Traktor Air Scratching with Kinect

Kinect “AiR” Scratch Dj n’ with Traktor from dustin o'connor on Vimeo.

At the recent Tekserve Future of Music V event the discussion went beyond iPads and an audience member brought up Microsoft’s Kinect. I made the joke that the future of music would be air guitar. Well in just less than a month later we have Air Scratching via Kinect. So far I’m not so hot on no surface controllers but friends of mine who have used Kinect say it’s amazing. Is this a novelty or something we are going to be actually using in music creation?

“here im using the kinect to control dj software. its no joke in air gesture scratching.” – dustin o’connor

photo credit: Creative Tools

via Matrixsynth

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 15, 2011 at 6:24 am, filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Robert Songsmith

Robert Songsmith

Microsoft Songsmith is a PC only application that you sing into and then the software creates a full song behind your voice. It uses some neat algorthms, technology from PGMusic’s Band in a Box and sounds from Garritan. You most likely already know about Songsmith but I found a really interesting website/mashup you may find new. It’s call Robert Songmith and basically it’s a good looking website that is Songsmith + The Cure + You. I spend a nice while listen to other people’s creations last night. You can also follow Robert Songsmith on Twitter: twitter.com/robertsongsmith

Listen or create your own: robertsongsmith.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 24, 2009 at 6:13 am, filed under song writing and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



LaDiDa is Microsoft Songsmith for the iPhone.

LaDiDa

LaDiDa is Microsoft Songsmith for the iPhone. It’s part amazing, part fun and part stupid. Here’s a song I made for my wife using LaDiDa:

Putz by thingstocome

“Julie is a putz. She drives me crazy she’s a putz. She’s got a black cat and he’s cool but Julie is a putz. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. Yeah. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. Yeah. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. Yeah. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. She’s a putz. Yeah. Julie she drives me crazy because she’s a putz.” – Oliver Chesler

LaDiDa is $0.99: click here

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm, filed under iPhone and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Microsoft saves Apple


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxOp5mBY9IY

MacWorld Boston 1997. Here we see a Steve Jobs before the iMac, iPod, iPhone and OS-X. Even though he seems depressed here I can’t help but think he knew he was going to change the industry. Google was still a year away from being incorporated.

“Next, we have taken a look at browsers out there and Apple has decided to make Internet Explorer it’s default browser.” – Steve Jobs

I own a Macbook Pro and an iPhone 3G. I spend about half my day on these machines.

For more info: www.apple.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 7, 2009 at 6:51 pm, filed under apple and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Microsoft Surface as Turntables.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW3PW_8SnTM

I know this won’t be “the” touch screen turntable killer but it does show one will arrive someday. It’s crazy Microsoft doesn’t get the price of Surface to something reasonable and push it to consumers.

“Eric Havir chats with Joe Engalan about their DJ 2.0 alpha application, a fun DJ tool for the novice on Microsoft Surface.” – mssurface

Related post: Scratch. A documentary about scratching.

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm, filed under hardware and tagged , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.