This is a first look at the application that I’ve been working on for the Leap Motion Controller. It provides multi-dimensional MIDI expression through hand gestures.
Geco has been designed for live performance and it operates at extremely low latency, while requiring very little resources on your computer. It can thus perfectly run alongside any MIDI capable software.
In this demo I show some of the configuration capabilities while using Native Instrument’s Razor synth in Reaktor.
- 40 different control streams with both hands
- any control stream can be mapped to MIDI CC and Pitchbend messages on 16 different channels
- instantly switch between related control streams by opening or closing your hands
- carefully designed GUI for an immediate overview of the active MIDI mappings
- real-time low-latency visual feedback of your hand movements and MIDI data
- integrated virtual MIDI port on MacOSX
- connects to any known MIDI output port on your computer
- fully customisable user interface (colours, graphical elements)
- flexible document management that can be loaded while performing gestures
- high performance and near-zero latency engine with virtually no CPU impact when the real-time visualisations are hidden
- MIDI decimation setting to allow integration with legacy hardware that has limited MIDI bandwidth