By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm.
The Leap Motion Controller is a little box that can tell where your hands are. Its creators say it’s “more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen,” and “for the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.”
From the description,
Leap Orchestra – project for SF Music Hack Day 2013, three approaches to sound creation and two methods of visualization come together in a music demonstration all using the leap motion device.
Seth Tsui – Music Composer and Reason Integration (controls synth parameters in reason, one mapped to each finger, to perform filter sweeps, pitch/modulation bends, and dubstep wobble live)
Tyler Freeman – OSC programmer and Supercollider Integration (controls harp synth live with virtual strings mapped to points in space)
Neal Riley – MAX/MSP integration (controls rhythm track live with palm xyz motion like a gear shift)
Vamsi Bharadwaj – Visuals (visualizer reacts to music audio to create ambient images)
Dean Hudson – Visuals (Seth’s hand and finger positions create points of light in image that is broadcast over the network to every local wi-fi user, viewable as a webpage)
Peter Sobot – videographer
Yang Chen – videographer
SF Music Hack Day and Tokbox – event/venue sponsor