Webcam Theremin

May 7, 2012 at 11:40am

Webcam Theremin

Hi all,

I am a newcomer to Max/MSP and I have been working on a patch for several days now, tying to understand the jit. objects. My goal is to produce a webcam theremin, where the movements I make in the jit.window (via the use of jit.grab) are tracked and converted into audio (like a theremin is). I have watched several video’s:

However, I am still really struggling; as I said I am a newcomer to Max. Would any of you be able to help me? Guide me in the right direction? It would be very much appreciated.


p.s. hopefully I have attached my patch correctly for you to take a look

May 7, 2012 at 9:16pm

hi, is what you want…

but here a funny patch using jit.peek an poke for 1d tracking….


– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
Jun 21, 2013 at 7:38am

It is quite simple really, just get the x and y coordinates and assign scale them to fit the parameters of something you want to control.


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