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Microsoft’s Kinect used to transforms movements into sound

A Natural User Interface (NUI) for professional sound design had to happen sooner or later. The 28-year-old Chris Vik began tinkering with the technology a little more than a year ago after being inspired by YouTube videos of art projects based on the Kinect.

”I actually traded in my Xbox to get the Kinect. The guy at the store was very confused until I explained I had seen a bunch of videos on the internet and I planned to spend a lot of time working out how to tinker with it.”

By the end of last year he had completed his Kinectar software and made it available as a free download on his website.

kinectar.org/download

He says the technology lets musicians engage with audiences in new ways.

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