Imogen Heap's excessive-tech gloves might make the remainder of your band out of date
For those who thought Michael Jackson was the one musician to consider within the magical energy of a glove, assume once more. Imogen Heap has “joined forces with the nerd underworld” to create a brand new excessive-tech glove referred to as Mi.Mu that lets you management sound together with your arms. Utilizing lights and movement sensors, the gloves can map quite a lot of hand gestures to totally different devices and sounds, with every pair capable of retailer actually hundreds of mixtures. It is a idea she first talked about at TED in 2011.
Proper now the gestural music system is being constructed particularly for Heap, who has already provide you with some loopy mixtures. One among them, for instance, is as follows: “If I’m making a fist with my proper hand, and pointing downwards with my left hand, map the ‘roll’ of my proper wrist to MIDI management change message 60 on channel 2.” Say what? The aim is to make the venture open-supply so anybody can get in on the motion. Pricing on the Mi.Mu’s Kickstarter web page, nevertheless, represents a product that is extra for pop stars than your common storage band. To get a glove and the required electronics you will have to shell out 750 kilos ($1260!). For those who do determine to take a position, the system might definitely add a bit aptitude to your stage presence — so long as you do not have to sneeze.
Picture supply: Imogen Heap