Amusing little Wii Remote instrument

Aug 30, 2007 at 11:49pm

Amusing little Wii Remote instrument

I’ve made a small soft-synth based around Masayuki Akamatsu’s aka.wiiremote object. It uses a Karplus-Strong string model to generate the sound and it’s pretty responsive and fun to play. I made it into an Application so that all those Wii owning air-guitar players can easily use it, but feel free to ask me for the source code if you’re interested.

Sorry, it’s Mac only I’m afraid, until I can find a cross-platform wiimote object.

http://www.radiorice.com/ks3ii.html

#33475
Sep 5, 2007 at 10:13am

There’s a new version. It now lets you enter note numbers as notes, rather than as delay times, and it saves its presets properly, in a file. You’ll find instructions and links to download the Application and the source at http://www.ditdotdat.org/bigcity/ks-3ii/

Any comments, suggestions or bug reports gratefully received.

#111587
Sep 6, 2007 at 3:58am

Jon,
Didn’t see the source in the update of your instrument…
What i would love to see is the ability to load one’s own
samples into your creation. Maybe utilize the arrow keys
to be able to jump from samples. Just my 2cents.
-chuck

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#111588
Sep 11, 2007 at 12:46pm

Thanks for your interest Chuck. You’ll see a link for downloading the source at the bottom of the instructions page – http://www.ditdotdat.org/bigcity/ks-3ii/#technology

I like the idea of incorporating samples and I’ve got a plan for how to do it without making the user interface any more intimidating. I’ll try to have some kind of sample playback in the next version, and maybe a simple sample recorder in the version after that. I love the idea of someone playing the sound of their dog barking via a wii remote. Performance art for the masses.

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