Reactable! Yeah, I knew there was a better product for comparison than the Percussa Audiocubes, but couldn't recall what it was at that moment.
Thanks for jogging my memory, Raul! :)
(p.s. wasn't the reactable like wicked expensive when it finally came out? i know the audiocubes ain't exactly cheap.)
At 7:08 AM +0200 9/9/09, Raul Bonell wrote:
looks like a chinese reactable ...<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm_FzLya8y4>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm_FzLya8y4
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Okay, this could be kinda cool...
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Watch the video. It's kinda like a cheap, DIY set of audiocubes, or some other visual/physical interaction device.
It might be a little unwieldy, but I think it could possibly be used for Live Looping performances, given a little customization. It would probably be excellent for vocal loopers and other performers who have their hands free. Plus, you can probably run a parallel feed off the webcam and give your audience something visual as well.
I know the Max/MSP set will be quick to jump in and point out that this sort of thing has been available with Jitter for a while. I know, I know. But not all of us can program in Max (yet!) and, heck, this is free... ;)
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