Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New AeroMIDI coming soon - And we mean it. ;)

The word 'soon' in software development usually means 2-3 times longer than 'actual soon'.  At any rate, it is actually soon now...Ok, I digress....Its coming SOON. ;)  Just needs to go through a round of testing.

This image shows the new "Action Cards" which lets you assign gestures to midi actions.   You can track a circular gesture or a swipe to the right and trigger a beat.  In fact, it is easy to do beat juggling and is actually viable at 1/8th quantization.
You can also set it up to track the hand or hands in X, Y or Z, as well as hand rotations such as Pitch, Yaw and Roll.

When a gesture is triggered, a flash of color is drawn on the screen.  (As seen to the right.)

Each "Action Card" can be assigned to a group.  In this case, we have two groups: Blue and Green.  Only one card from each group can be active at a time.  Right now, C and D are active.
Finger tracking in cubes still works, of course.  The cubes are bigger and its easier to go into a cube.

Create some scales that go along with your song and trigger them.

Also, if you are lucky enough to have an Oculus Rift
 Here is the Oculus Rift view.  Of course, you'll need an Oculus Rift...otherwise its just silly.

And here is the old style camera follow mode.  The addition is that you can now turn the camera to the orientation of your hand.

While fun - the "Fixed Camera" mode is really the most practical.  Although, results may vary.

The new version of AeroMIDI is a week or two away.  If you bought it via AirSpace, it may be 2-3 weeks away.  (We have to get those bugs out - yes - we may have a few)

Thanks for reading!