. He is using the setup to record his voice, extending it and working with it. He also works with prerecorded sound files. From the little snippets of performance he showed us I saw reminders to MIchel’s performances too. I am hoping to see more on Thursday.
WiiJ Timsky http://www.wiijtimski.com
Timsky is a WiiJ and a former intern with Frank at STEIM. He wanted a physical interface that would allow him physical freedom on stage as well as reliability and accessibility.
He uses the wii remote which has two sensors: the IR sensor which is not useful for this and the 3d axis accelerometer.
He then demo’ed his setup and admitted that he had made his own version of junXion.
He would have liked to be able to adjust the bpm by smashing, but he is using a circular turn-up-the-volume motion instead.
He can move freely but he needs visual feedback on the screen to know what he is doing
The margin of error is small but it is still there.
Timsky then did a short demo of the wii guitar setup and he almost had the room dancing by the end… or at least bobbing their heads.