Every student in the IMPART program gives at least one presentation dealing with their current work or their speciality, such as last week with Samantha Ballard’s presentation on lever harps, their tuning, and composing for them. This week Diana Brownie … Continue reading
Last Wednesday I gave a presentation on how lever harps work and how to write for them. The Prezi I used can be viewed at this link: http://prezi.com/jg_9cqwx9jmc/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share
Kiran Bhumber, Naithan Bossé, Ethan Lustig, and Johnty Wang working the problem
Last night, Ethan, Naithan and I managed to get the Xbox Kinect working with Ethan’s Windows machine that was having problems. The main issue turned out to be the drivers, and the most important thing we learnt was this: Do … Continue reading
Here’s the first attempt at printing out a tripod stand for the kinect. The red prints failed halfway through due to filament feed issues. The black filament worked a bit better. This design has some minor problems – one of … Continue reading
Here is an interesting article pointing to another option for Mac OS, called KinectA: http://createdigitalmotion.com/2013/09/some-easy-ways-to-get-kinect-controlling-music-visuals-on-mac-and-windows/ http://kinecta.mihoo.de/ KinectA is cross-platform, but with less options for Mac than Windows, it may be worth a look. Other cross-platform options include OSCeleton: https://github.com/Sensebloom/OSCeleton (depends … Continue reading
Fidelia Lam gives Samantha Ballard control over sample playback and realtime processing. The Kinect tracks from behind the harpist to avoid having the harp misregistered as a limb, or even as the head!