To make up for the missed month, here is another post that finally came out of drafts on a similar topic.
Since forever I had this idea about creating and altering music or sound with just a wave of a hand. With more free time available after I finished my master’s and reduced amount of procrastination, I set a goal to at least do some fun project that is related to this idea. And after LEAP Motion controller was ordered and delivered to my door I had no excuses to postpone it any longer.
For my first proof-of-concept, I decided to make a simple synthesizer that will take input from LEAP and use the distance to hand as one parameter to generate simple sound. So here I present to you simple tutorial on how to do integrate LEAP as a controller into PureData (PD). I will be using Ubuntu environment (Kubuntu 16.06), but I believe it can be easily done for other Debian-based distributions and not so easily, but still possible on other ones. Source code is available on GitHub under GPLv3.
This is one of the posts dedicated to old projects of mine that I deem as cool and worth sharing. Today I’ll talk a bit about a class that I was taking in NCTU from Master Program of Sound and Music Innovative Technologies: Computer Media: MAX/MSP and my final project in it.
Since I am working with different OS’s and reinstalling them on different devices due to a multitude of reasons (e.g. Windows requires reinstalling every 2~3 years to be stable), I decided to compile a list of software and tools that are essential for me for comfortable usage and/or working. I don’t think everybody needs all of them, but if you haven’t heard of some, I recommend to take a look and give it a try. Who knows, maybe it will lead to “How could I live without it before!” moment. Cross-platformness is one of the important characteristics, so if not mentioned otherwise, it at least works on Windows, Mac, Ubuntu/Debian, and Android.