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This project originated as part of a Music Therapy Development Group at Berklee College of Music during the 2012 Spring Semester, led by Dr. Richard Boulanger and Professor Chi Kim. The purpose for this group was to create musical applications via MaxMSP for the Assistive Music Technology Lab for Blind and Visually Impaired Musicians. My goal for this project was to create a sampler within MaxMSP that could be controlled via a wiiMote. This function allows the user the ability to play the drums without a kit or trigger samples without pressing a pad. A sample is triggered by making a drum-like motion while holding or not holding 1 of 4 button combinations. There are many applications for this, try it out and expand your artistic vocabulary with the wiiAirDrum. Enjoy!

How did this project use Max?

This project utilizes the ajh.wiiremote.mxo to control two wiiMotes via bluetooth. Each wiiMote has 4 samplers that can toggle between folders and samples manually through the app or on the wiiMote itself. A sample is triggered by making a drum motion while holding or not holding 1 of 4 button combinations.


November 16, 2012 | 7:13 am

Great work!



Hyunah Jang
November 16, 2012 | 10:01 am

This is a beautiful work!! I am excited to see more!!!



Brandon Bell
November 16, 2012 | 11:51 am

Awesome, good job Chris!


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